One of our student participants, Alyssa Mathias, captured the mood of the centennial commemorations through a series of audio recordings and text, which was published in UCLA’s Ethnomusicology Review. She writes, “…what seems to unite these diverse sounds of remembrance and protest is a sense of immediacy. Amid us visitors were people speaking to their own government, on the very soil where it happened, figuring out how to live together.”
Many have read about the events that took place in Istanbul this April, but hearing their sounds can perhaps bring a new layer of meaning. Whether you were with us in Istanbul and want to relive those moments, or are hearing them for the first time, Alyssa’s essay in UCLA’s Ethnomusicology Review is worth a read and listen!