Konstrukt was founded in Istanbul in 2008. These underground jazz scene darlings describe themselves as creators of free music inspired by Istanbul and cosmic chaos. The ensemble celebrated its 10th year anniversary last year with a series of special events. They have performed and recorded with renowned names of the avant-garde scene such as Peter Brötzmann, Joe McPhee, Akira Sakata, Evan Parker, Marshall Allen, Thurston Moore, Keiji Haino, William Parker, Okay Temiz etc. Konstrukt’s first breakthrough came with the recording of the album Dolunay with Brötzmann in 2009. The ensemble has since garnered the attention in their homeland as well as in the European free music circles.
Consequently, they were invited to perform at international festivals such as Saalfelden Jazz Festivali, Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf, Krakow Jazz Autumn, Tusk Festival, Zuma Fest, Jazztopad, Sant’Anna Arresi Jazz Festival, A L’Arme! and many more.
Their two recent releases, “Live at Tarcento” and “Live at NHKM” CDs have been nominated by the Andy Votel & NYCJazzRecord magazine respectively for their Top 10 of the Year 2016. Recently, the Attic Magazine pronounced their album of a dramatic title “A Philosophy Warping, Little by Little That Way Lies a Quagmire” recorded in Istanbul with Keiji Haino as one of the “Best of the Year 2017”.
The ensemble’s latest appearances were at Alice in Copenhagen and, for the first time, at the Tusk Festival with Otomo Yoshihide. Konstrukt will be performing in Zagreb at the 30th MBZ for the first time.