Onur Turkmen

Onur Türkmen on the use of Turkish Maqams in his Music

Hat is a compositional approach that is not constructed through a dialectic of oppositions, contradictions and polarizations of the musical material(s), but rather through a dialectic between composer’s psyche and hat. Hat – a “line” of maqams penetrating and merging into one another – is gradually sought, communicated with and eventually revealed by the composer.

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17 Apr

Tolga Tüzün speaks about his Compositional Process

In this video Tolga Tüzün speaks about the compositional process that underlies his solo piano piece “Permance.”

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14 Feb

How Will a City Influence Your Music?


Turkish composer Zeynep Gedizlioğlu speaks about how Istanbul has influenced her creative work and how she composing for the piano is a special challenge.

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04 Feb

Tolga Tüzün speaks about his music and life in Istanbul

Here is a video of a conversation I made with the composer Tolga Tüzün in January 2010 in Istanbul. In this video we talk about his music and his life in Istanbul.

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04 Feb

About “Listening to Istanbul”

In this video the New Music pianist Seda Röder introduces her CD Listening to Istanbul: An Encounter with Turkish Contemporary Music. If you would like to be informed about the upcoming CD and concerts simply sign up for our newsletter.

Listening to Istanbul from Seda Röder on Vimeo.

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15 Jan