Başak Günak is back at EMS. She is a sound artist and composer, also internationally known as AH! KOSMOS  
in the field of electronic music.  

Her work includes sound art, performance, sound installation, composition for theater & contemporary dance. 

She released two LPs from Compost Records & Denovali Records, one collaborative LP and numerous EPs.
Both timeless and otherworldly, Günak’s work unconsciously defies being tied to a genre, tapping
into something beyond an immediate surrounding or experience to communicate something more transcendental. Günak uses polyrhythms, electronic composition and found sounds to build a mystical
world of modulation into which one can sink and be carried away. 

In addition to her musical compositions with AH! KOSMOS, Günak pursues her sound experimentations as a sound artist, composing soundscapes for theatre, contemporary dance, film and visual art projects, and realising site-specific performances.

Her works have been featured worldwide in several festivals and institutions, such as Barbican Theatre (UK), Martin-Gropius Bau(DE), Royal Theater Carré (NL),
Sonar Festival (SP), Berlin CTM Festival (DE),
Rotterdamse Schouwburg (NL) and Prague
Quadrennial (CZ). 

In 2020, she presented her latest solo sound installation
THE WELL, a piece for 11 speakers and performance in
VKV Museum Istanbul. Recently, she has done composition for Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin State Museums, Kunstmuseum Basel and granted a residency
in HELLERAU (DE), Gate27 (TR) for her upcoming sound installations. 

Photo by Furkan Temir

Furkan Temir