ABOUT

Merve Erez studied at the Bilgi University (Istanbul) under Tolga Tüzün, Tolga Zafer Özdemir, Başak Yavuz and Selen Gülün. After graduating from the university, she continued her studies at MIAM, under Reuben de Lautour, Kamran Ince and Pieter Snapper. After the second year, she left MIAM and came to Sweden to obtain her master's degree at The University of Gothenburg, Academy of Music and Drama from which she graduated in 2020. She studied under Malin Bång and Ole Lützow-Holm who both had an important effect on her career.

 

 She is actively working with various ensembles ranging from small object duo's to traditional orchestras. She focuses her work on daily life sounds, looking at ordinary sound events through a magnifying glass:

"the big blob of meaningless sounds that we encounter so many times in daily life, which we don’t care about unless we have to". She also is working with foley sounds and samples to create sonic enviroments in 3d games or/and sound installations.

 

Some of the ensembles and performers she has worked with, and festivals she participated to:

Mimitabu, Nörrköping Symphony Orchestra, Mixtur Festival, Barcelona Modern 8th Edition, ÆPEX Contemporary Performance, Musica Vitae string ensemble, ensemble PLUG, Cuarto Concierto Virtual del Ciclo, HSM Improvisation ensemble, Awkas ensemble, Sesin Yolculuğu, Sledge Duo, Simon Halvarsson, My Hellgren, WOK residency and many more.