Tepki 2 "fikri hür, vicdanı hür, irfanı hür"
(Reaction 2 "free thought, free conscience, free knowledge")
1- "bir ağaç gibi" ("like a tree")
2- Kazlıçeşme 2:05
3- Gaz maskeli semazen (Gas Masked Whirling Dervish) 2:48
4- "bir orman gibi" ("like a forest") 5:52
5- Adalete hitaben (To Justice) 7:27
6- Duran adam (The Standing Man) 8:42
7- "fikri hür, vicdanı hür, irfanı hür" ("free thought, free conscience, free knowledge") 10:08
Erberk Eryilmaz, sef (conductor)
Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic
Ilk Seslendirme (Premiere performance)
5 Mart 2014 (March 5, 2014)
Carnegie Music Hall
In March 2013, I wrote Tepki 1 "Vurulduk!" (Reaction 1 "We are shot!") for Solo Piano, which is about how people should express their feelings and react to what is happening around them. In May 2013, only two months later, this "reaction"took place, and Turkey experienced one of the biggest youth movements in its history. The people were moved to action when the government decided to destroy a beautiful green park at the center of Istanbul in the process of building a newshopping mall. Soon after the protests started, prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan validated his controversial decision on the premise that his party received half the votes in the previous election. This and many other careless speeches by Erdoğan undermined the freedom and privacy of the people, demonstrated his misunderstanding of democracy, and fueled the protests.
Erdoğan has stated, "We would like to raise new generations that are religious," and plans to accomplish this through the strict laws imposed on the people and the institutionalization of religion in education . This is one of many reasons thatmillions of people have started protesting Erdoğan and his party. Although these people come from very different backgrounds and ideologies, they are united by a single ideal, the very ideology on which our country was established: absolutefreedom. In founding Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938) proclaimed, "We would like to raise generations with free thought, free conscience, and free knowledge."
The piece is divided into 7 movements performed continuously:
Movement I - "like a tree"
Movement II - Kazlıçeşme
Movement III - Gas Masked Whirling Dervish
Movement IV - "like a forest"
Movement V - To Justice
Movement VI - The Standing Man
Movement VII - "free thought, free conscience, free knowledge"
Tepki 2 is for people who seek absolute freedom; freedom that is not suppressed by any government, any ideology, or any religion.
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