Turkish Folk Music in Deconstruction

Liselotte Sels is currently working on her PhD in Arts at the University College Ghent, in collaboration with Ghent University. Her research focuses on the manifestations of Turkish folk music in the diasporic context of the city of Ghent (Belgium). The project is not only about the analysis of the musical expressions and their meanings and functions but will also facilitate diverse kinds of new music in collaboration with other relevant composers (to “deconstruct Turkish Folk music”). Read more here. Recently, Sels has gone to Turkey for further fieldwork which aimed at mapping the manifestations (repertoire and performance modes), meanings and functions of Turkish folk music in different regions and contexts relevant to the manifestations in Ghent.