Bendir, İlahis, Ney, Sufism, Üsül

Fire is the voice of the ney – not wind…the fire of love has fallen into the ney

Let me introduce you to one of my most profound teachers in my lifetime—the ney. A sacred instrument of the Sufis, the ney is a flute made from a reed which grows along the river banks around the Middle East. Not played transverse (like a Western silver flute) nor vertical (like a recorder), the ney… Read More Fire is the voice of the ney – not wind…the fire of love has fallen into the ney

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Welcome Friends

Dear friends of beautiful music, I write on a January night from the deep winter’s cold of upstate New York, sitting close to my wood stove and warmed by the thoughts of what has been accomplished in the last few months in the realm of the music we share a love of. Since the return… Read More Welcome Friends

Ayin, İlahis, Makam, Sufism

The Music of the Sufis

The music we perform is the Sufi music of Asia minor and surrounding regions in its vicinity. In this region, over the centuries there have been many different Sufi orders and traditions. Amongst those is the Mevlevis, the followers of Rumi, established by Rumi’s son Sultan Veled. This order is particularly known for its keen… Read More The Music of the Sufis