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Transcultural Protest Instrumental - presented by Yellow Solo in the Hopscotch Reading Room, Wedding on 17.6.2023

Ensemble Extrakte Construction for 9 instruments - in the "Note" Transtraditionelle (Ver)Wandlungen"
project, at Berlin School of Sound, Acud 16.04.2023, funded through the Musikfonds FEBIII Stipendien:

Ne Voyne - for flute, alto sax and bass clarinet - at UMOCA 11.03.2023 and Westminster College, Utah, 13.03.2023


FATTNESS - International Sounds of Protest - on the Sonic Borderlines Festival, 26.11.2022
Acud, Berlin


Sketch for an Online International Orchestra, BAU-Art Online Concert Series, Bahçeşehir University, May 27, 2020


Generative Blues, Dystopya Sound Art Festival Istanbul, Concert with Hezarfen Ensemble, in the concert hall of Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, October 31st, 2019



Construction No. 6, for six instruments (2019), premiered by, at Errant Sound, 12th of July, 2019

Becoming Music VI, performed by in the Abud Efendi Konak, Istanbul, May 19th, 2019


Untiltled, for Turkish Ney, Ayce Ergin Arın, Ney, A Quest for New Turkish Sonority in Intercultural Music, Samsun 19 Mayıs Üniversites, Samsun, Turkey, March 2019

Reanimation construction for eleven instruments, Recorded by the Reanimation Orchestra, October 5, 2018

Trajectory Constructions I und II
, für Geige, Cello, Querflöte, Klarinette, Klavier und Schlagzeug, MIAM Modern Music Ensemble, UA May 24, 2018

Occupation for String Quartet, Aufgenommen in MIAM, November 2016 und von Lila Müzik herausgebracht, Mai 2017


Construction with Boismortier and Sankarabharanam for violin, viola, bass clarinet, tabla and tambura, Kammerensemble Neue Musik, premier Maerzmusik 2017, Radialsystem, 20.03.2017



Telemann Mohanam Varnam Fantasy for flute, south Indian flute, mrdangam and sruti box,
Commissions from the Goethe Institute Chennai, for Opera India
Premeired Goethe Institute Chennai, on the MusiX series, "Classical amalgam concert for environmental peace", benefit concert for the Kathmandu University Music Department, July 31st, 2015

For Piano Four-hands and Tambura, for piano and amplified tambura Premiered at KM Music Conservatory Faculty Concert, July 28th
and at the Goethe Institute Chennai, on the MusiX series, "Classical amalgam concert for environmental peace", July 31st, 2015

Tunebook 2015, for 17 Musicians, Time's Arrow New Music Ensemble, CFA Concert Hall, Boston University, February 17th, 2015:

Becoming Music V: The Audience, Goethe Institute, Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai, India, November 21. and 22.11.2014, premeired by Basement 21

Broken Open, for flute and piano, KM Music Conservatory Auditorium, July 30th, 2014 >PDF

Delusions of Grandeur
, for two piccolos, two tubas, accordion and pre-recorded audio, Time's Arrow (Boston University New Music Ensemble), Tsai Performance Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, May 2nd, 2014

Pitch Phase and Velocity Study on Exercise Number 4 from Taffenel and Gaubert's '17 Grands Exercises Journaliers de Mecanisme'
, for flute with glissando headjoint und electronics, Erik Drescher, flute, 'Slideways,' Ackerstadtpalast, Berlin, Juli 2013, published Verlag Neue Musik Berlin
, funded by the Initiative Neue Musik, Berlin

Sonic Envelope 2
, for flute, violin, gong, flash photographer und electronics [EEG device] (2012) Bellefield Hall Auditorium, IonSound Project, Pittsburgh, April 16th, 2012:

Sonic Envelope 1
(2011) for two strings and piano, recorded by counter)induction

Becoming Music IV: The Restaurant was premeired at Gullifty's, April 20th, 2011, Pittsburgh
with Outer Circle - rough edit:


First Element, for flute and piano (2011) premiered by IonSound, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pittsburgh, March 29th, 2011 and April 2nd, 2011
Receipient of the IonSound composers award

