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Composer, vocalist, and improviser Esin Gunduz writes music that investigates the energies at play among and between all beings. She explores these energies as visceral sensory experience and sound, building landscapes of her own recorded-voice samples to surround acoustical instrumental textures—to create breathtaking vistas.

Ms. Gunduz has performed her works at the (R)evolution Resonant Bodies program at the Banff Centre, June in Buffalo and So Percussion’s “Brooklyn-Bound” Series. The performers who have championed her work include Ensemble Linea, mandolinist Avi Avital, and members of the Talea Ensemble and Mivos Quartet. Current projects include an electroacoustic ensemble piece based on Sumerian tablets, an open piece on embodying sound sensations, and an electro-acoustic piece-in-progress for voice about healing from trauma.

A researcher of vocal performance, Esin Gunduz is an adjunct professor of voice at Villa Maria College and holds a PhD in music composition from SUNY University at Buffalo. — esingunduz.com

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Composer, vocalist, and improviser Esin Gunduz writes music that investigates the energies at play among and between all beings. She explores these energies as visceral sensory experience and sound, building landscapes of her own recorded-voice samples and surrounding these with instrumental textures—to create breathtaking vistas.

Ms. Gunduz has performed her works at the Resonant Bodies program at the Banff Centre, June in Buffalo, and Sō Percussion’s “Brooklyn-Bound” Series. Other performers who have championed her work include Ensemble Linea, mandolinist Avi Avital, and members of the Talea Ensemble and Mivos Quartet. Current projects include an electroacoustic ensemble work based on Sumerian tablets. — esingunduz.com/

— 2019 Esin Gunduz. To request a full C.V., please contact: esin@esingunduz.com

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EDUCATION: Ph.D. in Music Composition, SUNY University at Buffalo 2017

• Principal Composition Teachers: David Felder, Mark Zanter, Selen Gulun

• Composition Masterclasses with: Brian Ferneyhough, Raphaël Cendo, Yehudi Wyner, Augusta Read Thomas, Hilda Paredes, Andrea Young, Pamela Z, Brian Hulse, Sergio Nogueria, L. D. Butch Morris

• MA in Music Composition, Marshall University 2009
• BA in Jazz Vocal Performance and Music Composition, Istanbul Bilgi University 2005

• Principal Voice Teachers: Nükhet Ruacan, Yıldız İbrahimova, Lea Centauri
• Masterclass on Composition for Voice with: Tony Arnold 2009 & Vocal Massage workshops with: Christine Schneider 2018

To request a score or for a full C.V., contact: esin@esingunduz.com
© 2019 Esin Gunduz

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