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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

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musical works
 
In [thirteen,fourteen]
flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano
2014 - 2015
19'00"
I. [thirteen]
II. [fourteen]
 
I Am Your Child
for sub-bass recorder and tenor
2013
5'
 
Playing Extended Piano
for piano
2012
25'
 
Dirty Crystal
for two pianos
2012
25'
 
Ve Işık Olup Yükseldiler (And They Raised Transforming into Light)
for string orchestra
2011
10'30"
 
French Leave
for 1.1.1.1:0.1.1.0:1 per.:pno.:1.1.1.1.1
2007 - 2011
8'30"
 
Çocuk Bahçesi (Playground)
opera in one act and epilogue (for voices and string orchestra)
2010 - 2011
8'30"
 
Wailiing Wall
for full orchestra
2011
16'06"
 
Lacrymae
for piano and live electronics
2009
10'30"
 
From Dawn to Dawn
for bass flute, bass clarinet, violin, and cello
2009
7'32"
 
Void
for 1.1.1.1:1.1.1.0:1 per.:pno.:1.1.1.1.1
2008
30'30"
 
Total Weight
for 1.1.1.1:0.1.1.0:1 per.:pno.:1.1.1.1.1
2007 - 2008
12'
 
Oryantal
for 1.1.1.1:1.1.1.0:1 per.:pno.:1.1.1.1.1
2008
15'
 
Last Train Out of Memphis
for full orchestra
2008
12'
 
Tough
for alto sax, bassoon, viola, cello, piano, and live electronics
2008
8'04"
 
D Unstable
for vocal group and live electronics
2008
5'
 
Trio
for clarinet, cello, and piano
2007
5'19"
 
Suya Yazı Yazmak (Writing on Water)
for full orchestra
2005 - 2006
12'
 
Tantrum
for solo flute
2005
4'50"
 
Movement for solo Clarinet
2005
13'51"
 
Deep in Soul
acousmatic
2005
6'33"
 
Black Sea
acousmatic
2005
9'25"
 
Planet X
acousmatic
2005
6'33"
 
Stress Ball
acousmatic
2005
6'07"
 
S.O.S.
acousmatic
2005
9'23"
 
Q
for string quartet
2005
3'20"
 
Jokes
for wind quintet
2005
1'58"
 
Mekanik (Mechanics)
for 2 violins, 2 violas, and cello
2003 - 2004
13'51"
 
La Lenteur
for violin and Cello
2003
19'
 
4 pieces for piano
2000 - 2001
7'
 
Two pieces for piano
2000
4'
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
listening

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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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