The Morning Line, Istanbul, 22 May 2010

Russell Haswell has commissioned Peter Zinovieff, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Yasunao Tone and Jana Winderen to conceive new acoustic works for the installation The Morning Line by Matthew Ritchie for the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary.

From the website of TML:

As one of its essential elements, the artist conceived of the pavilion’s sonic identity. The Morning Line is saturated with fifty speakers, using a unique interactive computer controlled sound system, conceived and implemented by the Music Research Centre of York University.

For the presentation in Istanbul guest sound curator Russell Haswell has invited Jana Winderen, Peter Zinovieff, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, and Yasunao Tone to conceive new acoustic works, commissioned by T-B A21. Two other new works by Ghostigital and Jónsi & Alex are also being presented for the first time in Istanbul. As The Morning Line continues to travel the world as a platform for contemporary music, and within its mandate to encourage and support the production of innovative composition wherever it tours, T-B A21 has entered a partnership with MIAM – Centre for Advanced Studies in Music, Istanbul, under the guidance of Melih Fereli, former director of the Istanbul Festival, Kamran İnce, and Cihat Aşkın and has commissioned new compositions by Erdem Helvacıoğlu, Cevdet Erek, Batuhan Bozkurt, and Mehmet Can Özer.

These ten new compositions will be presented as world premieres in Istanbul, during the festival that will follow the opening ceremonies on the 22nd of May and run for the rest of the week. They will be added to the existing archive of music and soundscapes selected by the previous guest curators Florian Hecker and Byce Dessner. These include collaborative works by Bryce Dessner in collaboration with David Sheppard and Evan Ziporyn, and Mark Fell in collaboration with Roc Jiménez de Cisneros, and solo compositions by Bruce Gilbert, Florian Hecker, Lee Ranaldo, Chris Watson, and Thom Willems.

The installation will open in Istanbul on the 22nd May 2010.

Matthew Ritchie, Aranda\Lasch and Arup AGU – The Morning Line installation working on installing the sound pieces before the opening; Matthew Ritchie, Aranda\Lasch and Arup AGU, The Morning Line installation.