Deniz Aydemir is a 28 year-old Turkish-American musician, director, and a cross-continent cyclist. Born in Southern California in 1989 and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, Aydemir started his music career at the age of 13 by giving guitar lessons. He spent the next 8 years of his life making and teaching music, taking up analog photography, and picking up his third language, Spanish. On his 21st birthday he left his hometown, applied to Berklee College of Music in Boston, and got accepted with a scholarship. The year leading up to his Berklee attendance he lived half a year in Mexico City attending UNAM for Spanish language and Mexican Folk Art studies, and spent three months biking 2500 miles from Málaga, Spain to Istanbul.
During his Berklee years he picked up Japanese, did various volunteer work at juvenile detention centers, a local ramen shop and a Japanese-American kindergarten, and worked at the Apple Store as a Mentor and Business Specialist. At Berklee he took an eclectic mix of classes ranging from microtonal fusion and bossa-nova to lyric writing, and was the student of David Fiuczynski, Pat Pattison, Simon Shaheen, and Tomo Fujita among others. In 2014, Aydemir created Time Travels Through Sound to contribute songs from endangered languages to the music community which he filmed in seven countries across the Asian continent.
Uğurcan Öztekin was born in Istanbul in 1990. He studied composition and electroacoustic music with Mehmet Ali Uzunselvi and Onur Dülger at Kocaeli University State Conservatory. He attended masterclasses given by Mark Andre, Jerome Combier, Mahir Çetiz, Dmitri Kourliandski, Yannis Kyriakides, José Manuel López López, Elzbieta Sikora and Onur Türkmen. Before his composition studies, he also studied History of Art at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (2008-2012).
His music has been performed in several concerts and festivals in Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Russia, Bulgaria, and Turkey (Donaueschinger Musiktage 2017: Next Generation Concert, Festival Mixtur, Atlas Festival, Computer Space International Computer Art Forum) by ensembles such as Ensemble Diagonal (Paris), Atlas Ensemble (Amsterdam), Ensemble Sinfonietta für Neue Musik (Trossingen), Molot Ensemble (St. Petersburg) and Hezarfen Ensemble (Istanbul).
His compositions are published by BabelScores.
Suphi Uzun was born in Istanbul in 1981. He started studying cinema during high school, and later on went to Bilgi University where he graduated with a Cinema & TV degree. Apart from his experience editing commercials for Turkish Airlines, Disney, DeFacto and ODTU among many others, Uzun has also worked as an editor for documentaries such as Spica, a Global Lives Project feature. Uzun has won several awards for his short movies by Yıldız Technical University, TRT, and Maltepe University.
Eva is an artist who depicts drawings that blend realism with fantasy, through movement and detail. She mainly works with India Ink on paper. Her mother, also an artist, taught her how to draw from her early childhood. Music also has a great influence on Eva’s artwork. She uses it as a strong source of inspiration for her ideas and relies on it’s affect towards her art’s overall movement. Eva has been playing music since she was ten and began writing her own music later on in her career. Born and raised in Connecticut, Eva went on to pursue music at Berklee College of Music in 2013. She lives and works as both an artist and musician in Boston, MA, USA.