Music for Books: Mehmet Aslan with Asha Sheshadri27.10.20
Switzerland’s Mehmet Aslan presents his ongoing radio show, Music For Books.
Music For Books is a show that combines the pleasure of reading with the curation of personal soundtracks. The show is an evolving examination of our passion for art across different mediums. Aslan will encourage his audience to think about literature in different ways, exploring the relationship between sound and imagination.
This month, tune in for a special extended show!
1st Hour: Mehmet Aslan with the book A Wandering Poem.
‘Um Poema Errante / A Wandering Poem’ is the printed collaboration between travelling poet Christian Marques and visual interpreter Angharad Hengyu Owen. A literary project unlike anything that has ever been published, it embodies a bi-disciplinary re-exploration of an eight-month journey from Europe, across the Middle East, to Asia: Undertaken by the author himself, crossing seven countries, covering roughly 11’500 kilometers by land, unearthing one poem a day.
Sheshadri’s work involves the unpredictable observation of and response to a personal and political network of relays — archival fields coexisting in entropy — that operate within our collective worlds and imperfect memories. Reading annotations from a book marked up by another, capturing an observational voice memo on a phone, or salvaging footage from a damaged tape are gestures that may produce source material for a fictional letter, a suggestion of an ethnography, soundtrack, or map of a speculated immigration.Listen now