“Bi’ Şarkım Var!”, aiming to strengthen the songwriting scene in Turkey and to raise awareness on this issue, has released their second album, and it’s available on all digital platforms!
“Bi’ Şarkım Var!” is a platform connecting songwriters, professional or amateur, with the audience. The songwriters who prefer not to take part in the field of popular culture, participated in our open stage events, which we have been organizing since 2014, where they could freely express themselves in a formation that is free from discrimination and competition mentality. Thus, over the years, we hosted hundreds of songwriters on our stage and hosted them in our program on Açık Radyo.
Bringing together 14 songwriters from all over Turkey, from musicians to teachers, from civil servants to workers, our first album “Bi’ Şarkım Var! We have recorded and released the Studio album back in 2016. The album entered the “World Music” charts at number one and was nominated for a Grammy nomination.
We approached this project with an audio documentary mentality. Outdoor stage, radio, album recordings, recording footage, documentary film, festival, academic publications, press, etc. We plan to continue to encourage and share productions in various transmission methods as long as we live.
With our second album “Bi’ Şarkım Var! Ev” we aimed to raise awareness that it is possible to record at home as an alternative to the expensive production.
Composed of home recordings by the Things & Records label, “Bi’ Şarkım Var! Ev” album has nine songwriters: Batuhan Polat Cansun Küçüktürk Ceren Toksöz Dilek Yılmaz Esra Kayıkçı Fake Şevket Akıncı Yasin Bozkurt ALBUM KNOWLEDGE Production: Başak Yavuz, Ceyda Özbaşarel Recording, Mixing, Mastering: Cansun Küçüktürk Video and Photograph: Murat Dürüm Logo and Cover Design: Sanat Deliorman Record Company: Things & Records Musicians accompanying the songwriters voluntarily: Ali Bakır (percussion), Alparslan Türer (guitar), Cansun Küçüktürk (synth), Ceyda Özbaşarel (vocals), Emre Kayaman (keyboards), Erkan Zeki Ar (guitar), Esra Kayıkçı (double bass), Hakan Kamalı (guitar), Kurtuluş Göksu (guitar), Özgür Salıcı (electric bass), Şirin Soysal (vocals).