What are the genres that describe better your music style?
Akkor is experimental/minimal electronica with influences from progressive, ambient and contemporary classical music. My main tools of composition are piano, synthesizers, found noises and field recordings.
Few words about your musical background and career?
I hold a masters degree in Sonic Arts from Istanbul Technical University's Center for Advanced Studies in Music. I was a participant of the Red Bull Music Academy 2018, Berlin. As someone who has roots from being a progressive rock keyboardist, I’ve always been interested in sound design and composition. In around 2018, I got concentrated on surround audio and creating audiovisual performances.
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?
In around 2003, when I learned about how Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall triggered country-wide protests of racial inequities in South Africa, I realized how big being creative and productive can affect the world and became passionate about it.
You mentioned audiovisual performances, can you clarify this a bit?
I’m very excited about creating surround audio and composing for lighting systems to create sound and light performances that are in communication. Besides my solo works, I collaborate with artists from various disciplines to design site specific live stages for Akkor. Multi-channel audio surrounds the audience, I focus on this phenomenon and try to enrich it with the visual aspect of my live performances. I also collaborate to create artistic productions such as installations and video artworks.
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?
King Crimson "Starless" (Red album)
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?
Discover & Listen to Akkor
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The new ambient drone album of Sundrugs it starts with a heavenly atmospheric scenery and moves on to a tribute about Kursk capturing perfectly the tension and the drama beneath. Continues exploring deep inside the sea abyss, with a tragic story telling, where only cold, dark and fear grows up. Liberating all feelings in a crescendo end, where anything in past is in doubt and questions for the future on the rise with no excuse for today.
Besides the synthesizer recordings and found noises, “An” is a piano piece that is digitally manipulated and deformed. Produced and performed by Üstün Lütfi Yildirim, mixed by Yildirim with contributions of Kemal Cankaya, mastered by Cem Oral. With his new single “An”, Akkor presents his contemporary musical language and it’s tendencies, also teases the upcoming album “Durma” (March, 2020).
Brimbore – MoonMot (Video)
Brimbore is a quiet mood with a strong melody. First a calm double bass solo introduces the song, then the trombone plays a melody over nice Fender Rhodes Harmony. Later alto saxophone and baritone saxophone and drums are added for a strong buildup that makes a intense peak.
Brimbore is the second single release from our upcoming album Goint Down the Well.
Going Down The Well is the debut album from UK/Swiss collaborative sextet MoonMot, a project bringing together Swiss musicians Simon Petermann (trombone/electronics) and Oli Kuster (Fender Rhodes/electronics) with the UK’s Dee Byrne (alto saxophone/electronics), Cath Roberts (baritone saxophone), Johnny Hunter (drums) and Seth Bennett (double bass). The album was recorded at BeJazz, Bern in March 2019 and is released by Swiss label Unit Records in February 2020
On his score for Luca Guadagnino's (Suspiria) The Staggering Girl, acclaimed visionary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto says, “When approaching the score for The Staggering Girl, I wanted to incorporate the tactile sound of Valentino's fabrics. So I asked them to send me some samples and utilizing special sensitive microphones, I experimented ‘playing’ the fabrics. I love the sound and how it forces one's attention to a sound all around us, yet almost entirely ignored.” Score details at Pitchfork.