April 29, 2023 Chicago Composers Orchestra premiers a new piece for chamber orchestra. St. James Cathedral, Chicago, IL. More info soon.
February 4, 2023 Portrait concert with Ensemble Dal Niente, Carleton College Kracum Hall, Northfield, MN, USA. More info soon!
December 20, 2022 Pianist and composer Shi-An Costello performs …with the sound of a ripe fruit – falling… in his solo recital. Constellation, Chicago, IL. More info soon.
December 13-21, 2022 Our Ark is screening as part of International Usak Film Festival. It is also competing in a number of categories, including Best Sound Design!
October 18, 2022 Pianist Matthew McCright’s new album, Hanging by a Thread is released. A short piece I wrote ten years ago, …with the sound of a ripe fruit – falling… is also on the album. Available on all major streaming platforms, more information here.
May-June 2022 Despina, short film by İpek Hamzaoğlu with music and sound design by me is exhibited at the Mardin Biennial, Mardin, Turkey.
April 19, 2022 Our Ark wins Best Short Film at the 41st Istanbul International Film Festival.
April 6, 2022 (POSTPONED) world premiere of a new piece for orchestra and electronics, commissioned by the Peabody Institute for the 150th anniversary of its composition program. More info soon.
March 16 – May 28, 2022 Our Ark is exhibited at the Museum of the Moving Image, New York, NY.
March 12, 2022 Talea Ensemble gives the world premiere of a new piece for sextet and electronics at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York, NY. More info here.
March 3 – 6, 2022 Our Ark screens at True/False Film Festival in Columbia, MO.
November 21 – 25, 2021 Our Ark with Deniz Tortum and Kathryn Hamilton premieres at IDFA 2021.
November 1, 2021 Ensemble Dal Niente performs perde (curtain) for bass flute and harp at the University of Iowa. More information here.
May 31 – June 4, 2021 SESİMİZE NASIL TAHAMMÜL EDERİZ? (HOW TO TOLERATE YOUR VOICE) on view as part of the “Topography of Sound” exhibition organized by Istanbul Bilgi University’s ART311-312 class.
March 20, 2021 (POSTPONED) new work for ensemble and electronics for Talea Ensemble, as part of their Emerging Composers Commissioning award. More info soon.
December 12, 2020 (POSTPONED TO MAY 2021) world premiere of a new piece for solo flute, for Emi Ferguson, at the …thus far and no further… concert series organized by composer Michael Hersch and sculptor Christopher Cairns.
October 16, 2020 I will be spending the next month at Residency 108 in Germantown, NY, where I will be working on a project that incorporates soundwalking and mapping practices at the residency site. More info about the project here.
October 2020 Deniz Tortum’s Phases of Matter, featuring music by me, is awarded the best documentary at the 57th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, as well as best film and best director at the Competition without Barriers.
September 12, 2020 recording galanterie redux, a new piece for solo cello written for Dorukhan Doruk. A commission of Klasik Keyifler, the piece will be released as part of their “Sei Solo” project in 2021. More info here.
July 11 – 24, 2020 ARK with Deniz Tortum and Kathryn Hamilton screens online at MOCA Toronto’s Shift Key online platform.
February 11, 2020 PANORAMA for piano, electronics, and installation environment is released digitally on bandcamp. The album includes the performance and installation versions of PANORAMA, featuring Jerfi Aji (pno.) and myself on electronics. Available here!
January 10, 2020 ARK, a two channel video installation by Deniz Tortum and Kathryn Hamilton, with music and sound design by myself, opens at 601Artspace in New York, USA, as part of the exhibition “How Shall we dress for the occasion?”, curated by Ulya Soley. Info here.
November 9, 2019 Concert featuring electroacoustic works presented by Theater am Gleis in Winterthur, Switzerland. More info here.
October, 26 2019 Exhibition featuring two sound installations opens in Flood Plain Gallery in St. Louis, MO.
September 28, 2019 Two performances in two continents: Ensemble Dal Niente performs böcekçe (insect polyphony) in their season opener show, more info soon. Same night, I’m performing a solo set, and bosluk ve telafi (void and compensation) along with Donna Molinari (cl.), in Sammlung Oskar Reinhart as part of Kulturnacht Winterthur.
