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MURAT YAKIN - COMPOSER

Bio

Born in 1977, in Ankara, Turkey. He holds a DMA degree in composition from University of Memphis, and an MM degree from Istanbul Technical University, Center for Advanced Studies in Music. He is currently teaching composition, music theory, and 20th century music classes at Baskent University State Conservatory as an associate professor of composition.

He worked composition with Kamran Ince, Pieter Snapper, Reuben De Lautour, and Hasan Uçarsu. He has received performances by Diskant Ensemble, UMS ‘N JIP, Argento Chamber Ensemble. He has received several commissions, some of them are by UMS ’N JIP, Seda Röder, Baskent University State Conservatory. His piece Lacrymae in Seda Röder's Listening to Istanbul album, he also published an album named Dirty Crystal which consists of 3 of his works.

He published an album under name “Dirty Crystal”. He also published a music theory book in Turkish titled “Müzik Teorisi I”, an extended playing techniques method of piano named “Playing Extended Piano”, as well as some of his scores.

 
wORKS

list of works

 
 
 
texts / albums / projects
 
Book
Starter's Guide to Music Theory and Analysis: Tonal System
A music theory book for starters. Develops a new approach to take the student to analysis studies, while starting from the very beginning such as the basic notation.
2016
 
E-book
Starter's Guide to Music Theory and Analysis: Tonal System
A music theory book for starters. Develops a new approach to take the student to analysis studies, while starting from the very beginning such as the basic notation.
2016
 
E-book
THOUGHTS FOR STARTERS IN COMPOSITION: first book
This book contains author's ideas and recommendations for starters in composition. What is composition? What makes the form? What is under the main form? How sections are made? What is phrasing? What to do to make musical idea sound modern? The suggestions are explained by detailed examples. Demonstrations on described techniques presented.
2016
 
Book
THOUGHTS FOR STARTERS IN COMPOSITION: first book
This book contains author's ideas and recommendations for starters in composition. What is composition? What makes the form? What is under the main form? How sections are made? What is phrasing? What to do to make musical idea sound modern? The suggestions are explained by detailed examples. Demonstrations on described techniques presented.
2016
 
Book
MÜZİK TEORİSİ I
A music theory book for starters, currently in Turkish. Develops a new approach to take the student to analysis studies, while starting from the very beginning such as the basic notation.
2015
 
E-book
Müzik Teorisi I
An e-book version of Müzik Teorisi I. Currently, only in Turkish.
2015
 
Project
UNM 'N JIP - The Turkey Project
Click for details
2013
 
CD
Dirty Crystal
An album consists of pieces named Dirty Crystal, Playing Extended Piano, and Movement for Clarinet. Piano: Murat Yakın Clarinet: Emrah Öztürk
2012
 
Score
Dirty Crystal
Score, 42 pages
2012
 
Score
Playing Extended Piano
Score, 28 pages
2012
 
Score
Mekanik [Mechanical]
Score, 26 pages
2012
 
Score
Çocuk Bahçesi (Playground)
Score, 94 pages
2012
 
CD
Seda Röder - Listening to Instanbul
Lacrymae is performed on this album.
2010
 
 
 
musical works
 
 
In [thirteen,fourteen]
2014 - 2015
19'00"
flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano
I. [thirteen]
II. [fourteen]
 
 
I Am Your Child
2013
5'
for sub-bass recorder and tenor
 
 
Playing Extended Piano
2012
25'
for piano
 
 
Dirty Crystal
2012
25'
for two pianos
 
 
Ve Işık Olup Yükseldiler (And They Raised Transforming into Light)
2011
10'30"
for string orchestra
 
 
French Leave
2007 - 2011
8'30"
for 1.1.1.1:0.1.1.0:1 per.:pno.:1.1.1.1.1
 
 
Çocuk Bahçesi (Playground)
2010 - 2011
8'30"
opera in one act and epilogue (for voices and string orchestra)
 
 
Wailiing Wall
2011
16'06"
for full orchestra
 
 
Lacrymae
2009
10'30"
for piano and live electronics
 
 
From Dawn to Dawn
2009
7'32"
for bass flute, bass clarinet, violin, and cello
 
 
Void
2008
30'30"
for 1.1.1.1:1.1.1.0:1 per.:pno.:1.1.1.1.1
 
 
Total Weight
2007 - 2008
12'
for 1.1.1.1:0.1.1.0:1 per.:pno.:1.1.1.1.1
 
 
Oryantal
2008
15'
for 1.1.1.1:1.1.1.0:1 per.:pno.:1.1.1.1.1
 
 
Last Train Out of Memphis
2008
12'
for full orchestra
 
 
Tough
2008
8'04"
for alto sax, bassoon, viola, cello, piano, and live electronics
 
 
D Unstable
2008
5'
for vocal group and live electronics
 
 
Trio
2007
5'19"
for clarinet, cello, and piano
 
 
Suya Yazı Yazmak (Writing on Water)
2005 - 2006
12'
for full orchestra
 
 
Tantrum
2005
4'50"
for solo flute
 
 
Movement for solo Clarinet
2005
13'51"
 
 
Deep in Soul
2005
6'33"
acousmatic
 
 
Black Sea
2005
9'25"
acousmatic
 
 
Planet X
2005
6'33"
acousmatic
 
 
Stress Ball
2005
6'07"
acousmatic
 
 
S.O.S.
2005
9'23"
acousmatic
 
 
Q
2005
3'20"
for string quartet
 
 
Jokes
2005
1'58"
for wind quintet
 
 
Mekanik (Mechanics)
2003 - 2004
13'51"
for 2 violins, 2 violas, and cello
 
 
La Lenteur
2003
19'
for violin and Cello
 
 
4 pieces for piano
2000 - 2001
7'
 
 
Two pieces for piano
2000
4'
 
 
 
 
listening

Listening List

 
 
 
in [thirteen,fourteen]
for flute, clarinet in B-flat, violin, cello, and piano
2014 - 2015
19' 00"
 
Playing Extended Piano - V. The Snow
for solo piano
2012
3' 18"
 
Playing Extended Piano - VI. Syncopes
for solo piano
2012
3' 49"
 
Lacrymae
for piano and live electronics
2009
10' 30"
 
From Dawn To Dawn
for bass flute, bass clarinet, violin, and cello
2009
7' 33"
 
Deep In Soul
acousmatic
2006
6' 33"
 
Tough
for alto sax, bassoon, viola, cello, piano and live electronics
2006
8' 04"
 
Tantrum
for solo flute
2006
4' 50"
 
Black Sea
acousmatic
2005
9' 25"
 
Stress Ball
acousmatic
2005
6' 07"
 
Planet X
acousmatic
2005
6' 33"
 
Mekanik [Mechanical]
for 2 violins, 2 violas, and cello
2003 - 2004
13' 51"
 
La Lenteur - I. Memory
for violin and piano
2003
3' 47"
 
La Lenteur - II. Dance
for violin and piano
2003
6' 06"
 
La Lenteur - III. Conclusion
for violin and piano
2003
7' 50"
 
 
 
 
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