Article in Birikim Magazin

January 12th, 2013

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An article of mine (in Turkish language) titled “Sesin Özgürleşmesi: Müzik Prodüksiyonu Teknolojileri” (Liberation of Sound: Music Production Technologies) is published in the January 2013 edition of Birikim Magazine. Birikim is a highly recognized, monthly socialist culture magazine in Turkey.

Proceedings of 2nd CompMusic Workshop Are Now Online

October 26th, 2012

The proceedings of 2nd CompMusic Workshop, which was held in July 12th-13th, 2012 in Bahçeşehir University, are now online. In the proceedings, I have a paper titled An Approach for Linking Score and Audio Recordings in Makam Music of Turkey. I have also contributed to another paper titled A Musically Aware System for Browsing and Interacting with Audio Music Collections.

Starting to Write in Agos Şapgir

September 16th, 2012

Starting from this week, I will be writing in Agos Şapgir, online, weekend supplement of Agos. I will be mostly writing about music, technology & social media. You can read the first edition here.

Article About Pop Music @ Agos

August 22nd, 2012

An article of mine about pop music is published in Agos in 9 August 2012. The article mainly explains and discusses the findings in the paper named “Measuring the Evolution of Contemporary Western Popular Music” by Serrà et al. published in Scientific Reports, part of Nature.

You can read the article in Az Bilmiş Özneler.

Presentations @ 2nd CompMusic Workshop

August 10th, 2012

The presentations of the 2nd CompMusic Workshop, which was hosted in Bahçeşehir University between 12th and 13th July 2012, is online in CompMusic Project‘s Youtube channel. I have also given a presentation about the paper submission named, An Approach for Linking Score and Audio Recordings in Makam Music in Turkey. You can watch the presentation above and check the pdf of the presentation here

Papers @ 2nd CompMusic Workshop

July 3rd, 2012

Next week between July 12th-13th, 2012, I will be attending to the 2nd CompMusic Workshop in Bahçeşehir University. I will present the paper titled An Approach for Linking Score and Audio Recordings in Makam Music in Turkey. I have also contributed to another paper titled A Musically Aware System for Browsing and Interacting with Audio Music Collections.

Passed the PhD. Proposal Defense!

June 12th, 2012

I have passed the defense of my PhD. proposal, titled Computational Characterization of Seyirs in Makam Music in Turkey!!

I would like to thank Jehan Barbur, Groove Armada, Büyük Ev Ablukada, A Perfect Circle, Pentagram, Yoko Kanno, Massive Attack, Hiromi Uehara, Vega and all other musicians, which have accompanied me in the sleepless nights…

Music Hack Day @ Sonar 2012

June 11th, 2012

I will be volunteer and hacker in the Barcelona Music Hack Day, which will be organized in 14-15th June 2012, as an event of the SonarPro within the Sónar 2012. You can follow @musichackday or @sertansenturk on Twitter to get live updates of Music Hack Day and Sonar 2012 festival.

Music Hack Day is a hacking session in which participants will conceptualize, create and present their projects. Music + software + mobile + hardware + art + the web: Anything goes as long as it’s music related. Sonar is the world famous festival of advanced music and multimedia art that takes place Barcelona in every June.

PhD. Proposal Defense

June 8th, 2012

On Tuesday June 12th 2012 at 10:15, I will defend my PhD. thesis proposal named, “Computational Characterization of Seyirs in Makam Music in Turkey”. The defense will take place in room 55.410 in the Tànger Building in the Poblenou campus of Universitat Pompeu Fabra. The event is public and everybody is welcome to come.

Crossole Paper Presented @ NIME 2012

May 22nd, 2012

The conference paper titled “Crossole: A Gestural Interface for Composition, Improvisation and Performance using Kinect” will be presented in NIME 2012, Ann Harbor, MI. You can also read the poster here. The International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) is an annual interdisciplinary conference discussing contemporary topics in electronic musical interface design, research and practice.

Meaning crossword of music, Crossole is a musical instrument where music is visualized as a set of virtual blocks that resemble a crossword puzzle. The performer controls music by manipulating the crossword blocks using hand movements. You can read more about the instrument here. Yo can also watch a performance of Crossole below: