Istanbul and Music
Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation was founded by Suna Kıraç, İnan Kıraç, and İpek Kıraç on the 27th of October in 2003 in order to provide persons and entities with financial and non-financial opportunities, to make contributions to social life and to engage in educational, cultural, art and healthcare events so that socially beneficial and public-minded citizens are raised for the good of the Turkish society.
Istanbul Research Institute, which is affiliated with the foundation, is a research institute with sections of a "Gallery" particularly designed for exhibitions to support projects produced by the establishment itself since 2007, and of "Atatürk and Republic Studies", " Ottoman Studies", and "Byzantine Studies" , in addition to a public library, Information & Documentation Centre the institute houses, all of which, in integrity, strives to represent Istanbul impeccably on an international platform while upholding the contemporary scientific criteria. The institute renders services within the premises of a historical building constructed in Tepebaşı by renowned architect Guglielmo Semprini in the late 19th century.
Since 2018, Istanbul Research Institute has been working on a research program titled as "Istanbul and Music" (İMAP), coordinated by the musician and research specialist Derya Türkan. The significant fact that Istanbul, which, as an imperial capital, made primary contributions to both Byzantine and Ottoman civilizations, enjoys and cherishes so spectacular musical heritage of strikingly extensive, vast and generous geographies as Anatolia, the Balkans, Europe, Mediterranean, the Middle East. It does widen the research interest of the program on the one hand and amplify it in a historical context on the other hand.
As part of the program, the institute aspires that a new interdisciplinary context is created for the city's relationship with a larger geography from the perspective of music supported with a set publications, master classes, concerts, exhibitions, educational works and oral activities in order to enable researches on the versatile and diversified music culture in Istanbul.
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