Indigo Öz | for orchestra
Indigo is a series which comprises of several chapters with each, featuring a different instrumental setting. The word indigo comes from the Latin word indicum, which is a deep shade of blue. Amongst the many version of this shade, indigo dye has always been a defining visual within my life. From the coast of Phocaea to the fabric textures around Kansai, my memories have always been surrounded with this shade. That is why I grew up with a deep appreciation for this dye and whenever I encounter with it, it evokes serenity and has this calming effect that reminds me of home.
As a series, Indigo aims at a sound world that lives in between past and present, finds its balance within the clash of various aesthetics, just like the indigo dye that finds itself in between shades.
Written for the 100th anniversary of Türkiye, “Öz” represents the essence behind the clash between this rich history and the potential of the new century. The piece features an aesthetic world that embraces the past while heading onto the future, just like the indigo dye that brings different shades together.
As the title suggests, the piece has been built on the pillars of this unique heritage and manifests the core of the people that made and continue to make the future of this culture; by being gentle and delicate without giving up the strong character that defines the passion which lives inside each individual.