Vocalist and c4nm artist-in-residence Nihan Devecioglu (Turkey) will perform solo and in collaboration with locals Theresa Wong and Jon Raskin.
Ms. Devecioglu has been in residence at the Center for New Music since October 11, with support from CEC ArtsLink. During her (first) visit to San Francisco, she has developed new performance techniques, explored the Bay Area experimental music scene, and gained exposure to the arts and cultural history of the area.
Nihan has invited two new collaborators to join her in this performance, to mark the end of her residency.
Nihan studied classical singing at the University of Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. This, for her, was the beginning of a journey of immense discovery within a vast space of sound.Since then she has been exploring different techniques of vocal improvisation, and searching for a common ground where different sorts of influences might interweave and merge. Freely exploring the vast boundaries of musical expression on these premises, Nihan seeks for inspiration in sources of distinct natures: the opera, the avant-garde, early music, world music, Turkish sufi and folk, and contemporary art of various forms.
Nihan feels free to experiment with her voice to the degree that she has participated in such diverse and prestigious projects as collaboration with Bobby McFerrin in Instant Opera! at Carnegie Hall New York, performances and solo recitals at Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, Stuttgart Music Festival, International JazzHerbst Festival Salzburg, Die Glocke Bremen and Taschenopera Contemporary Musical Theater Festival Salzburg.