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M U S I C A   S E Q U E N Z A

Berlin Baroque Ensemble Musica Sequenza was founded by Burak Özdemir at The Juilliard School in New York in 2008. Since 2011 they are based in Berlin. The ensemble is dedicated to innovation in baroque music and developing an intercultural artistic movement with musicians, singers, dancers, choreographers, visual artists, architects, designers and filmmakers from all around the globe. To date they have created over 40 productions worldwide.

The ensemble performs on 17th and 18th century period instruments and works in an international network with global partners such as opera houses, festivals, concert halls, municipal theatres, museums and art foundations. Musica Sequenza presents performances with a repertoire from Renaissance to the contemporary composers. They participate in contemporary art scene with their inter-disciplinary productions of baroque, jazz, new music, electro-acoustic, modern dance, conceptual performance and experimental music theatre.

Musica Sequenza collaborated with artists like Sasha Waltz, Rolando Villazon, Natacha Atlas, Karim Ainouz, Larisa Navojec, Van Rivers and Ölberg Choir. Since it’s founding the ensemble has performed at leading venues as Konzerthaus Berlin, Istanbul Music Festival, Händel Festival Halle, Oranjewoud Festival Netherlands, Thüringer Bach Wochen, Bach Akademie Stuttgart, Alice Tully Hall New York, Berghain, Radial System V, Club Sisyphos, Borusan House Istanbul, Wagenhallen, Karavaan Festival Netherlands, Cologne Philharmonic and Berlin Biennale. In 2018 Musica Sequenza celebrated its 10th anniversary by performing milestones of their repertoire, such as “Silent Cantata” (2012) and “Sampling Baroque” (2015). For the anniversary they premiered a new Bach production “Atlas Passion” (2018) in co-production with Stadttheater Schaffhausen Switzerland.

Commissioned by the Grand Palais Museum Paris in 2014, Musica Sequenza recorded music by Burak Özdemir and Spanish baroque composers for the “Diego Velazquez” exhibition. The work was curated and filmed by Karim Ainouz, which later became an international DVD release on Arte Edition. Burak Özdemir & Musica Sequenza have collaborated with Sasha Waltz & Guests on diverse projects including “Dialoge” at Festival d’Avignon and “Zuhören” at Radial System V in Berlin. In 2021 the ‚Inferno‘ album was displayed as a part of the Medici portraits exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, New York City.

Since 2012 the albums of Musica Sequenza have been released by Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Sony Music, Neue Meister and Tacet Nota labels. The recordings include Burak Özdemir’s original compositions as well as works by the renaissance and baroque composers. The releases „Vivaldi : The New Four Seasons“ (2012), „Bach : The Silent Cantata“ (2013), „Rameau a la Turque“ (2014) „Sampling Baroque/Handel“ (2016), „Hermes“ (2019), „Devas“ (2020), „Händel Morphine“ (2021) and „Inferno“ (2021) have earned praise by the world press.

LIVE

5 November 2022 – SAMPLING BAROQUE BACH / Borusan House Istanbul, Turkey
30 September 2022 – SAMPLING BAROQUE BACH / Record Release, Worldwide
6 June 2022 – HÄNDEL MORPHINE / Händel Festspiele Halle, Germany (World Premiere)
3 June 2022 – ORISHAS / Record Release, Worldwide
21 May 2022 – INTERMINATA / Mardin Biennale, Turkey
15-16 May 2022 – KASSIA OPERA / CRR Hall Istanbul, Turkey
27-29 March 2022 – KASSIA OPERA / Tak Theater Berlin, Germany
12-13 March 2022 –  KASSIA OPERA / Kampnagel Hamburg, Germany
1 – 31 March 2022 – MONTEVERDI VERTIGO / Art House Jersey, England
25 Februar 2022 – MONTERVERDI VERTIGO / Record Release, Worldwide
July – October 2021 – INFERNO / Metropolitan Museum New York, U.S.A
23-24 October 2021 – KASSIA DIGITAL CONFERENCE / Online Worldwide
21 October 2021 – KASSIA DIGITAL CONFERENCE / Online Worldwide
16 Oktober 2021 – TELEMANN QUARTETTS / Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand
14 Oktober 2021 – KASSIA DIGITAL CONFERENCE / Online Worldwide
8-9 October 2021 – KASSIA OPERA / Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Germany (World Premiere)
8 October 2021 –  INFERNO / Record Release, Worldwide
1 October 2021 – BACH ZUM BUNDESPRÄSIDENT, Schloss Bellevue, Germany
30 September 2021 – KASSIA DIGITAL CONFERENCE / Online Worldwide
23 September 2021 – KASSIA DIGITAL CONFERENCE / Online Worldwide
9 September 2021 – KASSIA DIGITAL CONFERENCE / Online Worldwide
4 June 2021 –  BACH OPIUM / Record Release, Worldwide
15 May 2021 – BACH OPIUM / BachFest Schaffhausen, Switzerland (World Premiere)
24 April – 15 May 2021 – OPIUM LOCKED DOWN / Chretzeturm, Switzerland
12 March 2021 – MORPHINE / Record Release, Worldwide
4 December 2020 – DEVAS / Record Release, Worldwide
1-2-6 August 2020 – INFERNO / Borusan Klassik Radio, Turkey
6-8 January 2020 – DEVAS / Christus Church Berlin, Germany
16 November 2019 – HERMES / Borusan Museum Istanbul, Turkey
1 September 2019 – BURAK LIVE / Club Domhof Cologne, Germany
31 August 2019 – STILL SEMELE / Kölner Philharmonie, Germany (World Premiere)
7-8 June 2019 – HERMES Karavaan Festival, The Netherlands (World Premiere)
1 June 2019 – LYRE /  Music Video Awards Berlin, Germany
31 May 2019 –  MAIA / Record Release, Worldwide
6-7 April 2019 – BACH MOTETTEN / HeiligKreuz Kirche Berlin, Germany
12 April 2019 –  HERMES / Record Release, Worldwide
4 April 2019 – HERMES / Silent Green KulturQuartier Berlin, Germany
1 February 2019 – BACH MOTETTEN / HeiligKreuz Kirche Berlin, Germany
4 January 2019 – THE MAROF PROJECT / Marof Winery, Slovenia

PAST SHOWS

ALBUMS

LIVE @ ISTANBUL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Bach : The Silent Cantata
LIVE @ ARTE CONCERTS
Sampling Baroque / Handel