Savt's debut album "Birinci Hane" has been released from 

A.K Music Label/ Istanbul

Available on all digital platforms.


Recorded and mixed | Laçin Sahin

Recording assistant | Berk Falay, Oguz Öz

Recording studio | ITU MIAM Recording Studios

Mastering | Gökhan Deneç

Cover Design | Beste Türkön


Health To Your Hands is now available on bandcamp !

Recorded in September 2019 at St Pancrace Church in Dangolsheim, France over the course of a three-day residency curated by inventor and musician Léo Maurel, "Health To Your Hands" is Merve Salgar's and Ross Heselton's first collection of recordings as a an improvised and traditional music duo for tanbur, voices and guitar.

Drawing on their different influences and backgrounds to weave their repertoire, the album ties paths between the blues and the folk music and poetry of Ireland and Britain and those of the Ottoman Empire: here threading together the taksim of the tanbur with the cry of the bottleneck slide guitar, there drumming the words of Dylan Thomas to the rhythm of the tef, or yet making resonances between the the songs of Turkish troubadour Asık Veysel and traditional Irish folk ballads.

Playing with an sensitivity to improvisation and a shared attention to silence and space, the instruments call, respond and entangle, disappearing into drones to make ground for one another, or singing in unison to become one.

Artwork by Léonie Risjeterre.

Lockdown Compilations | Dreieck Interférences

Each week during the lockdown due to covid 19, Dreieck Interferences releases a mixtape of its musicians' compositions based on a given proposition.This serie of mixtape is supported by Météo Mulhouse Music Festival (

La mere muette - w. Anil Eraslan 

Double strand break repair - w. Félix Chaillou-Delecourt

Mutaciones - w. Ernest Ayala, HJ Ayala, Gregory Dargent, Anil Eraslan | Lockdown Ensemble

Merve Salgar | Tanbur, Piano
Eda Er | Synth, Voice, Drum Machine
Aslı Kobaner | Acoustic Guitar
Zeynep Ayse Hatipoglu | Violoncello
Fulya Uçanok | Amplified Objects, Piano

Mix&Mastering: Eda Er



Duo Project with Zeynep Ayse Hatipoglu

released by Ensemble


​​This electroacoustic piece Uzaktan recorded in April 2020 at Tarabya and Kurtulus, Istanbul/Turkey

Merve Salgar - Piano

Zeynep Ayse Hatipoglu - Electronics

Two improvisations played and recorded separately without hearing to eachother and tracks are put together to be played at the same time without any editing.

Anil Eraslan- cello
Merve Salgar - tanbur