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Ekrem Mülayim . composer contact

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Ekrem is a Sydney based composer. born in Istanbul.

With a background in fine arts, theatre and music, Ekrem studied contemporary voice and in 2009, started his preliminary studies for masters in composition under the tuition of Michael Smetanin and Damien Ricketson at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He is currently undertaking his PhD degree in composition at the same conservatorium.

 

Ekrem's cross-disciplinary work comfortably navigates between the musical and artistic traditions of the West as well as the East. His fields of specialty range from music for theatre, film and dance to concert hall. He has so far collaborated with prominent theatres, ensembles and arts organisations including The Song Company, Ensemble Offspring, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Belvoir Street Theatre, Bell Shakespeare and Campbelltown Arts Centre. His theatre credits include Food, Yellow Moon, The Kiss, Miss Julie and Cut for which he was nominated for Best Score and Sound Design at 2011 Sydney Theatre Awards.

 

Ekrem was one of seven composers selected worldwide for MODART11 Young Composers’ Program organised by the Song Company and Australian Music Centre in 2011. Resulting composition ‘Maoe’ was premiered on Cuckatoo Island.

 

His composition “and we chart the topography of a moment” had its world premier at Sydney Opera House in March 2012 performed by Claire Edwardes.

 

November 2013 saw “Hermitage” come to life on King Island, Tasmania where he performed continuously from sunrise till sunset for 15 consecutive days while living isolated inside Currie Harbour Lighthouse.

 

The world premier of his solo piano piece ‘Sonolith’ performed by Roland Peelman opened Aurora New Music Festival in April 2014. And more recently, ‘Some Echo Still’, a composition for six voices and a ney, toured Australia with the Song Company as part of their Lamentations for A Soldier concert program in April & May 2015.

 

[ music - Edge of Stillness by Ekrem Mülayim ]