Alexandre Decoupigny, concert

I want to meet up and work with musician’s and groups from Istanbul’s musical underground. Together, I want to find a song from their repertoire and learn to play it with them. The process and the results of this collaboration are captured through sound, images (moving and still) and objects. Is it possible to hear culture? Can i get closer to understanding a place about which i have absolutely no real understanding through active listening and learning its music? How does the soundscape of a city have an impact on the sound of the music made within this very soundscape? How much of local and global culture is reflected in the music I encounter and can I recognize this? How does my presence have an impact on this in return? What does the music tell me about the social organisation of the place where it comes into being? All these are questions, that I want to confront myself with during the making of the piece(s)’