THE TRIANGLE PROJECT

Artist Exchange & Collaboration Experiments.

The main intention of The Triangle Project is to create relationships, collaborations, interaction, exchange, awareness and new perspectives between creatures all over the universe. However most of the time between Copenhagen, Istanbul and New York.
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9/30/2007

Wanna Get Grounded?

Stephen Hawkings
from malmø, sweden
KARGOLOGY
About KARGO
Development:


Since 2003, Bella Angora, Christian Falsnaes and So:ren Berner have been carrying out a number of different projects under the common name „KARGO“ next to their individual artistic practices, primarily in the fields of performance, installation and graffiti/public space interventions.
KARGO is an ongoing investigation of the possibilities of performance in contemporary art contexts within the frame ofcollaboration experiments. Through an open exchange of ideas and experiences, KARGO aims at an unpretentious and entertaining, but still diverse and complex, approach to different themes.
Most of their projects have dealt with social/cognitive norms, patterns and structures as well as the conscious decision to question these. In the process of such investigations, KARGO is sampling music, video, public happenings,
graffiti and musical-style-shows with references to philosophy, art history and contemporary culture.
Subliminal massages:

Powerpoint presentation:




The experiments and the investigative nature of the process is an important part of the KARGO performance projects.
Not to be afraid to fail, to look stupid or to reveal mistakes.

The performance/public space project KARGOLOGY is an investigation of information patterns in
public space as well as the ways individual people experience the constant flow of information in the city.
KARGO have been taking their starting point in the idea of an information free utopia. What if the city would be wiped clean over night?

It would be an impossible task to delete all information, but the group have used one whole week in Vienna to delete as much information as possible, simply by painting signs, shops, commercials, pictograms, posters and maps white on their way. They have been painting white as an attempt to create a clean, open, free space.
A public white cube. A space where every person in the city is free to insert his or her own information. KARGO has no intention of asserting a theory regarding the subject though. The project is more about
carrying out an experiment and let the public react. Documentation of the experiment will be presented along with thoughts on the subject in a one hour long performance with live music and video projections.

Red and White plaid:


Ahmet from The Hall in Istanbul said:
"If we call ourselves "artist", then as Kargology put it "Being artists its
not an easy thing. Our mission should shake the society and make them question
themselves. So artists should have a statement."

We all loved their braveness, statements, and questioning attidute as a
artist".




more info?
http://kargology.com
http://falsnaes.com
http://bellaangora.net
Adbusters

9/26/2007


Denmark's biggest lineup ever within do-it-yourself-techno, mashups, breakcore, bmore, baile funk, fidget house, kuduro, pakitech and kiddie jungle...
Ghetto Rave
Copyfokking
Død
Fagget Fairys
Tom Collins
Kid Kishore
Inspektøren
Papita Perez
AD! Crew
DJ Øyås
Mockin' Bird
Lisbent
Hanniballademager
Lady Box
Liquid Linus
Lost Boys

Where: www.myspace.com/culturebox
Artwork/flyers by: Bitch Slap Magazine

9/25/2007

Kopehnag New York İstanbul : Triangle Project The Hall Beyoğlunda

Gusto Gastro Gurme Triangle Project The Hall Beyoğlu Nikolaj Kirk Dilara Erbay 5-10 Eylül tarihleri arasında 10. İstanbul Bienaline paralel yürütülecek olan Kophenag, New York ve İstanbul'u bir sanat üçgeni haline getiren Triangle Project, The Hall'da gerçekleşecek.
Etkinlik kapsamında Sound art visual art, food art, moda instolasyonları gibi konseptler öne çıkarılırken yeni sanat akımları tanıtılacak...
Kopehnag New York İstanbul : Triangle Project The Hall Beyoğlunda
Projenin food art bölümünde Dünyaca ünlü Danimarkalı Şef Nikolaj Kirk İstanbullu yemek sanatçısı Dilara Erbay ile buluşacak.
İkilinin çikolata parçalarından tasarlayacakları elbiseyi Amsterdamlı performans artisti Barbara Lawrence üstünde taşıyacak.
Bu görkemli sanat şovununun yapılacağı mekan The Hall Beyoğlu, eski bir Ermeni Kilisesinden dönüştürülmüş 24 saat açık bir sanat mekanı..

