Rhapsody on Istanbul Tunes; The sound of Istanbul is the Sound of Love

Listen to the sound of Istanbul and share this music video to join our fight against war and terror with music and culture! Let’s spread the “good”. Lately Turkey has been on the media as the victim of several attacks. Music and culture is our weapon against wars and heartless political strategies. "Rhapsody on Istanbul…Read more Rhapsody on Istanbul Tunes; The sound of Istanbul is the Sound of Love

Melody and Counterpoint

AUTHOR: EMiR GAMSIZOĞLU ➤ Please feel free to listen to the music included in this article while you read. “ Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace, and making the soul…Read more Melody and Counterpoint

Confessions of a Pianist’s Wife

AUTHOR: EGE MALTEPE ➤ When I was in the acting school in Bilkent University, I used to sneak into the concert hall next door to hear Bilkent Symphony and sit in the balcony and listen... I have to confess that couple of times I fell asleep while they were performing, not because I was bored…Read more Confessions of a Pianist’s Wife

Interview with Eve Ensler; One Billion Dancing and Rising!

AUTHOR: EGE MALTEPE ➤ When I heard about the auditions for The Vagina Monologues that would be produced in my neighborhood, I thought, "Oh how convenient!”  Then I learned that a monologue in the play was about a Bosnian woman who was raped during the civil war. In my tiny actress mind, I thought I’m a great “cast” for the part.…Read more Interview with Eve Ensler; One Billion Dancing and Rising!

The Girl Conducting the Choir – like no one is watching!

AUTHOR: EGE MALTEPE ➤  I was so glad that this video of a little girl from Kyrgyzstan went viral last year. Not only because she is the cutest thing in the world with her blue dress and her pink cheeks, but she is showing us something that we all missed in our grown up world. The little girl,…Read more The Girl Conducting the Choir – like no one is watching!

Getting some perspective in the old city #istanbul

AUTHOR: EGE MALTEPE ➤ CLICK ON THE FIRST PICTURE TO START THE SLIDESHOW Full text in the slideshow: I was walking along the bosphorus today and I saw The Rumeli Fortress, decided to pay a visit to get some perspective. The entrance was just 5 Turkish Lira! The fortress was built by the Ottoman Sultan…Read more Getting some perspective in the old city #istanbul