The concert piece 'Nirvana Burning' was commissioned by the Salzburg Festival and premiered by Fazıl Say and the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra at the festival opening in August 2010. It consists of the movements Nirvana and Burning which blend into each other 'attacca'. 'The topic of my piece is Nirvana, the mysterious place of salvation inside us, or the non-describable feeling to get into touch with it', says Say. 'When I played it at home, first my sister and then even my cats and dogs quietly entered the room to listen. But when I reached the second part, Burning, they all left the room in a hurry.'
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