Music Lover, Musician, Improviser, Composer, Songwriter, Ethnomusicologist, Lecturer
Tuna Pase is a music lover based in Barcelona, born and raised in Istanbul with roots from Spain. Her musical journey began when she heard the timbre of the flute in the orchestra pit for the first time. Her areas of interest are electro-acoustic composition, improvisation, sound design, sound art, alternative song writing and ethnomusicology. She plays electronics, flute, percussive objects and sings. Her music is inspired from sleeping, dreams, nature, poetry, photography, street art and bicycles. She performs her music and collaborates with others in an improvised manner, where she re-composes live, using the elements that build her music from scratch.
She has earned her BA in musicology and MA in ethnomusicology and continued her PhD in Sound Engineering and Design program at Istanbul Technical University Center for Advanced Studies in Music. She teaches world music, popular music, music history, electronic music, audio culture and improvisation in various universities and also loves inspiring children through workshops on music and sound.
She performs in concerts and festivals, as well as participating in projects and workshops in Europe (France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Spain), the United States, and Middle East (Turkey, Israel). Some of them are; Ensemble Modern Academy at Austria and Italy; Feldstarke at Paris and Essen; High Zero Festival at Baltimore; Share, This is Pop Experimental Music Series and NYC Resistor at New York; Young Turkish Electronic Music Composers Project in Frankfurt; Istanbul Festival at Reitberg Museum in Zurich; Musrara Mix and Light Festival in Jerusalem; Geist und Geld Foundation at Stuttgart, Museum Night at Ravensburg and Lem Festival at Barcelona. Sometime after she moved to Barcelona, she was selected as the resident artist for Gràcia Territori Sonor for the year of 2019.
Her debut album is entitled “Discotheque Sounds From The Cemetery” (2014) which includes electro-acoustic compositions between 2006-2010. She also has live improvised albums with her band partners. “Rest”(2018) “Hazy Stars”(2014) with Barkın Engin, “Rain Harvest” (2014) with Sarp Keskiner, “Pase, Altaba, LT Caramel in Gracia” (2016) with Eduard Altaba, Lieutenant Caramel and “Oscillation 00-12-00” (2013) with Illi Adato. She also released her “electro-acoustic pop” alternative singer-songwriter albums “Under the Tree” (2015) and “Night Music”(2016) independently on all digital platforms. She also worked as a producer at Şevket Akıncı, Celal Kadri Kınoğlu project album “Nehirdeki Melek” (2913). She also appeared on compilations like; The Anthology of Turkish Experimental Music (Subrosa 2017), Uchronia (2018) and Bloody Lines (2018), Resonancias Atmosféricas (2018).
Her projects with partners are; a live soundtrack project with Şevket Akıncı “Sputnik Sweetheart” and a female singer-songwriter project “Maim Marim” with Israeli singer Yafit Reuvney and a feminist live electronica project “She Wants to Mambo” with Catalan saxophonist Mireia Tejero. She collaborates with visual artist Laurenz Theinert at “Visual Piano” project. She also performs as a DJ in various events.
She is also a member Female oriented music technology projects like Female Pressure, FLO (Female Laptop Orchestra) and Beats by Girlz. She is one of the founders of Beats by Girlz Spain which is an alternative music technology education program.
Tuna, improvised with many musicians and sound artists like; Ada Mathea Hoel, Adaya Godlevsky, Albert Berger, Alessandra Eramo, Allessandro Olla, Ami Dang, Amos Elkana, Anna Subirana, Anna Xambó, Ángel Faraldo, Audrey Chen, Ayalet Lerman, Ayelet Rose Gotileb, Barış Güvenenler, Barkın Engin, Burçin Elmas, Carlos Falanga, Cihan Gülbudak, Cihan Mürtezaoğlu, Christian Thome, Cotton AV, Eduard Albata, Drew Daniel, Daniel Davidovsky, Dan Deacon , Diego Caicedo, Efe Demiral, El Pricto, Elizabeth Dobson, Duygu Demir, Erçin Kaya, Erkin Gören, Florent Merlet, Franziska Schroeder, Fried Dahn, Gregorio Kazaroff, Hans Koch, Ilan Green, Illi Adato, Istanbul Share Collective, Ivan Paz, Javier Entonado, Joana Bravo, Joni Sigil, Jorge Cabadas, Josefina Rozenwasser, Juanjose Rivaz, Jun Kawasaki, Kai Niggemann, Karen Borca, Katja Kettler, Keiko Eunishi, Korhan Erel, Lieutenant Caramel, Luca Marini, Liz Meredith, Magdalena Chudy, Marc Miller, Marina Buj, Martí Guillem, Manu Retamero, Max Lilja, Merce Ros, Michael Muniak, Mireia Tejero, Mondual, Nadav Massel, Nochebuena, Nora Krahl, Ofer Bymel, Ofir Bachmutsky, Owen Gardner, Roy Caroll, Özlem Kaya, Pınar Erdoğdu, Ricardo Tejero, Saadet Türkoz, Sarp Keskiner, Selen Gülün, Shelly Blake-Plock, Sumru Ağıryürüyen, Şevket Akıncı, Sandi Kuhn, Stanislav Genadiev, Thomas Maos, Tiffany Defoe, Ulrike Stortz, Utku Tavil, Yafit Reuveny, Yannis Sanoxis.
Also collaborated with visual artists such as Laurenz Theinert, Alejandra Huerta, Eda Gecikmez, Sedat Türkantoz, Serdar Kökçeoğlu, Atıl Altaş, Cotton AV (Ozan Akıncı, Kaya Hacaloğlu) and dancers Gonca Gumusayak, Mamen Aguera.