Our first signature composition 'Yeşil Şiir' is based on the poem of the same title by the famous Turkish poet Can Yucel. About the poets love for a green world, ‘Yeşil Şiir' is considered a very important example of contemporary Turkish poetry. The 3 stanzas of the poem are mirrored in 3 sections in the composition. Beginning with dreamy harmonics, the intro section reflects Can Yucel’s depiction of the stars in his first few words. This example of picturesque reflection between the music and the poetry continues to collaborate throughout the composition and brings the listeners into our world.
Completed in 2015, ‘Yeşil Şiir' has gotten great reactions from listeners and inspired us to write more music for the duo.
Sans Paroles is the debut album of Duo Tandem. Meaning ‘Without Words’, Sans Paroles is an album of all instrumental music but the title also speaks to depth of Necati and Mark’s musical connection. They are two musicians in synch with each other; seamlessly blending together though still maintaining distinct voices. Duo Tandem’s versatility is also on display with this album as they bring to life diverse styles of music from the brand new (“Four Postcards”) to re-imaginings of the old (“Nocturne No. 8”) as well as Americana (“Up!”) and a Tango collaboration with violinist Camilla Gregorovitch (“Suite Troileana”).