Burak Özdemir is a composer, bassoonist and orchestra leader. He studied historical performance and composition at the Juilliard School, Berlin University of the Arts and Istanbul Conservatory. In 2008 he founded Musica Sequenza at the Juilliard School in New York, an ensemble representing the renewal of baroque music and cross-cultural production. In 2010, Özdemir returned to Berlin, where he practised new performance modalities with self-devised methods. Burak Özdemir has created internationally acclaimed productions such as "Sampling Baroque" and "Bach: The Silent Cantata" as well as the immersive sound installation series "Transmute". Özdemir's musical activities have been performed in Europe, North and South America and Asia at venues such as Elbphilharmonie, Peter J Sharp Theatre, Berghain, Berlin Philharmonic, Concertgebouw, Staatsoper Vienna, Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires. He has appeared as soloist with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, L'arte del Mondo, Juilliard Symphony Orchestra and Lautten Compagney, and has performed with Menahem Pressler, Sasha Waltz, Rolando Villazon, He has collaborated with Matthew Herbert, Werner Ehrhardt, Fazil Say, Rodriguez Jr, Andreas Scholl, Rias Kammerchor, Wolfgang Katschner, Hernan Cattaneo, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Natacha Atlas and Edita Gruberova.
Portrait Daniel Mulder
TURKEY / GERMANY
Audiovisual installation, 9 minutes 28 seconds
Composer and conceptual artist Burak Özdemir, with his work titled Interminata, has created a new work entitled Interminata, in which he explores the divergence of human spirituality with spatialising images of water.