A five day trip by train - as if it has never happened. Five days long infinite landscape without stopping - from Istanbul to Kars, from West to East, and the way back: a changing topography, different people and culture.....Just the train with its filthy windows I was looking through didn't change. The same, from start to finish. And suddenly back to my starting point, Haydarpasa in Istanbul. It felt like my longest bungee jump - an odd trip to the other side and backward to the beginning...as if it has never happened. It was like a dream
DuoSubRosa is a collaboration of two eclectic musicians/ artists, Elisabetta Lanfredini, vocalist, performer, and researcher (Italy), and Uygur Vural, cellist, composer, and performer (Turkey) born in the environment of experimental and improvised music of Istanbul in 2013 and now based in Berlin. The different backgrounds of the two musicians and their experiences in different artistic fields, like experimental theatre, literature, poetry and writing, folk traditional music, and visual arts melted together in a very dynamic project.
If before we were visiting regularly a certain variety of venues, now most of us are forced to deal with a few dozen square meters. What happened to the places we used to visit and that used to be part of our life, frames of our public and intimate living before the pandemic? With this project, we silently trespassed into the ordinary time-space of a year ago, into those places of the old “normal”, so comfortable in their sometimes obsessive repetitiveness. We want to give voice to those places that have been suddenly abandoned, closed, and left in a waiting condition, places that have ceased to have that certain role in our lives perhaps forever. We want to feel that frozen energy and live it through our art: the arrival of an unexpected guest, a ritual greeting, a bow of respect, the curiosity of a passing stranger, silent and almost invisible. The 360° virtual reality video technology allows the audience to be completely embedded with the performers in this grotesque situation. This is a 360° VR video project. We recommend watching it in the highest quality and using headphones to have a complete experience.
Investigating the relationship between environmental sound pollution and architecture, the project entitled “In Tune with the Built: E-1@santralistanbul” is the outcome of research on the effect of sound pollution produced by the electronic and industrial revolution on our daily lives, on acoustic ecology and on soundscape, and the lo-fi sound systems produced by noise pollution. Composed of 6-minute music and video, the project. Soundscape,1 acoustic ecology, acoustic environment, electronic and industrial revolution, noise pollution, sound population