Bilkent NK Ensemble Buluşmaları I: Yeni Müzikte Geleneksel Unsurlar, 27-28-29 Mayıs

Dear Bilkent Family,

An exciting 3 day event is approaching revolving around the NK Ensemble where we will witness traditional makam elements within Western new music framework. A yearlong collaborative project will be culminated in a 3-day event with open rehearsals and presentations. Finally in a closing concert, compositions by Bilkent faculty professor and students will be performed at Erimtan Museum. You can follow this link for the event booklet:

All members of Bilkent Family are cordially invited.
NK Ensemble Meetings at Bilkent I: Traditional Elements in New Music

May 27th, Sunday
Open Rehearsals, 15:00-18:00 at Bilkent MSSF, Studio 254

May 28th, Monday (All events on this day will take place at Bilkent Faculty of Music and Performing Arts Building, Studio 250)
10:00-12:00 – Presentation: Associate Prof. Dr. Ozan Baysal – Phrase, Rhythm and Time in Beste-i Kadims a Cyclical Approach
13:00-15:00 – Presentation: Dr. Michael Ellison – Developing an Evolving Transcultural Music: An Update
15:00-17:00 – Presentation: Associate Prof. Dr. Ozan Baysal – Novel Perspectives in Makam Music Analysis
17:00-18:00 – Open Forum: Traditional Elements in New Music

May 29th, Tuesday
NK Ensemble Concert “Contemporary Face of Makam” 20:30
Erimtan Archaelogy and Arts Museum

NK Ensemble is a new music ensemble that aims to develop a research platform for composers on the usage of particular traditional instruments in contemporary western music. Such emphasis on research as a basic objective for an ensemble may allude to intentions about internalized comprehensions for the attributes of the traditional elements and their existence in today’s music composition in order to eventuate in unique aesthetical perspectives.

NK ensemble has been initiated upon composer Onur Türkmen and kemençe player Nermin Kaygusuz’s collaboration since 2000 and is affiliated with Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Performing Arts – Composition Program.

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