Mete Arca Alış’s “Remembrance” focuses on a surrealist story of an old woman existing in a medieval utopia, with a memory disorder that is making her forget more and more of her memories as days pass. The act of remembering works similarly to a musical technique called “retrograde” which is a variation technique used on melodies. Four instruments will be performing the variations of the set melodies, and slightly moving forward and backward from time to time within the piece. Throughout the piece, the main character’s conflict inside the story will be mimicked with the assistance of music, in order to assist a sense of empathy towards the old lady, to feel for her.
Mete Arca Alış
is a multimedia composer based in İstanbul. He is currently studying music and sound design in Istanbul Bilgi University. Aside from his academical journey, he mainly focuses on minimalistic, pointillistic, electroacoustic contemporary music, and combines these elements from his musical palette into scoring for film. He continued his artistic research, working on several musical and visual aspects such as sound narrative, audio-visual artworks. In 2020 he founded a music studio by the name “4BRICK Studios” that focuses on composing for multimedia in the forms of commercials, games and short films. He is currently working as a composer in 4BRICK Studios.