GEZI - A city Symphony

A musical extravaganza

13 okt 2013

Composer Selim Doğru has created a mesmerising performance to convey the feeling behind the protests in Turkey. 100 musicians will begin performing Selim's original score at different points in the Amsterdam and walk towards Dam Square to complete the piece together. Don't miss this extravaganza!


Piano performance at Taksim Square - An impromtu piano performance to provide the protestors music at Taksim Square. This photo was taken by Emrah Gürel for Hürriyet Daily News.

The protests in Turkey rose with the emotion of a city. For the past months, Selim Doğru has been practicing with over 100 volunteers to produce this once in a lifetime performance - a musical piece bringing the experience of Gezi to Amsterdam city. Musicians of all kinds will begin playing Selim's original score with protest songs incorporated at various points within the city (Muntplein, Singel, Central Station, Rozengracht, Nes, Oudehoogstraat etc.). Eventually everyone will gather at Dam Square to finish the piece together. You can watch the event at Dam from 12pm starting with Selim's piano solo. The many music makers involved will arrive one by one at the square and the performers will complete the extravaganza together around 2pm.

This event is part of PARK, a project initiated by a group of people who felt an urge to contribute to the protests in Turkey. What can we do from Amsterdam, how can our voices be heard?

More information
Time: 12pm-2pm Location: Various points in Amsterdam, the audience can watch the live performance from Dam and catch the video of the musicians journey towards the square afterwards.
See also here for the Facebook Event.