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Admittedly one of the best Turkish songwriters, Bülent Ortaçgil is the life jacket for the intellectual music listener. Over the years, getting more and more upset at being thought of as making peaceful songs, he combined his acoustic creations with his deeply thought, multi-layered critical lyrics and recorded with some of the best musicians in the country. Although his albums never come close to selling like the popular artists and he never sells out gigs, his timeless albums continue to be reissued in small numbers and occupy a revered place in every Turkish music lover's collection.

The thing I love the most about Bülent Ortaçgil’s songs is their lyrics. He is, without a doubt, a poet. He captures everyday events and makes them sound beautifully poetic. This song is about coincidences. It is about two lovers who may have passed each other at some point or other but they haven’t met each other until a September evening. My favorite lyric is “Maybe my money has ended up in your pocket after going other places back and forth.”

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About the curator - Ada Bayramoglu

Ada Bayramoglu - Music to Curator

Ada is a high schooler from İstanbul who cannot be seen without her headphones. She is a “support your local” kind of girl who knows all the best places to drink coffee in her hometown. Her subconscious is full of “Turkish Classical Music”, which she has been listening to since she was born.  She likes everlasting conversations with her friends about music and art. If you don’t know where she is just look at the nearest concert hall and she’ll be there.