photo credit: Time Out
The Second Century Fund Research Fellowship Award
Can was recently awarded with The Second Century Fund C2F Research Fellowship for FAAMAI Digital Arts Hub at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, with his creative work proposal and research project Silent Frictions.
Can's third String Quartet, Fallen (Düşük) is
the 11th globally most high impact score
in the largest open access score repository
Contemporary Score Collection
University of California Los Angeles Library
the initial cycle
out of total 5.514 scores, 68.595 views, 28.607 downloads, promoted by over 300 libraries worldwide!
Thanks to all his supporters,
The UCLA Library, and
The University of California System!
Go to the Score
Listen to the Gamelan and String Quartet collaboration version of
DÜŞÜK (FALLEN), Momenta Quartet and Cornell Gamelan Ensemble 2019:
38th MESA FilmFest
film and non-genre works with
the ghosts of the world behind
Middle East Studies Association of North America, Tucson AZ
Can is invited to be featured in the 38th Annual Film Festival as a filmmaker. The ghosts of the world behind, involving the subjects including and not limited to life and sound projections in the Anthropocene, sci-fi, environmental risk, social frictions in the region and sense of place, posthumanism, (eco)cosmopolitanism, post-colonialism and more.
Nov 29 – Dec 3, 2021
More details will be available in Fall 2021
Açik Radyo 95.0
November 17, 2021
"Konuğumuz, müzisyen ve akademisyen Can Bilir ile ses üzerinden mekana ve insana bakmayı konu ediniyoruz. Sesin ve kompozisyonun yerle ilişkisinden konuşurken Bruno Latour'dan Gilles Deleuze'e ve John Cage'e kadar uzanıp Antroposen Çağı'na sesle tanıklık etmekten bahsediyoruz."
"With our guest, musician and academic, Can Bilir, we talk about looking at space and identity through sound. When talking about the relationship of sound and composition with place, we are talking about witnessing the Anthropocene Age with sound, delving into Bruno Latour, Gilles Deleuze, and John Cage."
Please join if you can!
American Comparative Literature Association
June 15–18, 2022
Call for Papers
New deadline: January 15, 2022, online participation
Seminar: Political Ecology of Silences
organized by dr. can bilir
ACLA Annual Meeting 2022
June 15 –18, 2022
Hosts: American Comparative Literature Association & National Taiwan Normal University Taipei, Taiwan
Note from the organizer:
It’s my distinct pleasure to organize the multidisciplinary seminar, Political Ecology of Silences at the ACLA-American Comparative Literature Association’s Annual Meeting 2022.
Open to all scholars, faculty, and students working on broadly defined subjects of Music, Sound Studies, Film, and Literature.
Presenters of the seminar, Political Ecology of Silences, will be considered for a special issue on sound, physicalness, environment, and posthumanism.
I look forward to seeing your papers and learning about your researches in depth.
Tune in to Green, Minor Chord Exhibition
the ghosts of the world behind
Until November 19, 2021
Artist talk November 7, 2021 , Sunday, 2:30PM (EST)
Diorama Room, LLC was first imagined as a collaborative, immersive arts space featuring works by artists whose practice is to explore a dialogue between the human and natural realms. Covid-19 rearranged everyone’s plans, but one thing that is being said often is that people are finding solace by slowing down and spending time outdoors. Therefore, for the time being, our dream of a physical space is on hold, but will exist online as a series of quarterly short film exhibitions called Tune in to Green.
The Tune in to Green – Minor Chord is a special one-month show that revolves around the following statement:
This time of year harkens powerful ancestral memories.
A more serious tone rules the days.
Motifs of death and decay are commonplace.
We are reminded that our flesh is not immortal,
but the damage we do may be.
Instead, let us leave sweet memories of ourselves
for future generations through serious commitment
to the planet and each other,
by contemplating and taking action,
despite the uncomfortable changes required.
It contains 1 hour + 50 minutes of videos, animation, poetry, music and sound work made in dialogue with nature + artist statements and bios by the following artists & many others:
October 11–November 19, 2021
Diorama Room Austin, TX
European Music Analysis Conference in Moscow
At the European Music Analysis Conference in Russia, EuroMac 10, I will present my new paper with additional expanded analyses from my dissertation on Zaide / Adama composed by wonderful artist and my professor from Harvard, Chaya Czernowin. I will further discuss Deleuze, Latour, Kantian Schematism, cosmopolitanism, and the culture-nature dichotomy through lines of historicities.
Place: Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory Conference Hall
Thursday September 23, 2021
15pm (GMT+3 Moscow time)
Panel: Musical Semiotics, Rhetoric, Topic, and Schemata Theories (33A)
Please join if you can!
New Poetry Publication
The ghosts of the world behind, poem
Plant Press Zine - Petuni Art, London, UK
PetuniArt (Amy Pezzin) is an artist based in London, who primarily works with illustration and book-binding. She uses a delicate and mindful approach to beautifully portray aspects of the natural world and directly address growing concerns towards the climate crisis. She hopes to advocate a more environmentally conscious mind-set towards the Earth. (from https://petuni.art/)
Website publication is available
Zine publication is Fall 2021