Weapons of Mass Distraction
,  Hoerbar, Hamburg on 02.12.2009 >PDF

Becoming Music III: The Store was premeired at the Stone, October 24th, 2009, NY City
with Paula Matthusen and the AB Duo >PDF >VIDEO SCORE

Saraswati Epiphonies
, Saraswati Studios in Pobiedna, Poland, August 28th, 2009 >PDF

Piano Tunebook
for solo piano(2009) >PDF (495 Mb)

Divyam Janma
for string orchestra and solo marimba, commissioned by the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin,  Philharmonie in Potsdammerplatz, 26th of December, 2007, Berliner Dom, 28th of December, 2007, Berlin, soloist Martin Krause >PDF

Phase and Velocity Construction
, for percussion quartet, commissioned by Percusemble Berlin, "Inselhopping"concert series, October 30th, 2007 and November 1st, 2007, Berlin, Reykjavik Arts Festival,
May 19th, 2008  (broadcast on Iceland Radio 1),
Intersonanzen Fest der Neue Musik, Potsdam, April 2009. >PDF


Tunebook, on the Rattlestick New Music Series MiniFest of Experimental Music, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in Manhattan and at Listen/Space in Brooklyn, NY July 16th and 18th 2008, soloist Aaron Meicht, Ausland,February 15th, 2009, with Ensemble Tunebook and soloists, Zwielicht Farbfernseher Concert series May, 16th 2010, with Ranjit Prasad and Jeremy Woodruff, Berlin

For Flute Solo
,  "Konzertreihe Eric/k" Ausland, 9th of February, 2007
Exploratorium Februar 11th, 2007, Berlin, with Erik Drescher, Sabine Vogel and Jeremy Woodruff  

Schizoid Perambulation
flexible scoring, Randspiel festival for new music, September 8th 2006, Berlin

Dispossessed Music
, for percussion quartet, commissioned by Percusemble Berlin,
concert, "Berlin Meets/ America Beats" at the Hochschule fuer Musik "Hanns Eisler" July 2006, concert series Schlagaktionen 2006, October 27th, 2006, Berlin


Dwellings was premeired by Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, House Music, June 2005, Sleeping Dogs Gallery Berlin in December 2005, soloist Jennifer Walshe, concert series "Chop Shop" August 2006, Berlin >PDF
>Jennifer Walshe, voice >Jennifer Kessler, horn

Mozart k. 488
, for percussion quartet, commissioned by Percusemble Berlin,
Tempodrom, March 2006, Berlin (sponsored by German Radio KlassikFM)

Chartered Trips Away
for solo piano
TASTEN 2006 Berliner Klaviertage, July 2006, soloist Philip Howard


Becoming Music I: Introductions and II: WM Football, Sleeping Dogs Gallery
June 2006 Berlin >PDF

Desecration and Starless Prayer
, for choir and solo percussion, commissioned by Ensemberlino Vocale, St. Matthaeus Church in Potsdammerplatz, Johannes Church in Moabit, Dec. 2005, Berlin, soloist Martin Krause >Movement I >Movement II >Movement III

, for Piano Quartet, and other works performed in Brown Hall, Boston.  Featured as guest composer at the New England Conservatory Prep. School 15th annual Contemporary Music Festival, January 23-31st, 2005.

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installations and social composition:


KLANGKOMPOST - in Anima Mundi #2, Errant Sound, Dec 2022

- Errant Sound, OCT 2021


Dritter Sinn, Installation in the entrance to the Haus des Rundfunks as part of Kunst im Bau, Sep - Dec. 2021, RBB - HdR 90th anniversary, with Rodney LaTourelle (light design)


Arlon Sounds, 4-channel installation, in CITOYENNE REPRISE, Netwerk Aalst, Belgium, May 2021

Cellphone Computer Choir Construction, 8-channel installation, Sound Art SA))_Gallery, Moscow, June 2020

Music Therapy, In Dystopie Sound Art Festival Berlin / Istanbul, Meinblau Gallery Berlin, 21.9 - 30.9.2018, Kasa Gallery Istanbul, 28.10 - 04.11.2019, three videos and objects of their making using TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) devices with autocorrect

Becoming Music VII: Pure Exaggeration, in Audience Bodies - Public Movement 2, Errant Sound, July 12th and 13th, 2019

