“Music Tech at a Close Range”

Please join us at 16:30 on Tuesday at Ilhan Usmanbaş Hall of MIAM for a conversation with Tolga Zafer (MIAM Graduate, 2002). Tolga Zafer is a composer and currently holds the position of Senior Product Designer at Native Instruments, where he focuses on developing Kontakt instruments and compositional assistive tools. Cevdet Erek from MIAM will moderate the conversation.

Tolga Zafer Ozdemir studied piano, music theory and composition at Istanbul Technical University and the University of Memphis/USA. His teachers include Faris Akarsu, Kamran Ince, Ilhan Usmanbas, and Fernando Benadon.

He also worked as a teacher at the University of Memphis/USA, the Akdeniz University and Bilgi University for many years.

His compositions, ranging from chamber music works to works for symphony orchestra, using classical as well as traditional or electronic instruments, have been performed in numerous countries on all five continents and have received several awards.

In his music, Tolga Zafer seeks to connect different cultures from around the world, past and present. As a constant seeker and researcher who is constantly dealing with music-theoretical questions and is also concerned with compositional techniques based on algorithms, Tolga Zafer has constructed »Tritonet«, a musical calculator for educational and performative purposes.

Start Date: 4/2/2024 5:00:00 PM
End Date: 4/2/2024 6:00:00 PM