Nâzım Hikmet Symposium Held at Bilkent

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On October 31 and November 1, the Department of Communication and Design (COMD) is hosting ATMM 2013. ATMM (Audio Technologies for Music and Media) is an interdisciplinary international conference that focuses on the various aspects of audio, audiovisual and music technologies for music and media, and also on the relationship between sound, music and image in both traditional and new media.

ATMM was, in a sense, born at Bilkent, with COMD faculty members Ufuk Önen and Ahmet Gürata being among its founders. ATMM 2012, held at Bilkent, was the first international conference in Turkey uniting the fields of audio, music and media technologies.

Following upon the success of last year’s event, ATMM has returned to Bilkent University this week. ATMM 2013 features a tightly-packed program with an even wider range of topics than last year’s event. (Please see the insert for the detailed schedule.)

The opening session and keynote address take place on Thursday, October 31, at 12:30 p.m. The keynote is being delivered by Lennie Moore, a composer, orchestrator and arranger of music for video games, film and television for 25 years. His credits include “Star Wars: The Old Republic,” “Kinect Disneyland Adventures,” “The Walking Dead Motion Comic,” “Watchmen Motion Comic” (2008 G.A.N.G. award winner) and “Dirty Harry” among many others.

Conference sessions include a panel on “Game Audio Theory and Practice” by Mr. Moore and Stephen Harwood Jr.; a presentation on contemporary opera production techniques by mastering engineer, producer and composer Pieter Snapper; a mixing clinic by audio engineer Mehmet Uğur Memiş; a panel on audio education moderated by Assoc. Prof. Liz Teutsch of the Berklee College of Music; a seminar by bass guitarist Cem Tuncer; and a session in connection with the collective project “Remote: Relocating Sound,” featuring artists from Turkey, the Netherlands, Germany, Greece and Bulgaria.

ATMM welcomes not only academics, professionals and students, but all those who have an interest in music, sound and media technologies. For more details, please see the conference website: