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Symphony in Blue (2012)
First Performance

June 18, 2012
Huseyin Sermet, piano
Istanbul Modern Museum
Istanbul, Turkey







Symphony in Blue

Program Notes

Symphony in Blue is commissioned by Istanbul Modern Museum in honor of the rare showing of Burhan Dogancay's painting of the same name. A never ending momentum, motion. Every shape is pregnant to the next one. American. Turkish. New York. Istanbul. Stylistic multiplicity, obsessive sameness. The feeling of being in one dimention as we are simultaneously in another. Traditionally music is agreed to exist in time from left to right. Paintings are not, other arts are not. They can go to left, right, up and down. They can come closer, become distant. Actually, with our memory at play, music can exist this way as well. Of course all will be experienced still in an abstract fashion. Where you pull or push to is up to you. But ultimately the voyage undertaken is a whole one before your virtual eyes.  

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