Koray Tahiroğlu is a musician, Academy Research Fellow and lecturer in the Department of Media, Aalto University School of ARTS. He is the founder and head of SOPI (Sound and Physical Interaction) research group, coordinating research projects with interests including embodied approaches to sonic interaction, new interfaces for musical expression, deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies with audio. Since 2004, he has been also teaching workshops and courses introducing artistic strategies and methodologies for creating interactive music. Tahiroğlu has performed experimental music in collaboration as well as in solo performances in Europe, North America and Australia. His work has been presented in important venues, such as Ars Electronica AI x Music Festival, STEIM and Audio Art Festival. In 2018, he was awarded a 5-year Academy of Finland Research Fellowship.

Concerts and Exhibitions

2019

NOISA
05-09 September 2019
AIxMusic Festival
Ars Electronica Linz, Austria
https://ars.electronica.art/outofthebox/en/noisa/

Weighted Blue
28 March 2019
Live Festival
Fylkingen Stockholm, Sweden

Weighted Blue
14 February 2019
EmuteLab 3 Experimentation
Brighton, UK.

2018

KET Performance
09 November 2018
Nordic Music Days,
G-LiveLab Helsinki Finland
https://vimeo.com/334379984

Porting Self
19 October 2018
new chamber-music w/ Emilie Girard-Charest, Emma Lloyda and Thomas Bjelkeborn
Fylkingen Stockholm, Sweden

2017

Algorave Tallinn
28 October 2017
Üle Heli festival,
Tallinn, Estonia

Iki El
10 November 2107
Anthology Of Turkish Experimental Music Album Launch Concert
Borusan Music House, Istanbul, Turkey

NOISA Etude #3
17 May 2017
w/ J. Vasquez, International Conference on New Interfaces for Music Expression (NIME)
Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark.
https://vimeo.com/201131199

2016

KET Conversations
20 April 2016
w/ T. Bjelkeborn, Metanast Salford Media City
Manchester, UK

In-Hands
05 May 2016
STEIM
Amsterdam, Netherland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBjMWLmsXxc

KET Conversations
01 June 2016
w/ T. Bjelkeborn, DASH’16 Festival
Helsinki, Finland
https://twitter.com/i/status/738052733584936960

KET Conversations
21 June 2016
w/ T. Bjelkeborn, Cafe OTO
London, UK

KET Conversations
13 July 2016
International Conference on New Interfaces for Music Expression (NIME)
Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
https://vimeo.com/176701167

KET Conversations
20 October 2016
w/ T. Bjelkeborn, Växjö Festival
Växjö, Sweden

KET Conversations
18 Nov 2016
w/ T. Bjelkeborn, Audio Art Festival
Krakow, Poland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_qdgJ60An8

2015

3 Agents + 1
06 June 2015
Live Performance at International Conference on New Interfaces for Music Expression (NIME)
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
https://vimeo.com/113687370

KET Conversations
22 November 2015
w/ T. Bjelkeborn, Gävle Theater
Gävle, Sweden
https://vimeo.com/153677193

KET Conversations
04 December 2015
w/ T. Bjelkeborn, Fylkingen
Stockholm, Sweden

2013

In Hands
14 February 2013
Music Hack Space
London, UK

Perspectives on Daphne Oram,
06 March 2013
the Pioneers of Electronic Music Festival
London, UK

Design Can Change
12 May – 16 June 2013
w/ S. Overstall and V. Wikström, International New Media Exhibition,
Shenzhen China

2012

AHNE: 3D DJ Interface
13 June 2012
w/ S. Overstall and T. Koskinen, International Conference on Eurohaptics
Tampere, Finland

Invented Instruments
03 August 2012
w/ J. Bergmark, Colourscape Music Festival
Turku, Finland

InHands: Improvisation for Mobile Phones
21 May 2012
International Conference on New Interfaces for Music Expression (NIME) (Performed by Adam Parkinson)
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
http://vimeo.com/36306690

2011

Raja Interactive Dance Performance
09 February 2011
choreographer Jari Saarelainen and dancers Kiia Elonen, Nora Laitinen, Mia-Mari Sinkkonen and Nina Kivisilta.
Windson, London, UK

Live Audio Cues
09 August 2011
International Pure Data Convention
Weimar, Germany
http://vimeo.com/27938785

2010

Raja Interactive Dance Performance
11 November 2010
Nokia Foundation Awards Ceremony, (choreographer Jari Saarelainen and dancers Kiia Elonen, Nora Laitinen, Mia-Mari Sinkkonen and Nina Kivisilta)
Helsinki, Finland

Live Audio Cues
25 September 2010
Todays Art Festival
Den Haag, Netherlands

Live Audio Cues
22 July 2010
International Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC)
Barcelona, Spain
http://vimeo.com/16088278

LiveImprovS-
24 April 2010
Biennale Festival
Korjamo, Helsinki, Finland

LiveImprovS-
09 March 2010
IDKA Push Festival
Gävle, Sweden

2009

LiveImprovS-
11 December 2009
Make Art Festival
Poitiers, France

LiveImprovS-
23 July 2009
International Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC)
Porto, Portugal
https://vimeo.com/6029165

LiveImprovS-
29 April 2009
PixelIst Festival
Istanbul, Turkey

LiveImprovS-
17 April 2009
International Linux Audio Conference (LAC)
Parma, Italy

2008

LiveImprovS-
20 September 2008
Citysense Festival
Istanbul, Turkey
http://vimeo.com/6355694

Electro-acoustic Music Performance
13 September 2008
garajIstanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
https://vimeo.com/6528536

2007

Performance Blue Night
09 December 2007
garajIstanbul
Istanbul, Turkey

LiveImprovS-
23 August 2007
International PureData Convention
Montreal, Canada
http://vimeo.com/6393811

SolarDuo Project
04 May 2007
w/ J. Lyytikäinen, New Music Festival
Istanbul, Turkey

2006

EMI Project
13 October 2006
w/ D. Cuartielles and E. Thomas, Piksel Festival
Bergen, Norway

SolarDuo Project
02 September 2006
w/ J. Lyytikäinen, Ars Electronica Festival
Linz, Austria

ImproMasters Performance
05 May 2006
Fylkingen
Stockholm, Sweden

EMI Project
16 March 2006
w/ D. Cuartielles and E. Thomas, EMI Night, Kokoteatteri
Helsinki, Finland

Art’s Birthday
14 January 2006
NoiseCity Helsinki Event, Kokoteatteri
Helsinki, Finland

SolarDuo Project
22 October 2005
w/ J. Lyytikäinen, Piksel Festival
Bergen, Norway

SolarDuo Project
21 September 2005
w/ J. Lyytikäinen, 9th International Istanbul Biennial
Istanbul, Turkey

SolarDuo Project
15 January 2005
w/ J. Lyytikäinen, NoiseCity Helsinki Event
Istanbul, Turkey

2004

Improvisation
13 December 2004
International Generative Art Conference
Milan, Italy

From Me to Us
29 – 31 July 2004
Sound Installation at International Participatory Design Conference
Toronto, Canada

From Me to Us
12 – 29 May 2004
Sound Installation at Masters of Arts
Helsinki, Finland

HCO Performance
07 May 2004
Le Bas Festival
Helsinki, Finland