Performance to close out exhibition
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily NewsTo mark the closing of Hassan Khan at SALT Beyoglu, the most comprehensive exhibition of works by the artist, musician and writer Hassan Khan to date, Khan will perform the concert SUPERSTRUCTURE (II) at Ghetto on Jan. 3, 2013, at 9:30 p.m.
Having performed in Istanbul on two previous occasions, Khan is back in town with his latest set. This time the mood ranges from a delicate breakdown of mesmeric shimmering string arrangements, nocturnal piano minuets, and finely wrought electronica, to the brutal beats of stacked gamelan riffs and hardcore new-wave synth-Shaabi. The concert’s “Taraban” is Khan’s own minimal reinterpretation of an early 20th-century Egyptian classic.
Khan uses a battery of feedback mixers, filters, processors, laptop manipulation, virtual synthesizers and live mikes in tandem to pre-composed and recorded sections. All the music is original and live.