Esin
Yardimli
Alves
Pereira

Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira is dedicated to various platforms of musicianship. She performs, composes and produces in styles that expand from early music to metal to jazz. She plays most instruments that at least resemble a violin and some more, all of which can be heard in orchestral works that she produces.

She is the co-founder and the vielle player of the early music formation TWB Ensemble (The Wandering Bard) that brings together mythological storytelling and historically informed performances of renaissance and medieval music. 

Aside from collaborating with countless ensembles, orchestras, bands and other formations, Esin likes to focus on different kinds of world music on her own.

Her first world music collection came out under the name “No Strings Attached (Swedish Folk Tunes)” where she presented the unique style of Scandinavi music on her own, performing both melody parts with a historically authentic approach respecting the original richness of the folklore that has been associated with so much mythology and magic for centuries.

With a similar approach she recently released her second world music album “Rooted (Irish Folk Tunes)” aiming to contribute to the everlivingness of the vigorious Celtic music style. Containing more than 30 traditional tunes and some of her originals, “Rooted (Irish Folk Tunes)”  is the second step of a World Music journey that will go on with her future albums that are in the making.

Since 2018 Esin is producing music as well as making it; since then she is the sound engineer to almost all formations she participated in and her debut single The Songbook of Tchinar Vol.1 is part of her solo orchestral project where she builds everything from scratch, starting from the compositions. She also directs and produces video material and creates presentation visuals for various musical formations.

Her solo albums and other collaborations can be found on all major music streaming platforms under her name.

EARLY MUSC

My Vielle and The Rest

I neither live nor die,
From the lowest depths to the highest stars,
The chosen flower, filled with great beauties.

And you will enchant the enchanter, my vielle,
For there is reason to my pain,
But roots are what one keeps.

As breaks the dawn, when winter returns,
In the shade of an olive tree, I have in you my good hope.
Hoist the gall from me, blossom sprung from a single root,

I’ll go far away if my heart wants to follow.”

(This is not a poem written by one person. It is constructed by assembling quotations from songs of troubadours, trobairitz and other valuable people of the medieval ages whose music is found in My Vielle and the Rest.)

My Vielle and the Rest is a collection of 12th and 13th century songs, mainly but not only composed by troubadours and trouvairitz, presented as instrumental music in their most profound and most candlelit form. Only the bonus track is originally an instrumental piece found to be notated at a later century. The entire album is a duo between the instrument vielle and the silence, as hinted by the title. Each track is the result of a thorough research starting from the (if available multiple) manuscript/s, and a translation work that swims through Old Occitanian, Latin and other languages songs were originally written in, to get the essence of the song out without using the human voice. Perfomed by Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira on her instrument Venus the Vielle, an instrument funded by The Wandering Bard supporters and made specially for her by Orlando Trindade, this album is made to experience the silence, enjoy the darkness and cherish everything one finds within.

RELATED SINGLES

Three singles from the album “My Vielle and the Rest” were released during the album preparation. “Caritas abundat in omnia” by Hildegard von Bingen is a piece with a deep, dark and determined air, while Gaucélm Faiditz’s “Lo gens cors onratz” is an inviting, bittersweet and soothing musical wonder, followed by “Si ai perdut mon saber” by Ponç d’Ortafà, a melody so magical that it is uncertain what the audience can find in it regarding happiness or sadness. 

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ORchestral works

The Songbook of Tchinar

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Started off as soundtracks for a podcast series, The Songbook of Tchinar volumes became the most personal and authentic outlet for Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira. In this volume of The Songbook of Tchinar, she creates a majestic and striking musical environment suitable for storytelling and living in a fantasy world where magic doesn’t only live within; where audience is invited to yearn for more and get driven to dare.

Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira’s own compositions; orchestrated, played, and produced by herself, provide the DMs with the background music for their epic battle scenes, tearjerker moments of love and loss, and the mead smelling inns where campaigners find a moment to gamble, gossip or gloat.

Solo Albums

World
Music

Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira presents her strong connection with Celtic music through sets of high spirited and exuberant Irish folk tunes, sentient O’Carolan classics and some of her originals. The album sets ground for the audience to engage in centuries old yet still fresh traditions.

Wrapped up in historical and mythological research on the look out for folkloric authenticity, this album focuses on sonorities of Scandinavian folk music from the 19th century with an authentic approach.

other Released works

Appears
On

Co-founder, vielle player
“Winning the hearts of thousands through the Pandemic Era with their online stream concerts of Cantigas de Santa Maria during 2020, the ensemble gained the strength to go into the studio with this repertoire; what we believe is that they managed to put their hearts into their work; and it is audible.” – SÃO PAULO FM

Recording session solo violin
11th Golden Indie Music Awards (GIMA) winner for Best Jazz Album and Best Jazz Song (5 Minutes in Between)

Recording session string section
“Tasteful dream-pop, with dreamy synth-chords, ornaments and soulful singing, the orchestra really shines.” – progjazz.nl

education and Projects

The Multi-Genre Approach

She began participating in non-classical music formations during her early years of conservatory education in IUSC and CSMV while on numerous talent grants; meanwhile she kept insisting on discovering new styles with her instrument at a time where such interests had to be kept rather “hidden” in the classical music academical realm from which she received her BoM degree cum laude. She then pursued further education in CvA under the AHK talent grant.

Among plenty of others, ensembles and orchestras she participated in either as a band/orchestra member or as a guest musician include Vigo430, Metropole Orkest, Na Rota Do Peregrino (early music ensemble), Dot Quartet (jazz&folk string quartet), Quintessences (modern collaboration string quartet), Ikarai (modern jazz ensemble), Hadras i Baranas (traditional sefardi music ensemble), Ensemble MED (medieval music ensemble), Istanbul Swing (jazz manouche band), Almora (symphonic metal band) and Noesis Ensemble in which she did the musical arrangements for the sextet.

She performs with violin, viola, vielle, rebec, electric violin and numerous percussion instruments.

Video gallery

Past
Projects
and
Concerts

Perfomed by the Metropole Academy
Conducted by Tijn Wybenga
Composition: Tijn Wybenga
Lyrics: Marína Ósk Þórólfsdóttir
Concert-master/solo: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira
(Violin solo after 03:10)

Guitar/Vocals/Composition: Angelo Boltini
Live at Wisseloord 

Venus as a Boy – Björk
Arranged by Kevin Halporn
Live at Blue Note Amsterdam

Music & Lyrics: YenTing Lo
Voice: YenTing Lo
Piano: Tommaso Perazzo
Violin: Esin Yardımlı Alves Pereira
(Violin solo after 02:10)

Other Works

WRITINGS

Esin is a three times published writer of fantasy fiction that sold thousands. Her first publication happened when she was 12 with a short story named Kül (Ash), on the same year her novel Kitap Kahramanı (The Book Hero) followed, in which she had the motivation to make kids read more books while keeping things interesting for the young readers (main charachters of Esin’s book were looking out to find a cool book for their lost-in-the-real-world “book charachter” friend). Later on her second novel, connecting the expectations about after life to the needs and assumptions of the living through a love story between two women called Sonun Sonrası (After the End) got published when she was 19, followed by many other stories.

Currently she is working on “Leyriath: Retold by Esin” that will soon find itself a place among audio books and ebooks in fantastical literature.

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