WORKS

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op. 41 Aman Avcı, arrangement for double bass and piano  2016  [ 5’ ]
op. 40 Horon, for double bass and piano
dedication: “for Onur Özkaya”
 2016 [ 3½’ ]
op. 39 Ludus Modalis, for violin, violoncello and piano
dedication: “for Trio Arte”
first performance: 15 June 2016, Istanbul
Trio Arte: Veriko Tchumburidze, violin –
Dorukhan Doruk, cello – Yunus Tuncalı, piano
 2016  [ 11’ ]
op. 38 Two Anatolian Tunes, for piano duet
dedication: “for Gülru Ensari and Herbert Schuch”
first performance: 16 September 2016, Munich
Gülru Ensari – Herbert Schuch, piano duet
first performance in Turkey: 10 June 2017, Istanbul
Gülru Ensari – Herbert Schuch, piano duet
recording: Gülru Ensari & Herbert Schuch
CAvi, CD 42 6008553376 4 (2017)
 2015-16  [ 8’ ]
op.38bis Ay Nare Nare, for violoncello and piano duet
first performance: 10 June 2017, Istanbul
Dorukhan Doruk, violoncello
Gülru Ensari – Herbert Schuch, piano duet
 2016  [ 3½’ ]
Haydar Haydar, for orchestra (Ali Ekber Çiçek / Özkan Manav)
3333 – 4331 – timp., 3 per., harp – strings
first performance: 25 August 2017, Istanbul
Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra – Cem Mansur, conductor
international first performance: 28 August 2017, Berlin
Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra – Cem Mansur, conductor
2015  [ 5½’ ]
op. 37 What the Earth Whispers, for violin, violoncello and piano
first performance: 20 November 2015, Trieste
Hezarfen Ensemble:
Özcan Ulucan, violin – Ozan Tunca, cello – Müge Hendekli, piano
2014 [ 10½’ ]
op. 36 Shadows of Wind, for flute and piano
dedication: “to Ayla Uludere”
2014  [ 7’ ]
op. 35 Topography of Shadow, for flute and piano
dedication: “to Aslıhan And and Ayça Aytuğ”
first performance: 27 May 2016, Istanbul
Aslıhan And, flute – Ayça Aytuğ, piano
2014  [ 7½’ ]
op. 34 Five Anatolian Tunes, for violin and piano
dedication: “for Birsen and Özcan Ulucan”
first performance: 11 December 2013, Ankara
(Nos. I-II-IV: 4 December 2013, Kayseri)
Özcan Ulucan, violin – Birsen Ulucan, piano
2013
[ 17’ ]
op.34bis Bilmem Şu Feleğin Bende Nesi Var, for violin, viola and piano 2013
[ 2½’ ]
op. 33 Nebulous Particles, for piano
dedication: “to Ece Demirci”
first performance: 2 November 2015, Istanbul
Ece Demirci, piano
recording: Ece Demirci – Lila Müzik, CD (2015)
2013
[ 4’ ]
op. 32 String Quartet
dedication: “in honour of the 90th birthday of my beloved teacher
Ilhan Usmanbaş” / “for Borusan Quartet”
first performance: 4 February 2013, Istanbul; Borusan Quartet
2012
[ 21’ ]
op. 31 Horon!, for violin
First performance: 3 January 2013, Eskişehir; Özcan Ulucan
International first performance: 27 April 2013, Budapest; Özcan Ulucan
2011
[ 4’ ]
op. 30 Uzun Hava, for eight winds and two string instruments
ob., eng. hn., 2 cl., 2 bsn., 2 hn., vc., cb.
