Istanbul Makamı / Istanbul notes. A humble documentary on foreign musicians who found Istanbul familiar, 2016. Watched it in May 2016, in a famous campus of a university/conservatory in Istanbul. Next to us at the screening was a graduation or wedding celebration (not so famous), which made real noise. See the documentary’s trailer here:
Bela Bartok’s footprints in Anatolia, while he was searching for some other footprints in Anatolia. Documentary in Turkish, subtitles in Hungarian.
Anthropology of senses and history of space merge to speak of silence as a means of mass communication. A first note on the subject, to be continued. Via listening to the sonic past of Ottoman city by Nina Ergin:
Silence is kind of intercultural. Everybody understands if you can silence someone, you have power over them.
Listen. A film A short film by David New on Murray Schafer the composer. On soundscapes and the importance of not having too much in order to be able to listen.
How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Anita Collins / Sharon Colman Graham. 2014. via TED-ED. #Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.
Wheel method on thinking rhythm. John Varney tells more via TED-ED. 2014