Erdem Helvacioglu is one of the most renowned contemporary music composers of his generation in Turkey. He is an ambitious and accomplished composer, as well as a captivating performer and has several works to his credit and performances all around the world. His music has been performed and broadcast all around the world from BBC, ABC, WDR to Radio France. His compositions have been included in most prestigious festivals in America, Europe, Argentina, New Zealand, Canada, Korea, etc.
He has received numerous international awards for his electronic music. He has received commissions from the 2006 World Football Championship, TBA 21 The Morning Line, Borusan Center for Culture & Arts, Arter “Space for Art”, The Association for the Art of the Harp, Novelum Contemporary Music Festival, International Istanbul Biennial (IKSV), the world famous New Music ensemble Bang On A Can-All Stars. His sound installations have been included at such museums and galleries as 10th International Istanbul Biennial, Los Angeles Track 16, Indonesia Soemardja, Köln Museum für Angewandte Kunst, London Menier Gallery. He is also actively involved in composing for films, multimedia productions, contemporary dance and theatre. His film music has been heard at Cannes, Sarajevo, Locarno, Seoul, Sao Paulo, and Sydney film festivals and he received the “Best Original Soundtrack” award in the 2006 Mostramundo Film Festival.
Helvacioglu has released the duo album “Black Falcon” with the Australian sound artist Ros Bandt in December 2010. This album has been included in the “Best albums of 2011” list” in the Blogcritics magazine.