Electronic Crossovers
The Birth of Electronic Music
Assoc. Prof. İlke Boran


27 September 2019 / 18:30 Past Activity

Pera Museum’s new talk and performance series invites you to explore the fields that interact with electronic music!

A fruit of collaboration with Istanbul-based musical collective ÆVOM, “Electronic Crossovers” looks at a range of fields and disciplines that feed on and interact with electronic music, namely technology, literature, cinema, environment, psychology, sociology, computer games, politics, urban transformation, nature and philosophy. The first event of the series hosts a talk by Assoc. Prof. İlke Boran on electronic music.

The emergence of electronic music is a major milestone. Starting from the 1870s when sound recording was developed, a number of 20th century composers availed of this technology to write new pieces, ushering in an unexplored new era. The laws and rules of this pristine world of sound emerged in parallel to the progress in this area.

The event will take place at the Pera Museum Auditorium. Free admission; drop in. The talk will be in Turkish.

Assoc. Prof. İlke Boran graduated in 1996 from the Musicology Program at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory. Without any interruption, he started the graduate studies in the same department. Appointed as research associate upon acquiring the graduate degree in 1999, he went on to teach music history courses. Between 1995-2004, he produced and hosted weekly radio shows at Açık Radyo. From 1998 on, he wrote columns for Radikal newspaper and magazines including Milliyet Sanat and Andante. In 2000, he earned a PhD degree on “Analog Era in Electronic Music and Bülent Arel’s Stereo Electronic Music No.1” at the same Musicology Department of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. From 1998 through 2013, he took on an active role in starting the Ayvalık International Music Academy with Prof. Filiz Ali and organizing master class events. In 2011, he became a full time Assistant Professor at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory. İlke Boran, Associate Professor since March 2017, is currently the Head of the Musicology Department at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, State Conservatory. He also teaches the “Major Works of 20th Century Music” course at Sabancı University.

What is ÆVOM?
ÆVOM is an İstanbul based, borderless and independent collective organizing arts, culture and music events in different venues.