The Hall, Beyoğlu'nun yeni mekanı. Eski Ermeni kilisesinden dönüştürülen The Hall, sanatsal ve kültürel yaratıcı tüm projelere açık bir etkinlik merkezi olarak düşünülmüş.

Beyoğlu Emek Sineması'nın sokağından girin; önce sola, sonra sağa dönün. Karşınızdaki binanın görkemine zaten hemen kapılacaksınız. Burası The Hall.

The Hall, İstanbul'da benzeri pek olmayan bir etkinlik merkezi.

Yaratıcı her türlü organizasyona açık olan The Hall; çağdaş sanat, tasarım, moda, kültürel etkinler ve performans merkezi ve 24 saat açık bir mekan olarak tasarlanmış. The Hall eski bir kiliseden dönüştürülmüş. Bu kiliseyi ve etrafındaki bina kompleksini 1876'da, Mısırlıyan soyadıyla anılan İstanbul'un köklü ailelerinden üç hayırsever kız kardeş inşa ettirmiş. Kilisenin tam adı Ermeni Katolik Surp Asdvazaziz Kilisesi. The Hall binası da kilisenin vakfına bağlı bir bina. Son 20 senede burası matbaa, ayakkabı imalathanesi gibi amaçlarla kullanılmış ancak daha öncesinde burada ne yapıldığı bilinmiyor.

The Hall kiliseye adapte edilen yeni iç mekân tasarımıyla da her türlü sanatsal etkinliğin gerçekleşmesine olanak sağlıyor. The Hall'un iç mekân tasarımları Şirin İskit yapmış. İki ana bölümden oluşan mekânın; DJ performansları, konserler, parti organizasyonları, film/albüm galaları, şirket toplantıları, konferanslar, sinema gösterimleri, sergiler, moda gösterileri, fotoğraf çekimleri, workshop ve yemek sanatı gibi farklı organizasyonlara kapısı açık...

9/22/2007

The Triangle Poster Istanbul Campaign
The poster and origami invite was designed by Romeo Vidner from re-public.

Romeo also designed the identity of Skål!, who was one of the pilot projects
for The Triangle Project. The Skål! project took place in New York during the Swedish midsummer 2005. The Triangle project will take place in New York during the Danish midsummer 2008.
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This was the flyer, inside art imagery and front of the CD cover that was made
for the events the group participated with in New York.
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We had a local poster sniper team all over Istanbul...











Here the Triangle artists are folding the invite origami before
an evening out in town, to invite the people of Istanbul.
It was folded into a triangle that with the help of Pistol Pete's folding
skills and instructions, became a small tight closed object.



































The mussels sold by these street fastfood sellers, are with rice and hot spices
with a good squeeze of lemon. Good for late night potency, it has been told.

CAMILLE JONES IN ISTANBUL - THE HALL & 360













Camille Jones performed at The Triangle Project's event "The Hall Of Sound" at The Hall on September 6th
in collaboration with Copyflex


















Camille also performed at the exclusive Istanbul club 360, where several of the Triangle Artists truly enjoyed having x-mas flashback's while engulfing in their cherry duck and a good red wine from 360's own label.



Many of the Triangle artists also performed at 360 in one way or the other. (not above)

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Rosa Lux had a jealous girlfriend of the very friendly drummer who played hardcore tribal beats over all music--pull the cables from her cd players...while she was playing.



It must be said, Camille was treated like royalty and played the role very well! Better than if the Danish Real Royal Mary had visited the city..



But Mary, was there with the help of Danish Ohh Mary Mary and their video as part of the visual stimulations at The Hall.



