Teslim (Tes-LEEM) means both ‘commit’ and ‘surrender’ in Turkish and features founders
Kaila Flexer – violin
Gari Hegedus – oud, Turkish saz, mandocello and tarhu.
New members include
Elana Brutman, Cretan lyra with sympathetic strings and
Joshua Mellinger, percussion (frame drum, zarb, tabla, cajon and darabuka).
All four musicians also compose contemporary modal music. The quartet performs these compositions as well as Turkish classical pieces, Turkish and Greek folk music as well as repertoire from the Balkans.
We are excited to partner with TimnaTal Music, hoping to bring a regular series of exotic, boundary-stretching international acts to The Melon Ball. For info about TimnaTal Music and founder Gil Medovoy visit their website here.