Yolda / Onderweg / En route

Group 2: via Ljubljana

This group travelled by bus from Istanbul to Ghent. On this page you can find a recording of their concert in Handelsbeurs Concert Hall, a mini documentary that summarises their journey and diary posts of the musicians during their travel.

Musicians Karen Willems (percussion), Stijn Dickel (guitar, vocal), Barkin Engin (guitar, keyboard) and Burak Tamer (samplers, keyboard)

This Yolda Group will be performing on Saturday 21st of November 2015 at the Istanbul Ekspres Festival.

On Saturday 8th of November 2014, they gave their first concert at De Centrale:

Video artist Ilknur Cengiz made this mini documentary of their journey:

Diary posts of Group 2

  • Field recordings from Ghent and Istanbul (11/7/2014) - For ‘Project Yolda’ we started to listen to various field recordings from Istanbul and Ghent. First, with our instruments, we mimiced these field recordings. ‘Covering’ these field recordings made us listen better and as we were working, throughout the trip,…
  • The longest stretch: Ljubljana – Ghent (11/7/2014) - Ljubljana – Ghent was the longest stretch on our route so we decided to stop in a village called Hösbach. Our van ran a little bit late since all smokers were traveling with. The others were a bit nervous and…
  • Our meeting with Eduardo Raon in Ljubljana (11/5/2014) - We were not in a hurry to leave Belgrade for Ljubljana but we did leave quite early anyway. Attila and Galip prefer to drive during the daytime. We’ve been listening to Turkish psychedelic sounds from the 60’s and 70’s and…
  • Let’s go get lost (11/3/2014) - We had a couple of hours to explore the city before starting our trip from Sofia to Belgrade. When we arrived the day before in the evening we could only get a hasty impression, so it was nice to walk…
  • Goodbye Istanbul (11/2/2014) - It was early in the morning when our team met at the hotel, with all the luggage and instruments. None of us realized that we were actually going to hit the road. Istanbul was rainy and cold, so it was…
  • A road trip through the lens of Ilknur Cengiz (10/30/2014) - Karen Willems, Stijn Dickel (guitar, vocal), Barkin Engin (guitar, keyboard) & Burak Tamer (samplers, keyboard) travel from Istanbul through the Balkans back to Ghent. Expected arrival November 6th. Ilknur Cengiz, photographer, video artist and storyteller, films this musical exodus and…
  • A construction site, a roaring sea and raindrops (10/30/2014) - Today I attended the rehearsal of Karen Willems (drums), Stijn Dickel (guitar, electronics), Barkin Engin (guitar, electronics) and Burak Tamer (guitar, electronics) in their studio at the university. Both Burak and Barkin teach sonology there. It was amazing to witness…