Founded in 1986 by Serhat Köksal
in Istanbul, 2/5 BZ works as a multimedia project with various releases in video, music and literary formats. Combining traditional Turkish music, noise, ambient, big beat and numerous other stylistical references, 2/5 BZ creates a distinct modern experimental sound bridging occident and orient. Characteristic for the work and output of 2/5 BZ is the balancing on the verge of trash and the continuous work with collages of music, cinema, speech and field recordings. So far, 2/5 BZ has performed at well-known festivals such as Club Transmediale in Berlin, collaborated with numerous musicians such as Tim Hodgkinson
and been presented, among others, by John Peel
in his famous John Peel sessions on BBC. 2/5 BZ's motto: No Touristik , No Exotic .