The Seyir Trio reunites musicians who share a passionate mastership of Ottoman music. Each of them had a long and rigorous training allowing them to meet many different people, masters and countries.
For almost a decade now, Tristan Driessens, Simon Leleux and Ruben Tenenbaum are solid companions in many a musical project, sometimes related to Turkish music, sometimes not. When Seyir was created, it was originally meant to be a smaller instrumental formula of the Lâmekân Ensemble.
But the trio’s identity was soon revealed thanks to the strong human and musical affinities that they share on stage. Displaying their understanding of music and esthetics with a very new approach, they express both freedom and deep respect towards the music they were transmitted to. Every instrument – violin, oud and percussion – is played with solistic flair, enhancing both rhythm and melody.
With unbridled surrender, a touch of humor and a great deal of virtuosity, the Seyir Trio tells us a rather remarkable story. One of three restless companions who have found their way through the labyrinths of a foreign musical idiom.
Tristan Driessens (‘ûd)
Ruben Tenenbaum (violin)
Simon Leleux (doholla)