Makam 2.0 – Onur Türkmen


The makam is an ancient musical concept that uses motifs in unique scales to convey sentiments. In this workshop Onur Türkmen will explain the origins of the makam and how they function in traditional vocal music. Onur is one of the leading composers that combines this ancient technique with contemporary vocal music. Together with him, during the workshop you will sing some miniatures to experience makam yourself, and maybe even compose some of your own.

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Onur Türkmen

Onur Türkmen

Onur Türkmen is a Turkish composer who studied composition at Berklee College of Music and İstanbul Technical University’s MIAM with Pieter Snapper and İlhan Usmanbaş.

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