Alican Çamcı’s output includes works for small and large ensembles, solo instrumental music, and electro-acoustic compositions. A native of Istanbul, Turkey, he studied composition at the Peabody Conservatory. Currently he is a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Chicago, where he continues his studies with Augusta Read Thomas, Anthony Cheung, and Marta Ptaszynska. In addition to his studies there, he has received further instruction from composers such as Clarence Barlow, Pierluigi Billone, Beat Furrer, Georg Friedrich Haas, Isabel Mundry, Alberto Posadas, and Matthias Spahlinger in masterclasses and academies such as ManiFeste 2017, Forum des Jeunes Compositeurs 2016, Impuls 2015, among others. His music has been performed by ensembles such as Ensemble Dal Niente, ECCE, eighth blackbird, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Mise-en, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Oerknal!, Spektral Quartet, the [Switch~ Ensemble], and soloists such as Jerfi Aji, Miranda Cuckson, Gleb Kanasevich, Ciro Longobardi, Andrew Nogal, and Stas Venglevski. In addition to his concert music, his collaborative work with the Turkish filmmaker and media artist Deniz Tortum have been featured in festivals and exhibitions such as Sharjah Biennial Istanbul Offsite 2017, IFF Colombo 2014, SXSW 2013, !F Istanbul 2013, and 22nd Istanbul Short Film Festival.
Upcoming projects include a new piece for Heather Roche and Eva Zöllner for the Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, and a sound installation/performance with the pianist Jerfi Aji, commissioned by the Pera Museum Istanbul.
photo: Jason Thorpe Buchanan