Site-Specific Sound Installation
Site Specific Sound Installation
For an old cassette player, an old stereo and a computer with old monitor and speakers
Collaboration of 7 composers/sound artists
Commissioned by Evliyagil Museum/Klasik Keyifler
Exhibited at Evliyagil Museum (Ankara, 2019)
Mahal is conceived as a site specific sound project for Müze Evliyagil. Even though it contains diverse elements such as musical performance and sound installation, it aims to provide the audience with a collective sound experience. Works, that are formed upon a conceptual basis thought out by seven composers, occupy their own spaces simultaneously in a similar fashion that art objects are placed in a museum. Each work penetrates into the other by interfering with the space of the other. The impossibility of containing sound in a closed space, became a common starting point rather than an obstacle for the project. For a good hour, this collective sound world that penetrates every corner inside and spills outside, aims to add a new layer to the memory that the space has created up to now. Unlike a musical concert, Mahal does not require any ideal position to experience. The impossibility of perceiving sounds of Mahal as a whole, encourages listeners to draw their own individual paths, ultimately offering them a unique and subjective experience.
Window (My individual part)
Three sound systems from different periods with different technologies which convey different listening practices, simultaneously play three separate music which are “idiomatically” composed using the same material while taking the sound qualities, characteristics, conventions and connotations of each system into consideration.
By creating a multi-dimensional counterpoint, the work intends to break the linearity and open a new window to these sound worlds.
The looping video on the computer
An outside view of the computer
An excerpt from the overall sound in the museum
Excerpts from individual sound files