Kitchcraft also played as part of our Istanbul part of the Triangle Artists crew, and we look forward to see them play in Copenhagen soon.




Food Art Performance
The Turkish chef Dilara Erbay and the Danish chef Nikolaj Kirk
created a interactive food mash-up performance on September 6th.
On September 9th Dilara did her own performance collaborating
with photographer Ahmet Agaoglu,
singer and performer Barbara Lourens,
sound artists
Cenk Sarkus
and Halit Soysal doing live Video-art

Dilara Sabra Cadabra is, at the same time, a food workshop project where food meets art, design and innovation. It has brought to life Turkey’s first dining-design projects, designed activities reflecting flavour cultures of Anatolia, from Armenian to Blacksea dishes, and turned world cuisine such as Indian, Italian and Far Eastern, into surprising cultural projects.
Dilara Sabra Cadabra offers a wide range of design and information exchange services such as food styling, consultancy and seminars with an all-encompassing view of the culinary world.

9/21/2007

Beral Madra about Istanbul as European City of Culture 2010

By Julide Karahan from Today's Zaman


Artists should be given the attention they deserve

Beral Madra: “2010 should be perceived as an overall development project. On the surface are projects for new museums, places, venues and urban transformation. But the job is not just constructing buildings. The question is whether a group of people in a hierarchical structure can carry the responsibility of implementing everything. If you just list the names and the corresponding jobs they are doing, this structure will arise. Former coordinators of European capitals of culture told us to focus on one thing: ‘We made a mistake by not including artists, don’t make the same mistake.’ Another thing is structuring the venues where these cultural activities will take place and the staff that are going to work at those venues.”
Flying Triangles

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9/20/2007

After several days of rest followed by a few of toil, the photographs of the Triangle Project are ready. It's relatively comprehensive with a smattering of my own tourist photographs for good measure. I was a little ill for a few days, however, which meant that I missed out on documenting some of the fun, so its perhaps not as comprehensive as I would have liked.
Anyways, they can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/peterstanners/sets/72157602085407896 . I will be posting a few of the photos directly onto the blog when I get some time over the next week.
Enjoy!

9/17/2007

BIENNALIST - ARTIST RUN - ISTANBUL


we ran from The Hall to Atatürk Kultural Merkezi (a biennial exhibition venue), discussing if it was a good slogan that the Istanbul Biennial had choosen for the 2007 biennial: "OPTIMIST IN THE AGE OF GLOBAL WAR".

the artist run was video documented by Martin Køhler Jørgensen and Sarah Hilmer Rex. Go here to see captions of their footage http://www.flickr.com/photos/emergencyrooms/sets/72157602018854278/

9/15/2007

9/14/2007

ORIENTALISM ACCORDING TO EDWARD SAID




Edward Said and "Orientalism"

Léon Cogniet's 1835 depiction of Bonaparte's Egyptian Expedition expresses Western perception of "The Exotic Orient"

One of Edward Said’s central ideas is that knowledge about the East is generated not through actual facts, but through imagined constructs that imagined "Eastern" societies as being all fundamentally similar, all sharing crucial characteristics that are not possessed by "Western" societies. Thus, this ‘a priori’ knowledge set up the East as the antithesis of the West. Such knowledge is constructed through literary texts and historical records which are often limited in terms of their understanding of the actualities of life in the Middle East.
Before Said's work, "Oriental" was widely used to mean the opposite of "occidental" ('western').

The comparisons made between the two were generally unfavorable to the former, however, respected institutions like the Oriental Institute of Chicago, the London School of Oriental and African Studies or Università degli studi di Napoli L'Orientale, carried the term with no explicit reproach.

The word "Orient" fell into disrepute after the word "Orientalism" was coined with the publication of the groundbreaking work Orientalism by the American-Palestinian scholar Edward Said. Following the ideas of Michel Foucault, Said emphasized the relationship between power and knowledge in scholarly and popular thinking, in particular regarding European views of the Islamic Arab world. Said argued that Orient and Occident worked as oppositional terms, so that the "Orient" was constructed as a negative inversion of Western culture.

