Koray Tahiroğlu

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Koray Tahiroğlu is a performer of live electronic music, an improviser, researcher and lecturer who grew up in Istanbul. After receiving his Master of Arts degree with his "From Me to Us, computer-generated music installation", which was exhibited in Helsinki and in Toronto, he began his doctoral studies at Media Lab, TaiK, Helsinki in 2004. He conducted an artistic research with a focus on studying and practicing human musical interaction.
Tahiroğlu has completed the degree of Doctor of Arts with the dissertation entitled "Interactive Performance Systems: Experimenting with Human Musical Interaction" after its public examination in 2008. He developed interactive performance systems and experimental musical instruments which were used
in his live performances. Currently he lives in Helsinki and works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Media Lab, Department of Media Aalto University, School of Art and Design. Since 2004, he has been also teaching workshops and courses introducing artistic strategies and methodologies for creating computational art works focusing on open source applications and hardware as developing environments. Tahiroğlu has
performed experimental music in collaboration with sound artists and performers as well as with solo performances at various sound art events and festivals in Europe and North America.

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