Work List in Chronology

For solo saxophone: Instant Dances XIII-XIV (2020)

For solo cello: Instant Dances X-XII (2020)
Premieres:
Instant Dance XII, 28 May 2020, video shared on social media, performed by Gökhan Bağcı.
Instant Dance X, 25 May 2020, video shared on social media, performed by Gökhan Bağcı.

For solo flute: Instant Dances VII-IX (2020)

For flute and guitar: Instant Dances I-VI (2020)
Premiere: 29 March 2020, Eleni Kappa (flute), Ceren Baran (guitar) at Chapelle Saint Louis de la Salpêtrière L’Hospitalité Musicale, Paris (postponed due to Covid 19)

For ney, kemençe, kanun, piano, viola and cello: 12 Hat Miniatures (2020)
2 Miniature Hat (2018) for kemençe and viola which is part of 12 Hat Miniatures (VIII and IX) is commissioned by Hezarfen Ensemble’s European Research Council Project: “Beyond East and West”
Premiere: 11 June 2018, Nermin Kaygusuz (kemençe), Ulrich Mertin (viola) at ERC’s European Music Conference, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

Shadows (2017) (12 Hat Miniatures XI), Hat for Ney (2018) (12 Hat Miniatures III), Hat for Ney and Kemençe (12 Hat Miniatures IV) (2007 – rev.2018),  Hat for Kemençe (12 Hat Miniatures II) (2007 – rev.2018)
Premiere: 29 May 2018, NK Ensemble: Nermin Kaygusuz (kemençe/voice), Miase Bayramoğlu Örümlü (ney), Ali Başeğmezler (viola), Gözde Yaşar (violoncello), Orhun Orhon (conductor) at Erimtan Museum Season Concerts, Ankara
Digital Album:  Shadows, Hat for Ney and Kemençe, Hat for Ney and Hat for Kemençe are featured in “Lahza” by NK Ensemble, 2019 Bilgi Music Label

For flute, clarinet, ney, kanun, percussion, piano, kemençe, violin, viola and cello: Kurşundan (of lead) 2019
commissioned by Hezarfen Ensemble’s European Research Council Project: “Beyond East and West”.
Premiere: 25 April 2020, Hezarfen Ensemble: Makam 21 Concert, conducted by Cem-i Can Deliormanlı at Bristol New Music (postponed due to Covid 19)

For soprano and viola da gamba: Bir Güneş (a sun) (2019)
commissioned by Friedericke Heumann
+ Version: soprano, ney, kemençe, viola and violoncello (2020)

For orchestra: Gel (come) (2019)
commissioned by Gedik Philharmonic Orchestra.
Premiere: 30 October 2019, Gedik Philharmonic Orchestra Season Opening Concert, conducted by Cem-i Can Deliormanlı, CRR Concert Hall, Istanbul

For solo guitar: Yarasa (the bat) (2018)
commissioned by Petri Kumela for his Small Creatures Project
Premiere: 7 July 2018, Petri Kumela, Time of Music, Musiikin Aika Festival, Tevamaki Chapel, Vitasaari, Finland

For soprano, soprano, ney, viola and violoncello: Mavi (blue), (2017- 2018, rev. 2019)
for NK ensemble.
Premiere: 29 May 2018, NK Ensemble: Nermin Kaygusuz (kemençe/voice), Miase Bayramoğlu Örümlü (ney), Ali Başeğmezler (viola), Gözde Yaşar (violoncello), Orhun Orhon (conductor) at Erimtan Museum Season Concerts, Ankara

For clarinet and accordion: a breath, a line (2017)
commissioned by Nina Janssen-Deinzer

For voice and violin (for one player): Songs from a Circle, a ritualistic drama for one (2016-2017, rev.2018-2019)
commissioned by Diamanda La Berge Dramm,
recipient of Eduart van Benium Stichting Grant, Netherlands, 2017
Premiere: 11 January 2018, Diamanda La Berge Dramm (voice/violin) at Wilminktheater, Enschede. The piece was featured at her Dutch Classical Talent Solo Tour at 12 major venues in The Netherlands including Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Tivoli|Vredenburg Utrecht, De Nieuwe Liefde Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, De Harmonie Leeuwarden.