Although Edward Said limited his discussion to academic study of Middle Eastern, African and Asian history and culture, he asserted that "Orientalism is, and does not merely represent, a significant dimension of modern political and intellectual culture." Said's discussion of academic Orientalism is almost entirely limited to late 19th and early 20th-century scholarship. Most academic Area Studies departments had already abandoned an imperialist or colonialist paradigm of scholarship. He names the work of Bernard Lewis as an example of the continued existence of this paradigm, but acknowledges that it was already somewhat of an exception by the time of his writing (1977).

The idea of an "Orient" is a crucial aspect of attempts to define "the West." Thus, histories of the Greco-Persian Wars may contrast the monarchical government of the Persian Empire with the democratic tradition of Athens, as a way to make a more general comparison between the Greeks and the Persians, and between "the West" and "the East", or "Europe" and "Asia", but make no mention of the other Greek city states, most of which were not ruled democratically.

Taking a comparative and historical literary review of European, mainly British and French, scholars and writers looking at, thinking about, talking about, and writing about the peoples of the Middle East, Said sought to lay bare the relations of power between the colonizer and the colonized in those texts. Said's writings have had far-reaching implications beyond area studies in Middle East, to studies of imperialist Western attitudes to India, China and elsewhere. It was one of the foundational texts of postcolonial studies. Said later developed and modified his ideas in his book Culture and Imperialism (1993).

Many scholars now use Said's work to attempt to overturn long-held, often taken-for-granted Western ideological biases regarding non-Westerners in scholarly thought. Some post-colonial scholars would even say that the West's idea of itself was constructed largely by saying what others were not. If "Europe" evolved out of "Christendom" as the "not-Byzantium," early modern Europe in the late 16th century (see Battle of Lepanto) certainly defined itself as the "not-Turkey."

Said puts forward several definitions of 'Orientalism' in the introduction to Orientalism. Some of these have been more widely quoted and influential than others:
"A way of coming to terms with the Orient that is based on the Orient's special place in European Western experience."

"a style of thought based upon an ontological and epistemological distinction made between 'the Orient' and (most of the time) 'the Occident'."
"A Western style for dominating, restructuring, and having authority over the Orient."
"...particularly valuable as a sign of European-Atlantic power over the Orient than it is as a veridic discourse about the Orient."

"A distribution of geopolitical awareness into aesthetic, scholarly, economic, sociological, historical, and philological texts."

In his Preface to the 2003 edition of Orientalism, Said also warned against the "falsely unifying rubrics that invent collective identities," citing such terms as "America," "The West," and "Islam," which were leading to what he felt was a manufactured "clash of civilisations."

The painting "Le Bain turc," (Turkish Bath) by J.A.D. Ingres
more info on Orientalism
Turkish MTV Spot by Bottega Areté & Samesame
Music by Copyflex

9/13/2007

BM Suma Contemporary Art Center “At The End of the Rainbow”























BM Suma Contemporary Art Center
“At The End of the Rainbow”
6th of September – 5th of October
Curated By Thomas Andersen and his never ending optimism in connection to the Istanbul Biennial 2007


This part of the project represents some of the most cutting edge artists from Denmark. Amongst others Peter Bonde, known for his rebellious approach to painting, combining paint with untraditional materials and catchy words resulting in an ironic play between language and painting as in his ‘piss paintings’ series;


Marco Evaristti, a provocateur, mostly oriented towards an interest in the excess and catashtrophy of the body, known for his goldfish in blenders, leaving it up to the public to press the button and blend the fish;


Thierry Geoffrey Colonel achieved great acknowledgement for his Emergency Room project at P.S. 1 in New York this year, where an artist from a pool of 50-60 American and international artists entered ER every day to showcase their artistic responses to the headlines of the previous 24 hours. In Istanbul he was represented by Copyflex (above in yellow T -Shirt) that held an Art Run through the streets of the city along with an istallation in BM Suma.


