2019 album. Blend of sounds from China and Turkey.
‘Gobi Desert’ by the Guo Gan Trio is an album release pervaded by a music with an immediate emotional grip, evocative of wide spaces and able to stimulate the imagination of the listener. The suggestive sound of the erhu and the bright one of thebaglama in an equal relationship collaborate the musical thread supported by percussion, never intrusive.
The collaboration of the musicians dates back several years and led them to a symbiotic musical understanding in which their instruments dialogue in the various compositions of the program (mostly of original pieces).
The musical explorations of Guo Gan, virtuoso of the erhu (characteristic Chinese bowed instrument) continue. Here he meets the baglama (long handle lute of the Anatolian music) played by Emre Gultekin and Levent Yildirim, considered one of the modern pioneers of percussion in the Middle East. Guo Gan, on the seventh CD with Felmay presents ‘Gobi Desert’ his trio formed with two Turkish musicians. In the opening piece, which also gives the title to the album, the atmosphere created by the lyrical sound of the erhu is supported by the percussions that create a suspended soundscape. The whole CD is pervaded by a music with an immediate emotional grip, evocative of wide spaces and able of stimulate the imagination of the listener. The dreamlike sound of the erhu and the bright sound of the baglama intertwine in an equalrelationship and collaborate in developing a logical thread, always supported by percussion, that never become predominant.