JEMP Istanbul 2014
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Date: 19th–26nd October 2014
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JEMP Festival
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Jazz and Experimental Music from Poland|Istanbul

Previously held in London, the critically acclaimed Jazz and Experimental Music from Poland (JEMP) festival heads to Istanbul for its first ever edition abroad this October as part of the 2014 cultural programme celebrating 600 years of Polish – Turkish diplomatic relations. Taking place at various venues across the city, including Salon IKSV, and the popular Arkaoda, the festival will showcase an eclectic mix of free jazz, electroacoustic improvisation, deconstructed classical ottoman music and other experimental styles. In addition to concerts, there will be residencies, installations and sound art proje cts, all involving cross – border partnerships.
In an exciting departure from the first three editions of JEMP , this year’s programme consists exclusively of specially commissioned collaborations between Polish and Turkish musicians or artists. Opening the festival at Arkaoda is Piotr Kurek joined by Istanbul’s Ekin Fil for a collaborative project featuring a piece for voice, guitar and synthesizer blending the music of two artists notable for their own solo work. The double bill continues with Stara Rzeka, a.k.a. musician Kuba Ziolek who named his project after the Polish village devastated by a tornado in 2012, performing music from his new long – form composition of the same name. At the Salon IKSV eminent local musicians such as Umut Çağlar and Korhan Erel from KonstruKt – Turkey’s pioneering free improvisation band – will work with artists like Rafal Mazur and Dominik Strychalski. Other highlights not to be missed include: the contemporary music ensemble Kwartludium who will be collaborating with Caglayan Yildiz to “deconstruct” works by Polish – ottoman musician Wojciech Bobkowski (known as Ali Ufki), and series of performances by Konrad Smolenski, Lukasz Rychlicki and Zorka Wollny which explore the theme of fury and anger through a combination of live performance and visual art. Coming to what promises to be a memorable close Krzysztof Topolski joined by Hubert Zemler will work on the Drum Channels project involving research, field recording sessions and performances in collaboration with local cymbal making workshops.

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Concert Schedule
Sunday 19 October
21.30 PM – Arkaoda
Tickets: 15 TL
Address: Arkaoda
Kadife Street
No:18/A Kadıköy
Istanbul
Stara Rzeka (Kuba Ziołek) – electronics
Piotr Kurek
Ekin Fil

Wednesday 22 October
21.30 PM – Salon IKSV
Tickets: 40 TL
Address: Sadi Konuralp
Caddesi No:5, Sishane
34433,Istanbul
Rafał Mazur
Dominik Strycharski
Umut Çaglar
Korhan Futaci

Thursday 23 October
21.30 PM – Salon IKSV
Tickets: 40 TL
Address: Sadi Konuralp
Caddesi No:5, Sishane
34433, Istanbul
Kwartludium and Çağlayan Yıldız

Friday 24 October
21:30 PM – Mixer
Address: Tomtom
Mahallesi, Boğazkesen
Caddesi, No:45, Tophane,
Istanbul
Zorka Wollny