ELSE – Neither in the Time

This Sunday, the 25th April  it’s Edition #13 of the Chill Out Tent and the second section of the show will feature ELSE, The East London Sound Ensemble. Join us on Mixcloud Live at 17:45 BST

They describe themselves as ‘sound artists, composers and musicians from different backgrounds where we explore new ideas in sound and music by merging the diverse cultural elements in an innovative way. We all come from different backgrounds but we all share an interest in forming an intercultural musical language with using various instruments and electronics in a hybrid way. We are after exploring and producing different sounds and create new music.’

We will be sharing a film of a performance called ‘Neither in time / Nor entirely out of it’

It takes its concept and inspiration from a Turkish poem by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar. Tanpinar is widely regarded as one of the most important representatives of modernism in Turkish literature. An English transcription of the poem can be found below:

I’m neither in the time
Nor entirely out of it
I am in an unbreakable stream of
a monolithic, wide moment.

With the colour of a strange dream
Every shape seems paralysed
Even a feather flying in the wind
not as light as me.

My head grinds the silence,
like a mill infinitely wide
Inside of me – has reached its desires,
A coatless and cloakless dervish

The world became an ivy,
I sense its roots within me.
Blue, a light that is so blue
I am swimming inside of it

Programme:

Netiher In Time – Part I
Zeynebim (Turkish Folk Song)
Transitions
Kanuock
Raindrops by Hugh Shrapnel
Incecikten bir kar yagar (Turkish Folk Song)
Masal by Ahmet Adnan Saygun
Neither In The Time – Part II

(Part of Equator’s Women of the World series 2021, funded by Cultural Recovery Funds)

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