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"Oud Do you Think you are" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Oud Do you Think you are" (弹起你的咚不拉)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Powered Speakers, LDR sensors, 8-bit microcontrollers, mp3 players, Nixie tubes, teakwood frame
DATE 2013
SIZE 226(W)×43(H)×8(D) cm | 89(W)×17(H)×3(D) inches
TECH SPECS 1×PLN-100-20 (INPUT 100~240VAC@1.4A / OUTPUT 20V@4.8A)
7×PLN-20-12 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 12V@1.67A)
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 32 kg | 71 lb • CRATED: 57 kg | 126 lb
CRATE SIZE 236(W)×53(H)×19(D) cm | 93(W)×21(H)×7(D) inches
EXPOSURE “Medina 50” at island6 ShGarden
Contemporary Istanbul 2013
CREDITS David Keohane (sound design & interactivity) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)

Based in the eastern Mediterranean region ranging from Ciaro to Beirut, Damascus and Aleppo, traditional Arabic music predominately consists of pre-composed songs in which the creator has determined the form and content of the music to be performed, the same way, every time. With such a role, the musician transforms into that of an interpreter, charged with artistically rendering and reproducing someone else's creation. The instrumentalist is, however, accorded the opportunity to improvise his own creations in a form called taqasim. In "Oud Do You Think You Are", the viewer takes on the role of the instrumentalist, producing such musical spontaneity as they randomly move and pluck through the sounds of the oud, composing their own techy maqamat, an Arabic musical scaling system, with only a torch. [Margaret Johnson]

STATUS Currently located in Istanbul. Available. Please contact us for inquiries.
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