Performance: Turkish Expertimental Music - Alper Maral, Batur Sönmez, Reverie Falls On All, Tuna Pase

  • Saturday 25 13:45 - 15:45


Alper Maral

Alper Maral is a composer and musicologist focusing rather on social and political connotations in music. He has teaching and administrative posts in several universities; either as a composer, performer or lecturer, he contributed numerous international events—festivals, conferences, etc., co-founded and directed academic or artistic associations, and published extensively on social science.

Batur Sönmez

Having started his works on contemporary music and art in 1998, Batur Sönmez came to be known in many countries around the world with his experimental, electronic, industrial and noise music works. Along with various music projects, he is also carrying out works on multimedia, audiovisual, sound and video art. After founding TRansmit audio visual arts in 2006, he held the experimental, electronic, noise music concert series titled "Signals From Outside" and "Noiseistanbul". He is one of the curators of the album titled Turkish electronic music anthology, which was released in 2016. For the festival, he will present his project titled FLASH MENTAL EXPERIMENT, which brings light and sound together.

Reverie Falls On All

Reverie Falls On All was formed by Barkın Engin and Burak Tamer in 2003. The duo blends a wide selection of influences into contemporary electronic music. In their live performances, RFOA creates electronic/acoustic layers of sound that dissolve into and evolve from their compositions. Their debut album Clouds In Our Room was released in October 2006. İMÇ EP was released in December 2007. Music for Church Organ and Electronics was composed in collaboration with Ahmet Altınel for the concert series Verklaerte Zeit in 2008. Live album Passed Ones was released in 2009. Rebloom was released in May 2015 via Shalgam Records. Eta Carinae was featured in the compilation Anthology of Turkish Experimental Music 1961-2014 by Sub Rosa in 2016.

Tuna Pase
Tuna Pase is a music lover, whose real musical journey began when she heard the timbre of the flute in the orchestra pit for the first time. Her areas of interest are; electro-acoustic composition, free improvisation, sound design, sound art, song writing and ethnomusicology. Her music is inspired from her dreams, her longing for nature, poetry and visuals. She plays electronics, flute and sings. She performs her music solo and also collaborates with others in an improvised manner, where she composes live, using the elements that build her music from scratch.     
She performs in concerts and festivals, and participates in projects in Europe, the United States, and the Middle East. She collaborates with other free improvisers, visual artists and dancers from many different countries. 
Her solo albums are; “Discotheque Sounds From The Cemetery” which includes electro-acoustic compositions, “Under the Tree” and “Night Music” which she names the genre as electro-acoustic pop. She also has live improvisation albums with her band partners which are, “Hazy Stars”, “Oscillation 00-12-00”, “Rain Harvest” and “Pase, Altaba, LT Caramel in Gracia”. 
She appeared on “The Antology of Turkish Experimental Music” with her piece Nefes which is published by Subrosa.