ctrl_alt_del – sound art in Turkey [tr Istanbul]

ctraltdel.jpgctrl_alt_del sound-art festival launches on September 9th, 2007 at 9 p.m. with the opening party at garajistanbul. The party will start with a brief presentation of the project by the curators, followed by video screenings and live performances by Paul Devens (Maastricht), Eran Sachs (Jerusalem) and Anabala [Ceren Oykut & Murat Ertel] (Istanbul). The party will continue with Reuben De Latour, and Saska RR ve Bant DJ set.

ctrl_alt_del, organized by NOMAD, is the first and the only sound-art festival in Turkey, and has been realized concurrent with International Istanbul Biennial since 2003. For the last three years it has taken place in Istanbul and Maastricht. 30 people from 16 different countries contributed to the project in 2003. In 2005, ctrl_alt_del took place in the “positionings” section of the 9th International Istanbul Biennial and 57 people from12 countries participated in the project.

This year, the festival will run parallel to the Biennial, and will continue for 8 months. ctrl_alt_del consists of: Opening Concert, Performance Series (live), Workshops, Panels, Presentations, Open Call, Field Studies/Workshops, Exhibition, Radio Programmes,
Publication and CD release. The theme of ctrl_alt_del 2007 is orienteering activity. The theme is not only connected to the navigational systems but it is also about positioning oneself within interconnected social and political realities. The theme will also be processed with the issues of control. The development team consist of Paul Devens (NL), Can Karadogan (TR), Basak Senova (TR), Eran Sachs (DE/IL), Erhan Muratoglu (TR), and Emre Erkal (TR).

Detailed info about the project can be found at:
Detailed info about NOMAD can be found at:
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opening party
09.09.2007, 21:00
(Tomtom Mahallesi Yeni Çarşı Caddesi Kaymakam Reşat Bey Sokak No:
11/A Galatasaray)

The development team of ctrl_alt_del will briefly introduce the
project by also referring to the history of the festival.
sound-based video screening
Paul Devens (Maastricht)
Eran Sachs (Jerusalem)
Anabala (Istanbul)
Reuben De Latour
Saska RR
Bant DJ set

radio programmes will be on
September 9th – 16th, 2007 (Athens) , Art Radio (New York), CKUT
90.3 FM (Montreal), Radio Helsinki (Graz), CrossRadio – Radio
Student (Ljubljana); B92 (Belgrade); MaRS (Maribor); Radio Mostar;
RadioIN (Novi Sad); Radio Blue Sky (Pristina) eFM (Sarajevo);
RadioSombor; Kanal 103 (Skopje); Radio Aktiv (Zagreb); Radio
Zrenjanin; Radio X (Basel), Radio Lora (Zurich), International Berlin
Backyard Radio (Berlin & Brandenburg), Radyo ODTÜ (Ankara), Periscope
Radio (Pécs), Açık Radyo [Open Radio] (Istanbul).

open call:
For the third ctrl_alt_del, we looked for interesting, provocative, subversive, experimental and sophisticated works. As the result of the open call, 5 pieces by Lars L. Hansen, Duncan Whitley, Dinah Bird & Jean-Philipe Renoult, Ali Bilgin Arslan, Faye Peacock were selected by the jury and will be presented in Istanbul during the ctrl_alt-del festival. Plus, Peter Cusack, Norman W. Long, Raum/2a (A. Utku Öğüt & A.
Tolga Ayıklar), Timothy Weaver, Incite/ (Kera Nagel & Andre Aspelmeier), Alejandro Garcia Gonzalez, Giuseppe Rapisarda, Thomas Bey William Bailey, Lou Smith, Jenni Meredith, Henry Gwiazda, Anton Kaun, Association of Experimental Electronics, Stewart Clelland, Blas Payri, Ido Govrin, and Iury Lech will be in ctrl_alt_del compilation CD.

Sep 8, 2007
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