Dedication: “für Philharmoniker Hamburg Kammerensemble”
First performance: 22 May 2011, Hamburg; Philharmoniker Hamburg Kammerensemble – Björn Huestege, conductor
2011
[ 10’ ]
op. 29 The Land of Beautiful Horses, for string quartet
Dedication: “to my dear son Emre”
First performance: 14 February 2012, Istanbul;
String Quartet of the Hezarfen Ensemble
2010
[ 3’ ]
op. 28 Four Turkish Folk Songs, for orchestra
3332 – 4331 – timp., 3 per., harp – strings
Dedication: “in memory of Ahmed Adnan Saygun, with longing…”
First performance: 10 November 2012, Ankara;
Bilkent Symphony Orchestra – Gürer Aykal, conductor
2010
[ 14½’ ]
op. 27 Pigeons, for harp
Dedication: “in memory of Ceren Necipoğlu” / “for Şirin Pancaroğlu”
First performance: 19 December 2010, Istanbul; Şirin Pancaroğlu
Recording: Şirin Pancaroğlu – Kalan, CD 513 (2010)
2010
[ 7½’ ]
op. 26 Movement 6, for piano
Dedication: “to the memory of Hacı Ârif Bey” / “for Seda Röder”
First performance: 9 October 2010, Chicago; Seda Röder
First performance in Turkey: 17 December 2010, Istanbul; Seda Röder
Arioso Musica Domani International Composition Prize, 1st prize
(2010, Italy-USA)
IBLA Foundation, special mention (2010, New York-Sicily)
Recording: Seda Röder – CD (2010)
2009
[ 9’ ]
op. 25 Three Turkish Folk Songs, for violoncello and piano
First performance: 19 April 2009, Lucca (Italy);
Giancarlo Trimboli, violoncello – Alessia Toffanin, piano
First performance in Turkey: 27 May 2009, Istanbul;
Adrian Brendel, violoncello – Başak Dilara Özdemir, piano
Recording: Dilbağ Tokay, violoncello – Emine Serdaroğlu, piano
Naxos, CD 9.70236 (2015)
2008–09
[ 10’ ]
op. 24 Countryside Landscapes: Winter, for fourteen string instruments
33332
First performance: 20 October 2010, Sofia
Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra – Plamen Djouroff, conductor
First performance in Turkey: 18 January 2016, Izmir
Yaşar University Chamber Orchestra – Orhun Orhon, conductor
Sofia 2010 International Composition Competition, 1st prize
2007
[ 14’ ]
op. 23 Movement 5, for piano
Dedication: “to the memory of Cemal Reşit Rey”
First performance: 24 May 2007, Istanbul; Metin Ülkü
International first performance: 18 January 2009, Warsaw; Metin Ülkü
Recording: Metin Ülkü – Kalan, CD 450 (Istanbul, 2008)
2006
[ 12’ ]
op. 22 Taqsim, for B-flat clarinet
First performance: 28 February 2006, Athens; Stamatis Dellaportas
First performance in Turkey: 30 April 2008, Ankara; Cihangir Nuvasil
2005
[ 7½’ ]
op. 21 Face-to-Face with Saygun: Proliferations on Five Pieces from Modal Music, for violin
Dedication: “for Hande Özyürek”
First performance: 17 September 2005, Melbourne (Australia);
Jack Glatzer
First performance in Turkey: 22 February 2006, Istanbul; Jack Glatzer
Recording: Hande Özyürek – Kalan, CD 399 (Istanbul, 2007)
2005
[ 9’ ]
op. 20b Reflections, for piano and nine performers
fl. (picc.), cl., bsn., tr., tbn., per., pno., vla., vc., cb.
Dedication: “to Theodore Antoniou and ALEA III”
First performance: 13 March 2006, Boston;
Yukiko Shimazaki, piano – ALEA III – Gunther Schuller, conductor
First performance in Turkey: 9 February 2007, Antalya; Türev Berki, piano members of the Antalya State Symphony Orchestra – Sıdıka Özdil, cond.
2006
[ 8½’ ]
op. 20a Reflections, for accordion and piano
2004–05
[ 8½’ ]
op. 19 Four Pieces for Five Clarinets
piccolo clarinet in E-flat, two clarinets in B-flat, alto clarinet (E-flat),
bass clarinet (B-flat)
Dedication: “for Ametist Clarinet Quintet”
First performance – Nos. II-III-IV: 12 November 2003, Istanbul;
Ametist Clarinet Quintet
All: 17 June 2004, Istanbul; Ametist Clarinet Quintet
2003–04
[ 11’ ]
op. 18 Laçin, arrangement for piano trio
First performance: 12 April 2006, Ankara; Bilkent Su Trio
International first performance: 19 April 2009, Lucca (Italy);
Interensemble Trio
Recording: The Divan Consort: Mira Khomik, violin;
Maksim Velichkin, cello; Füreya Ünal, piano
Albany Records, Troy 1484 (Albany NY, 2014)
2003
[ 6’ ]
op. 17 Portamento lento, for orchestra
3333 – 4331 – timp., 3 per., harp, pno., cel. – strings
Dedication: “to the memory of the victims of Gölcük and Düzce earthquakes, 17 August and 12 November 1999”
First performance: 15 September 2002, Bonn; Istanbul University State Conservatory Symphony Orchestra – Ramiz Malik-Aslanov, conductor
Recording: Istanbul University State Conservatory Symphony Orchestra – Ramiz Malik-Aslanov, conductor
DW (Deutsche Welle), CD (Köln [Cologne], 2002)
2002
[ 13½’ ]
op. 16 Movement 4, for piano
First performance: 10 December 2002, Istanbul; Can Okan
International first performance: 18 January 2009, Warsaw; Metin Ülkü
Recording: Metin Ülkü – Kalan, CD 450 (Istanbul, 2008)
2001
[ 1’ ]
op. 15 Movement 3, for piano
Dedication: “to my friend Metin Ülkü”
First performance: 12 November 2003, Istanbul; Metin Ülkü