For piano, 2 violins, string orchestra and 2 percussions: Nomad (2017)
commissioned by Özcan and Birsen Ulucan for concerts and CD recording, project supported by Anima Musikae Chamber Orchestra (Budapest)
Premiere: 23 November 2017, Birsen, Özcan, Ayşen Ulucan, with Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra, Horvath Balazs (conductor) at MOM Cultural Center Season Concerts, Budapest, Hungary
16 April 2018, Birsen, Özcan, Ayşen Ulucan, with Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra, Gergely Madaras (conductor) at Süreyya Opera House, Istanbul

For kemençe, kanun, flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, 2 violins, viola and violoncello: Points (2017)
Commissioned by Hezarfen Ensemble (İstanbul) for Guitar Plus Festival (Würzburg), project supported by Würzburg Hochschule für Music, European Research Council (ERC) project: “Beyond East and West: Developing and Documenting an Evolving Transcultural Musical Practice” and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Premiere: August 15, 2017 by Hezarfen Ensemble at Onur Türkmen Portrait concert at Guitar Plus Festival, Würzburg Hochschule für Musik

For chamber chorus and string quartet: “but you alone” (2016)
Comissioned by Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
Premiere: October 15, 2016 by Volti Chamber Cohrus and Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, conducted by Robert Geary at season opening concert “A Close Correspondence”, First Congregational Church, Berkeley

For solo Scottish harp: A Tune on Arrival (2016)
for Catriona McKay

For mezzo-soprano, kemençe/mezzo-soprano, ney, saxophone, trombone, Scottish harp, piano/percussion, violin, cello: Sailing to Byzantium, a ritualistic drama on the moon, swans and soul, (2014-2016, rev.2018)
Recipient of new work award from the Arts Council of Ireland 2019.
European Premiere: 27th July 2019 Model Arts Centre, Sligo, as part of the 60th Yeats International Summer School and the Tread Softly Festival by Yurodny Ensemble with Michelle O’Rourke, Nermin Kaygusuz, Catriona McKay, Miase Bayramoğlu Örümlü, Elif Önal Çubukçu, conducted by Orhun Orhon

Project supported by Sevda Cenap And Foundation and Culture Ireland, recipient of the Culture Ireland Outcome Grant Summer 2015
World Premiere: 25 April 2016 by Yurodny Ensemble with Lauren Kinsella, Nermin Kaygusuz, Catriona McKay, Miase Bayramoğlu Örümlü, Elif Önal Çubukçu, conducted by Ivan Arion Karst at 33. Ankara International Music Festival

For  tenor voice, guitar and cello: “Nefesler” (2015)
Comissioned by Kağan Korad for Anka Trio.
Premiere: 22 March 2016 by Anka Trio at Erimtan Museum.

For bass voice and orchestra: “Devrildim (I’ve Fallen)” (2014)
Commissioned by Bilkent Symphony Orchestra and Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall.
Premiere: 18 April 2015 by BSO, conducted by Matthew Coorey, Bass: Tuncay Kurtoğlu.

For harp and cello: “Rooms” (2013)
Commissioned by Şefik Kahramankaptan for Merve Kocabeyler and Dorukhan Doruk’s CD project.
Premiere: 20 May 2015 by Diskant Ensemble (harp: İpek Mine Sonakın, violoncello: Çağlayan Çetin), Bilkent New Music Days Diskant Ensemble Concert, Bilkent Concert Hall.

For voice, kaval and tenor saxophone: “Dilsiz Şeytan” (2013)
Commissioned by Hoca Nasreddin Trio.
Premiere: 21 February 2014 by Hoca Nasreddin Trio at ITÜ International Kaval Symposium.

