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Marlene's Faces



For violoncello, piano, alto saxophone, alto flute, vocal
approx. 4 min

premiered by AWKAS Ensemble
commissioned by Bilgi New Music Festival
performed and recorded on March 6,  2020 at Santral Energy Museum

Marlene's Faces is a contemporary music composition composed for Bilgi New Music Festival 11 premiered by AWKAS Ensemble on March 6, 2020. 


This piece was inspired by the South African artist Marlene Dumas whose work was based on the twenty–four portrait Polaroid snapshots people she knows and on newspaper clippings of strangers. In the piece, there are different sections and each section is a musical expression of selected portraits and the psychic projections of their internal states.

photo credits: Özde Karadağ

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