Experiments with Measures


February 22, 2019 / 00:02

As part of “New Sounds”, a musical project inspired by Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation collections, “Experiments with Measures”, is a musical experiment inspired by the Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection and designed with an analytical perspective. Dimensioning is an integral part of developmental process, as well as a functional necessity in our daily lives. In music, dimensioning progressed and transformed for hundreds of years to understand and to come to an agreement, into today’s music theory. The metronome is fixed, and the entire performance is limited to four notes. With the rhythmic measure and harmonic structural changes, the performance aims a walkthrough music’s two variables: rhythm and tonality (harmony and melody). Mehmet Yaranona’s guitar and live sound loops are grounded with Koray Erkan’s bass guitar, accompanied by Akay Taşkıntuna on the drums.

Mehmet Yaranona, electronic guitar
Koray Erkan, bass guitar
Akay Taşkıntuna, drums

About Koray Erkan

Along with his modern-rock band Kül founded in 2008, Koray Erkan worked together with artists such as Öztürk, Tolga Burkay and İlhan İrem as a bass guitarist on stage and in their album recordings. While he was a student at İTÜ-MİAM’s Sound Engineering and Design department he worked in recording, editing and mixing in various productions. Upon his graduation he continued working with producer/arranger Alen Konakoğlu.

About Mehmet Yaranona

He was graduated from İTÜ Physics Engineering in 2007 and from İTÜ-MİAM Sound Engineering and Design in 2011. He worked with Tolga Türünz under the name Opus to produce jingles and synchronized music. He worked as a producer and as an engineer of recording/editing/mixing of various rock, metal and pop albums. He is currently producing the new album of the band Kül as well as working on the music project Kommodor with Kurt Önalp.

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