CAMPUS Exhibitions

Sounding Lifeworld

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (FI)

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Mittwoch, 7. September 2022, 17:15 - 17:45
Alle Termine werden in der Mitteleuropäischen Sommerzeit (MESZ / UTC+2) angegeben.
KEPLER'S GARDENS, Festival University Stage

Berke Can Özcan (TR), Koray Tahiroğlu (FI/TR)

Since 2020, Berke Can Özcan and Koray Tahiroğlu have shared ideas and knowledge in what has become the first joint-project with a whole new range of musical possibilities. The result, in which Özcan and Tahiroğlu created a composition using percussive drum loop modulations and an artificial intelligence (AI) model, has been explored in studio sessions in Istanbul, March 2022. Studio sessions turned into a continuous state of playing, revealing a variety of musical demands other than the ones they had been exposed to in their music practices. These sessions provided a state of transformation to a new sounding lifeworld with non-rigid but identifiable musical events followed by ever shifting new sounds in a multidimensional latent space. *Sounding Lifeworld* challenges AI-powered musical instruments’ potential in discovering a music performance that transcends musical expectations but still provides delicate relationships of symbiosis between human and non-human actors.


Berke Can Özcan is a musician, performing artist and a producer. His solo album „Mountains are Mountains“ was released in May 2020. His album „Full Moon Theory“ featured inspiring artists such as Kenny Wollesen, Erland Dahlen, Jack Irons, Steve Nistor, Blair Sinta & Arto Tunçboyacıyan. Koray Tahiroğlu is a musician and an Academy Research Fellow in the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. His work has been presented in important venues, such as Ars Electronica, STEIM, Sonar and Audio Art Festival.


This project is supported by the Academy of Finland (project 316549) and Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.