White Washed Wood
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Biography

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As a composer, his interests include (but not limited to) combining contemporary art music with various musical elements from different cultures though timbre-based sound worlds and audio-visual projects ranging from installations to music theatre. In the beginning 2021, his multimedia project “Chaplin Prints” was premiered. Some recent performances include his string quartet “Senri (II)” with Arditti Quartet and his Seyyah concept pieces; "Seyyah Trio" with ensemble XX. janrhundert and “Seyyah III” with Cikada. Recently, “Ronin” for mixed quartet was workshopped and recorded by Klangforum Wien during OutHEAR New Music Week in Larissa and his miniature for saxophone quartet “Pati” premiered in Barcelona by Sigma Project within the scope of Mixtur 2020. Future performances include “Seyyah Trilogy” (Honorary Mention for Black Pencil Prize 2020) and his piece for pan flute and orchestra “Seyyah I” with Matthijs Koene as the soloist. Within the past seasons, his quartet piece “Komorebi” which combines classical Turkish and western instruments was premiered by NK Ensemble and published in the album “Lahza”. 

He has attended various masterclasses by well-known composers such as Mark Andre, Bruno Mantovani, Klaus Lang, Ken Ueno, Michael Beil, Eun-Hwa Cho, Hanna Eimermacher, Eivind Buene, Laurie San Martin, Ulrich Kreppein, Mahir Cetiz, Shih-Hui Chen, Tolga Yayalar, Hideki Kozakura and Dimitri Papageorgiou. He has worked with ensembles such as Arditti Quartet, Klangforum Wien, Cikada, Black Pencil Ensemble, ensemble XX. Janrhundert, Collegium Novum Zurich, NK Ensemble and Hezarfen Ensemble. 

He holds a B.A. in Theory and Composition from Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Performing Arts with principal teacher Yiğit Aydın. He is pursuing his graduate studies in Hochschule der Künste Bern in Music Composition with a specialization on Creative Arts with Xavier Dayer and Simon Steen-Andersen.