Place and Music: Multicultural Musical Recreation Place of İstanbul During the Ottoman Period
Keywords: Place, music, Ottoman, İstanbul, multiculturalism
Music, as an element of culture, exists with society and its places through creation and consumption. Even if it is presented in everywhere, there are special places that people creates and consumes music together. These are the cultural elements of music. These places also determine how music is created, performed and consumed. İstanbul, which has been the representative of urban culture from Byzantium to the present, entertains these elements across various places in a multicultural form. Social and musical multiculturalism exists together in the several entertainment places in İstanbul. In this study, the relationship of place and music in İstanbul during the Ottoman period was investigated within the field of ethnomusicology in the context of acculturation and multiculturalism. Results revealed eleven types of musical places, seven of which were indoor and three of which were outdoor places. All of the places were examined separately within their conceptual, historical, musical and socio-cultural aspects.