B A R O Q U E I S T H E N E W P O P
Musica Sequenza was launched by composer and bassoonist Burak Özdemir in New York and Berlin in 2008, standing for the innovation in classical music. The Ensemble is engaged in developing an inter-cultural artistic movement with global production partners. With the motto “Baroque is the new pop!” Musica Sequenza has started collaborating with festivals and concert halls, advancing this artistic movement worldwide.
PRESALE FOR SAMPLING BAROQUE/BACH @ ORANJEWOUD FESTIVAL IN JUNE STARTED!
On June 8 Burak & Musica Sequenza perform Sampling Baroque / Bach; the ultimate sonic and visual production with Bach’s spiritual writings, opening at the Oranjewoud Festival in Leeuwarden. A thrilling conjunction between baroque and electronic, Sampling Baroque / Bach is welcoming the festival visitors at the open air forest venue. A night for Bach fans not to miss. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE
SAMPLING BAROQUE HANDEL / ALBUM OUT NOW / GET YOUR COPY HERE
Handel’s melodies are his strength. Instantly memorable, they express the emotions of his operatic characters. Handel reused a number of them: there was no copyright in his day, nor could music be reproduced by technological means. Sampling and the phenomenon of universally available music did not exist in the Age of Baroque, but today; now every aria has its own world of sound.
B A C H : T H E S I L E N T C A N T A T A
A V I G N O N F E S T I V A L / S A S H A W A L T Z
Choreographer Sasha Waltz celebrated the premiere of „Dialogues 20-13″ at the Festival d’Avignon. The composer and bassoonist Burak Özdemir, as well as the French painter Guillaume Bruère joined the compagnie in an artistically improvised dialogue. The dancers moved to the sound of a bassoon on a huge screen around the drawings. They immersed their hair in color pots and became painters themselves.
T R A N S M U T E 4 P R E M I E R S A T K A N T I N E
Transmute; a digital work, characterized by strongly accented rhythm and layering of recurring musical elements. Numerous, almost noise-like sounds and the experimental design are part of Özdemir’s latest avant-garde. The motifs exist in a liquid space-time continuum, alternating between baroque and contemporary eras. The first series ‚zero gravity‘ was commissioned by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The premiere concert was performed at Umspannwerk Berlin in 2014 as a part of the discussion panels about the power plant shut downs in Germany. Transmute 2 ‘honey, where are my keys?’ was a coproduction with Early Music Biennale performed at the Radial System. Read more..
K I T K A T C L U B B E R L I N / O P E R A D E L F U T U R O
Berlin’s legendary nightclub opened its doors to celebrate its 21st birthday with Burak Özdemir and ensemble Musica Sequenza. In cooperation with KitKat, Özdemir presented his latest opera production „Skin Deep Plug-ins“, a new multi-media work of the current series „Opera del Futuro“. The project follows the artistic mission; an open approach to the compositional material: a de-composition.
I S T A N B U L M U S I C F E S T I V A L & H Ä N D E L
Burak & Musica Sequenza perform Sampling Baroque/Händel’s Turkey premiere at the 45th Istanbul Music Festival. Hosted by Bomontiada, the open-air show takes place at the Bomontiada Courtyard in Istanbul center. Before the main show, a teaser version of the bestseller program; Bach The Silent Cantata is also presented to the Istanbul audience. Timeless feelings of baroque age will be heard in a dialogue with today’s technology.
Human feelings – love and pain – have been immutable since ancient times. In music, they were portrayed as “affects”, with carefully delineated lines between them. These two universal feelings from the past are amongst the most valuable heritage for us. Only with and through these, can we stay close to another.
EXPLORING ELBPHILHARMONIEBurak Özdemir joins choreographer Sasha Waltz for her choreographic installation »Figure Humaine« with about 80 musicians, singers and the dancers. Sasha Waltz & Guests inaugurate the Foyers of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. SAMPLING BAROQUE ALBUM
Ever since he was a child Özdemir has been exploring the world of sound. He collects sounds, renders them and tests their mutability by taking them to their furthest extreme for Sampling Baroque Album. (Sony Music)
VINYL / CD / DIGITALDARMSTADT STAATSTHEATEROn March 22 Burak & Musica Sequenza perform 2 Bach programs on the same night; Sampling Baroque and Silent Cantata. Both albums are released from Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, available at Stores, iTunes and Amazon. In collaboration with Sony Music Germany and Darmstadt Staatstheater. Pre-sale is started. Get your tickets here! LEEUWARDEN EUROPE’S CAPITALLeeuwarden is selected as the cultural capital of Europe in 2018. Burak’s latest sound production, Sampling Baroque / Bach will be performed on June 8 at Oranjewoud Festival as a part of the European capital of culture events in 2018 in the Netherlands. The show is also announced as the record release concert for the Sampling Baroque/ Bach album. VELAZQUEZ DVD OUT NOWDiego Velàzquez, the artist ceaselessly in search of the human truth through the treatment of the light and the space and in the way he roams around things, is a documentary maker before his time. Original Soundtrack by Burak Özdemir & Musica Sequenza.
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