Hassan Khan


January 3, 2013 21.30

Hassan Khan


To mark the closing of Hassan Khan at SALT Beyoglu, which is the most comprehensive exhibition of works by artist, musician and writer Hassan Khan to date, Khan will perform the concert SUPERSTRUCTURE (II) at Ghetto on January 3, 2013 at 21.30.

Having performed in İstanbul on two previous occasions, Khan is back in town with his latest set. This time the mood ranges from a delicate breakdown of mesmeric shimmering string arrangements, nocturnal piano minuets, and finely wrought electronica, to the brutal beats of stacked gamelan riffs and hardcore new-wave synth-Shaabi. The concert’s coda “Taraban” is Khan’s own minimal reinterpretation of an early 20th century Egyptian classic.

Khan uses a battery of feedbacking mixers, filters, processors, laptop manipulation, virtual synthesizer and live mikes in tandem to pre-composed and recorded sections. All the music is original and live.

The exhibition Hassan Khan, which closes on January 6, 2013, has received immense international attention including a listing as one of the most memorable exhibitions of 2012 in Artforum magazine. The concert SUPERSTRUCTURE (II) introduces Khan’s work at another İstanbul venue: Ghetto, a space that frames the style and content of his latest set of unique compositions. While SUPERSTRUCTURE (II) develops on the content of SUPERSTRUCTURE (The Ammunition of the Nation), which was performed by Khan at SALT Beyoğlu in 2011, it brings a new set of arrangements and compositions to the fore.

About Hassan Khan
Hassan Khan is an artist, musician and writer, lives and works in Cairo. Concert appearances include venues and Festivals in Alexandria, Amman, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beirut, Berlin, Bristol, Buenos Aries, Cairo, Copenhagen, Delhi, Geneva, Gwangju, İstanbul, Ljubljana, Leon, London, Marrakesh, New York, Palermo, Paris, Philadelphia, Rome, São Paulo, Stockholm, Yokohama and Zurich. He has recently performed at the Louvre in Paris, KW Berlin and Teatro Nuova Foundamente in Venice. His album tabla dubb is available on the 100copies label.

Tickets for the concert can be purchased from Biletix as of December 17 or at Ghetto’s ticket counter.