Sound Ports Istanbul

Written by Thomas Büsch on . Posted in Voices


One Week Music Festival in Istanbul

Sound Ports Istanbul is an independent music and culture Festival, taking place in Istanbul for one week between March 24 and April 2 taking palce at different venues in both sides of the city.

First edition of the Festival in 2016 was created as a musical bridge between two Mediterranean cities – Tel Aviv and Istanbul. During 3 days in Tel Aviv, 4 days in Istanbul we established a new space for contemporary music soundscape of these two cities blended together. Many things happened during this year and changed our political and social situation. Sound Ports Istanbul 2017 is a response to this change.

Scale Matters!

Written by Thomas Büsch on . Posted in Events

Excursion to The Westend of Istanbul with Orhan Esen, February 11th 2017.


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This excursion explores the western fringes of the dense urban core of the Metropolitan Area between the two lakes, the “graeter” and “smaller” Çekmece’s. At the westend of the urban cluster one can observe some of the most active development: Actual frontier with the still-rural is being constantly pushed forward, simultaneously producing areas of extreme density with projects at large scales behind the demarcation line. The history of urbanisation here goes back a mere 40 years, in most corners much less.

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