February 16, 2013

better late than never - first release

The first release from the Rome concert in 2009 has been finally seen on soundcloud

Enjoy ada with "ada"...

Music by Alper Alsan
Keyboards: Alper Alsan
Drums: Deniz Alemdar
D-bass: Alper Kılıç

Recorded at Casa del Jazz, Rome, 2009.

July 10, 2009

Pictures from Casa Del Jazz, Rome - Part III

Yard and a reprise for the dressing room

July 9, 2009

July 8, 2009

Pictures from Casa Del Jazz, Rome - Part I

Dressing room and the gates

alper alsan - deniz alemdar - alper kılıç

June 22, 2009

casa del jazz setlist update

in the encore, "tay tay" was played by ada.

June 20, 2009

setlist for casa del jazz in Rome, Italy on June 21, 2009 at the European Music Festival

  1. ada

  2. destination rome

  3. lunafunk

  4. exogen

  5. morgenstern

  6. return

June 14, 2009

first photoshoot - "through the eyes of a stranger"

The first photoshoot of ada happened on June 7, 2009 in Moda, Istanbul.

alper kılıç - deniz alemdar - alper alsan

June 13, 2009

mission statement

The mission of ada is to create a soul-moving independent music
by following the footsteps of Esbjoern Svensson Trio,
Medeski,Martin and Wood, Nine Inch Nails,
Mogwai, David Bowie, King Crimson and similar.

High level of interplay and rhytms from all ages and continents
should reflect human nature leading to relaxation and fun
like the heat of the sun on our face, an evening breeze
or the smell of coffee.

We are not afraid of what we play and
not afraid of the direct link
we like to establish with our listeners.

June 10, 2009

what einstein wanted

"The international catastrophe weighs heavily on me as an internationalist person. It is hard to understand, as one lives through this great epoch, that one belongs to this crazy degenerate species that claims to possess freedom of will.

If only somewhere there were an island (translated as ada to Turkish) for the benign and prudent. There I too would be fervent patriot."

Albert Einstein, 1914, quoted in Albert Einstein, by Albrecht Fölsing, translated by Ewald Osers, p. 347

June 9, 2009

Concert announcement on the Casa Del Jazz portal

The concert has been announced on the portal of Casa Del Jazz in Rome, Italy.

June 8, 2009

Bios Part III: Alper Alsan (keyboards)

Born in 1972, Alper attended the Yamaha Music School in Istanbul under the supervision of Melih Kibar - one of the legendary Turkish music producers. His group Bagdat Avenue won the Roxy Music Awards in 2000 with Winner and Jury Performance Awards for the first and so far the last time in the history of the competition.

Since then, Alper worked on different projects rangin from covers of B-side hits of famous musicians such as David Bowie, NIN and Prince for solo piano and vocal to Peri - an innovative quartet with two guitarists.

June 5, 2009

Bios Part II: Alper Kılıç (double bass)

Born in 1977, Alper Kılıç studied double bass and musicology - not the one from Prince :) - at the Istanbul Technical University Music School between 1995-1999. In 2000, he won a full scholarship to study Musical Performance at the Music Department of Bilgi University.

He played with Butch Morris Ensemble at the Bodrum Jazz Festival and with Miss Behavin' at the International İstanbul Jazz Festival. He also played with the top-of-the-charts pop group 110 for 1.5 years. His latest project is a trio with Cenk Erdoğan - a gifted Turkish jazz guitarist. Currently, he is a lecturer at Jokerstore and Play Music Schools in Istanbul.

June 3, 2009

Bios Part I: Deniz Alemdar (drums and percussion)

Born in 1980, Deniz was a student of Selami Sevinç at his school 1995 Bebop - one of the leading drummers in Turkey. In addition to High Fidelty - a top-of-the-charts rock group, Playground - the winner of Roxy Music Awards 2002, and Peri - an innovative quartet - where he acted as a founding member, he collaborated with Kerim Çaplı, Bagdat Avenue, Asphalt World and other musicians and groups in festivals, concerts and albums. Since 2004 he is working as a music lecturer at the Hisar Education Foundation School.

June 1, 2009

ada's first-ever performance in Italy

ada was invited by the Turkish Embassy in Italy to represent Turkey at the European Music Festival in Rome.

The concert will take place at the "Casa del Jazz" on June 21, 2009 at 22:30.

May 18, 2009

a new and dynamic trio

ada was founded in Istanbul by Alper Alsan (keyboards), Deniz Alemdar (drums) and Alper Kılıç (bass). The musical inspirations of ada range from esbjoern svensson trio, medeski-martin and wood to david bowie, peter gabriel, king crimson and more.