ONE THOUSAND PULSES presents
DATE OF PERFORMANCE: Saturday, April 2, 2011
DOORS OPEN @ 7:30 PM / PERFORMANCE @ 8 PM
$8 for advance/reserve seating, $10 at the door
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Erdem Helvacioglu is one of the most renowned electronic music composers of his generation in Turkey. His music has been performed and broadcast worldwide in such prestigious events as The San Francisco Tape Music Festival, Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music, Seoul International Computer Music Festival, Musica Viva Festival, and many others. His album "A Walk Through The Bazaar", released in 2003 on Locust Music, was judged "outstanding" by British magazine The Wire.
Helvacioglu's sound installations have been included at galleries such as Los Angeles Track 16, Indonesia Soemardja, Köln Museum für Angewandte Kunst, London Menier and the 10th International Istanbul Biennial. As an active composer of film music, his work has been heard at the Cannes, Sarajevo, Locarno, Seoul, Sao Paulo, and Sydney film festivals.
Just as varied are the labels who have released Helvacioglu's chameleonic recordings, spread out over the likes of Chmafu, Vox Novus, Quiet American, and/OAR, New Albion, and others. He has received numerous international awards including prizes from the Luigi Russolo and Insulae Electronicae Electroacoustic Music Competitions.
Trading in sounds that are difficult to pigeonhole, Helvacioglu has forged works bridging 20th century chamber music and laptop electronics, shapeshifting acoustic guitars, field recordings, and other musings hovering in the grey areas of electroacoustic aural engineering.