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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 installations to music theater. 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 upcoming 2022-23 season, “underneath the pieces...” for flute and puzzle will be featured within the scope of Musikfestival Bern while “Seyyah I”, his concerto for pan flute and orchestra will be premiered by Matthijs Koene and Bilkent Symphony Orchestra. 

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 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. 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.

During various workshops, he had private lessons with well-known composers such as Mark Andre, Klaus Lang, Michael Beil, Ken Ueno, 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 is pursuing his graduate studies in Hochschule der Künste Bern in Music Composition with a specialization on Creative Arts 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.

For detailed CV please contact the artist.