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New Sounds

Rudan's Coffee Break

May 31, 2019
Tickets are 25 TL, available at biletix

The Pera Museum, Meşrutiyet Cad 65, Tepebaşı, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Pera Museum presents ‘New Sounds’, a musical project inspired by Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation collections. The project aims to re-explore the museum collections through different modes of expression and features composers, musicians or artists engaging with different musical genres inspired by the ‘Orientalist Painting’, ‘Anatolian Weights and Measures’ and ‘Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics’ collections. The project presents compositions by Şirin Pancaroğlu and Bora Uymaz, Burak Özdemir and Musica Sequenza, Mehmet Yaranona and Koray Erkan, and Alican Çamcı as well as Meriç Artaç in a series of performances and sound installations in October 2018-May 2019 season.

‘We all need a coffee break.’

The composition titled Rudan’s Coffee Break invites the audience to explore the main character Rudan’s mind, with the inspiration it takes from coffee’s adventure, from the bean to the cup. During the performance the audience will witness how Rudan, confused and unable to hear his inner voice, turns his coffee break into a ritual. During this journey, Hezarfen Ensemble accompanies the fictional character Rudan with their acoustic performance, and Meriç Artaç with her electronics. Inspired by Pera Museum’s Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics Collection Exhibition Coffee Break, Artaç centralizes the sounds of some objects associated with coffee preparation and service, such as coffee beans, grinder, kettle and coffee cups. The composition takes on a new dimension with the sounds that are heard from Rudan’s radio during his preparation.


Hezarfen Ensemble

Özcan Ulucan, violin

Ulrich Mertin, viola

Gökhan Bağcı, cello

Meriç Artaç, electronics

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