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2017 / Installation / 2-screen, 8-channel
A film and composition for installation, Bosphorus reflects upon the complexity and diversity of Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait as an analogy for border as place.
The music within this work is composed from filtered and unfiltered field recordings (binaural, hydrophone) of journeys crossing the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul. The composition accompanies the real-time journeys from East to West and vice-versa. When composing this work, it felt important to only work with sounds recorded during the crossing whilst moving beyond exclusively concrete sound material. Bosphorus is intended as an unsaturated period of reflection on border.
Bosphorus has been presented at the 8th International Conference on Music and Sonic Arts, Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, Germany (2017) and Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium, Canada (2017). The work has been discussed in the context of migration in Manuella Blackburn’s 'Responding to migration: sound art practices promoting social transformation'.
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