Name and sirname of the Academic:

Sair Sinan Kestelli

Title, Department:

Asst. Prof. Dr. / Music Technology Department

Areas of Study:

Music Technology, Sound Design, Electroacoustic Music, Computer Music, New Digital Musical Instrument Design

Bachelor’s degree/Masters/ Doctorate:

Master of Arts: Music, İTÜ, 2008;
Master of Science: Environmental Studies, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, 2006;
Bachelor’s Degree: Environmental Engineering, ODTÜ, 2002

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After studying environmental engineering and sciences on undergraduate and graduate levels, Sair Sinan Kestelli was admitted to Istanbul Technical University Centre for Advanced Studies (MIAM) Music Masters Programme specializing in Sound Engineering and Design.

During studies at MIAM, he started to compose electroacoustic music and live electronics pieces. His work "earthworks" was part of the record "Anthology of Turkish Experimental Music: 1961–2014" released by Sub Rosa Records in 2016. He participated in various international events such as Desonanz Festival, Musica Viva Festival with his works and collaborated with different choreographers as sound designer for various contemporary dance / performance projects. He was commissioned pieces by Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin in 2017 and by Errant Sound in 2018. He published a paper about use of motor imagery at new digital musical instruments research at New Interfaces for Musical Expression Conference in 2015.

Sair Sinan Kestelli currently pursues PhD studies at Istanbul Technical University Advanced Research Studies in Music (MIAM) specializing in Sonic Arts and works as an instructor at Istanbul Technical University Music Technology Department giving courses such as electroacoustic music composition, sound design, computer music. He designs new digital musical instruments and produce works on different platforms focusing mainly on composition and live performance of electronic music, multi-sensory perception of sound and relationship between sound and space. In addition to solo works, he continues to work with Tugrul V. Soylu at the electronic music duo, mondual.