Istanbul Psychoanalytical Association's first collaboration with musicians took place in 2009 at Dede Efendi Art House. After this initial fruitful meeting, Music and Psychoanalysis Symposium began to be organized annually, bringing together musicians, musicologists, academics and national and international psychoanalysts to work on the relation and the mutual enrichment between music and psychoanalysis. While the academics and psychoanalysts provide a “field of thinking and feeling” with their presentations, musicians "give sound” to this field, making it more thinkable, perceivable and thus more creative. 

 

Barbara Hepworth, Pelagos, Elm wood with colour and strings, 1946 (BH 133), Tate