Kıvanç Kılıçer has set out to reinterpret the legendary Baroque “Winter” sonnet for a more
epic symphonic version, building up Vivaldi’s score with horns, electric guitars, orchestral
drums, and many other elements that were nonexistent in the original piece.
Born in 1978 in Istanbul, Turkey, Kıvanç Kılıçer became acquainted with the keyboard when he was eight years old. He started his musical adventure during college years playing in various bands as keyboard player. He spent most of this time learning to play various other instruments and singing rock and opera. In 2007, he became the frontman of hard n’ heavy band Element in 2007. After releasing 2 studio albums, Element was selected as the support band for Scorpions Istanbul concert in 2008 and “Yanima Gel” track hit the local radios.
After moving to Dubai, Kıvanç experimented on film scoring and released “Raider’s Ark”, his first soundtrack album in 2018, some tracks of which were selected for compilation albums by other labels. During his symphonic metal recording sessions, he worked with Matias Kupiainen from Stratovarius and released 2 gothic tracks with Ecem Oksuz on duet vocals.
The magic behind the orchestration curtain led Kıvanç Kılıçer to enhance classical compositions, starting with “Winter” from Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”.
The sound of Kıvanç Kılıçer got its wings as he managed to blend the influence of the 80 ́s and early 90 ́s hard rock sound perfectly with orchestral elements like symphonic horns, woodwinds, strings and percussion. He spent the last 5 years in his studio in Dubai exploring electronic, orchestral & symphonic tunes and blending them with pure rock sound generating pure adrenaline on your veins!
His upcoming release “Winter” from Vivaldi has so many rhythmic and epic elements that create a totally different groove than the original concerto. With epic instruments and
rock elements, Kıvanç spent his last 2 years on building “a Louder Winter” that still
sounds as classic and emotional as the original.
It has been nearly three hundred years since Italy’s Antonio Vivaldi composed one of the most innovative pieces of classical music of all time: the four-part series of concertos “The Four Seasons.” Many composers have written responses to them in recent years in the form of new violin concertos while only a few sticked to the original score. Kıvanç Kılıçer has set out to reinterpret the legendary Baroque “Winter” sonnet for a more epic symphonic version, building up Vivaldi’s score with horns, electric guitars, orchestral drums, and many other elements that were nonexistent in the original piece.
Keeping the original score of strings, Kıvanç incorporated his own horn, trombone, trumpet and drum tracks into the concerto. His intention was far from reshaping the lines but more like energizing them with modern elements and orchestral instruments. Legato brass, cinematic horns and orchestral drums used in the track are massive and coherent with original string lines. Bass and electric guitars are subtle but effective enough to create a powerful groove. The passionate spirit of new instruments fuels you with energy while
its infectious string line pump emotions to the heart.
Get ready for a Louder Winter!