Cem Çakmak is a Sound Artist, Music Performer, Multimedia Designer and Researcher from Istanbul, based in Berlin since 2020.

As an electronic musician since 2013, Cem performed in independent festivals such as Multiversal, A.I.D, or SOTU, as well as institutional events like Contemporary Istanbul, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival or International Computer Music Conference. His works have been exhibited in prestigious venues around the globe such as EMPAC, Arter Gallery or Borusan Music House. Cem’s main inspirations come from historic and contemporary spatial music practices such as Quadraphonics, Ambisonics, Acousmonium or Polytopes. Also a designer of interactive music environments, he often uses computer-assisted work that includes methods such as probability, improvisation, microtonality, errors and binary logic in his artistic work. Cem comes from an engineering background and has a Masters degree in Sonic Arts and a PhD in Electronic Arts. As a researcher in spatial electronic music, he has given artist talks and paper presentations in conferences such as the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM-CHI), New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA) and Web Audio Conference (WAC). His various academic research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society and Springer Series on Cultural Computing.

CV (2024)