Tolga Tüzün

 

Çağdaş müzik bestecisi ve icracısı olan Tolga Tüzün, Siyasal Bilimler eğitiminden sonra, İTÜ MİAM’da Pieter Snapper ve Marc Wingate ile bestecilik, Hasan Uçarsu ve İlhan Usmanbaş’la orkestrasyon çalıştı. New York’da CUNY Graduate Center’da bestecilik doktorasını tamamlarken David Olan ve Tristan Murail, Paris’te Philippe Leroux ile bestecilik çalıştı. Roger Reynolds, Rand Steiger, Edmund Campion, Mara Helmuth, Horacio Vaggione, Hughes Dufourt, Joshua Fineberg ve Brian Ferneyhough ile ustalık sınıflarına katıldı.

Eserleri Amerika ve Avrupa’da çeşitli festivallerde ve konserlerde çalındı, gruplar ve festivaller için teknik direktör ve danışman olarak çağrıldı, çeşitli uluslararası konferanslarda müzik teorisi ve elektroakustik müzik üzerine sunumlar yaptı. 2003-2005 yılları arasında Brooklyn College’da armoni ve kompozisyon dersleri verdi. Besteci 2005-2006 yıllarında IRCAM’da bestecilik ve elektronik müzik konularında çalıştı. 

Tüzün besteciliğinin yanı sıra, solo veya başka sanatçılarla birlikte deneysel, caz ve elektronik müzik alanlarında performanslar sergilemektedir. Beraber sahne aldığı bazı isimler: Oğuz Büyükberber, Korhan Erel, Nora Krahl, Ned Mc Gowan, Bob Ostertag, Frank Gratkowski, Nicolas Crosse, Sam Briton, Anıl Eraslan.  

Prof. Dr. Tolga Tüzün 2007 yılından beri İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesinde bestecilik ve elektronik müzik dersleri vermektedir. 2010 yılından itibaren bu kurumda Müzik Bölümü başkanlığı görevini yürütmektedir.

Website: www.tolgatuzun.net

ESERLERI

Works for Large Ensemble
Imaginary Neighborhoods of Athens
for large ensemble (2018) Commissioned by Onassis Cultural Center, Athens. Premiered June 14, 2018 by Artefacts and Ventus Ensembles in Athens.
Winter Worries
for string ensemble (8,4,4,2) (2015)
Ouverture: An Anacrusis for Opera
for large ensemble (2009)
Premiered March 23, 2009 by ALEA III, conducted by Theodore Antoniou in Boston Tsai Performance Center.
Vocal Works
Meğer
for choir (2011)
Last Meal
for voice and piano (2011)
Solo Works
…and they fell one by one (2015)
for guitar
US Premiere by William Anderson at Spectrum, NYC on July 16, 2015
Five Preludes (2014)
for violoncello
Premiered by Madeleine Shapiro at the Freer Gallery in Washington DC on March 5, 2014

Existo
for contrebass (2011)
Premiered by Nicolas Crosse at the Festival d’Archipel in Geneva on March 25, 2012
Listen on Sound Cloud
Permanence
for piano (2010)
Premiered October 30, 2010, 15th Boston Turkish Art and Culture Festival: Opening Concert, Goethe Institute, Boston.
Transfigurations
for piano (2010)
Chamber Music
the pain they left behind/ melted into thin air
and became the baseless fabric of /what we call ourselves today
for Flute, Clarinet, Piano, Violin, Violoncello (2013-2017)
Premiered by Oerknal at the Delian Academy for New Music, (June 16, 2017)

It’s about time
for Flute, Clarinet, Percussion (vib./mar.), Piano, Violin, Violoncello (2015)
Premiered by MIAM Modern Music Ensemble, conductor: Ivan Karst, October 15, 2015 Istanbul Technical University, Macka Campus

Okeanos Reflex 
for percussion quartet (2015)
Under Pressure 
for Bass Clarinet and Alto Saxophone (2010)

Cross-Sections/Kesitler 1. Blueprint 
for piano and clarinet dedicated to Ilhan Mimaroglu (2004)
US Premiere March 19, 2004 by Laura Harrison and Tolga Tüzün, Turkish Consulate, New York
Two Miniatures
for guitar duo (2004)
Premiered March 8, 2004 by Oren Fader and William Anderson in Elebash Hall, Graduate Center, CUNY, New York.
déchirement 
for chamber ensemble (2002)
Premiered June 20, 2002 in Istanbul by Istanbul Modern Music Ensemble
in/saint/y
for chamber ensemble (2000)
Premiered May 28, 2001 in Istanbul by Istanbul Modern Music Ensemble
Trauma Cuts
 String Quartet no:1 (2000)
Premiered May 28, 2001 in Istanbul.

Electroacoustic Works
Metathesis 
for 2 Double-basses and live electronics (2006)
Premiered October 13, 2006 by Nicolas Crosse IRCAM, Espace de Projection
Along The Borderline: The Breath and The Gaze 
for clarinet and electronics (2003-2006)
August 18, 2006 at Darmstadt Summer Music Institute (IMD), Germany by Laura Carmichael 
June 28, 2006 Concert Local Stop at STEIM, The Netherlands
Europe Premiere of the new revised version by Laura Carmichael
May 19, 2004 Elebash Hall, Graduate Center, CUNY US premiere by Laura Harrison
Le Déchirement des Pétales
for bass clarinet and electronics (2003-2005)
Premiered partially April 20, 2003 in New York
Complete electronic version premiered in June in Buffalo 2004
Snapshots through my desert memories 
for Cygnus Ensemble and live electronics (2002) score excerpt
Premiered February 28, 2003 in New York.
my dear nightmares, sincerely yours 
for viola and live processing (2002).
Premiered April 25, 2002 in Istanbul by Efdal Altun.

Electroacoustic Works for Fixed Media 
something fierce
electronic composition (2015)
uncomfortable possibilities of seamless unions
electronic composition (2012)
L’esprit de l’escalier
electronic composition (2010)
Plugged
electronic composition (2005)
Vulgaire Obscur
electronic composition (2005)
Text: Extraits de “athalie” par Jean Racine
Diaphanous Stones
electronic composition(2004)
Europe Premiere  February 10, 2005 Concert at STEIM, Amsterdam
US premiere  December 9, 2004 Elebash Hall, Graduate Center, CUNY
Meger
electronic composition (2003)
Nevroz/Yap-Boz
electronic composition (2001)

Works for Orchestra
incompatibility
for orchestra (2002)
mort miniscule de l’été
for orchestra (2001)

DISCOGRAPHY:

Periphery, electroacoustic works for solo instrument and electronics 2009

nix Kalan Music CD207, 2000

Website: www.tolgatuzun.net