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Cenk Ergün

Comfort Dream Queen Memory performed by Melanie Sehman

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Cenk Ergün

A native of Turkey, Cenk Ergün is an Oakland-based composer and laptop performer. After failing music class in high school, Ergün moved to New York in 1995 to study composition at the Eastman School of Music, where he began composing for chamber ensembles. In 1999, he moved to California to further his studies at Mills College, where he became interested in laptop improvisation using samples. He's currently the Composer in Residence with the multimedia dance company, group A. Ergün has collaborated with artists including Alvin Curran, Fred Frith, Pauline Oliveros, Joan Jeanrenaud, William Winant, Alyssa Lee, George Alley, So Percussion, Alarm Will Sound, Janus, Ossia, and Musica Nova.