Above work by Ismar Cirkinagic


Above: Anders Brinch's Rainbow that was too big to carry up the stairways of BM Suma. Peter Bonde then came up with the idea to cut it in halft and stand it up against the Black Mirror that was in one of the rooms of BM Suma and the other half in the next room with Marco Evaristti's work.

Artists participating from Denmark: Peter Bonde, Jon Stahn, Anders Brinch, Thierry Geoffrey Colonel, Fie Norsker, Maria Wæhrens, Marco Evaristti, Ismar Cirkinagic, Rasmus Bjørn and Anna Odell


Beral Madra above in her purple couch. Beral Madra is the director of BM SUMA and also curated a show called "Unfinnished Work" on the 3rd floor of the Art Center.


Cancer, Istanbul 2007

















Halvdan Graffiti, Istanbul, 9th Century rune graffiti in Haga Sophia

9/11/2007


SIGNALS FROM OUTSIDE # 4
experimental electronic noise music event series
istanbul
11 EYLÜL 2007 SALI 22:00

Live: konsert:

MATTIN
abject noise // bilbao / berlin
www.mattin.org

NOISEJIHAD (The Triangle Project)
harsh noise // kopenhagen
www.myspace.com/noisejihad

MATT CHAUMONT
ambient minimal drone // helsinki
www.myspace.com/bigvolcanoonalittleisland

FINALFORMAT
input output noise // istanbul
www.myspace.com/batursonmez


DOGZ STAR CLUB:
Kartal Sok. No:3 Kat:3 Galatasaray Beyoglu Ist.
Giris: 10 ytl + bir bira


About Noisejihad
...is a community in Denmark which has specialized in hosting concerts with ambient, noise or related music since 1997.

Noisejihad Live was started in 2005 and will more or less consistently provide free releases from the artists or bands engaged by Noisejihad. All recordings are made live on the night of the show (hence the name). Latest release is the surviving recordings from the Noisejihad Festival in the end of 2006 and carries catalogue number NJL016. This release also contains videofootage of the short but quite intense performance by MaaletHelligerMidlet666. All releases are available from the noisejihad.dk netlabel site or directly from archive.org here

To stream the video of infamous noise-unit MaaletHelligerMidlet666 chaotic performance at the Noisejihad Festival, go to video.google.
MalletHelligerMidlet666 is a now defunct duo, that gained somewhat attention as well as reputation for their violent yet entertaining performances in their heyday ca. 1997-1999. The band have played alongside acts such as Flying Luttenbachers and Cock ESP and was re-united as a one/off for the Noisejihad Festival.

Also visit noisejihad.dk for more information on affiliated artists such as Waldchengarten, Danny Kreutzfeldt, PolModPol, Ultimate Combat Noise...
Contact regarding concert offers to aforementioned artists can also be made here by using the Send Message function.

9/10/2007


Dear friends

We are now on our final day of our stay in the lovely city of Istanbul, so we have to sum it all up with a party where all things clash and mash up.

There will be digital slideshow for us to enjoy by Pistol Pete, summing up as much as possible all of the Triangle Project activities in Istanbul. There will be poster art from Silencio, one of the three street-artists who did the mural at The Hall's entrance. There will be suprises. There will be retro funk dj set by Creative Commons turkish representative Professor Emre Nur a.k.a. Anyguy. There will be smiles. There will be Copenhagen's banghra-tech terrorist hero Kid Kishore, and his groundbreaking VJ Cancer. There will be dj Copyflex, who spun the Istanbul crowds out of control, both bourgouise and semi-bourgouise. There will be danish hiphop video screenings. There will be live set by the carismatic singer/composer Gry. There will be an allstar mashup ensemble if moods permit it. There will be DJ Rosa Lux, and her deep, lovely music. There will be Biennalist songs. There will be you present, and me, talking about what to do for the next episode of the Triangle Project in Copenhagen in 2008. Enough! there will be more!

