Aslı Kobaner has started her interrupted journey with music around the age of 7 with piano and proceeded with guitars. Since then she has been involved in various underground
Punk/Hardcore/Metal bands. In 2005, she attended the Audio Design Programme, Composition Department at Yildiz Technical University, and completed her post-graduate composition education at Istanbul Technical University, MIAM. Throughout her engagement in composition she worked on short movie soundtracks, radio spots, video games, commissions for contemporary music ensembles and other multimedia. She also attended masterclasses and seminars of Beat Furrer, Stefan Prins, Kaija Saariaho, Fred Lerdahl, Georg Friedrich Haas, Rebecca Sanders, Ute Wassermann, Klaus Lang, Klaas de Vries and İlhan Usmanbaş among others. She continues her works as a doctoral candidate at ITU MIAM while participating improvisation activities and related research.
Fulya Uçanok is an Istanbul-based pianist, electroacoustic composer and improviser.
Born in Turkey, she studied classical piano at Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory and completed her master’s degree in Istanbul Technical University, Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM).
Afterwards she went to Indonesia/Bali to study gamelan with the Indonesian Government scholarship Darmasiswa. During her one and a half year stay, she studied Balinese “Gender Wayang” musical tradition, focusing on socio-musical relations.
Upon her return, she began her doctoral studies at İTÜ MİAM Sonic Arts Department focusing on electroacoustic music composition and performance.
Her current interests include, accessibility without popularization, pluralism, mechanisms of mediation and non-power within the medium of electroacoustic music aesthetics, composition and performance practices.
She is currently a PhD candidate in Sonic Arts department in İTÜ MİAM, and a research assistant at İstanbul Bilgi University music department.