Wandering Rocks by iKKi Duo, released August 2023
To Listen and more information: https://syrphe.bandcamp.com/album/wandering-rocks
Ferry Dream, released June 4 2023
Ferry Dream is based on a memory of a scenery during my daily commute with thousands of other people as we travel across the Bosphorus each day.
If you consider passing by the biggest freight dock in the city, where cargo containers piled on top of each other, what you see is collection boxes with a collage of different colors and company logos from all around the world, many from unknown origins.
You can imagine focusing on each of the colorful boxes, or consider the whole a big object.
Art Cover: Mariia Mytrofanova
MAERSK composition: 7klassik.bandcamp.com/track/maersk
Nine Stages of Not Arriving, iKKi Duo
Released by: Ada Music Classical, 2023
On all digital platforms: https://bfan.link/nine-stages-of-not-arriving
iKKi Duo’s album “Nine Stages of Not Arriving” is a duo comprovisation project with cello, objects, piano and electronics. The duo uses contemporary playing techniques with objects, and explores various sound-fields of timbre, texture, gesture, rhythm, sound, silence, pitch and noise. The album comprises nine miniatures, making a playful allusion to the suite form. Instead of setting up to arrive at places, the miniatures explore sounds ‘in moments’. Each moment is a situation, where the duo responds with and through their bodies and the relation-scape they inhabit. The title of the pieces give clues to the sound acts and gestures that are being realized. The form playfully invites listeners to listen to the miniatures as individual singular pieces, as well as entangled with others, as a unified whole.
Piano, electronics, objects: Fulya Uçanok
Violoncello, objects: Zeynep Ayşe Hatipoğlu
Recorded, mixed & mastered by: Gökhan Deneç
Released by: Ada Müzik @adamuzikyapim
Cover Photo: Engin İriz
Cover Design: Ragıp İncesağır
DREAM WORKS, Anıl Eraslan
Released by: Rumi Sounds, Berlin, 2022
Listen and buy the album: Bandcamp Rumi Sounds
Şevket Akıncı – guitar, voice
Orçun Baştürk – synth, voice
Eda Er – synth, voice
Anıl Eraslan – cello
Volkan Ergen – percussion
Elif Canfezâ Gündüz – kemençe
Zeynep Ayşe Hatipoğlu – cello
Zeynep Kaya Beraud – voice, synth
Alper Maral – bass trombone
Merve Salgar – tanbur
Tolga Tuzun – piano
Mixed by Alexis Baskind
Mastered by Burak Tamer
Cover Art: Joel Grip
Graphic Design: Ezgi Keskinsoy
Released by Rumi Sounds
MAERSK Zeynep Ayşe Hatipoğlu
Released by: 7K! Berlin, 2020
Listen in all digital platforms and / here
Featuring Simon Goff, Echo Collective, Damla Bozkurt, Dobrawa Czocher, Hior Chronik, Innerwoud, Vito Gatto, Laura
Masotto, Effe effe, Bryan Senti, CEEYS, Aaron Martin, Nikola Malnikov, Darian Thomas, Tobias Presig, BOW& Aidan Baker,
Himmerlsrandt, Zeynep Ayşe Hatipoğlu
MAERSK is an electroacoustic composition based on a memory of a scenery during my daily commute with thousands of other people as we travel across the Bosphorus each day. If you consider passing by the biggest freight dock in the city where thousands of ca rgo containers piled on top of each other, what you see is collection boxes with a collage of different colors, brand labels, company logos from all around the world, many from unknown origins. As the spectator, you can focus on each single piece or consid er the whole as one big object.This piece focuses on the vibrations when lots of different sound fragments come on top and interact with each other. Mainly consisting of minor timbral changes, it invites the listener for a closer experience, offering a temporal perception shift with long duration sounds. You can focus on each fragment or conceive the whole as a single sound object. MAERSK was commissioned and released by 7K! Berlin in the compilation album ‘String Layers’ in 2020.
KRUSH by GADZ
Digital Released, 2020
Listen and by/Bandcamp: here
GADZ is an experimental duo from Istanbul; Zeynep Ayşe Hatipoğlu and Gökhan Deneç on instruments and electronics.