For kanun and piano: “Reminiscences for Kanun and Piano” (2013)
Commissioned by Esra Berkman for a Kalan Müzik CD project.
Premiere: 14 May 2016, İstanbul Pera Museum, Diskant Ensemble concert, Esra Berkman (kanun) İpek Mine Sonakın (harp)
13 April 2018, Anadolu University State Conservatory, Yunus Emre Campus, Students’ Center, Esra Berkman (kanun), Lilian Tonella Tüzün (piano)

 For erhu, trumpet, percussion, piano and double bass: “Two Miniatures on Response” (2013)
Commissioned by New Music Cooperative for China-Turkey Communication Concerts.
Premiere: 27 May 2013 by New Music Cooperative Combo Ensemble, 9 Eylül Conservatory Orhan Barlas Hall.
China Premiere: 6 June 2013 by New Music Cooperative Combo Ensembel, Sichuan Conservatory of Music.

+Version: flute, percussion, piano, violin and cello (2013)
Premiere: 27 December 2013 by MIAM Modern Music Ensemble, Ivan Arion Karst conductor, Mustafa Kemal Anfisi, İTÜ Maçka Istanbul.
+ Version: soprano saxophone, trumpet, percussion, piano and double bass (2015)

For soprano, kemençe, microtonal guitar: “Havuz” (2013)
Commissioned by Tolgahan Çoğulu/Nermin Kaygusuz Duo.
Premiere: August 15, 2017 by Tolgahan Çoğulu/Nermin Kaygusuz Duo at Onur Türkmen Portrait concert at Guitar Plus Festival, Würzburg Hochschule für Musik, 2017
+ Version: soprano, ney, kemençe, viola and violoncello (2019)
Premiere: 17 April 2019 by NK Ensemble, Orhun Orhon conductor at the opening concert of ITÜ Music and Sciences Symposium, İTÜ Maçka Istanbul, 2019

For solo violin: “Beautiful and Unowned” (2012-2013, rev.2017)
Commissioned by Ellen Jewett.
Premiere: 17 April 2014 by Ellen Jewett, Bilkent Concert Hall, Bilkent New Music Days.
CD: featured in “Turkish Music for Solo Violin” by Ellen Jewett, 2019, Naxos Records

For clarinet, violin, viola, cello and double bass: “A line for 5 musicians” (2012)
Premiere:  34th Asian Composers League, Conference and Festival in Hanoi, Vietnam

For Ney, Kemençe, Cello and Kanun: “5 Short Pieces for 4 Musicians “(2012)
Premiere: 2 August 2012 by Anatolia Ensemble, Klasik Keyifler Kapadokya Music Festival, Onur Türkmen’s Music Concert.

For solo guitar: “Forgotten children songs I-II” (2012-2013)
Commissioned by Kağan Korad for the 6th Turkey Guitar Meeting.
Premiere (Forgotten Children Songs I ): 12 July 2012 by Ozan Bursalıoğlu, Bilkent Concert Hall 6th Turkey Guitar Meeting.
Premiere (Forgotten Children Songs I – II, microtonal guitar version ): August 15, 2017 by Sevcan Tahtacı Çukur at Onur Türkmen Portrait concert at Guitar Plus Festival, Würzburg Hochschule für Musik, 2017
CD: Forgotten Children Songs II, “Gitarla Buluşma, Türk Bestecileri ve İcracıları”, 2013 Çağsav Müzik. Performed by Ceren Baran.

For kemençe and alto kemençe: “Minyatür” (2012)

For alto saxophone, trombone, 2 violins, cello: “Reminiscences, evocations and echoes” (2011)
Commissioned by the Arts Council of Ireland.
Premiere: 12 October 2012 by Yurodny Ensemble, Akbank Festival, İstanbul.
+Version: alto saxophone, trombone, violin, viola and cello (2012)
Premiere: 12 December 2012, Bristol University New Music  Ensemble (cond. Michael Ellison).

For 3 percussion players: “Hat for three percussion players” (2011)
Commissioned by Sevda Cenap And Vakfı for MusMA (European Broadcasting Festival).
Premiere: 22 June 2012 by Talking Drums Trio, MusMA – Ljubljana Festival.

