In collaboration with Rosie Middleton, mezzosoprano*
for voice and electronics

“... a stunningly powerful work” ~

︎10th performance (Oct 2023)
Music in the Round, Woolwich Works, London UK

︎9th performance (Oct 2023)
Music in the Round, Guildhall, Portsmouth UK

︎6th, 7th, 8th performances (Oct 2023)
 Birmingham Opera Company, Opera Lab at the New Street Station, Birmingham UK

︎5th performance (Jan 2023)
Iceland Dark Music Days, Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavík ISL

︎4th performance (Oct 2022)
Foundazione Isabella Scelsi, Roma IT
(staged in composer Scelsi’s living room)

︎3rd performance (Sept 2022)
Music in the Round, Sheffield UK

︎2nd performance (Jan 2022)
Iklectic Art Lab, London UK

︎Premiered (Jun 2021)
Nonclassical, Waterloo Festival, London UK

︎Previously programmed (for Jan 2020)
Iceland Dark Music Days, Reykjavík ISL
(Yet cancellation due to pandemic / restrictions on international travel)

*The electronics for En-he-du-an-na-me-en was created with input from improvisations by the performer which were conceived at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Music Residency, 2019.

Comissioning Series
by mezzosoprano Rosie Middleton.

En-he-du-an-na-me-en premiere excerpts
from Nonclassical x Waterloo festival, June 22 2021, London UK
Filmography by Sasha Balmazi Owen. Audio editing, mix by Esin Gunduz.

Composer’s introduction before the work’s London premiere.


* I AM Enheduanna
the prominent line that resonates with female-individuation
from the ancient poem “Exaltation of Inanna
(inscribed on the tablet below)


Inspired by the text
“The Exaltation of Inanna”
by Enheduanna 𒂗𒃶𒌌𒀭𒈾 ,
a Sumerian High Priestess, world’s first-known author writing in 2300 BCE,

En-he-du-an-na-me-en (2020)
explores the struggle and resistance
of a silenced woman
becoming resonant again!

Guided by interference and transformation,
Gunduz’s multi-layered recordings of Rosie Middleton’s voice
make up the electronics.

Audience journeys between
        the character’s innermost sounds and
the outer limits of resonance.


© 2020 Esin Gunduz


is a series of commissions for voice and electronics,
exploring voice loss, voicelessness, and communication”.


︎Rosie Middleton

Commissioning Series

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© 2020 Esin Gunduz.
Composer | Vocal performer