Superstructure II

Ferocious beats, mesmeric horns, brass explosions, circular strings, electro Shaabi synth-riffs, hardcore noise-scapes all merge into one constantly shifting jewel.

To mark the closing of Hassan Khan at SALT Beyoğlu, the most comprehensive exhibition of works by artist, musician and writer Hassan Khan to date, Khan will perform the concert SUPERSTRUCTURE (II) at Ghetto, Istanbul.

Having performed in İstanbul on two previous occasions, Khan is back in town with his latest set. This time the mood ranges from a delicate breakdown of mesmeric shimmering string arrangements, nocturnal piano minuets, and finely wrought electronica, to the brutal beats of stacked gamelan riffs and hardcore new-wave synth-Shaabi. The concert’s coda “Taraban” is Khan’s own minimal reinterpretation of an early 20th century Egyptian classic.

Khan uses a battery of feedbacking mixers, filters, processors, laptop manipulation, virtual synthesizer and live mikes in tandem to pre-composed and recorded sections. All the music is original and live.

Ghetto, Istanbul – January 3, 2013, 9:30 pm, admission 25 TL

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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