Becoming Music VII: Pure Exaggeration

Sonic Permaculture: Resonances of the Urban Garden with Performance for Action
part of "In the Sound Field: Perspectives on Field Recording - Installations and Performances", series at Errant Sound e.V. , 18.-20.05.2017



Performance for Action Launch Event, part of the Transmediale 2017 Vorspiel, Errant Sound e.V., 17.02.2017

PfA logo

"Performance for Action (initiated by Andrew Noble and Jeremy Woodruff) borrows from the "Soli-Konzert" (Solidarity Concert) format, typically used within small communities of organizers, for the framework of an autonomous group of socially engaged performers. The work seeks to engage the civic commons with media and live performance, raise money (through donations) and awareness, and to kickstart more PfA events with other social justice organizations in the future.


Festival Syllabaries (Finissage), sound art works from South India, Errant Bodies, 27.05.2016


Normal Street Music, part of "Sound Matters or What to Do with the Money?" at the Berlin Art Week, Errant Sound e.V., September 2017Normal Street Music Map

Playing in the New Organic Terrace Garden at UB City
Sound installation and live performance, Art Bangaluru,
International Contemporary Art Festival by Sublime Galleria,
Bangalore, India, 21st-31st, August 2015


Green Interactive Biofeedback Environments (GIBE)
Audio installation and performance at UrbanplanTen, organic garden at Urbanplanen Copenhagen, at Fluid States – Fluid Sounds Conference, Roskilde University, July 2015

Music Therapy

Funeral Procession, Chennai, India, September 2014
audio station installation in
{ reality is a very strong move }
A Co-Operation with Errant Bodies & General Public in Exile #7.
Kunst-Werke, Berlin, December 2014

Participatory soundscape intervention with five child piano students, gallery visitors, five herbal shrubs and a permaculture garden, in the exhibition
Unsound, in the Transmediale Vorschau, January 27th - February 2nd, 2014 Errant Bodies



"What is the Difference Between the Sound Outside and Inside the KM Music Conservatory?" collaborative sound investigation and blog, Chennai, India, 2014


Gongburgh: Steeltown Forests
, 8-channel sound installation, European Sound Studies Association Conference, October 4th-11th, 2013, Humboldt Universität, Berlin
Track 6 of 6 track Stereo Mix

Gongburgh: Steeltown Forests

Ode to Liberty Park
, in the exhibition "Econew-mics: Ethnology of Crisis"
Errant Bodies, November 10th - 30th, 2012, Berlin >project ebooklet


Errant Bodies Project Space, Artist in Residence project, November, 2012:
Sounds of Sociality: Zula, Hummus Restaurant,
aufgenommen, Sep. - Nov. 2012, Berlin
>project ebooklet

Do You Think This is A Fake,
7-channel Klanginstallation, in Ausstellung "Hexis" (mit Anna Bromely) AD Gallery October 22nd - November 4th, 2011, Bremen

Hexis AD Gallery

Bitte Nicht Beachten,
for many performers with megaphones in public space (2010) premeired by Ensemble Zwischentöne, Schloßplatz, Berlin Mitte, December 11th, 2010, and during the 'Lange Nacht der Museen', August 27th, 2012 at the Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection, Berlin


, interviews and video of musical work, several locations in Berlin 2007 - 2009


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Music for The Freedom Trap by Hajnal Nemeth, auch mit Arnold Dreyblatt, György Galántai, Zsolt Sőrés, Blue Chapel, Balatonboglár (H) September 23-30, 2023

Music Development und Arrangement in Marianna Simnett's Gorgon, September 13-17, 2023 in Berlin Art Week at Hebbel-Am-Ufer HAU2:

Sound Design for New Work, Bani Abidi, at the Sharjah Art Foundation, 12 October - 12 January, 2019

Music and sound for Circle of Life by Kim Dotty Hachmann, premiered at the Kunststiftung Lilienthal, Bremen, 09.07.2016

Music and Sound for the three-video installation, Rituality - Born in Berlin 2008 by Kim Dotty Hachmann, Exhibition at the gallery Spanien 19C in Arhus, Denmark, 13.10. - 04.11.2012

Music Editor for the monthly radio program Lautstrom on broadcast and podcast on 88.4 Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, with Anna Bromley, June 2010 - Dec. 2011

