Marc Sinan

Marc Sinan is a composer and guitarist. In his work, he explores new forms of collaboration between artists in transcultural and transmedial settings, typically taking on a unified role as composer, artistic director, instrumentalist and producer with his ensemble, the Marc Sinan Company, along with various international guest musicians and partners.


Recordings of his work have been released by ECM Records. He lives and works in Berlin.


His compositions, mostly written at full concert length, deal with current social issues like digitalization or warfare. They have been performed internationally including at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Istanbul Festival and MaerzMusik and in venues such as Gorki Theater, Oper Wuppertal, Bühnen Halle, Theater Bremen, Humboldt-Forum Berlin and Wiener Konzerthaus. Sinan has worked with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dresdner Sinfoniker, the Ensemble Metamorphosis from Belgrade, ConTempo Beijing, the Sonar Quartett, the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Iva Bittová, Kettly Noël, Oğuz Büyükberber, Jörg Widmann, Kayhan Kalhor and numerous other ensembles and artists from Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.

In January 2023, Marc Sinan published his first novel "Gleißendes Licht" with Rowohlt Verlag. In it, he deals with the Turkish and Armenian history of the 20th and 21st centuries, partly autobiographically.


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