Black Sea Traces

Three Books, Three Partitions, Three Sounds

A Library That Music Runs Through

Murat Opus reinterprets Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin Collection at SALT Galata

SALT continues to invite others to reinterpret the Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin Collection, which consists of the artist’s archive and books, located at SALT Galata. The new presentation is undertaken by the musician Murat Opus who worked with Alptekin for a period.

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A harmonica from Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin Archive

With Three Books, Three Partitions, Three Sounds: A Library That Music Runs Through, Murat Opus engages in a dialogue with the three books from the Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin Library: Punk – Break All Rules: Punk Rock and the Making of a Style – , Schoenberg Remembered: Diaries and Recollections, 1938-76 and Tropical Truth: A Story of Music and Revolution in Brazil. He aims to touch upon three periods of the last century, as well as the music books in the Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin Collection, via the language of sound and music.

Partition Gyorgy Ligeti – Murat Opus

While he reconstructs Alptekin’s relation with music, its influence on his projects and day-to-day life; Opus also aims to decipher the new paths that Alptekin’s oeuvre offers for music and the musician. He articulates Alptekin’s deep interest in the world of sound, its close relationship with other disciplines and its effect on the formation of cultural history.

Tom Ze: Quero Sambar Meu Bem

In the context of the project, Opus presents the great transformation of Brazilian music in the post-1960 era and the youth movement reshaped by Tropicalism; the adventure of contemporary musical architecture, initiated by Schoenberg after 1908, that centers around the idea that this music demolished and recreated itself; and finally the irresistible rebellion of Punk subculture that peaked in the second half of the last century. With works by Tom Ze, Gyorgy Ligeti and Lou Reed.


Thomas Büsch

Filmmaker, Founding Member and Secretary General of diyalog, promotion of cultural exchange with Turkey. Since 2012 he is also project manager of InEnArt.

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