Erdem Helvacioglu is one of the most renowned electronic music composers of his generation in Turkey. His music has been performed and broadcast all around the world. His compositions have been included in prestigious festivals such as: The San Francisco Tape Music Festival, Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music, Seoul International Computer Music Festival, Musica Viva Festival, Primavera en La Habana and Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival. He has received numerous international awards for his electronic music including prizes from Luigi Russolo and Insulae Electronicae Electroacoustic Music Competitions.
His album A Walk Through The Bazaar was judged “outstanding” by a number of music magazines. Besides this album, his compositions have been included on various labels like chmafu nocords, quiet american, and/OAR for various compilation albums, such as ctrl-alt-del, which also included works by Scanner, Kim Cascone and Merzbow. He has collaborated with artists Mick Karn, Kevin Moore, John Wilson, Kazuya Ishigami, and Saadet Turkoz. His latest solo album Altered Realities has been released by the US label New Albion in August 2006.
Besides his electronic music works, he also continues to compose for theatre, film, multimedia productions. Helvacioglu performs his music worldwide and produces major acts in Turkey.