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Maral, Alper: The Idea of East, Near East. Hommage à Glenn Gould 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    The Idea of East, Near East. Hommage à Glenn Gould
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    11
  • Year of composition: 
    2016
  • First performance (year): 
    0
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    The Idea of East, Near East is a harsh, political piece, a kind of art brut, and clearly an homage to the unique Canadian artist, the extraordinary musical mind, Glenn Gould. While his radio documentary The Idea of North (1967) from the Solitude Trilogy and the film based thereupon (Judith Pearlman, 1970) used to question the very idea of a certain geographical identity, playing with impressions, reflections and expectations, Maral puts the observer upside down, and tries to elaborate the same concepts from opposite angles, through another geography—the Near East, where he lives. What he shares with Gould is not only a certain sense of radiophonic-soundscape-definition; also the core-theme of the master’s trilogy, “withdrawal from the World” is the base for Maral’s critical statement. The piece includes original sound material from the recent coup in Turkey—actual recordings from an occupied TV studio, sonic booms of fighter aircrafts above the metropolis Istanbul, industrial drillers used for the “gentrification” projects for a better globalized urban marketing, and the voice of George Bush, announcing the “operations” Iraq.

  • Technical specs: 

    electroacoustic (stereo) [10:55]

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