Music Room Istanbul  2014

Music Room Istanbul

Installation view, Rampa, Istanbul, 2014

(photo credits: André Carvalho and Tugba Carvalho - Chroma)

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Music Room Istanbul, Chair Classic Guitar, 2014

Wood, pad, classic guitar strings,
H 80,5 × W 63 × D 56,5 cm
(photo credits: André Carvalho and Tugba Carvalho - Chroma)

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Music Room Istanbul, Chair Acoustic Guitar, 2014

Wood, pad, acoustic guitar strings,
H 90 × W 37 cm × D 51 cm
(photo credits: André Carvalho and Tugba Carvalho - Chroma)

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Music Room Istanbul, Chair Drum, 2014

Wood, leather,
H 83,5 × W 43,5 × D 47 cm
(photo credits: André Carvalho and Tugba Carvalho - Chroma)

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Music Room Istanbul, Coffee Pot Tabor, 2014<br> (photo credits: André Carvalho and Tugba Carvalho - Chroma)

Copper pots, leather, thread,
H 20 × W 25 cm, Ø 12,5 cm,
H 13,5 × W 14,5 cm, Ø 7 cm

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Music Room Istanbul, Stewpot Tambourine, 2014<br> (photo credits: André Carvalho and Tugba Carvalho - Chroma)

Enameled stewpots, leather, thread,
H 9 cm, Ø 27 cm,
H 5,5 cm, Ø 22 cm
(photo credits: André Carvalho and Tugba Carvalho - Chroma)

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Music Room Istanbul, Pot Tabor, 2014

Terracotta, leather, thread,
H 30 cm, Ø 34 cm,
H 22 cm, Ø 24,5 cm,
H 14 cm, Ø 26 cm
(photo credits: André Carvalho and Tugba Carvalho - Chroma)

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Music Room Istanbul, Frame Harp, 2014

Wood, harp strings,
H 96 × W 76 × D 10 cm
(photo credits: André Carvalho and Tugba Carvalho - Chroma)

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Music Room Istanbul, Hanger Harp, 2014

Wood, harp strings,
H 180 × W 67,5 cm, Ø 67,5 cm
(photo credits: André Carvalho and Tugba Carvalho - Chroma)

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Music Room Istanbul, Hoover Horn, 2014

Metal, pipe,
H 105 cm, Ø 4 cm
(photo credits: André Carvalho and Tugba Carvalho - Chroma)

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Music Room Istanbul, Newspaper Rack Violin, 2014

Wood, metal, acoustic violin strings, bow,
H 44 × W 40 × D 27,5 cm
(photo credits: André Carvalho and Tugba Carvalho - Chroma)

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Music Room Istanbul, Shelf Chimes, 2014

Wood, metal,
H 47 × W 75 × D 25 cm
(photo credits: André Carvalho and Tugba Carvalho - Chroma)

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Music Room Istanbul, Side Table Tabor, 2014

Wood, cotton band, synthetic leather,
H 62 cm, Ø 42 cm
(photo credits: André Carvalho and Tugba Carvalho - Chroma)

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Music Room Istanbul, Tea Pot Kudum, 2014

Coppper tea pots, leather, thread,
H 14 × W 30 cm, Ø 15,5 cm,
H 11 × W 23 cm, Ø 12,5 cm
(photo credits: André Carvalho and Tugba Carvalho - Chroma)

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Music Room Istanbul, Tea Pot Kudum, 2014

Steel tea pots, leather, thread,
H 16,5 × W 27 cm, Ø 14,5 cm,
H 10,5 × W 21 cm, Ø 12,5 cm
(photo credits: André Carvalho and Tugba Carvalho - Chroma)

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Music Room Istanbul, Tea Pot Kudum, 2014

Aluminium tea pots, leather, thread
H 16,5 × W 26 cm, Ø 13,5 cm
H 10,5 × W 24 cm, Ø 11,5 cm
(photo credits: André Carvalho and Tugba Carvalho - Chroma)

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Quotidian household objects and furniture are converted into sculptural musical instruments to transform Rampa’s gallery space into Akaretler (originally the residential district of the staff of the Dolmabahçe Palace) into a music room. This new work by the artist is inspired by the music rooms, which originated in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries to accommodate recreational musical events in private homes and palatial residences and had an important role among larger cultural and social changes of the era. In Music Room various domestic objects are transformed into percussion and string instruments. A coat hanger is converted into a harp with a few strings, a table is covered with a piece of drum skin, a chair is rigged with guitar strings, and a newspaper rack is dressed as a violin. Whilst Music Room hints at the possibility of an improvised performance session by people who randomly meet at the same place and time, it also embodies the experiential potential of creating an assemblage whose members have had the chance to harmonize with each other during a given time.

(excerpt of a text by Başak Doğa Temür)