Degerli Uyelerimiz ve Dostlarimiz,17 Aralik Persembe aksami saat 18:00'de usta ebru sanatcisi ve neyzen Sn. Feridun Ozgoren ile gerceklestirecegimiz sohbete hepinizi bekliyoruz. Feridun Bey New England'da yasayan cok degerli bir sanatcimiz, asagida özgeçmişini bulabilirsiniz. Etkinlige katilmak icin dernegimizin email adresine katilmak istediginizi belirten bir email gondermeniz yeterlidir.
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TACSRI Yonetim Kurulu
Dear Members and Friends,
We will continue our get togethers with TACRI Talks on Zoom during the pandemic. The next one will be on December 17th, Thursday at 6 p.m. together with Mr. Feridun Ozgoren whose resume is shared below.
If you are interested, please sent an e-mail to email@example.com (membership required) for further details.
Thank you very much for your support.
After completing his studies and getting his Master's degree, in 1981 Mr. Özgören moved to Boston, MA and began to focus his full-time attention on Turkish music and on building Turkish instruments. In collaboration with several American musicians he founded the Eurasia Ensemble in 1983, a Boston-based group dedicated to studying and performing the various forms of Turkish music.
The classical concert instruments he has made include tanbur, ud, kemeçe,ney, lavta, and bendir; his instruments are owned and played by numerous musicians in the US and internationally. Based on his own historical and technical research, Özgören has redesigned and built the çeng, a form of harp that was played in the Ottoman and Persian courts which had been lost except for anecdotal evidence.
Özgören began his practice of ebrû in 1986. He learned this ancient art (an almost-lost technique) from Niyazi Sayın of Istanbul, a highly respected artist and master musician. Since then, Özgören has contributed a large volume of important and innovative work in this visual medium: his distinctive style combines the rich patterns of traditional Turkish ebrû with the graceful and complex shapes of Ottoman calligraphy.
He has held many important exhibitions including solo shows at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The National Museum of Painting and Sculpture in Istanbul, and the Beit al Quran Museum in Bahrain. His art has been acquired by many major public and private collections worldwide. For his work in the art of ebrû, in 2016 Özgören was awarded Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Cumhurbaşkanlığı Kültür ve Sanat Büyük Ödülü; the Presidential Highest Award of the Republic of Turkey in Culture and Art.
For many years Özgören has directed the Cambridge Mûsiki Cemiyeti, a choral and instrumental group devoted to performing, studying, and preserving the traditions of Turkish music. He performs on the tanbur and yaylı tanbur in concert with various instrumental groups.