Works performed by Earplay:

Resonances (b): Tella

A native of Istanbul, Dr. Turgut Erçetin studied composition and completed his doctorate studies at Stanford University. Erçetin’s current works engage with issues of sound, not as colors but as sonic entities that are perceived at various degrees of complexities as a result of dynamics continually change in time and space. Most of his works, therefore, are involved with acoustics and psychoacoustics as well as computer aided compositional process. His solo, chamber and electro-acoustic works have been performed throughout the US and Europe with notable performances at Ultraschall Festival, MaerzMusik Festival, Gaudeamus Festival, Manifeste, and many other festivals. His music has been championed by pioneering ensembles such as The Arditti Quartet, The JACK Quartet, ELISION Ensemble, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and Ensemble Mosaik, as well as many others. In 2016, he was awarded with the prestigious Berliner Künstlerprogramm of DAAD for a yearlong residency in Berlin. As a researcher, Erçetin has taken part in many research projects, the focus of which lies on musical and architectural acoustics. As a lecturer, Erçetin has given numerous talks on his music and the research projects he has conducted, at academic institutions such as Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium, Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, Institut für Neue Musik HfMT Köln, Technische Universität Berlin, Royal Conservatory The Hague and IEM Graz. His compositions are published by Edition Gravis in Berlin.

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