Onur Türkmen

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workshop (90-150 min.)

Onur Türkmen is a Turkish composer who studied composition at Berklee College of Music and İstanbul Technical University’s MIAM with Pieter Snapper and İlhan Usmanbaş. He is an assistant professor and assistant dean at Bilkent University’s Faculty of Music and Performing Arts in Ankara. His work mainly revolves around two concepts: “Hat”, contemplations on Turkish music maqams and instruments, and  “Ritualistic Drama” that focuses on interconnections between poetry, drama and ritual. Türkmen is the artistic director of the NK Ensemble which aims to form a research platform for composers on the usage of Traditional Turkish Music elements in contemporary classical music.

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