SAVT is an improvisation band based in Istanbul and Strasbourg. The trio consists of tanbur, classical kemençe, and cello, proposes new possibilities to the Taksim tradition by their improvisations that seeks to build its unique language by exploring beyond the tradition. SAVT concerts also give place to contemporary written music and aim to encourage music production for the traditional instruments. Established by Elif Canfeza Gündüz, Merve Salgar and Zeynep Ayse Hatipoglu in 2015, since they had performed in various cultural venues around Istanbul, also performed in Denmark and Norway. The band is working on its debut album which will be released in mid-2019.