Most honestly and happily yours truly

The Biennalist & Bitchslap Magazine


myspace.com/biennalist
www.bitchslapmag.com

9/09/2007

Teoman Madra & ANATOLIA 2010 Global Intermedia
Monday the 10th of September at The Hall

http://www.myspace.com/studioquantum
http://www.newmediakitchen.com
Sunday the 9th of September
FILM SCREENINGS

"Eclipse"

Synopsis

A soldier yearns for the solace of home while a woman returns to find none. Eclipse is an existential interlude where two lives entwine in the quiet of a moment, amidst the chaos of modern-day Istanbul.

Eclipse, the 3rd place winner of the short films category at the Koycegiz National Film Festival (Turkey) in 2003 had also been screened at the Flying Broom Film Festival in Ankara (Turkey).

Petek Berksoy | Director

Istanbul born artist/coordinator Petek Berksoy has completed her post secondary education in Ottawa (Canada) then proceeded to work in the Toronto film industry as a production coordinator and assistant director. After spending more than a decade in Canada, working and producing art, Petek decided to go back to her roots and moved to Istanbul. Upon her return Petek worked with local and international arts organizations such as IKSV (Istanbul Arts and Culture Foundations) and Is Sanat and now she is freelancing as an artist and coordinator for arts and events organizations.

Her education in Film Studies and Psychology at the Carleton University provide the foundation for her predominant interest in stories about the individual’s journey to find themselves in psycho-social-urban surroundings. Her work is an articulation of the individual’s transcultural experience.

9/08/2007

Love Parade on Istiklal Caddesi
Love parade walking from Tunel to Taksim Square in a peaceful gathering focusing on Peace, Love, Democracy and Understanding.
Time: 16.00 – 18.00
PLEASE WEAR LIGHT GREEN CLOTHES

9/06/2007

Thursday the 6th: The Hall of Sound
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Featuring:
"Swap-o-Rama"
Nikolaj Kirk & Dilara Erbay


Straight Outta Nørrebro, Denmark:
Kid Kishore
"Perker-tech Bhangra Mash-up ghettotech"
Video by Halfdan Pisket

http://www.myspace.com/kidkishore
http://www.myspace.com/albertslundterrorkorps
http://www.myspace.com/rowdyruff

BATUR SÖNMEZ started all his experimental music projects in Istanbul, early 1998. When he founded "Atom Music - Atom Media" in 1999. He also found an idea for the musical scene in turkey called "Atom Music Movement ". He already has started some own experimental, electronic, noise & audio-visual projects such as Analog Suicide (analog electronic industrial noise music ) , Audio (field recordings), Radiophonik (Radiophonics ), Werk (industrial)... He released his CDs from Atom Music label .. He played & organized a lot of live performances in Istanbul. Dadaloop is one of his audio-visual project about Dada art movement. Dadaloop performed first live with turkish multimedia pioneer Teoman Madra in istanbul 2003. Analog Suicide and Mindscan( his another main project that is experimental electronic / sound art) joined Turkey 's the biggest international electronic music festival called "Phonem" in 2004. He also joined in 23.rd international contemporary artists exhibition in istanbul, 2004 with Mindscan .

In 2005, Analog Suicide was released a split cd with "Kazuya Ishigami a.k.a Daruin" from Japan. One track from Analog Suicide released by "Mothers Against Noise" compilation series. Now , BTR (a.k.a Batur Sönmez) "The blue code waveform" track on Beyond Ignorance And Borders compilation was released by Syrphe Recs.

Analog Suicide was on tour in Japan then Russia in 2006 .. After the tours , He founded new label / promoter / studio called TRansmit // audio visual arts.

