"Toccata by Duo Blanc & Noir"

musicians Yudum Çetiner & Selin Şekeranber

“Toccata by Duo Blanc & Noir” - Best Music Video musicians Yudum Çetiner & Selin Şekeranber

What inspired you to work on this progect?

We decided that the timbre of Fender Rhodes pianos, which we met during our trip to America, suited the baroque period very well. The idea of combining the works of J.S.Bach, which we have performed with love and admiration throughout our entire career, with Rhodes came up. "It's Electric" album is the first and only album recorded with Rhodes pianos as a piano duo in the world.


How long was the shoot and what were the main challenges on the set?

We decided that the timbre of Fender Rhodes pianos, which we met during our trip to America, suited the baroque period very well. The idea of combining the works of J.S.Bach, which we have performed with love and admiration throughout our entire career, with Rhodes came up. "It's Electric" album is the first and only album recorded with Rhodes pianos as a piano duo in the world.

What impact do you expect to have with this project?

As two women musicians, we have been trying to make a difference and working on untried projects for many years. This project was different in every aspect. We don't see videos like this in the classical music world. We think the impact of the It's Electric album and the Tocatta video is important to reach young people and encourage them to be creative.

Are you happy with the final result or would you change something?

We have been closely following the work of our beloved director Ecem Lawton and we were very happy to have the chance to work with her on this video. We realized a first in the classical music world in terms of video. For us, we had a journey that we will remember with pride and happiness for the rest of our lives.

What are your overall career goals and what’s next?

As Blanc & Noir piano duo, we have been working for 15 years. As two classically trained musicians, we have also worked on jazz and ethnic music. We have prepared a lullaby album of our own compositions. We always try to be different and productive for our listeners. We will continue our work to adapt to the changing world, to break the mold and to make only good music.

What did it mean for you, to be awarded in ONYKO FILMS AWARDS, among so many projects?

We thank Onyko Film Awards for choosing us. Being recognized and being able to share your art is very important for us musicians. We are honored that they gave us this opportunity and gave us the chance to share our video.

Yudum Çetiner & Selin Şekeranber