Black February Will Screen in Istanbul
The festival will be paying tribute to the maestro this year by showing the film, and then on October 5 will be holding a panel about Butch and his music with his longtime collaborator and great friend Brandon Ross.
Istanbul was a special place for Butch. He lived there for two years as composer in residence at Bilgi University, and continued visiting throughout his life.
Butch played at the festival in 1992, and the performances were immortalized as Conductions 25 and 26.
Here’s a clip of Butch conducting the Nublu “Istanbul” Orchestra in 2011.