TRansmit// Recs released "Analog suicide & Astro - live in tokyo" colloboration cd in December 2006. Then, "Analog Suicide / Error - live in istanbul" split video was released . Analog Suicide video was re- released with new cover artworks . "Analog Suicide / Fire In The Head" split cd was just released by TRansmit//.

Analog suicide was on european tour in april 2007.. italy , slovenia, germay & austria. it was great too..

INFO:
www.myspace.com/analogsuicide

www.myspace.com/batursonmez

www.myspace.com/transmitrecords

www.myspace.com/noiseistanbul

www.myspace.com/spektrofest

9/05/2007


OZAN AKINCI
Resident in Istanbul, since 2005 Ozan Akinci and his collaborator Kaya Hacaloglu has been creating visual arts/live visuals VJing with the band Mugwump- an electro acoustic ambient band formed by Sevket Akinci, Korhan Erel and Dirk Stromberg. Since 2007 the collaboration continued with Cotton A/V, which is an audio-visual perfromance group concentrates on the spectacle of live cinema with poetic and rythmic uses of video loops. He has been dealing with creating experimental film/visual/video art in an unconventianal way since 2000.

Ozan Akinci performed as a live VJ artist in numerous venues such as Yeni Melek Gosteri Merkezi, Garaj Istanbul, GalataPerform, New Yorker Balo Stage, Jazz Cafe and AVIT C23 in Berlin.

ISLAK KOPEK / WET DOG
Islak Köpek’s original lineup Korhan Erel, Sevket Akinci, Volkan Terzioglu and

Volkan Ergen had their first performance in the summer of 2005. Following a series of performances at Galataperform and Jazz Cafe, Dirk Stromberg and Robert Reigle joined the band in January 2006. The six-piece band played regular gigs at Galataperform as well as other venues and also did some recordings.

Volkan Ergen left in the summer of 2006 to pursue other musical interests. The

5-piece band played at Transit Improvisation Days (with Le Quan Ninh, Kirstie Simpson, Talin Buyukkurciyan and Yanael Plummet) in June 2006, followed by a concert at the Akbank Jazz Festival in September 2006. They have been doing a show on free improvisation and free jazz on Açik Radio (FM 94.9) since May 2006.

They organized the monthly Improvisation Day at Galataperform to create an outlet

for musicians who are willing to improvise. The band members have also had performances in different combinations including other artists in Turkey, the Netherlands, Romania and Poland.



The Turkish chef Dilara Erbay in Istanbul.
Dilara Sabra Cadabra is a food-art project built around a culinary philosophy interpreting Turkish cuisine with a worldly vision, called “traditional-experimental” by food artist Dilara Erbay. Erbay has presented her concept of transforming the materials supplied in plenty by our geography into food in an experimental, innovative fashion, to local and international circles as a new interpretation of Turkish cuisine. In this concept that brings to light lost flavours and traditional recipees, everything is cooked with passionate love and given a soul.

Dilara Erbay & Mike Norman is working on a book that is photographed by Ahmet Agaoglu. Images from the book will be screened in connection to the performance on Sunday the 9th of September at The Hall

Umabeecroft (performer, videoartist, director of The Riyaz Master Video Project) belongs to the multimedia collective LOOPCENTURY , based in India since 2005 .
We develop real time video live performance (VJ/ live cinema) , video art projects, web design and an electronic music lab , which first album released is RIYAZ MASTER, electronica compilation inspired by RIYAZ (an electronic tabla machine made in India).
LOOPCENTURY has performed in different events in Istanbul, Bombay, Delhi, Bangalore , Paris, the Thailand New Media Arts Festival06, Bangkok,
Barcelona, Washington DC , Lisbon…
At present, Umabeecroft is working on a new art platform in Istanbul, Turkey and Sigmoon is about to release his second album production in India: Game Alone, (Future Ethnic Comparative Research).

HYPERLINK: http://www.umabeecroft.org
http://www.riyaz-master.blogspot.com
www.myspace.com/umabeecroft