A native of Istanbul, Dr. Turgut Erçetin (1983) studied composition and completed his doctorate studies at Stanford University. Erçetins current works engage with issues of sound, not as colors but as sonic entities designed in relation to acoustic phenomena. Most of his works, therefore, are involved with acoustics and psychoacoustics as well as computer aided compositional processes. His music has been performed throughout the US and Europe with notable performances given at Ultraschall Festival, MaerzMusik Festival, Gaudeamus Festival, Manifeste, Mikromusik Festival and many others. His music has been championed by pioneering ensembles such as Arditti Quartet, JACK Quartet, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, ELISION Ensemble, Ensemble Mosaik and Ensemblekollektiv Berlin as well as many others. Upcoming projects include two large-scale works written for the SWR Sinfonieorchester and Ensemble Musikfabrik. In 2016, Ercetin was awarded with the prestigious Berliner Künstlerprogramm of DAAD for a yearlong residency in Berlin. Since then he is based in Berlin. As a researcher, Erçetin has taken part in many research projects, the focus of which lies on musical and architectural acoustics, and has given numerous talks on his music and the research projects he has conducted at academic institutions such as Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium, Institut für Neue Musik HfMT Köln, Technische Universität Berlin, Royal Conservatory The Hague, Columbia University and IEM Graz.