Eren Gümrükçüoğlu

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Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Eren Gümrükçüoğlu is a composer of acoustic/electroacoustic music, a professional guitarist, a music technologist, and an educator.

Eren holds a PhD in music composition from Duke University where he currently teaches electronic music composition. His doctoral research has focused on the dynamics of interaction between electronics and live instruments, generative systems, the utilization of non-western elements in concert music, jazz improvisation, and genre divisions with an emphasis on listening practices. Performers of his music include Quince Ensemble, Semiosis Quartet, Ensemble Suono GialloJACK Quartet, New York Polyphony, Mivos Quartet, Conrad Tao, Reuben de Lautour, Ulrich Mertin, Deviant Septet, yMusic Ensemble, Naked Drum Project, UNC Wind Ensemble, Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Metropole Orkest and many more.

Eren’s music dwells at the intersection of diverse musical styles. As a concert music composer with a strong jazz background, he refrains from creating a crass amalgam of genres but rather incorporates the idiosyncrasies, contours, shapes, rhythms and pacings of different styles into his music. His compositions evoke the sense of spontaneity and elasticity that are central to musical development in jazz, while at the same time maintaining a rigorous approach to managing musical form and texture that is typical of much contemporary concert music. As he attempts to upend norms and provide context for diffusion of cultural barriers, Eren combines elements of Turkish folk music with the hallmarks of high-modernist concert music as well as utilizing culturally or politically charged materials to transform their meaning and broaden the scope of discussion that surrounds them.

His scores are published by Babel Scores in Paris.

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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Fixed Electronic Media


Pareidolia for clarinet/tenor sax, percussion/drum set, piano/synthesizers, string quartet and electronics (2019)
Lattice Scattering for flute, piano and tape (2018)
Bigly for septet and tape (2017)
Ordinary Things for septet and tape (2016)

Vocal Ensemble


You're Like a Scorpion, My Brother for four voices (2018)

String Quartet


Bozkır for string quartet (2016)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Devinim for piccolo, bass clarinet, horn in C, electric guitar, viola, and cello (2015)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Real Time Electronics


Philae for piano and tape (2015)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Fixed Electronic Media


Plasticity for piano and tape (2013)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


Crash Landing for 11 instruments (2013)
Bigly for septet and tape (2017)
Bozkır for string quartet (2016)
Crash Landing for 11 instruments (2013)
Devinim for piccolo, bass clarinet, horn in C, electric guitar, viola, and cello (2015)
Lattice Scattering for flute, piano and tape (2018)
Ordinary Things for septet and tape (2016)
Pareidolia for clarinet/tenor sax, percussion/drum set, piano/synthesizers, string quartet and electronics (2019)
Philae for piano and tape (2015)
Plasticity for piano and tape (2013)
You're Like a Scorpion, My Brother for four voices (2018)