Two fellow musicians, neyzen Doğan Doğusel and neyzen Hacı Tekbilek meet on a spontaneous acoustic jam session in a 500 year old Byzantine church venue "EKLİSİA" in Gümüşlük, Bodrum. They both play "the mansur ney" one of the most oldest and most difficult instruments
The ney is an end-blown flute that figures prominently in Middle Eastern Sufi music. In some of these musical traditions, it is the only wind instrument used. The ney has been played continuously for 4,500–5,000 years, making it one of the oldest musical instruments still in use. The ney consists of a hollow cylinder with finger-holes. Sometimes a brass or plastic mouthpiece is placed at the top to protect the wood from damage, but this plays no role in the sound production. The ney consists of a piece of hollow cane or reed with five or six finger holes and one thumb hole. Modern neys may be made, instead, of metal or plastic tubing. The pitch of the ney varies depending on the region and the finger arrangement. A highly skilled ney player, called "neyzen" can reach more than three octaves, though it is more common to have several "helper" neys to cover different pitch ranges or to facilitate playing technically difficult passages in other dastgahs or maqams.
In these sessions, there are six parts, each in a different maqam.
Listen to the sound from eternal return.
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