BAROQUE IS THE NEW POP
Baroque ensemble Musica Sequenza was founded by bassoonist and composer Burak Özdemir in 2008 in New York City for the innovation of classical music. Since 2010 the ensemble is based in Berlin, leading an inter-cultural artistic movement. Musica Sequenza collaborates with the festivals, museums, theaters and concert halls worldwide. To date they created over 30 productions and defined the music genre electro-baroque.
ATLAS PASSION PREMIERED IN SWITZLERLAND
BACH : THE SILENT CANTATA BECAME BESTSELLER
FESTIVAL D’AVIGNON WITH SASHA WALTZ & GUESTS
Choreographer Sasha Waltz celebrated the premiere of „Dialogue“ at the Festival d’Avignon with Burak Özdemir, as well as the French painter Guillaume Bruère. The artists collaborated in a freely improvised dialogue. The performers moved to the sound of Özdemir’s bassoon and his sound recordings; that Özdemir recorded in Istanbul streets. The performance is dedicated to Gezi Park demonstrations.
SAMPLING BAROQUE AT ISTANBUL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Burak Özdemir & Musica Sequenza performed Sampling Baroque / Händel as the official Turkey premiere at the 45th Istanbul Music Festival. Hosted by Bomontiada, the open-air show took place at the Bomontiada Courtyard in Istanbul center. Before the main show, a light version of the Bach program; The Silent Cantata was also presented to the Istanbul audiences.
HERMES ALBUM TOUR CONTINUES
TRANSMUTE GROWS AFTER BERLIN BIENNALE
Transmute; a digital work, characterized by strongly accented rhythm and layering of recurring musical elements. After being premiered at the International Community to Abolish Nuclear Weapon (ICAN), further episodes of the series were created for Early Music Biennale Berlin, Sasha Waltz‘ Zuhören at Radial System and Berghain Kantine. In Transmute, Burak presents his latest electronic content with ensemble improvisations and visual currents as an abstract collage.
KITKAT CLUB PRESENTED OPERA DEL FUTURO
Berlin’s legendary nightclub celebrated its 21st anniversary with Burak Özdemir & Musica Sequenza. KitKat commissioned an episode of Opera del Futuro series: „Skin Deep Plug-ins“. The multi-media performance piece follows the artistic mission. The original baroque opera piece is confronted by the research-based aspects of experimental theater and not-existed performance techniques until it is pushed to the limits.
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.
OPIUM AT BACHFEST
The parkour performance piece OPIUM premieres at the Kammgarn West Museum within the Schaffhauser Bach Festival.
MORPHINE AT HANDEL FESTIVAL
The ambient Handel project, MORPHINE premieres at the international Handel Festival in Halle.
INFERNO AFTER DANTE
The parkour performance work INFERNO with Roberta Mameli and Sasha Waltz & Guests, is dedicated to Alighieri Dante, commemorating Dante’s 700th year of death in 2021.
SAMPLING BAROQUE TOURSampling Baroque album tour visited Istanbul Music Festival, International BachFest Schaffhausen, Radial System, Oranjewoud Festival, Darmstadt Stadttheater & more.
KORERO / SOHBET a collage of sound sculptures, is commissioned by the Istanbul Pera Museum.
Choreographic sound installation HERMES unfolds ancient legends with historical instruments and electronica. MAIA REMIXES
Remixes by Efdemin, Hernan Cattaneo, Magdalena, Matthew Herbert, N’to, Rordriguez Jr.
VELAZQUEZ AT GRAND PALAIS Özdemir composed music for Karim Ainouz movie „Velazquez “ recorded by Musica Sequenza. The movie was a part of the Velazquez exhibition at Grand Palais Museum. DVD is released by Arte Edition.