International first performance: 11 March 2010, Warsaw; Metin Ülkü
Recording: Metin Ülkü – Kalan, CD 450 (Istanbul, 2008)
2001
[ 3’ ]
op. 14 Carian Diary, for orchestra
3332 – 422 – timp., 3 per., harp, pno. – strings
Dedication: “for Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory
Symphony Orchestra”
First performance: 19 October 2003, Eskişehir; Anatolian University Symphony Orchestra – Nazım Rızaev, conductor
2001
[ 7½’ ]
op. 13 Symphonic Dances, for 7 percussionists
Dedication: “Timothy Genis and Boston University Percussion Ensemble”
First performance – movement I: 26 April 1999, Boston; Boston University Percussion Ensemble – Timothy Genis, conductor
movement II (together with the first movement): 1 December 1999, Boston; Boston University Percussion Ensemble – Timothy Genis, conductor
All: 29 October 2002, Rochester; Eastman School of Music Percussion Ensemble – John Beck, conductor
Recording: Eastman School of Music Percussion Ensemble –
John Beck, conductor – Kalan, CD 450 (Istanbul, 2008)
1999–2000
[ 22’ ]
op. 12 Movement 2, for piano
Dedication: “Cengiz Tanç in memoriam”
First performance: 6 December 1998, Istanbul; Metin Ülkü
International first performance: 8 December 1998, Boston;
Konstantinos Papadakis
Recording: Metin Ülkü – Kalan, CD 450 (Istanbul, 2008)
1998
[ 14’ ]
op. 11 Sforzati, for orchestra
3333 – 4331 – timp., 3 per., harp, pno., cel. – strings
First performance: 8 October 1999, Munich;
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra – Lucas Vis, conductor
2nd Nejat Eczacıbaşı National Composition Competition,
shared 1st prize (Izmir, 1998)
BMW musica viva Composition Prize, 2nd prize (Munich, 1998)
Recording: Bilkent Symphony Orchestra – Erol Erdinç, conductor
BMP 0027 (Bilkent Music Productions), CD (Ankara, 2001)
1997–98
(rev. 1999)
[ 13½’ ]
op. 10 Nazım Hikmet Songs, for baritone and piano (in English)
Dedication (2nd song): “to Greek people of Boston”
1997–98
[ 18½’ ]
op. 9 Wanderings, for two oboes, two clarinets and alto saxophone
First performance: 28 April 1998, Boston; with Bostonian musicians –
Theodore Antoniou, conductor
First performance of the revised version: 28 June 2004, London;
members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s 10:10 Ensemble – Clark Rundell, conductor
Malloy Miller Memorial Composition Prize (Boston University, 1997)
1996–97
(rev. 1998, 2004)
[ 13’ ]
op. 8 Poems with Music, for six musicians and narrator (in Turkish)
fl., b. cl., vib., pno., vn., vc., nar.
(unfinished: out of 23 poems 1-13 are set to music)
Dedication: “to Berk”
First performance (Part I: poems 1-12): 21 May 2009, Istanbul;
Yunus Gencer, narration – The MIAM New Music Ensemble –
Jeremy Haladyna, conductor
1995–96
[ 20’ ]
op. 7 Movement 1, for piano
First performance: 6 September 1995, Amsterdam; Tomoko Mukaiyama
First performance in Turkey: 5 November 2001, Istanbul; Metin Ülkü
Recording: Metin Ülkü – Kalan, CD 450 (Istanbul, 2008)
1994
[ 7½’ ]
op. 6 Andante Lugubre, for large orchestra
4444 – 6431 – timp., 5 per., cel. – strings
1993
[ 14½’ ]
op. 5 Sonata, for violin and piano
Dedication: “to Melis… to my Melis…”
First performance: 4 December 1998, Istanbul;
Cihat Aşkın, violin – Metin Ülkü, piano
International first performance (movement I): 9 December 1997, Boston; Aya Hasegawa, violin – Patrick Yacono, piano
1992
[ 28½’ ]
op. 4 Partita, for viola
First performance (movements I, II, IV): 12 October 1998, Berlin;
Ruşen Güneş
First performance in Turkey (movements I, IV): 10 May 2000, Istanbul;
Ruşen Güneş
1991–92
(rev. 2003)
[ 23½’ ]
op. 3 Symposium, symphonic satire
3343 – 4331 – timp., 6 per., harp, cel. – strings
1991
[ 19½’ ]
op. 2 Turkish Tunes, for various vocal and instrumental ensembles
* Spoon Dance Air, for choir
* Dök zülfünü meydâna gel, (an old song of Turkish classical music) polyphonic arrangement for choir
First performance: 1 March 2012, Istanbul;
Rezonans – Burak Onur Erdem, conductor
* Artvin Dance, for brass quintet
First performance: 30 April 2008, Ankara; Cem Sevgi, trumpet – Onur Sevgi, trumpet – Serhat Çalışkaya, horn – Ekin Eti, trombon – Gurur Karadağ, tuba
* Allam alam, Kars song, polyphonic arrangement for choir and percuss.
Dedication: “to Yeşim girl”
* Kız sen geldin Çerkeş’ten, (an old song of Turkish classical music) polyphonic arrangement for choir
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op. 1 Sinfonietta, for wind instruments, timpani and xylophone
2222 – 211 – timp., xyl.
Dedication (mov. II): “to martyrs of Sumgait” (Azerbaijan, January 1990)
First performance: 23 November 1991, Kishinev (Moldavia);
members of the Moldavian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra –
Dmitri Goya, conductor
First performance in Turkey: 7 December 1991, Istanbul; members of the Moldavian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra – Dmitri Goya, conductor
1989–90
[ 25’ ]