The Naysayer’s Statement

The Naysayer’s Statement (2017) by Mert Morali

Mert Morali is a Berlin-based composer originally from Izmir, Turkey. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Theory-Composition from Bilkent University and in Composition from Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin. His compositions mainly explore the linguistic aspects of music. Also, he relates his compositions to themes like linguistics, autobiography, poetry, urban planning theories, and politics.

He has attended composition workshops, led by Giorgio Battistelli, Isabel Mundry, Marcel Reuter, Kurt Rohde, and Tolga Yayalar.

His pieces have been heard at the Bilkent New Music Days, Sesin Yolculugu Young Composers’ Festival, Istanbul-Essen Kulturhauptstadt November Music, Klasik Keyifler Cappadocia Music Festival, Zoom+Focus Konzert, Eisler Komponisten Forum und  Aufführungspreis, and Bilgi New Music Festival, performed by professional ensembles such as the Hezarfen Ensemble, United Instruments of Lucilin, and Plug. Currenty, he is pursuing a Master’s in Composition degree at Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin, under the supervision of Eun-Hwa Cho.

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