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Deniz Aslan

This page contains my portfolio as a part of my application for Brown University, PhD program in Music and Multimedia Composition, with pdf links and embedded recordings. You can also find here my CV, Personal Statement, and List of Works.

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Brief analyses of the pieces can be found in my personal statement in the context of my overall musical aesthetics. My other works with their scores and recordings can be found on the Works page.

I am the composer of all the pieces on this page.

Visage (2021)

for Large Ensemble

Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb (also Bass Clarinet), Bassoon, Horn in F, Trumpet in C, Trombone, Tuba, 2 Percussions, Harp, 2 Violins, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass

Performance: October 1, 2021; Bilkent Concert Hall, Ankara

Listening Excerpt: Please listen from the beginning until around 6:00 which is the ending of the first major formal section of the piece. If you wish to continue, 10:33 is another good place to stop.

Omaggio alla storia (2020)

for Piano, Percussion, and Live Electronics

Realization: 12 Loudspeakers, 4 Mics, Max/MSP, 32-Channel Mixer

Performance: Birdbrains Duo; February 18, 2020; Bilkent Concert Hall, Ankara

Listening Excerpt: Please listen to the first couple of minutes and then start from around 7:00 until the end. (Measure number: 92 - not to be confused with the scene number for the electronics which is 32 in the very same measure.) That way, you will have an overall idea about the piece's main sound materials and its stylistic diversity - as well as some of the quotations used. Also, since this is a binaural mix, I recommend listening with headphones.

New Nature (2021)

for Baritone and Fixed Media

Realization: 2 Speakers, Spat Revolution, 1 Mic

Performance: Tyler Bouque; June 25, 2021; Boston (SICPP 2021 – Online Concert)


Listening Excerpt: from 2:56 until where is convenient. (Measure number: 33.)

Music for Ensemble (2020)

for Mixed Ensemble

Instrumentation: Flute, Clarinet in Bb (also Bass Clarinet), Trombone, Piano, Violin, Viola, Violoncello

Performance: ensemble XX. Jahrhundert; November 27, 2020; Bilkent Concert Hall, Ankara

Listening Excerpt: from 3:45 until where is convenient. (Measure number: 42.)

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