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Arda Yurdusev

Composer - Performer - Audiovisual Artist

As a composer - performer - audiovisual artist, his interests include (but not limited to) combining contemporary art music with various musical and theatrical elements though timbre-based sound worlds and audio-visual projects ranging from concert music to scenic stage works. His music theaters focus on topics between the spectrum of real life and sci-fi settings with scenic elements/visuals. He is also heavily active with his audiovisual works that often result in installations or collaborations with musicians and electronics.


In the 2022-23 season, “underneath the pieces…” for flute and puzzle was featured within the scope of Musikfestival Bern while “Seyyah I”, his concerto for pan flute and orchestra was premiered by Matthijs Koene and Bilkent Symphony Orchestra. During 2023-24 Season, his new series “Indigo” will premier with the first chapter being commissioned by Ensemble TaG Winterthur for their “30 Jahre Ensemble TaG – ein Gesprächskonzert zum Jubiläum” in June, followed by an orchestra piece commissioned by Bilkent Symphony Orchestra for October and an ensemble piece commissioned by Ensemble Proton Bern within the scope of Protonwerk 13 to be premiered in February 2024. Later in the year, his concert long musiktheater “C-AML” has its premier in September.

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His most recent music theater pieces were “TRIAL C-AML” which was premiered in Playtime Festival and his auto-biographical musiktheater piece “Suita” that was a part of Traffic Festival. Some notable performances from the past seasons include his audiovisual piece “Chaplin Prints”, his string quartet “Senri (II)” with Arditti Quartet and his Seyyah concept pieces; "Seyyah Trio" with ensemble XX. janrhundert and “Seyyah III” with Cikada. Also, “Ronin” for mixed quartet was recorded by Klangforum Wien during OutHEAR New Music Week and his miniature for saxophone quartet “Pati” was premiered by Sigma Project within the scope of Mixtur 2020. 

He has worked with ensembles such as Arditti Quartet, Klangforum Wien, Cikada, Ensemble Proton Bern, Ensemble TaG Winterthur, Black Pencil Ensemble, ensemble XX. Janrhundert, Collegium Novum Zurich, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, NK Ensemble and Hezarfen Ensemble. He is pursuing his graduate studies in Hochschule der Künste Bern in Music Composition with Simon Steen-Andersen and Xavier Dayer. He holds his B.A. degree in Theory and Composition from Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Performing Arts with principal teacher Yiğit Aydın. During various workshops, he had private lessons with well-known composers such as Mark Andre, Michael Beil, Stefano Gervasoni, Klaus Lang, Ken Ueno, Matthew Shlomowitz, Eun-Hwa Cho to name a few. Arda Yurdusev is based in Bern, Switzerland.

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