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 installations to music theater. His music theaters focuses 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.

Most recently his music theater piece “TRIAL C-AML” was a part of Playtime Festival while his audiovisual work “Broken Doll Factory” was premiered in PROGR. Future performances include his biographical musiktheater piece that will be a part of Traffic Festival, an audiovisual piece for solo flute and visuals for Musikfestival Bern and his concerto for pan flute and orchestra “Seyyah I” with Matthijs Koene and Bilkent Symphony Orchestra. Some recent performances from the past seasons include his multimedia project “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. More recently, “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 attended various masterclasses by well-known composers such as Mark Andre, Bruno Mantovani, Klaus Lang, Ken Ueno, Michael Beil, Eun-Hwa Cho to name a few. 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.

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