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New Sounds

October 1, 2018 - May 1, 2019

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

Measures

Measures

As part of “New Sounds”, a musical project inspired by Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation collections, the composition “Measures” by Şirin Pancaroğlu and Bora Uymaz presents instrumental music inspired by the names of weight and length measures, as well as improvised performances accompanying poetry composed by divan and folk poets on the subject. 

Sohbet I Korero

Sohbet I Korero

As part of “New Sounds”, a musical project inspired by Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation collections, “Sohbet I Korero” is a spontaneous dialogue between the fine arts and music, celebrating the free spirit of improvisation and the pure delight of experimentation.

Experiments with Measures

Experiments with Measures

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. 

PANORAMA

PANORAMA

As part of “New Sounds”, a musical project inspired by Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation collections, Alican Çamcı makes a sound documentary inspired by the changing face of Istanbul as well as his own personal relationship to the city. 

Rudan’s Coffee Break

Rudan’s Coffee Break

As part of “New Sounds”, a musical project inspired by Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation collections, 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. 

From two portraits of children…

From two portraits of children…

The Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation’s Orientalist Painting Collection includes two children’s portraits that are often featured in exhibitions on the second floor of the Pera Museum. These portraits both date back to the early 20th century, and were made four years apart. One depicts Prince Abdürrahim Efendi, son of Sultan Abdulhamid II, while the figure portrayed on the other is Nazlı, the daughter of Osman Hamdi Bey.

Fluid Rego

Fluid Rego

While Paula Rego belatedly was recognised as one of the leading feminist pioneers of her age, little has been written about her exploration of fluid sexuality. Indeed the current of sado-masochism in her drawings and paintings, has tended to encourage an understanding as a classic clash between the patriarchy and exploited women.

Reality Bites!

Reality Bites!

Works by a large number of students from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo deal with current and often painful themes from the socio-political, economic and cultural reality, raising awareness, appealing, warning, opening issues and offering new interpretations.