[spectre] ISTANBUL RELOADED at De Melkweg

nat muller nat at xs4all.nl
Mon Sep 19 17:54:29 CEST 2005


Date: Wed 5th October
Location: De Melkweg, Theaterzaal, Lijnbaansgracht 234 A, Amsterdam

Time:Performances: 20.30  - 22.30 hours
Entrance performances: euro 10,-
Time: Panel: 16.00 - 18.00 hours (free)

Bookings: 020 – 5318181
URL: www.melkweg.nl  (under media)

ISTANBUL RELOADED invites you to reload your sonic perception, and 
sample the diversity of Istanbuli experimental sound art.

 Istanbul evokes many connotations ranging from the mysterious riches 
of Byzantium to the throbbing capital of the Eurasian world 
Constantinople. History books and travel guides have imprinted an image 
on us ranging from orientalist fairy tale dreams to a modern metropolis 
negotiating tradition and future, east and west. We can picture 
Istanbul visually with all its landmarks, and have probably 
eavesdropped on Turkish pop and traditional music. However, how 
diversified is that perception?
As the cultural capital of Turkey, Istanbul boasts a small, but 
exceptional experimental electronic music scene, probes the new 
possibilities real-time processing and other technologies allow for 
performance and composition, sometimes merging traditional Turkish 
influences and instruments with the aesthetics of contemporary 
PROGRAM: Wed 5th October

20.30 - 22.00 hours, entrance: € 10
Erdem Helvacioglu (TR)
Cev Edit (TR/NL)
Anabala (Murat Ertel & Ceren Aykut) (TR)

16.00 – 18.00 hours, entrance: free
Participants: Cevdet Erek (TR/NL), Erdem Helvacioglu (TR), Anabala 
(Murat Ertel & Ceren Aykut) (TR), Abdullah Hendrik Geels (NL)
Moderation: Nat Muller (NL)


ISTANBUL RELOADEDis part of “Xeno_Sonic: Experimental Music Mapping in 
the Middle East”, a project and initiative of Nat Muller in 
collaboration with De Melkweg.

ISTANBUL RELOADED is kindly supported by VSBfonds, Mondriaanfonds, 
Fonds voor Amateur en Podiumkunsten, Stichting Kulsan, Fonds voor 
Podium-Programmering & Marketing. The research phase of Xeno_Sonic was 
supported by The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and 

Editor’s note
For more information, visual material or interviews, contact:
Publiciteit Melkweg: Esther Lagendijk | tel: 020-5318167 | fax: 
020-5318118 | esther at melkweg.nl


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