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 and vitalisation of classical music. Since 2011 they are based in Berlin. Musica Sequenza collaborates with the festivals, concert halls, theatres and museums, leading an inter-cultural artistic movement worldwide. To date they created over 40 productions and defined the music genre electro-baroque.
DEVAS ALBUM – FEATURING NATACHA ATLAS
The album DEVAS feat. Natacha Atlas was released on 4th December 2020 worldwide in Digital and Vinyl formats. DEVAS is mixed by the Argentinian producer and sound artist Alejandro Mosso. DEVAS is inspired by the Indian Demigods. India is a country of temples and many deities, which allowed the music of DEVAS to become an urban shamanic ritual. Tour dates for 2021 soon will be announced.
ATLAS PASSION PREMIERED IN SWITZERLAND
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 EUROPE TOUR EXTENDED
Burak Özdemir & Musica Sequenza performed Sampling Baroque as the official Turkey premiere at the 45th Istanbul Music Festival. Hosted by Bomontiada, the open-air show took place at the Bomontiada Courtyard. The project tour legs included performances at Konzerthaus Berlin, BachFest Schaffhausen, Radial System V, Oranjewoud Festival, Darmstadt Stadttheater and many other festivals & concert halls in Europe.
DIVE INTO THE VIRTUAL WORLD OF HERMES
TRANSMUTE EXPANDS 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 work is designed as an inter-disciplinary performance work with multi-media contents. The baroque score’s confronted by the research-based aspects of experimental theater and not-existed performance techniques and 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.
KORERO / SOHBET a collage of sound sculptures, is commissioned by the Istanbul Pera Museum.
Burak Özdemir composed the score for Karim Ainouz movie VELAZQUEZ performed by Musica Sequenza. The film was part of the Velazquez exhibition at Grand Palais Museum. DVD release by Arte Edition.