Divan Berlin–İstanbul at Heimathafen Neukölln on September 20 & 21!


Divan Berlin–İstanbul at Heimathafen Neukölln on September 20 & 21!


Divan Berlin–İstanbul

TransPositions between Poetry and Music

20. & 21. September 2018 20:30 PM Heimathafen Neukölln

Tickets & Location: www.heimathafen-neukoelln.de

About the event

Divan Berlin–İstanbul experiments with contemporary music and poetry: Free sounds of kanun, saz, and kemenche meet trombone, electronics, and double bass – German verses encounter Turkish ones – they improvise, mimic each other, and transform into new sonic creatures. Music and poetry that approach the world differently, attempt to mutually apprehend it in this shared Divan. The background beat is the pulse of Berlin and İstanbul, two global cities of words and sounds, urban sources for artists, and places of creation under disparate working conditions. Outstanding poets and soloists open new galaxies between two metropolises.

20. September 2018____PROCESS
20:30___Module 1: Composition & Improvisation
21:15___ Module 2: Verse & Translation
22:00___Module 3: Limitinage. An experimental panel discussion

21. September 2018____OPUS
20:30___Module 4: Divan Berlin–İstanbul

Trickster Orchestra (Berlin)

Cymin Samawatie - Vocals, Marimba
Milian Vogel – Bass Clarinet & Electronics
Ralf Schwarz – Double Bass
Korhan Erel - Electronics
Simon Stockhausen - Electronics
Florian Juncker - Trombone
Tilmann Dehnhard - Flute, Double Bass Flute
Ketan Bhatti - Drums

Hezarfen Ensemble (İstanbul)

Ulrich Mertin - Viola
Serkan Halili - Kanun
Neva Özgen - Kemenche
Sumru Ağıryürüyen - Vocals
Erdem Şimşek - Saz
Serkan Şener - Kaval
Cem Önertürk - Flute
Özcan Ulucan - Violin

Gonca Özmen, Efe Duyan, Gökçenur Ç. (İstanbul)
Monika Rinck, Nadja Küchenmeister, Matthias Göritz (Berlin)

Artistic Directors
Ketan Bhatti, Efe Duyan, Matthias Göritz, Cymin Samawatie

After its premiere in Berlin, the Divan will travel to İstanbul and will be performed on 07. December at 8PM at Bahçeşehir University (BAU).

Divan Berlin–İstanbul is supported by the Capital Cultural Fund and the Goethe Institute. It is a production of Piranha Arts and Tarabya Cultural Academy. Media partners include Field Notes, renk.magazine and the House for Poetry. Further partners are the German embassy in Ankara and BAUART (a program of Bahçeşehir University).

You’re interested in more artists and musicians from İstanbul performing in Berlin? Visit DYSTOPIE Sound Art Festival with this year’s special focus on Turkey between 21. and 30. September, right after the Divan Berlin-İstanbul. The festival looks for spaces with uncommon histories and open futures and transforms them through sound art: http://www.dystopie-festival.net/wp/?lang=de

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