September 13, 2019 Ben Melsky/Dal Niente is out today on New Focus Recordings. Featuring my duo for bass flute and harp, perde (curtain).
May 18, 2019 valse triste redux performed in a special concert for the 70th birthday of Gerhard Stäbler in Art Museum Gallery 523, Busan, South Korea.
May 2 – 3, 2019 Music for Ars Moriendi, a new choreographic work by Sıvgın Dalkılıç in Barcelona, Spain.
March 19, 2019 Ansambel U performs böcekçe (insect polyphony) in Tallinn, Estonia. More info here.
February 22, 2019 I am performing a short set, previewing excerpts from my upcoming sound installation, PANORAMA at Elastic Arts in Chicago.
January 27, 2019 premiere of a new version of bosluk ve telafi (void and compensation) for clarinet and tape, at the EarPort series in Duisburg, Germany.
January 18, 2019 Andrew Nogal performs karalama for solo oboe in Baltimore at the Peabody Conservatory.
December 2, 2018 Jennifer Curtis and Cory Smythe perform valse triste redux for amplified violin and piano in OpenICE at Constellation Chicago.
November 18, 2018 Heather Roche and Eva Zöllner premiere urban scene (with instruments) for bass clarinet, accordion, and electronics at the Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik.
November 2, 2018 Ensemble Dal Niente performs perde (curtain) for bass flute and harp at UC Davis.
June 27 – 30, 2018 Ensemble Mise-en performs valse triste redux for amplified violin and piano in Mise-en Music Festival. More info here.
June 7, 2018 Emma Hospelhorn and Ben Melsky perform perde (curtain) for bass flute and harp at Northwestern University in Ben Melsky’s final DMA recital. The next day, they are recording the piece at the Experimental Sound Studio for Ben Melsky’s upcoming album release. More info soon!
May 4, 2018 Ensemble Dal Niente premiers saha araştırması (fieldwork) for ensemble, objects, and electronics, Contempo: Tomorrow’s Music Today.
March 24, 2018 motoContrario will perform valse triste redux for amplified violin and piano in Festival Contrasti in Trento, Italy.
March 14, 2018 Versipel New Music Collective performs landscape with inscription at Tulane University.
07.01.17 Ensemble Intercontemporain premiers manual for assembling a performance for bassoon, horn, and trombone, ManiFeste Academy, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.
06.17.17 Oerknal! premiers valse triste redux, Delian Academy for New Music, Grypario Cultural Center, Mykonos, Greece.
05.13.17 Computer at Night opens in Istanbul, Sharjah Biennial Istanbul Offsite 2017.
05.12.17 the [Switch~ Ensemble] premiers landscape with inscription, Switch On!, MANA Contemporary, Chicago, IL, USA.
02.05.17 Emma Hospelhorn and Ben Melsky performs perde (curtain), University of Chicago New Music Ensemble Concert, Fulton Recital Hall, Chicago, IL, USA.
01.26.17 Andrew Nogal performs karalama (scribble), [waverly–project~], New York University GSAS, New York, NY, USA.
11.24.16 Le Nouvel Ensemble Modern premiers yakın plan (close-up) at Forum des Jeunes Compositeurs, Université de Montréal Claude Champagne Hall, Montréal, QC, Canada.
11.13.16 Emma Hospelhorn and Ben Melsky performs perde (curtain) in Cafe Mustache, Chicago, IL, USA.
10.25.16 Emma Hospelhorn and Ben Melsky premiers perde (curtain) at Center for New Music, San Fransisco, CA, USA.
05.20.16 eighth blackbird premiers böcekçe (insect polyphony) in Contempo: Tomorrow’s Music Today II, Logan Center Performance Hall, Chicago, IL, USA.
09.20.15 Stas Venglevski performs s [st s] tt tr in Music from Almost Yesterday, University of Milwaukee Recital Hall, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
08.13.15 excerpts from [απο ορίζειν] twenty fragments in search for a horizon premiered by performers from the Klasik Keyifler Festival, cond. Orhun Orhon, Kapadokya, Turkey.
05.10.15 Stas Venglevski premiers s [st s] tt tr in Project Incubator Final Concert, Constellation, Chicago, IL, USA.
05.16.15 Omaha Symphony Orchestra premiers [pskh] at KANEKO, Omaha, NE, USA.