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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, and in the top 15th work



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

UCLA Library



Listen to the Gamelan and String Quartet collaboration version of

DÜŞÜK (FALLEN), Momenta Quartet and Cornell Gamelan Ensemble 2019:

Paper Presentation:

"Multiphony and Reductive Ecologies" (2023)

Urban Forum, Osaka Metropolitan University & Chulalongkorn University, March 7–8, 2023

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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.

electroacoustic music concert

New York, NY

New York City Performance of Life: first gave...

Fifteen Minutes of Fame - Vox Novus by Thomas Piercy

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Creative Sound Studies: a Seminar on Interdisciplinary Methods of Music and Listening 

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality 
Ataturk Kitaplığı, İstanbul
January 13, 2022

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38th MESA FilmFest
film and non-genre works with 
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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

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Radio talk
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!


ACLA 2022

American Comparative Literature Association 

Annual Meeting 

Call for Papers
New deadline: January 15, 2022, online participation
Seminar: Political Ecology of Silences
organized by dr. can bilir
ACLA Annual Meeting 2022
Virtual Conference
June 15 –18, 2022

Hosts: American Comparative Literature Association & National Taiwan Normal University Taipei, Taiwan

Link to seminar description and abstract submission:

Further instructions:

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.

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Diorama Room
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!

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New Poetry Publication
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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

Website publication is available

Zine publication is Fall 2021

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New Work Premiere
I'm listening to a senile man
composition for piano, electronics, and poem
Suoni Per Il Popolo festival Montréal, Canada
for Deterritorializing the Realm of New Music

Canadian Music Center (CMC Ontario) & 
Iranian Female Composers Association-IFCA in collaborationpianist Anoush Moazzeni
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New York: June 15, 6:30pm
Istanbul: June 16, 1:30am
Bangkok: June 16, 5:30am
Hong Kong: 6:30 am

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