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Helvacioglu Erdem

Erdem Helvacioglu

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, Insulae Electronicae and MUSICA NOVA 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, vox novus 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, Ros Bandt and Saadet Turkoz.

He has received commissions from artists and organizations such as the 2006 World Soccer Championship, Bang on a Can All Stars, Todd Reynolds, Kinan Azmeh, Margaret Lancaster and Cem Duruoz. His sound installations have been included at galleries like Los Angeles Track 16, Indonesia Soemardja, Köln Museum für Angewandte Kunst, London Menier and the 10th International Istanbul Biennial. His film music has been included at Cannes, Sarajevo, Locarno, Seoul, Sao Paulo, and Sydney film festivals. Helvacioglu received the "Best Original Soundtrack" award in the 2006 Mostramundo Film Festival. His latest solo album "Altered Realities" which has been released by the US label "New Albion", has been chosen as the best album of the year by All About Jazz, Textura and Cyclic Defrost magazines. 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.

excerpt of Erdem Helvacioglu's frozen resophonic
audio clip included with kind permission
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events in 2008 with Erdem Helvacioglu
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15Sat 6.00 pmAberdeenRevolutions per hour, electroacoustic music and sound art