Erdem Helvacioglu


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Erdem Helvacioglu is one of the most renowned contemporary electronic music composers in Turkey. His compositions have been referred to as “emotionally evocative soundscapes with remarkable beauty”, as “luscious and unique” and as being “completely arresting and disarmingly beautiful”.

His sound installations have been presented at museums and galleries such as the 10th International Istanbul Biennial, Los Angeles Track 16, Indonesia Soemardja and London Menier Gallery. He created scores for films shown at festivals in Cannes, Sarajevo, Locarno, Seoul, Sao Paulo, Sydney and most recently at the Berlin International Film Festival. Erdem Helvacioglu has collaborated with artists such as Mick Karn, Jacob Young, Elliott Sharp, Kevin Moore, Luo Chao-yun, Robert Scott Thompson, Stuart Gerber, Craig Green, Bill Walker, Nathan Larson, Nina Persson (The Cardigans), Todd Reynolds, Kinan Azmeh, Jeffrey Roden, Ros Bandt, Stefan Ostersjo, Per Boysen, Sirin Pancaroglu and Saadet Turkoz.

His new work Marseille écoute Marseille is a 60 minute piece entirely based on the soundscape of the city. The work was performed at two major squares in the city by assistants playing the piece on boomboxes and wandering around the city as well as a 16-speaker system at MUCEM concert hall.

Last but not least the artist is part of the electronic pop duo JOY EXIT.



  • Joy Exit release first EP

    Joy Exit release first EP

    28th Juni 2018

    GERMAN (for English see below): Erdem Helvacioglu überrascht mit einem neuen Projekt - dem Elektro-Pop-Duo Joy Exit. Der Name leitet sich von dem Frida-Kahlo Zitat "I hope the exit is joyful and I hope never to return." ab. Zusammen mit...