Soundtracks on Gramophone Records
Thursday, September 25, 19.00
To commemorate the 10th year of Istanbul Modern, Gökhan Akçura and Cemal Ünlü went through the gramophone record archives, and collected the songs from the early days of Turkish cinema for the two anniversary exhibitions, One Hundred Years of Love: The Affair between Film and Audience in Turkey and Plurivocality: Visual Arts and Music in Turkey. On the first day of the One Hundred Years of Love exhibition there was a live listening event, which presented a wide variety of gramophone records from Muhsin Ertuğrul’s operettas, the songs Münir Nurettin performed in the film Mineli Kuş (Enamelled Song) by Nazım Hikmet, to the songs Hafız Burhan and Müzeyyen Senar performed in Arabic films. The event closed with Zeki Müren’s Beklenen Şarkı (The Awaited Song). The Repertoire project of the Plurivocality exhibition also presented Zeki Müren’s performance of Beklenen Şarkı from the eponymous film, surveyed Nazım Hikmet and studied the period’s operettas via other audiovisual materials.
Istanbul In Turkish Cinema
A Conversation With Necip Sarıcı
Saturday, September 27, 2014, 18.00
Within the scope of the program “Cinema Lies at the Heart of Istanbul”, held in parallel with the exhibition “One Hundred Years of Love”, a conversation about cinema took place. After the screening of the films “Yangın Var” (Fire!) and “Yalnızlar Rıhtımı” (Quay of the Lonely Ones), the talk titled “Istanbul in Turkish Cinema” was held with Necip Sarıcı. Starting on the birth of film, Sarıcı talked about the adventure of cinema in the streets of Istanbul, sharing his memories.