Seyir Muzik combines ethnic depth, sonic finesse and elegance. The graphic sobriety of the objects, adorned with black and white photographs, is inversely proportional to the musical majesty that emerges from this catalog. Jean-Luc Germain, Le Télégramme, 7/08/2018
Seyir Muzik label was born thanks to the encounter of musicians, musicologists, sound engineers and instrument makers, gathered by the drive to share their passion for music.
Travel, path, route… The word seyir evokes theses ideas, whereas calling a feeling of magic. In music, seyir is the itinerary followed by the melody inside a given scale. The layout of the notes, its seyir, defines the makam one is part of. To free ourselves from the codes, we interest ourselves in the melody windings.
Seyir Muzik is a research center on Turkish and Mediterranean music based in Brussels. It already proposes many activities, among which the music academy : weekly music lessons, listening moments, seminars, conferences are being held the whole year in premises at Rue du Bailli.
The musical agitation raised by these events leads us to go further in the knowledge of musics we love. During many projects we realized, we collaborated with great classical, popular and traditional musicians. We think it is essential to make them easier to reach for the audience. Therefore we gave birth to a musical label, that will allow us to broadcast excellent quality recordings that resulted from these encounters.
Het mag een beetje op een hyperbool lijken, maar als we in dit kleine landje aan de Noordzee tegenwoordig al iets hebben, waarmee we buiten kunnen komen, dan kom je, als je goed zoekt, haast onvermijdelijk bij Seyir Muzik uit. Dat nog altijd kleine label in de Brusselse Baljuwstraat, is het geesteskind van muzikanten van een beetje overal, maar vooral van mensen, die hun blik naar het Oosten durven te wenden. Het Oosten, waar zoveel moois ontstaat, elke dag opnieuw, en dat in het geheel niet overeenstemt met het negatieve beeld dat sommigen, die daar garen bij spinnen, ervan ophangen. Seyir Muzik leverde ons recent al prachtplaten (…) Dani Heyvaert, Rootstime, August 2018
Seyir Muzik invites the audience to improve their quality of listening by proposing projects whose selection will be based on musical value.
A hearing committee whose members are sensitized by their profession and the experiences they have gathered each in their field. The quality of the artists we want to gather, our care in the selection of the repertoire presented and our conscientious work of the sound in the recordings are the thread of our label.
Resolutely oriented towards the East, on the outskirts of the Mediterranean sea, our label will also open to other traditions by the collaborations that have been created over time, while remaining in an acoustic spirit, respect for ancestral heritages still alive today.
The relatively young record label Seyir Muzik Label has added another gem to their repertoire with this pearl. A label to keep an eye on! Holly Moors, moormagazine, August 2018