Alican Çamcı’s output includes concert music, electronic and electroacoustic works, and sound installations, as well as music and sound design for film, dance, and media art. His recent works feature an investigation of sound as a documentary medium, seeking to explore this aspect through the use of field and speech recordings, found sounds, and everyday materials in relation to the performative dimension introduced by musicians in a live situation.
He has worked with ensembles and musicians such as Ensemble Dal Niente, eighth blackbird, Ensemble Intercontemporain, International Contemporary Ensemble, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Oerknal!, Zöllner-Roche duo, the [Switch~ Ensemble], Andrew Nogal, Ben Melsky, Dorukhan Doruk, Emi Ferguson, Emma Hospelhorn, Gleb Kanasevich, Jerfi Aji, and Stas Venglevski, among others. In addition to his concert music, his work in collaborative contexts has been featured in festivals and exhibitions such as IFFR 2020, Sharjah Biennial Istanbul Offsite 2017, IFF Colombo 2014, SXSW 2013, !F Istanbul 2013, and 22nd Istanbul Short Film Festival.
Alican received degrees from the University of Chicago (PhD) and the Peabody Conservatory (BM-MM). Currently, he is a visiting assistant professor at Carleton College, where he teaches courses in composition and electronic music.
photo: Courtney Mackedanz