Who we are?

Artists

Serdar Bişiren

Bişiren started his music carrier, İstanbul Technical University Turkish Music Conservatory. He worked as a percussionist in the İstanbul Radio Religious Music Choir until he became a member of T.C. Ministry of Culture İstanbul Historical Turkish Mucis Assemblage. Nowadays he’s percussionists of the assemblage working on the projects with Ahmet Özhan in Turkey and all around the World. He worked with, Bekir Sıtkı Sezgin, Alâeddin Yavaşça, İnci Çayırlı, Yıldırım Gürses and Ahmet Özhan. Also between 1986- 1991 worked with Ruhi Ayangil in the Ayangil ORchestra and Choir. With Ayangil, he performed in Libya and Germany in the Goethe University Classical Ottoman Music Concerts. “Hamlet 2001 Ustalarımıza” theatrical production also one of his works. He’s still working as a percussionist in the projects of, Ministry of Culture, TRT National Channel, TRT Radio, National Theater, Traditional Turkish Music Foundations, national and international concerts and live broadcasts.

 

Mehmet Salih Sırmaçekiç

 

Sırmaçekiç is the founder and the art director of the Devr-i Bendir Percussion Orchestra. He’s been the student of Serdar Bişiren for the last 15 years. During his training with Bişiren, Sırmaçekiç educated with a priority of Bendir along with other Turkish Music rhythm insturments. Other than Bişiren, simultaneously he become a student of Engin Gürkey and trained for latin music and percussion rhythms. He’s still working as a percussionist in the projects of, Ministry of Culture, TRT National Channel, TRT Radio, National Theater, Traditional Turkish Music Foundations, particularly Ahmet Özhan and other turkish singers, national and international concerts, movie films, tv series and live broadcasts. He is still a sociology student of İstanbul University and working as a photographer.

Devr-i Bendir Percussion Orchestra

• Ayça Örer – Journalist

• Aysel İnal – Co-founder & Manager at the Special Education & Rehabilitation Center – 1965

• Ayşe İsmigüzel – Human Resources Deartment – 1992

• Berfin Akalan – Economist – 1996

• Hasan Eruzun – Doctor of Medicine – 1989

• Hüseyin Mete Barut – High School Student – 1999

• İlknur Temizel – Environmental Engineering, Msc, PhD – 1987

• Mehmet Emin Taştekin – High School Student

• Mehmet Han İzgi – Electrics and Electronics Engineer – 1993

• Mehmet Kasım Yarbaşı – University Student – 1996

• Mehmet Solmaz – Journalist – 1986

• Melis Şahin – Dentist – 1990

• Merve Asaroğlu – Psychologial Counselor – 1989

• Mithat Samed Yazıcı – Marketing & Sales Specialist Turkish Airlines – 1984

• Mustafa Elmas – Biomedical Technician – 1989

• Nazif Koca – Social Media Editor – 1988

• Sıddık Yaşar Kocabey – High School Student – 2001

• Şeyma Göğer – Offive Clerk – 1986

• Tuğba Çipa – Musician – 1989

• Yasemin Kocaman – Banker – 1989

• Ümmü Bucaköz – School Counselor – 1988

• Zeyneb Nakşiler – Specialist Pharmacist – 1986