Tarek Atoui (Sound Artist, Composer) and Aslı Yalçın (Field Recordist, Co-Founder at Vadi Sound) talk about Tarek’s artistic journey and his works including “The Whispering Playground” project at the 17th Istanbul Biennial where Vadi Sound team contributed by recording the ambiences of the docklands of Istanbul.
Tarek is an artist and composer working within the realm of sound performance and composition. His work challenges traditional ways of perceiving sound and focuses on the medium’s ability to act as a catalyst for human interaction, while exploring its relation to current social, historical and political realities. His work often revolves around large-scale, collaborative performances that stem from extensive research into music history and anthropology. He engineers complex and inventive instruments, arranges and curates concerts, performances, listening rooms and workshops.
You can explore some of Tarek Atoui’s works and inspiration sources at the links below.