This is 808 State member Massey’s and Konstrukt founder Çağlar’s second live-in collaboration
Manchester’s Graham Massey (Biting Tongues/808 State) and Istanbul's Umut Çağlar (Konstrukt) will take up a ten day Samarbeta Music residency at Salford’s Islington Mill. Running from 22 August–1 September, this is their second collaboration since 2015, when they also worked with saxophonist David McLean. That meeting resulted in the album Live At Islington Mill, released by the Austin label Astral Spirits.
Samarbeta say they hope the duo’s renewed meeting of minds will create “a mash of past and present, techno and jazz, DJ and producer and Istanbul vs Manchester”. In the same spirit, last year the Mill presented Toolshed Vs Konstrukt, featuring Massey's 28 piece big band and Çağlar's free music group, who since their inception in 2008 have also performed with Peter Brötzmann, Marshall Allen and Evan Parker.
The plan is for the duo to record an album during their residency, which will close with a live performance in Manchester on 1 September. You can keep up to date with developments at Samarbeta's website.