B A R O Q U E I S T H E N E W P O P
Berlin Baroque Ensemble Musica Sequenza was launched by composer and bassoonist Burak Özdemir in New York City in 2008, standing for the innovation in baroque music. The Ensemble is engaged in developing an inter-cultural artistic movement with their global partners. With the motto “Baroque is the new pop!” Musica Sequenza has started collaborating with festivals and concert halls, advancing this artistic movement worldwide.
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F E S T I V A L D’A V I G N O N W I T H S A S H A W A L T Z
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.
T R A N S M U T E 4 @ B E R G H A I N K A N T I N E
Transmute; a digital work, characterized by strongly accented rhythm and layering of recurring musical elements. The motifs exist in a liquid space-time continuum, alternating between prehistorical and contemporary eras. Burak presents his latest electronic content with visual currents and the instrumental information as an abstract collage; where the audience and the artists are entering the moment of uncertainty. Read more.
K I T K A T C L U B H O S T S O P E R A D E L F U T U R O
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.
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.
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.
Archaic structures of electronica and melodic techno unfold, and engage with ancient and historical instruments, performed by Burak & Musica Sequenza MAIA EP OUT NOW
Remixes by EFDEMIN, HERNAN CATTANEO, MAGDALENA, MATTHEW HERBERT, N’TO, RODRIGUEZ JR.
KORERO a collage of sound sculptures and improvisation on historical instruments, is premiered at the Pera Museum Istanbul EXPLORING ELBPHILHARMONIEBurak Özdemir joins choreographer Sasha Waltz & Guests for her choreographic installation »Figure Humaine« with 80 musicians, singers and dancers. FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE Join us on climate strikes in Berlin or in any city you currently are. #fridaysforfuture DARMSTADT STAATSTHEATEROn March 22 Musica Sequenza performed 2 Bach programs on the same night; Sampling Baroque and Silent Cantata. Both recordings available at Stores, iTunes & Amazon. In collaboration with Sony Music and Darmstadt Staatstheater.VELAZQUEZ DVD OUT NOWBurak Özdemir & Musica Sequenza received a commission by the Grand Palais Museum Paris to compose and record music for the “Velazquez” exhibition. The work was curated and filmed by Karim Ainouz, which now became an international DVD release on Arte Edition.
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