LAST TANGO IN ISTANBUL
A moment of silence with the aqsaq rhythm (9/8) for a musician who discovered the polyphony in the essence of Turkish music.
Editor: Ali Tufan Koç

She is the creator of the soundtracks for the films such as “Dert Bende” (I am in Misery) and “Seven Ne Yapmaz” (What would a lover wouldn’t do) ; of musicals “Hisseli Harikalar Kumpanyası” (Wonders Company) and the “Lüküs Hayat” (Life in Luxury), an arranger, a singer, a conductor and a musician. In fact:
An “architect” who, by virtue of the records she released during the 60’s, renders Classical Turkish Music into polyphony without distorting its origins. May I present you: Esin Engin.

Known by her open-mind and her foresightedness in her work and performance, Esin Engin’s each record is an evidence regarding what polyphony actually is and its deep roots in Turkish music. She has a special place in Turkey’s musical history due to her reinterpretation of Turkish tango pieces, her attempt to reanimate forgotten tango pieces and to rerelease them.

It is a wonderful musical experience in itself listening to the “oyun havaları (traditional dance music)” performed by an orchestra conducted by Engin who fitted almost 300 compositions into her 53-years of life and passed away in 1997.

FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
FINDS
CASE SERIES
ALL ARCHIVES
FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
FENNEL ROOTS WITH ORANGE AND OLIVE OIL

The recipe for fennel roots with orange and olive oil.

FINDS
THE NEW YORKER COVERS WITH NO DEBUT

The book Blown Covers, which includes the drawings that never had the chance to be a cover to The New Yorker, hence never published, is a peerless means of discovery for those who are keen on popular culture.

CASE SERIES
AH AH AH

We fondly exhibit artist Manolya Çeliker’s artworks, which are rich in both visual and content.

BLACKOUTS
LOS ANGELES

Postcards from a city of angels, dreamers, and believers….

LOVE LETTERS
DİLAN BOZYEL

Photographer Dilan Bozyel declares her love for Beirut, for which she is writing a book about.

SENSES
ŞİRİN PAYZIN

While taping the journalist Şirin Payzın, getting to know her closer through her green eyes was a great experience.

CITIZENS
MEHMET BİNAY

Tünel’in Şişhane çıkışında yönetmen Mehmet Binay’ı fotoğraflarken, gençliğinde burada yaptığı kısa yolculukların karanlığın içinden geçerek bambaşka bir yere ulaşmanın hayalini yansıttığını öğreniyoruz.