friends and websites in Turkey...
- Todd Thille, Synesthete is one of the most creative video artists out there today. And I mean out there...
- Ulas Özdemir - Alevi musician and musicologist
- Aytekin Atas - arranger and composer of film and TV music
- Aysenur Kolivar - professional singer and passionate scholar of Hemsin, Laz, and other Eastern Black Sea local musics
- Neoplast is Turkey's only true goth industrial darkwave band
- Sinan Erdemsel is an Istanbul-based multi-instrumentalist who often teaches at various camps in California
- Gitar Cafe (Kadiköy) - my favorite venue in Istanbul for interesting concerts and good conversations
friends and websites in the US and beyond...
- Baby Dee, piano, harp, and queen of organ grinding
- The Warheads - an original San Francisco music concoction of Ron K and JRS
- Kid Kameleon - a great blog by DJ/music writer Matt Earp
- DJ Ripley - researcher, club DJ
- Tricky Redkin is a funky psychedelic children's group whose album I mixed
- Eric Ederer is a man on a mission: ultimate esoteric knowledge about the cumbus and the makam system...
- Myra Melford is an experimental jazz pianist and inspiring teacher of the works of Leroy Jenkins, Dave Douglas, and Henry Threadgill
- Jonathan Kessler and Beth Moscov do many things - raising goats, archery, and playing doumbek...
- Aharon Wheels Bohlsta is one of the craziest tabla players and drummers ever. And that's a good thing...
- Four Flea Circus is one of the stranger new groups to emerge from Cal. They were just in Japan last summer...
- John Carlos Perea is a fellow Berkeley student, grooving bassist, and powwow drummer
- Cemali is a Turkish industrial band primarily based in the Bay Area
scholars you need to know about... (in alphabetical order)
- Benjamin Brinner - ethnomusicology (UCB), specializing in issues of musical competence, interaction, networks, and memory.
- Jocelyne Guilbault - ethnomusicology (UCB), specializing in cultural politics (particularly in the French and English speaking Caribbean).
- Donna Kwon - ethnomusicology (U of Kentucky), specializing in the music of Korea.
- Scott Marcus - ethnomusicology (UCSB), directs the UCSB Middle Eastern Ensemble and Music of India Ensemble, and specializes in the musics of Egypt and India.
- Robert Provine - ethnomusicology (UMD), specializing in the music of Korea.
- Graham St. John is an anthropologist doing the most interesting and important academic research on electronic dance music right now.
- Martin Stokes - ethnomusicology (Oxford), specializing in popular music in Turkey and Egypt.
- Paul Theberge - technical mediations of culture (Carleton), specializing in new media and the music industry.
- Bonnie Wade - ethnomusicology (UCB), specializing in the historeography of Indian music and contemporary Japanese music.
- Lawrence Witzleben - ethnomusicology (UMD), specializing in the music of China and popular music studies.