Cenk Ergün (b.1978, Turkey) is a composer and improviser based in New York. His music has been performed by artists such as So Percussion, The JACK Quartet, Alarm Will Sound, Wet Ink, Yarn/Wire, Ensemble Laboratorium, and Joan Jeanrenaud. He creates electronic music recordings and live performances in collaboration with choreographers, film makers, and other musicians such as Jason Treuting, Jeff Snyder, and Samita Sinha.
Venues that have featured Ergün’s music include New York’s Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, 92Y, Le Poisson Rouge, The Roulette, The Stone; Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw, Zurich’s Tonhalle, Istanbul’s Babylon, and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie.
Ergün’s music has been heard at the NY Phil Biennial, Lincoln Center Festival, Lucerne Festival, Gaudeamus Music Week, MATA Festival, Bang on a Can Marathon, WNYC New Sounds Live, Peak Performances at Montclair University, Stanford Lively Arts, and the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival.
His first solo composition record, Nana, was released in 2014 on Carrier Records. Other releases include The Art of the Fluke with Alvin Curran and So Percussion’s Cage 100: Bootleg Series.
Ergün’s music has been described as “intense”, “haunting”, “ominously throbbing” (NY Times); “psychedelically meditative” (New Music Box); and as showing “conceptual rigor” (The Wire).