Name and sirname of the Academic:

Cevdet Erek

Title, Department:

Assoc. Prof. Dr / Music Technology Department

Areas of Study:

Sound Design, Sound Art, Sound in Spaces, Sound Installation, Sound for Motion Picture

Bachelor’s degree/Masters/ Doctorate:

Doctorate: Music, İTÜ MIAM, 2011;
Master of Arts: Music, İTÜ MIAM, 2003;
Bachelor of Arts: Architecture, Mimar Sinan University, 1999

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Web address (Personal or academic)



Born in Istanbul in 1974. During and after studying architecture at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Erek worked at various architectural practices as well as in the music band Nekropsi. He received his Masters degree in Sound Engineering & Design and his PhD in Music at İTÜ MIAM Center for Advanced Studies in Music. He was an Artist-in-Residence at Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in 2005-2006. He is a member of the Music Technologies Department of İTÜ TMDK since 2011 and teaching additional courses at ITU MIAM and ITU Architecture Faculty.

Erek’s installations and performances were shown in the 57. Venice Biennial - Pavillion of Turkey (2017), Documenta(13) (2012); Istanbul Biennial (2003, 2013, 2015), Sydney Biennial (2016), Stedelijk Museum (2014), MAXXI (2014 and 2015), Istanbul Modern (2014, 2015 and 2016), Arter (2011), SALT (2012 ve 2015) and others. Major solo exhibitions of his work were organized by Spike Island in Bristol, titled “Alt Üst” (2014) and "Week" at Kunsthalle Basel (2012). His published books are: ''SSS – Shore Scene Soundtrack” (2008, BAS), “Room of Rhythms 1” (2012, Walther König) , “Less Empty Maybe” (2015, Revolver/Artist) and “ÇIN” (IKSV/Yapı Kredi Kültür Sanat). He received the Nam June June Paik Media Art Prize given by Kunststiftung NRW (2012). He was responsible for the sound and music direction for Kaan Müjdeci's feature length film “Sivas” (71st Venice Film Festival - Special Jury Prize, 2014), music and sound co-design for Emin Alper’s feature length film “Frenzy” (72nd Venice Film Festival - Special Jury Prize, 2015).