Biography

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. Some recent performances include his string quartet “Senri (II)” with Arditti Quartet and “Seyyah III” with Cikada. Most recently, “Ronin” for mixed quartet was workshopped and recorded by Klangforum Wien during OutHEAR New Music Week. Future performances include “Seyyah Trilogy” which is a finalist for Black Pencil Prize 2020 and “Seyyah II” for sinfonietta with Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra and Ankara Youth Symphony Orchestra in 2020. Within the past season, 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, Eun-Hwa Cho, Hanna Eimermacher, Eivind Buene, Laurie San Martin, Ulrich Kreppein, Mahir Cetiz, Shih-Hui Chen, Tolga Yayalar, Onur Türkmen, Hideki Kozakura and Dimitri Papageorgiou. He has worked with ensembles such as Arditti Quartet, Klangforum Wien, Cikada, Black Pencil Ensemble, Collegium Novum Zurich, NK Ensemble and Hezarfen Ensemble.

 

After being in the production side of music, in 2015 he was accepted to the Theory and Composition program in Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Performing Arts. Since then he has been studying composition with Yiğit Aydın. 

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