MUSIC // MÜZİK

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Quest(ion)s (2022): In these two miniature explorations, I collaborated with the vocalist Sumru Ağıryürüyen. I asked her to send me improvisations based on a list of motion trajectories (Temporal Semiotic Units) I sent her. She kindly accepted my invitation & sent me her improvisation where she inhales & exhales her acousmatic presence.

I worked with her improvisation through two response-explorations in pursuit of a possible "response-able com-position (RC) practice" as a part of my research. Along with her improvisation Sumru uttered words that are somewhat related to, and/or inspired by her improvisation: “Expressions of the mystic quest”. Her choice of words, and the way she utters them (revealing it word by word, piece by piece) expressing a playful and mysterious process, effected and colored my listening and responses. I named the piece after both her “quest”, and the set of piling questions in my head, calling it “Quest(ion)s”. This two-piece-encounter was where I first began exploring possibilities for an RC practice.
For more information about the process
visit the "Research Catalogue" Exposition: https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/1511494/1511495/0/351

Performers: Sumru Ağıryürüyen: Voice, Fulya Uçanok: Piano & objects.

S-wallow-ING (2022): In these two miniature explorations, I collaborated with two swallow birds. These explorations are a part of my artistic research.

As I went for a three day visit to Balıkesir, Edincik/Turkey at May 2021, I was woken up by a single swallow at around 4:00 AM chattering a solo. Soon after another joined in; they began a duet, reacting and responding to one another. I wanted to visit and join-in with their sonic relations. I got up & without scaring them off, was able to record their chatter. I made two response-explorations with this recording.

During my practice, I asked: How do I move past the learnt ape-brain vs.
bird-brain dichotomies? How may I render these swallows as well as myself capable in our sounding together? And starting with such questions, I began generating and leaning on speculations, and stories, exploring what could be known from our sonic relation together, through a specific group of contexts.

For more information about the process visit the "Research Catalogue" Exposition: https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/1511494/1511495/0/351

Performers: Two swallow birds: Voice, Fulya Uçanok: Piano, objects & electronics.

Together-Apart (2022): Here is a homage for Pauline Oliveros.

This score is a part of the project "A Year of Deep Listening" which is a 365-day celebration of the legacy of Pauline Oliveros, and what would have been her 90th birthday. Aside from celebrating Oliveros' birthday, the project aims to explore what listening can make possible in the context of our current moment.

See the score here. Explore more of these scores @ The Center for Deep Listening.

Temporary Residing (2017, rev. 2021): The piece moves through various “moments”. The movements are sometimes enacted through sudden ruptures and at others, subtle leakages and transitions. The listener goes through various "residences" staying temporarily at each one, exploring multiple spaces, behaviors of sound and listening situations. It is messy, it is plural, it is always situated.

Swarming (2020): This piece investigates dialogs between binarisms. It explores undulations between spectrums of presence/absence, human/machine, acoustic/electronic, instrumental/recorded everyday sound as well as fragmentation/completion.

“Swarming” is an acousmatic version of my mixed media piece "Childlike only in the depth of innocence" (2019), performed by, Gökçe Göknel (voice), Amy Salsgiver (percussion), Gökhan Bağcı (cello) together with tape.

Circumstantial Multitudes (2019): This piece was written for Klank.ist ensemble. We listen and play through various “circumstances” based on various forms of textural and gestural thinking. Each “circumstance” is interpreted differently by each one of us, creating entangled multiplicities. Adapting and adopting to each other’s interpretations, individualities both emerge as well as enmesh with one another, forming “circumstantial multitudes”.

Performed by: Klank.ist ensemble

Assembly (2017): Individual “sound organisms” inhabit a space with  short gestural utterances and silences, always alert to oneself and the other. They slowly accumulate and unite by growing boisterously into Noise music. In the piece, the individual characteristics of the two opposite worlds and their relationships are investigated.

Balloons For Thought (2018): In this piece I play with balloons; I investigate various tactile and movement-based relations between object-body and human-body, and explore various possibilities for sound, movement and narrative. I explore these narratives through some gestural and textural thinking as well as some program and abstract elements.

Towards (2018): Sound-movement continuations and discontinuations are explored with samples taken from various string instruments coupled with generated electronics. This piece is an inquiry into the notion of “towardness”. Could there be a towardness in arrivals?

Free Improvisation (2018): This is a Live concert recording from the A.I.D. Event @ St. Benoit/Istanbul

 

Deniz Güngören: Voice, Fulya Uçanok: Electronics & Piano

Crackle Away (2016): This piece is composed by three micro samples, a crackle sound, a sine tone sample, and a cardboard box hit. The whole piece is constructed by processing these three samples in different ways. It was inspired by a very loud cicada outside my window, as I found my mind traveling into imagining each crackle sound that the tummy of the cicada, its everyday life and its possible sentients.

Çiruk (2016): A little voyage into the IDM genre.