For kemençe and string orchestra: “Hat for Kemençe and Strings” (2011)
Commissioned by Nermin Kaygusuz through an Istanbul Technical University research project.
Published by Coffee Time Records on i-tunes, June 2013. Conductor Orhun Orhon, Kemençe Nermin Kaygusuz.
Premiere: 16 November 2015 by Yaşar Üniversity Chamber Orchestra, Conductor: Hakan Şensoy, Kemençe: Nermin Kaygusuz, Ahmed Adnan Saygun Sanat Merkezi, İzmir.
 +Version: kemençe, flute, clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello, percussion and piano (2012)
Comissioned by Hezarfen Ensemble.
Premiere: 23 March 2013 by Hezarfen ensemble (cond. Michael Ellison, kmç. Nermin Kaygusuz), MaerzMusik Festival, Berlin.
CD: “Of Lighfs and Shadows” by Hezarfen Ensemble, 2015, Çağsav Müzik

Prelude and Lover’s Dance Scene Concert Version from ballet: “Dün, Bugün, Yarın” (2011- 14)
Pic., 2fl., 2ob., 2cl. (Bb), Clb., 2fg., Cfg., 4 Cr., 3 Tr., 3 Tbn., Tuba, Timpani, 2 Perc., Pn., Harp, Vn I, Vn II, Vl, Vc, Cb.
Ballet senario by Şefik Kahramankaptan.
Premiere: 30 April 2015 by Ankara Youth Symphony Orchestra (cond. Orhun Orhon), International Ankara Music Festival, MEB Şura Hall, Ankara.
CD: featured in “Mozart, Beethoven, Türkmen” by Ankara Youth Symphony Orchestra, 2016, Çağsav Müzik 

Music for Kemençe Quintet (2010)
Commissioned by İTÜ Turkish Music State Conservatory Instrumental Studies Department.
Premiere: 2 December 2010, International Kemençe Symposium, Istanbul.

Piano and Vibraphone: “A line for two musicians” (2009)
Commissioned by Duo Arcobaleni for Mediterraneus Project.
Premiere: 7 July 2010 by Duo Arcobaleni, Mediterraneus Concerts, Livorno.

Adjustable microtonal guitar: “Prelude and Merhamet” (2009)
Commissioned by Tolgahan Çoğulu for a  CD project.
CD: featured in “Atlas” by Tolgahan Çoğulu, 2012, Kalan Müzik
+ Version: for Microtonal Guitar Trio (2017)
Comissioned by Jürgen Ruck for Guitar Plus Festival (Würzburg), project supported by Würzburg Hochschule für Music, European Research Center (ERC) project: “Beyond East and West: Developing and Documenting an Evolving Transcultural Musical Practice” and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Premiere: August 15, 2017 by Silas Bischoff, Clemer Andreotti, Jürgen Ruck at Onur Türkmen Portrait concert at Guitar Plus Festival, Würzburg Hochschule für Musik, 2017

Clarinet, percussion, harp, viola: Lines for an ensemble (2008)
Commissioned by Istanbul Technical University, TU MIAM.
ISCM (International Society for Contemporary Music World Music Days), Competition Winner, Antwerp, Belgium, 2012
Premiere:  16 October 2008 by Adapter Ensemble at, MIAM Istanbul.
+ Version: for clarinet, bassoon, percussion, harp, viola (2008)
Premiere: 8 November 2008 by University of Memphis Chamber Players,  Memphis
+ Version: for violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion (2009)
Premiere: 22 December 2009 by Istanbul Modern Music Ensemble, MIAM Istanbul

String quartet and Bb clarinet: “Dün Korkusu” (2008)
Recipient of Razumovsky Ensembles’ award that entailed a performance at 36. International Istanbul Music Festival13 June 2008.
+ Version: for string quartet (2011)
Premiere: 18 May 2012 by Ankara University Soloists, Mostar, Bosnia.
Turkey Premiere: 28 May 2012 by Ankara University Soloists, Bilkent New Music Days.

Two guitars: “Iki gitar için çizgiler” (2008)
Commissioned by Duoist for their CD.
Premiere:1 May 2008 by Duoist,, Yıldız Technical University Music and Performing Arts Department 9. International Guitar Days, İstanbul.
CD:  featured in “İki Elin Sesi/It Takes Two” by Duoist 2011, Pan Publishing

Kemençe, ud, kanun, ney: “The book of hat” (4 solo, 6 duo, 4 trio and 2 quartet pieces) (2007-2008)
Pieces composed and recorded for my Ph.D. dissertation: “Contemporary Instrumental Techniques Applied to Turkish Music Instruments: Kemençe, Ud, Kanun and Ney”.