Through the dialogs we established during the studio recordings, we valued the fluid manifestations of activity and passivity; through a constant flux of being affected by each other, and affecting one another. Within the recording process, we intended to open a sonic window of ‘listening’ and ‘being heard’ while referencing Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologs, at a time in which silenced voices need to be heard and reintroduced through dialogs.
Performed and composed by Klank.ist Ensemble at ITU MIAM recording studios on June 2019.
The Principle Of Pleasure-Aslı Kobaner/, I Took a Train To Mars- Eda Er/,Circumstantial Multitudes- Fulya Uçanok/, C Atmosphere- Zeynep Ayşe Hatipoğlu.
Recording- Laçin Şahin, Oğuz Öz, Mixing- Laçin Şahin, Recording Assistants- Utku Gürler, Hamit Sultanov, Mastering-Gökhan Deneç, Desing and Artwork- Ömer Özçelik.
We have recorded our album in two days of studio improvisation sessions in Istanbul. Our main motivation was to explore some new sound possibilities around/above the Turkish makam music heritage. During our recording session, except for the piece ‘On the fly,’ the only predetermined aspect was the timing. We have recorded one shot of several tracks with different timings and instrument combinations (solos, duos, trios). The piece ‘Bükül’ is an excepted one; cello and classical kemenche improvise together, and a separate solo improvisation by Tanbur overlapped on it. We have shaped our album idea by referring to the tradition of Turkish music. The title of the album “Birinci Hane” (meaning ‘first home’ or ‘first grade’) and the track names inspired by the concepts of ‘home’ (ev, hane), ‘space’ (mekân) and ‘makam’.
All tracks on the album are improvised recordings by SAVT, except “On the Fly” composed by Zeynep Ayşe Hatipoğlu.
We would like to thank Cevdet Erek and Tolga Balcı for their inspiration in this collection as an album; to Şevket Akıncı, Anıl Eraslan and Stéphane Clor for their guidance on the release process. Special thanks to Laçin Şahin for recorded and mixed, Berk Falay and Oğuz Öz for their recording assistant, ITU MIAM Recording Studios, Gökhan Deneç for Mastering, Beste Türkön for CD Face Design, Yula Baskı Atölyesi for CD Cover Design and Print, and Başak Erdem (@lines_dots_) for the final handwriting touches.
Released on February 21, 2021
Tanbur | Merve Salgar, Violoncello | Zeynep Ayşe Hatipoğlu, Classical Kemenche | Elif Canfeza Gündüz, Recorded and mixed | Laçin Şahin, Recording assistant | Berk Falay, Oğuz Öz, Recording studio | ITU MIAM Recording Studios, Mastering | Gökhan Deneç, CD Cover Design | Beste Türkön, Album Cover Art Work | Yula Baskı
Wintergarden Zeynep Ayse Hatipoglu
Digital Released by Field Kitchen Academy, 2019
Wintergarden 28 Agust 2019
Field Kitchen Academy is an interdisciplinary educational residency program in Wüsten-Buchholz, aims at transcending the borders between research and practice; beyond forms and formats. In the Field Kitchen Academy’s listening room, you will be listening to a series of recordings that act as a catalogue and a log book of the residency curated under the title of Silence with the Consent of Sound. Instead of a printed catalogue, what you will hear is the audio catalogue to that gives space to Field Kitchen Academy’s every participant and working session leaders in 2019. During the course of the residency (16 August – 11 September 2019) each participant is assigned a particular day to make a 90 seconds of recording. The recordings had to be made on that exact given date, and reflect how they perceive that particular day at the residency from their own perspective.
Uzaktan Merve Salgar, Zeynep Ayse Hatipoglu , Released by Klank.ist, 2020
Listen/here This electroacoustic piece ‘Uzaktan’ was recorded in April 2020 at Tarabya and Kurtuluş, Istanbul/Turkey during lockdowns.
Potlatch Zeynep Ayse Hatipoglu
Digital Released from 2016 MIAM Groove Collective
This album consists of the groove compositions of 2016 Computer Music class from Istanbul Technical University (ITU) MIAM (Center For Advanced Studies in Music)