Velvele is a 16mm film made by Anil Eraslanon the music played by Merve Salgar on tanbur (ottoman luth) and Anil Eraslan (cello).Velvele means beating the usuls of Ottoman/Turkish Music, dividing them by section.

Merve Salgar

Merve Salgar is a musician and performer of a traditional instrument, the ‘tanbur.’ She divides her life between Strasbourg, Berlin, and Istanbul. Her musical practices inhabit the boundary between traditional music and improvised music. She takes part in different projects in various countries.

Anıl Eraslan

Anıl Eraslan a Cellist, composer and improviser who is working in various musical projects in between Berlin, Paris,Strasbourg and Istanbul. From Anatolian traditional music to experimental/noise/free music, he multiplies his experiences with many ensembles creative musicians from all over the world. As a filmmaker, he’s currently working on his first feature documentary film about the free improvisation scene in Istanbul.