Seyir Trio

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)

Childhood friends and pioneering musicians

Press reviews "Seyir Trio"

Wie zich die moeite getroost, vindt op Seyir Trio een overtuigend bewijs van schoonheid. Op dit album hoor je traditionele Turks-Ottomaanse muziek, maar ook een aantal eigen composities. Dat levert een heel evenwichtig verhaal op, ook al omdat sommige aspecten (zoals de klank van de doholla) wat uitgediept worden. Interessant om weten is ook dat het album live werd opgenomen in een Belgische kerk. Het trio, aangevuld met Tcha Limburger, leeft zich ten volle uit in die muziek met virtuoze passages, maar neemt af en toe ook wat gas terug waarbij wat meer introverte stukken opduiken die aanzetten tot reflectie. Dat maakt van dit album een waar genot om naar te luisteren en tezelfdertijd een frisse, hartverwarmende ode aan deze bijzondere Oosterse muziek. Luistertip voor de meer avontuurlijk ingestelde luisteraars.

Philippe De Cleen - Written in Music

Seyir stammt ausen den Arabischen und kann mit “Pfad”, “Route” übersetzt werden. Das Trio vereint Musiker, die ihre Leidenschaft für ottomanische Musik teilen. Tristan Driessens, Simon Leleux und Tenenbaum Ruben sind seit mehr als 10 Jahren ein festes Team. Geige, Oud un Perkussion werden in einem solistischen Ansatz gespielt. Hier wird Virtuosität und Hingabe in ruhevoller Manier wunderbar vorgetragen.

Concerto - Haku

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Seyir Trio

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)