New project to host music enthusiasts

New project to host music enthusiasts

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
New project to host music enthusiasts

Actress Serra Yılmaz will be the first guest of the project along with free-improvisation ensemble Islak Köpek.

Borusan Culture and Arts Center is collaborating on a project with Turkey’s first and only music research center, the Dr. Erol Üçer Music Advanced Researches Center (MIAM), which provides education in the fields of performance, composition, ethnomusicology, music enterprise and sound engineering.

Within the scope of the joint project, workshops and concerts will be organized with the participation of Turkish and foreign musicians. The project will take place at Borusan Music House and is open to everyone who is interested in music.

The first guests of the project will be Turkish free-improvisation ensemble Islak Köpek and actress Serra Yılmaz. The ensemble and Yılmaz will stage a performance bringing together poetry and improvisational music on Feb. 14. They will discuss how feelings and thoughts can be expressed via speech and music.
On the night of Feb. 15, Yılmaz and Islak Köpek will perform poems from leading Turkish poets, accompanied by improvisational music.

The project will continue in March with the participation of Professor Şehvar Beşiroğlu, Hakan Kurşun & Music Creativity Limited and Hodja Nasreddin & Tim Hodgkinson.

April will see performances by the Naked Drum Project – formed by percussionists Amy Salsgiver and Alex Baker – and Erkan Oğur. The project will finish the season in May. The last two events of the project will be The Electrosonic City 2012 and the Juliana Snapper and Miller Puckette duo. Participation in the workshops is free if you preregister. The price for concerts and presentations is 10 Turkish Liras and 5 liras for students.