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I S T A N B U L |


the roots

I S T A N B U L | t h e   r o o t s

an audio-visual performance

with percussion and multimedia

created by Emil Kuyumcuyan


music by Larry Baker, Emil Kuyumcuyan, Adrien Trybucki 

video: Vitali Chiose, Şabuh Mıgırdiç Kuyumcuyan

solo percussion: Emil Kuyumcuyan

performances: 8 November 2018 @ Muziekgebouw Eindhoven

2 may 2019 @ theatre de la renaissance Oullins


Istanbul, end or beginning of a new world? The end of one world, the start of another ...

The Istanbul inhabitants feel a sense of loss of a way of life, a story, a city. Is it a simple evolution or a brutal and irreversible destruction? During his show,

Emil Kuyumcuyan transports us into his complex and contrasting feelings. It immerses us in the evolution of Istanbul through current clichés, but also in the past with precious family videos of the 60s accompanied by his compositions and music of today.

Is a new vivacity and a second energy seizing the city of the three empires?

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