NK Ensemble

nk ensemble

NK Ensemble is a new music ensemble that aims to develop a unique repertoire and a research platform on the usage of particular Turkish Music traditional instruments and maqams. NK Ensemble has been initiated upon composer Onur Türkmen and kemençe player Nermin Kaygusuz’s collaboration since 2000.

The debut album “Lahza” featuring pieces by five contemporary Turkish composers is published by Bilgi Music Label in 2019. The album is available on Spotify and iTunes.

Recently, soprano Nihan Devecioğlu’s joining the group marks the expansion of the ensemble’s focus towards the contemporary art song.

NK Ensemble 2019 Package

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NK Ensemble Debut Album Lahza

NK Ensemble Lâhza - Album Cover



NK Ensemble @
İTÜ Music and Sciences Symposium Opening Concert 

NK at Music and Sciences

Concert Program

Symposium Program

Bilkent NK Ensemble Meetings I:
Traditional Elements in New Music

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

May 28th (All events on this day will take place at Bilkent Faculty of Music and Performing Arts Building, room 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
NK Ensemble Concert “Contemporary Face of Makam” 20:30
Erimtan Archaelogy and Arts Museum

Event booklet




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