Not Every Day Is Spring


A ghostly journey through the key sites of music production and broadcast in Istanbul produces a series of intimate, and sometimes surreal musical encounters. Throughout this journey, an intangible sense of unease seems to lurk underneath the city’s ground and the claddings of its architecture.


Editing Katrin Ebersohn / Camera Aytek Erdem / Sound Recording Mert Aksuna / Production Manager Elif Temizkan / Sound Design Victor Bresse / Sound Mix Jochen Jezussek / Colorist Belal Hibri

People/Music/Places (In order of appearance)

Hulusi Tok (Blind Man) / Veysel Music House, Aksaray

Sedat Oytun (Oud) / Hicaz Taksim, Hastayim Yasiyorum (Udi Hrant Kenkulian) / Istanbul Radio, Harbiye

Gezi Park, Taksim
Sisli Cemetery, Sisli
Taksim Square, Taksim

Syrian Mood Band: Wael Alseqa (Violin) Jamal Shaber (Tambourine) Khaled Halabi (Accordeon) Firas Jawish (Guitar) / Fattoum Fattoume (Dored Lahham) / Istiklal Caddesi, Beyoglu

Dr. Erol Can (Melodica) / Sen Gelmez Oldun (Unknown) / Memorial Hospital (I.C.U), Sisli

Nisan Calgiciyan and Murat Iclinalca (Voice) / Canabarh (Unknown) / Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Beyoglu

Jerry Hirimiyan (Voice and Keyboards) / Hoknadz Durtmadz (Udi Hrant Kenkulian) / Afrodit Restaurant, Kumkapi

Veysel and Cengiz Sarikus / Hüzzam Taksim (Udi Hrant Kenkulian) / Veysel Music House, Aksaray