Gezgin Salon took off in 2017 when Salon decided to grew out of its walls. It hosted King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Wolf Alice, Amyl and the Sniffers, Kiasmos, Pantha du Prince and Pional in its first two editions at various locations around the city. This time, our destination is the Bosphorus coast. Follow the centuries-old coastal road aligned with plane-trees and breathe in the fresh scent of the sea. The road will take you to Feriye in Ortaköy at the heart of Istanbul; one of the most precious venues of the city.
An electro-pop duo whose story that originated in France exceeded the national borders and quickly reached Turkey where they are grandly admired.
Agar Agar had its beginnings at the experimental art school Beaux-Art Paris where Clara Cappagli and Armand Bultheel studied. They met when Armand’s profound monologue during a philosophy of art class caught Clara’s attention. They achieved great success in 2016 with their first EP ‘Cardan’. This EP resembled the 80’s dark disco and was remarkably mature for a first professional recording. Every single in ‘Cardan’ became a hit and was followed by their 2018 debut studio album ‘The Dog and The Future’. With the wind of the album’s popularity in their sails they appeared on stage at numerous major festivals including Zürich Openair, Art Rock, We Love Green, Reeperbahn, Into The Great Wide Open, Pop-Kultur Berlin and Dour, and at hype nightclubs around Europe. The name of the band comes from the texture agent ‘agar agar’ that Armand feeds his ants, and has grown a fondness for its sound. According to their interview with ‘VICE’, The Sims is also one of their greatest sources of inspiration. As evident from their album cover, eggs are also important in their lives, both as a source of nutrition and as an object of inspiration. They see themselves as dogs rather than people, and instead of repeating a regular and established musical form and formula they always choose to experiment with that which is new.
Agar Agar became the progressive face of electro-pop, having managed to be dark and hypnotic, loud and tranquil, ‘80s and futuristic at the same time. The duo that was at Salon in February with a concert that sold out in a flip, will now take its exultant energy and hyperactive live performance to Feriye on 30 June for a mid-summer night’s dream. Dancing to the songs of Agar Agar under the sky and right next to the Bosphorus will surely be the best twist of the summer of 2019.
This event has an age restriction of 18.