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The woman composer of Turkey’s unrest

We’ve been reading today about Selen Gülün, a jazz composer and pianist who has been writing new anthems for the protestors in Gezi Park and Taksim Square. One simple motif, repeated at the end of this video, has become a rallying cry for the resistance.

selen gulun

Selen Gülün studied at Berklee College of Music and teaches at Istanbul Bilgi University, while creating in different styles of contemporary music.

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  1. Benjamin Gordon says:

    Why write “woman” composer?

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