Guitar and tenor voice: “Vecd” (2007)
Premiere: 5 October 2007 by Tolgahan Çoğulu (guitar), Recep Gül (tenor), MIAM İstanbul
+ Version: for soprano and flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, cello

Solo harp: “Arp Üzerine Düsünceler” (2006)

Orchestra: “Dalgalar” (2006)
2 fl. (piccolo), 2 ob. , 2cl. (Bb), 2 fg., Cfg., 4 Cr., 3 Tr., 3 Tbn., Tuba, Timpani, 2 Perc., Vn I, Vn II, Vl, Vc, Cb

Piano and cello: “Gölge oyunu “(2005)
Premiere: 26 December 2006 by Didem Kazancıoğlu (piano), Andreas Lopes (cello), Enka Culture and Arts Contemporary Turkish Music Concert, Istanbul.

Solo clarinet: “Soru (Question)” (2002-2005)
Premiere: 29 April 2005 by Ebru Mine Sonakın, Istanbul French Cultural Center “Creation Contemporaine” Concert Series.
+ Version: for saxophone (2014)
Premiere: 9 February 2014 by Nick Roth in collaboration with painter Ruth O’Donnell, Paris Centre Culturel Irlandais Nick Roth and Guests Concert.

Soprano voice and cello: “Otel Oteli”(2004-2005)
Premiere: 28 May 2005 by Şebnem Ünal (soprano) and Dilbağ Tokay (violonello), Istanbul French Cultural Center New Music Series Concert 4 “Creation Contemporaine”.

4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos and double bass: “Salincak” (2004)
Premiere: 25 February 2005, Ensemble Creation Contemporaine conducted by Erdem Çöloğlu, Istanbul French Cultural Center New Music Concert Series.

Solo piano : “Divisions” (2004)
Premiere: 28 May 2004 by Jerfi Aji, MIAM Istanbul.

Soprano voice, tenor saxophone, drum set, prepared piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass: “Sis” (2004), “In Order” (2004)
Premiere: 8 October 2004 by Anahata Ensemble conducted by the composer, Akbank Festival, Istanbul.

For 2 kemençes, kanun, ud, cello: “Merhamet” (2004)

For Tenor saxophone, drum set, prepared piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass: “Kestane Fiseği” (2003-2004)
Premiere: 30 March 2004 ensemble conducted by the composer. Yapı Kredi Culture and Arts “Açık Sahne (Open Stage)” Concerts, Istanbul.

Flute, clarinet, piano, violin, viola, cello: “Yaz Yağmuru” (2004)

Piano, violin and viola: “Leyl” (2003)
Premiere: 13 January 2004 by Trio Fem, Yapı Kredi Culture and Arts “Açık Sahne (Open Stage)” Concerts, Istanbul Italian Cultural Center.

String quartet: “Staring at the Moon” (2002-2003)
Premiere: 18 May 2003, CRR Concert Hall Istanbul.

4 cellos: “Tunnels” (2002)
Flute, clarinet, fagot, percussion, piano, violin, cello: Smile and other things (2001-2002)
Premiere: 20 June 2002 by Istanbul Modern Music Ensemble Conducted by Kamran Ince, ITÜ SÜleyman Demirel Concert Hall, Istanbul.

2 kemençes, kanun, ud, cello: “Karsilama” (2001)
Premiere:  18 November 2003 by Nermin Kaygusuz (kemençe/voice), Aslıhan Eruzun Özel (kemençe), Şehvar Beşiroğlu (kanun), Mehmet Emin Bitmez (ud), Cenk Öztürk (violoncello) + Songül Karahasanoğlu Ata (mey), İstabul Spectral Music Conference at Mustafa Kemal Concert Hall, İstanbul Technical University
CD: published along with” Spectral World Musics, Proceedings of the Istanbul Spectral Music Conference”, Edited by Robert Reigle and Paul Whitehead, Pan Publishing, 2008
+Version: for kemençe and microtonal guitar (2012)

Between 1992 and 2001: Pieces written for big band and jazz ensembles

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