BIO

Kerem Ergener is an electronic music composer and multimedia artist. After his study at Izmir Saint Joseph French High School, he continued his undergraduate study at Bahçeşehir University's Mechatronics Engineering Department, where he helped establish the BAU Stanford Robotics Research Project Laboratory. His work focused on advanced robotic applications and mobile robotics. Then, he continued his graduate education at Istanbul Technical University MIAM. He received his Master of Arts in Music/Sonic Arts in 2019. After receiving his master's degree, he moved to Bangkok and lectured at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang's Institute of Science, Music and Engineering in Bangkok, Thailand, between 2019-2022. He studied electronic music and composition under Reuben de Lautour, Jeremy Woodruff, Brian Raphael Nabors, Jesse Allison and Stephen David Beck. His approach to music composition is inspired by industrial groups like Throbbing Gristle and Einstürzende Neubauten, electronic music artists like Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto) and Mika Vainio (Pan Sonic), and composers like Morton Feldman and Julius Eastman. His artistic output mainly focuses on coding-based music making and multimedia installation with light, fog, and space. He founded the label Le Horla Records, aiming to bring out unheard avant-garde and experimental sound to listeners in 2016. He has been part of many complications and released his solo work under his name and Le Horla. His works have been performed internationally in concerts and conferences including SEAMUS (The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States). He is a Ph.D. candidate in Experimental Music and Digital Media under Dr. Jesse Allison and minoring in architecture under Dr. Paul Holmquist at Louisiana State University.


EDUCATION

2022- Ph.D. Music/Experimental Music and Digital Media (Major) & Architecture (Minor), Louisiana State University, USA

2016-19 M.A. Music/Sonic Arts, Istanbul Technical University MIAM, Turkey

2011-15 B.Sc. Mechatronics Engineering, Bahçeşehir University, Turkey

2006-11 BAC. Science, Izmir Private Saint Joseph High School, Turkey


PAPERS / ARTICLES / BOOKS / TRANSLATIONS

Ergener, K. 2024, Ses Alıntılarına Dayalı Hip-Hop Müzikte Ses Alıntısının Kaynaği Olarak Plağın Yeri ve Önemi. Müzikte Yaratıcılık, İfade, Yorum. Istanbul Technical University Pressing, Istanbul (Edited by Assoc. Prof. E. Şirin Özgün).

Ergener, K. (Translator), 2022. Zamanı Kazanmak by Claudia Hammond (Original Title: Time Warped ). Sahi Kitap. Istanbul.

Ergener, K., 2021. Unobtrusive Loudspeaker Selection for Sound Installations. 2021 7th International Conference on Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology (ICEAST). Pattaya.

Ergener, K., 2020. Performance of Compositions with Obsolete Technologies: a Case Study for John Cage’s Imaginary Landscapes No. 1. 2020 6th International Conference on Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology (ICEAST). Chiang Mai.

Ergener, K., 2019. Relationship Between Sample Selection and Technological Developments of Samplers in Sample Based Hip-Hop. Istanbul Technical University. Istanbul.

Ergener, K. (Translator), 2017. Bir Ekonomik Tetikçinin Yeni İtirafları by John Perkins (Original Title: New Confessions of an Economic Hitman). APRIL Yayınları. Istanbul.

Ergener, K. (Translator), 2016. Bioshock: Rapture Şehri by John Shirley (Original Title: Bioshock: Rapture). Ithaki Yayınları. Istanbul


TEACHING

Currently as a teaching assistant at Louisiana State University he teaches the classes listed below:

He was a lecturer at the King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang's Institute of Science and Engineering. He teached classes on sonic arts and engineerging releated topics. The classses he taught are listed below:


ACADEMIC RESEARCH AREAS

His research areas are mainly focused under couple of main areas. He currently focused on code-base music making applications and democratisation of music creation. He is currently working on different applications of coding-base music making to make the music more accesible and equal around the world. His graduate research topic is focused on art installations that sound installations, concept of space and immersive enviroment design.

Another academic intrest of his is focused on investigating electronic music with a background in musicology, ethnomusicology and music technologies. He investigated musics in different genres under this umbrella. He worked on hip-hop to avantgarde music. He published many papers on these topics.


LANGUAGES AND PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

Turkish | English | French

Supercollider |  Max/MSP | PureData | Python | Arduino | Processing | ROS | Unix | MATLAB | AutoCAD | Solidworks | Live | Logic | FMOD | TouchDesigner  


















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