Mehmet Okonsar | Okonsar Piano Works (1986-2010)

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Okonsar Piano Works (1986-2010)

by Mehmet Okonsar

These represent my output from 1986 to 2010. They range from my student days at the Brussels Conservatory, under the guidance of Madame Jacqueline Fontyn to a time I consider my style set.
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1. Three Pieces for the Piano "Chameleon": I. Tempo Rubato (1986)
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2. Three Pieces for the Piano "Chameleon": II. Agitato (1986)
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3. Three Pieces for the Piano "Chameleon": III. Vivace (1986)
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4. Five Short Pieces for the Piano "Emulation" (1996)
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5. Three Pieces for Various Instruments "Kaleidoscopes": N. 1
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6. Temples of Kyoto, Three Pieces for the Piano: I. Kinkakuji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion) [2004-2010]
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7. Temples of Kyoto, Three Pieces for the Piano: II. Tetsugaku No Michi (The Philosopher's Walk) [2004-2010]
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8. Temples of Kyoto, Three Pieces for the Piano: III. Ginkakuji (Temple of the Silver Pavilion) [2004-2010]
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The pieces presented in this album represent my output from 1986 to 2010. They range from my student days at the Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music, under the guidance of Madame Jacqueline Fontyn to a time I consider my style set as much as it can be ever "set".

Chameleon (1986) Three pieces for the piano. The influence of modern jazz has been a strong one on my musical output. At the time of the composition of Chameleon my harmonic vocabulary was a mixture of modern, mostly "atonal" jazz and the harmonic methods and scales of Olivier Messiaen as defined in his "Technique de mon langage musical".

Emulation (1991) Five short pieces for the piano. The first piece of the series presents all the material to be used in the following ones in a rather "improvisatory" style. Then each idea in this rather chaotic piece is taken alone and developed to one unique piece by itself.

Kaleidoscopes are for the piano solo (number one, presented here), number two is for chamber strings orchestra with marimba and piano and number three is for viola and piano. This is a series of pieces created on one unique tone-row using its various modifications. The tone-row used is from Alban Berg's violin concerto: "To The Memory of an Angel".

The Temples of Kyoto (2010) Three pieces for the piano. A series of three piano pieces inspired from my visit in Kyoto and dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Yasuko Fukuda.

Mehmet Okonsar, pianist, composer, conductor and musicologist is the First Prize Winner at the International Young Virtuosos Competition, Antwerp, Belgium, 1982 and laureate of other prestigious international piano competitions such as the Gina Bachauer, Sixth Prize, Salt Lake City-UT, 1991 and J. S. Bach, Second Prize, Paris, France 1989.

He is graduated from the Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music on piano, composition and orchestration. He studied with Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden and Madame Jacqueline Fontyn. He has been a pupil of Alexis Weissenberg.

Mehmet Okonsar performed in major concert halls in Europe, North America and Japan both solo and orchestral. He was special guest judge for the National Piano Competition of Japan (1999) P.T.N.A. (To-On). His researches in music related technologies were broadcast in a series of documentaries presented by the artist on the National Broadcast of Turkey (TRT).

Mr. Okonsar is a prolific composer of orchestral, chamber, choral and piano music. His composing line is highly avant-garde and complex. Also a musicologist, writer and lecturer, Mr. Okonsar's writings are published in English and French and he is lecturing on music, composing and related technology.

His recital programs are usually highly eclectic and often thematic mixing works by A. Webern, A. Berg, I. Stravinsky, K. Stockhausen, P. Boulez and L. Berio with the more traditional piano repertoire.

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