Sound Design and Compostion, The Egg or the Hen, Us or Them, by Egill Sæbjörnsson, Installation, Künstlerhaus Bremen,22. July - 09. October 2011

Composition and Musical Director, Bon Noir Alien, by Anna Bromely, performance on a Vaparetto in the Venice Biennale 2011, 01. und 02.06.2011. Sponsor, Hochschule für Künste, Bremen

Sound Design and Composition, The World is Bigger Than You Think, by Egill Sæbjörnsson and Marcia Moraes and Lisa Charlotte Baudoin Lie, Installation at the Watermill Center, NY 06.05.2011 and at the Clocktower Gallery, Manhattan, 10.05.2011 Broadcast and archive on Art on AIR

Music and Sound for the video, Teeth of Water, by Bob Labobgah. Upcoming screening at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Media Art Cente

Musical Director, Waldorchester with the Gotzkowsky-Schule Berlin, with artist Egill Sæbjörnsson and Marcia Moraes, 13.01.2010

Music and Sound for the video, Rituality by Kim Dotty Hachmann, premeired in Kunst hier und Jetzt, a weekend of open artist studios in Wolfsburg hosted by Bernd Schulz 10.10. and 10.11.2009

Composition, Getting Off Nr. 2, with dancer Stephanie Maher, Politics of Ecstasy Festival, HAU 3 25.02.2009,  Berlin

Composer and Musical Director of the musical, Nos Vie En Rose for the National Youth Music Theatre London, private performance Edinburgh Festival August 2002 and premier, Birmingham Hippodrome,
August 2003.

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Haunted Soundscapes: Transcultural Perspectives on Sound, Music and Authority in Turkey, with Sirin Ozgün, Co-Editor, Routledge, forthcoming

"Active methodologies for transcultural learning (including three approaches to makam transcription)" in Turkish Makam Instruments and Voices in Contemporary Music, Amanda Bayley and Michael Ellison Eds. Routledge, forthcoming

Composing Sociality: Toward an Aesthetics of Transition Design, Chapter 2 in The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art, January 2020

The Audibility of Rebellion versus Nationalism in the Sound of Political Chant
Seismograf, peer reviewed platform for contemporary music and sound art, Nov. 2017

"The Possible City: Brandon LaBelle's Rehearsal for A People's Microphone" in Brandon LaBelle: Overheard and Interrupted, Listening, The Uncommon, Radical Sharing, on Les Presses Du Reel, 2016

The Gamaka Box: A Powerful System of Notation
, Sruti Magazine, October, 2016

Tonal discrepencies and cognitive dissonance in Peter Ablinger's Voices and Piano: Angela Davis
, KunstMusik 16, 2015

A Musical Analysis of the People's Microphone: Voices and Echoes in Protest and Sound Art

Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, 2014

Remaking Pittsburgh: Permaculture Soundscapes
, Journal of Sonic Studies, Issue 7, 2014


“Not listening to music and sound interventions as agonistic freedom in                              civic space: The embodied city” in This Civic Life, Ed. Brandon LaBelle,
Errant Bodies Press, 2013

Econew-mics: Ethnology of Crisis, Project Work and Exhibition,
November 2012
epamphlet published by Errant Bodies Press, 2013

A Voice in the Dark:
Subversive Sounds of the Living Newspapers and the Flint Sit-Down Strike of 1936-37,
Interference Journal, Issue 3, 2013

Brainwave Sonification: A Revised Analysis of Alvin Lucier's
'Music for Solo Performer
paper and poster presentation, 2011

'Bon Noir Alien'
with Anna Bromely, in Look At Me: Celebrity Culture at the Venice Art Biennale, Published, eds. Mona Schieren, Andrea Sick, Verlag für moderne Kunst 2011.

Sound Art in Scholarship: Disputed Borders and Revised Histories
, 2010

Elementary Lessons in Karnatic Music, A Composers Perspective
, Diploma Thesis, Conservatorium van Amsterdam, 2004. Published, Klangzeitort, 2010

Inventing Verdi, The Verdi Transcriptions of Michael Finnissy
, MMus Masters Thesis, Royal Academy of Music, London 2002

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