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 Debut Album Lahza
NK Ensemble @
İTÜ Music and Sciences Symposium Opening Concert
Videos from the Concert:
Concert Program: OpeningConcert_M&S2019
Bilkent NK Ensemble Meetings I:
Traditional Elements in New Music
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
NK Ensemble Concert “Contemporary Face of Makam” 20:30
Erimtan Archaelogy and Arts Museum