5 OCTOBER 2005 - 20.30/22.30

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 electronics.

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 RELOADED is 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 Architecture.