Moon and Stars Project is pleased to announce the following winners from the winter MASP grant cycle
Sevilay Çınar will receive a grant for her three-week residency,
during which she will present public performances of music and culture
of Anatolia as part of the annual cultural events series from the Museum of Jurassic Technology.
Sevilay is a performer and teacher of the bağlama. She is also a
musicologist who has dedicated her doctoral research to the study of
female minstrels in Turkey in the second half of the 20th century.
Emir Gamsızoğlu will receive a grant for his project, Alla Turca Around The World (Alla Turca lie Devr-i Alem),
an independent album project which will gather the compositions he has
been working on for the last 15 years. Emir was a professional
basketball player, who was led to music after a game injury at the age
of 20. In 1995, he was the oldest student accepted to the piano
department of Istanbul Conservatory. Emir was mentored by master
musicians after moving first to Paris and then New York. As both a
composer and artist, he creates interdisciplinary projects that
combine music with theater, film, poetry and dance.
Ekrem Serdar will receive a grant for his Küçük Sinemalar
project, an evolving survey of experimental cinema from Turkey. Ekrem
is a filmmaker / programmer from Ankara, Turkey. He completed his M.F.A
at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. He frequently shows his work with
the Küçük Sinemalar group, based in Istanbul, and is a co-programmer of Experimental Response
Cinema in Austin, TX.