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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

The new creation Atlas Passion by Burak Özdemir & Musica Sequenza had its world premiere at the Stadttheater in Schaffhausen. The project actively engages the community, using geographic information from the Bible, Torah and Koran to confront the current state of world politics. Atlas Passion is a coproduction with the Stadttheater Schaffhausen, Salto Corale and Cinevox Dance Company.

BACH : THE SILENT CANTATA BECAME BESTSELLER

With Silent Cantata, Burak Özdemir created an entirely new spiritual listening experience. None of the Bach cantata texts appear on the pages of Özdemir’s score, but their place is taken by the emotional power of music that conveys its message entirely without words. The work visited Istanbul Music Festival, Schloss Elmau, Thüringer Bach Wochen, Darmstadt Stadttheater, Club Berghain, Crescendo Festival and more.

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

HERMES unfolds the archaic structures of electronica and modern jazz. Micro tonality and ancient Greek modalities are the foundation for this piece. The Ensemble is orchestrated by voice, baroque bassoon, gut strings, archlute, field recordings and sound design: all merged into one sensuous and disquieting masterpiece. HERMES visits the Netherlands, Germany, Turkey, U.S.A. and more.

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.

Musica Sequenza Museq Burak Ozdemir Marianna Henriksson 3Human 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.
Burak Özdemir 

 

CULTURAL AFFAIRS

OPIUM AT BACHFEST
The parkour performance piece OPIUM premieres at the Kammgarn West Museum within the Schaffhauser Bach Festival.

MORPHINE AT HANDEL FESTIVAL
Burak Musica Sequenza Hermes Lyre VR Techno Baroque 1
The ambient Handel project, MORPHINE premieres at the international Handel Festival in Halle.

INFERNO AT BARGELLO MUSEUM
The parkour performance work INFERNO with Roberta Mameli and Sasha Waltz & Guests, opens at the Bargello Museum in Florence, commemorating Dante’s 700th year of death.

SAMPLING BAROQUE TOURMusica Sequenza Sampling Baroque Lounge Exposing Bach Kammgarn Schaffhausen 1Sampling Baroque album tour visited Istanbul Music Festival, International BachFest Schaffhausen, Radial System, Oranjewoud Festival, Darmstadt Stadttheater & more.

KORERO AT PERA MUSEUM musica_sequenza_by_sophie_schwarzenberger

KORERO / SOHBET a collage of sound sculptures, is commissioned by the Istanbul Pera Museum. 

RECENT RELEASES

HERMES LP CD DIGITAL
Burak Musica Sequenza Hermes Lyre VR Techno Baroque 1

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 Karim Ainouz Velazquez Arte France Grand Palais Museum Musica Sequenza Burak Ozdemir 2Özdemir 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.