• July 16, 2024

‘With Love from Istanbul’ with İKSV

 ‘With Love from Istanbul’ with İKSV

CreaPost – Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), in collaboration with YouTube, is launching a video series that blends Istanbul’s urban heritage with music. The series, titled ‘With Love from Istanbul with İKSV’, features performances by 10 distinguished artists in four historical and cultural venues of Istanbul, along with exclusive interviews with the artists.

The featured musicians and bands include Barış Demirel, Muganni (Burak Güven), Büyük Ev Ablukada, Emir Taha, Fazıl Say, Kalben, Lara Di Lara, Nova Norda, Paptircem and Tuğçe Şenoğul. They present a unique panorama of Istanbul and music through the songs of their choice.

Performances were held at Istanbul’s significant industrial sites, which are now used as museums, universities, or cultural centers. These included Barış Demirel, Büyük Ev Ablukada, and Lara Di Lara at Istanbul Bilgi University’s Santralistanbul Energy Museum; Paptircem at Istanbul Museum of Modern Art; Emir Taha, Nova Norda, and Tuğçe Şenoğul at the Grand Bazaar; and Muganni (Burak Güven), Fazıl Say, and Kalben at Rahmi M. Koç Museum.

In addition to these performances, the artists engaged in short backstage conversations with Alper
Bahçekapılı, music writer and project consultant. ‘With Love from Istanbul with İKSV’ premieres on İKSV’s YouTube channel, with new episodes released weekly starting Friday, 14 June.

‘Pop music meets cultural institutions’

‘With Love from Istanbul with İKSV’ draws inspiration from the creative spirit of YouTube’s ReBoot
Culture project, which launched in Berlin in 2021. With the motto ‘Pop music meets cultural
institutions’, ReBoot Culture featured young artists performing different genres of music in cultural
institutions, museums, and exhibition halls across Europe. İKSV participated in the project with the
goal of showcasing Istanbul’s musical and spatial richness to the world. This time, for YouTube, İKSV
is bringing original Turkish voices to venues that have hosted its events since 1973.