Tuluyhan Uğurlu, a well-known Turkish pianist and composer, has shared with music lovers a special clip he ready for his Hagia Sophia composition. The artist tells the 1,500-year-history of the architectural magnificence via pictures of the video the place he used Turkish and Western musical devices collectively.
According to Uğurlu, the video reveals the magnificence of Hagia Sophia that represents the variety of Istanbul in one of the best ways, containing many secrets and techniques. “We should inform the world concerning the greatness of Sultan Mehmed II, higher referred to as Mehmed the Conqueror, in Hagia Sophia surviving to the current. If somebody like Genghis Khan had conquered Istanbul as an alternative of Mehmed the Conqueror, we’d have seen a potato area within the place of Hagia Sophia at this time. Hagia Sophia has survived as a result of Mehmed the Conqueror and his successors doted on it,” he underlined.
Expressing that Hagia Sophia is among the distinctive constructions of Turkey like Süleymaniye Mosque, the Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace and Hagia Irene, Uğurlu pressured that the best architectural genius for Hagia Sophia’s longevity is Mimar Sinan. “Mimar Sinan was capable of protect the very best and widest dome on the planet to this present day with the 2 minarets he constructed on the western aspect of the construction and the pillars he positioned throughout it. Hagia Sophia was constructed by Isidore of Miletus and Anthemius of Tralles, the sons of this territory. Everyone who lives on this land is the son of this land and carries the ore of this land. Let nobody say ‘Hagia Sophia is ours.’ Hagia Sophia belongs to Anatolia,” he mentioned.
Hagia Sophia, one of many songs in Uğurlu’s 2006 album known as “Dünya Başkenti İstanbul” (“Istanbul, the Capital of the World”) is offered on the artist’s private YouTube channel.
The artist goals to introduce Istanbul and the great thing about the town to the world in two albums, “Istanbul, the Capital of the World” and “Sonsuza Kadar İstanbul” (“Istanbul Forever”).