Aslı Kobaner is a composer-improviser and sound artist. Their research and work investigate concepts of noise, affect, embodiment, crossculturality, performativity and transgression in the context of improvisation/noise activities, Metal Studies, contemporary art music and queer studies. At 2010 they received their BA in Audio Design Programme, Composition Department at Yildiz Technical University, and Masters Degree (2017) in Composition at MIAM. They have released several albums including klank.ist and experimental hardcore/metal bands. Throughout their engagement in composition they worked on short movie soundtracks, commissions for contemporary ensembles, video games and multimedia participating in the 33 Istanbul Film Festival, Marseille-Provence European Capital of Culture Events, 9th International 1001 Documentary film festival, the 4th Mardin Bienal, Bilsart, Istanbul (2018), Artists' Film International 2019/Istanbul Museum for Modern Art, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2019)among other exhibitions in Argentina, Norway, China and Sweden. Their ensemble compositions have been performed by Ensemble Télémaque, Hezarfen Ensemble, Omnibus Ensemble, Artefacts Ensemble and klank.ist ensemble. They also attended masterclasses and workshops of prominent contemporary figures Beat Furrer, Stefan Prins, Kaija Saariaho, Fred Lerdahl, Georg Friedrich Haas, Rebecca Sanders, Richard Barrett, Ute Wassermann, Klaus Lang, Klaas de Vries and Ilhan Usmanbaş among others. Currently they continue their research for their dissertation about the queer in contemporary art music and extreme metal as a Ph.D. student at Istanbul Technical University, MIAM.

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