These two beautiful black women will play music together live!
It would be very fun to witness it.
About Aphex’s special place for me; he was with me all the time. I find myself lucky because I have Aphex’s conception of music accompanying me in my spiritual journey. In this poster I created a color scale based on his ’95 concert with Bjork (the year I was born). I tried to express his mind in my own way. Thank you Richard for helping me see the world from different perspectives.
This kind of setting reminds me of the magical festivals that were held for Dionysus back in the Ancient Greece where the satyrs and fairies would join in. As I was working on the poster I saw that they actually gave a concert at Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Greece recently. So this 'dream gig' was almost accomplished!”
I dreamt of a Megastar concert in a ladies' bathroom, starting after the simple question of ‘I'm going to the bathroom, anyone coming?’ asked to the best friends during a boring meet-up.
I dreamed that Zeki Müren came back to life in today’s show business and played at Disney Castle alongside his beloved Mickeys. For this poster, I got inspired from his picture with Mickey Mouse in Disneyland. The date is his 88th birthday.
I hope we’ll reach a time where prejudices are destroyed, there is no more hate, everyone is having a laugh and there are more like Zeki Müren soon.
When big names come only to Istanbul and other big cities, it hurts those who live outside the circle. So I enjoyed the idea of hosting him in my hometown. I remember him with love and respect. Rest in peace.
We don’t need a time machine to travel in time. When I’m creating the future today, I want to see the two big names of autotune, Cher and Ezhel, accompanying Ferdi Baba with his naturally autotuned voice at Gülhane. Maybe I’m late for Cher and Ferdi Tayfur but it’s still possible for Ezhel. After all, I want to see everyone I like at Gülhane.
I met Hendrix via mixtapes I bought from Akmar Passage in my teenage years. ‘A black person who doesn’t make hip hop, hmm’ I thought. Authentic musicians like Bowie, Freddie Mercury and Hendrix have always inspired me. That’s why I really enjoyed making this poster.
I tried to place Hendrix in a jungle world to create a different atmosphere.
It’s a fact that Daft Punk is among the lucky minority who is capable of doing this and I couldn’t overlook an icon like that. Well then, where would they play? I wanted to make a reference to LCD Soundsystem’s ‘Daft Punk Is Playing at My House’ and chose a house. This house had to welcome everyone and be the place where everyone would go in the end. So this time Daft Punk should play at the beginning of the end, where conscience no longer reigns, in the unknown realms of death.