Berna Efeoglu 

(TR) Bağımsız müzisyen/perküsyonist Berna Efeoğlu, İTÜ MİAM/Müzik İleri Araştırmalar Merkezi Performans/Perküsyon alanından Yüksek Lisans (2013) ve Galatasaray Üniversitesi Bilgisayar Mühendisliği Bölümü'nden Lisans (2004) derecesine sahiptir. Ağustos 2018’de İspanya'daki Association of Sound Therapy'de, Michele Averard ve Nestor Kornblum rehberliğinde gerçekleşen yoğunlaştırılmış eğitim programını tamamlamış ve Uluslararası Ses Şifacılığı Diploması'nı almıştır. Dahil olduğu projelerde vurmalı çalgıların zenginliğinden faydalanarak, sesin şifalı titreşimlerine alan açma niyeti taşımaktadır.

Mardin Bienali kapsamında sahnelenen Sekmeler (2018) Performansı'nın yaratım sürecinde Yaratıcı Kolaylaştırıcı olarak yer almış, müzik direktörlüğünü yaptığı disiplinlerarası sahne performansı Yürüme (Oruç Aruoba) (2018)'de sahne almıştır. 

"The Music Medicine" projesinin müzisyenlerinden olup (2017-2018), İstanbul Film Müzikleri Orkestrası İFMO'da perküsyon sanatçısı olarak yer almıştır(2012-2017). 

Uluslararası çok disiplinli ve dahil edici yaklaşımlı kültür projesi "UN-LABEL - New Grounds for Inclusive Performance Arts"(2016-2017) için seçilmiş sanatçılardan biridir. Bu proje kapsamında Köln'de gerçekleşen bir aylık yaratım ve araştırma sürecine dahil olmuş; projenin Almanya, Yunanistan ve Türkiye performanslarında yer almıştır. İstanbul'da Self-Service Art Performans Günleri kapsamında İpek Taşdan ile birlikte "Bir Dilek Olarak Unutmak"(2017) performansını gerçekleştirmiş; ayrıca Gizem Aksu'nun koreografisini gerçekleştirdiği Hippies for Sale(2017) çağdaş dans performansında canlı müziğiyle yer almıştır.

Müzik ve sahne performanslarının yanı sıra, çeşitli kişisel farkındalık çalışmalarında (5Rhythms Hareket Meditasyonu, beden atölyeleri, Tensegrity Uygulamaları vb.) canlı seslerle alan tutmaktadır. Ayrıca kadim topluluklarda huzuru ve barışı sürdürmek için kullanılan, derin dinlemeye dayalı bir iletişim yolu olan, The Way of Council geleneğinden gelen çember kolaylaştırıcısıdır. Farkındalık Koçu Yılmaz Ulus ile birlikte oluşturduğu "Topluluk içerisinde BEN ve BİZ olabilmek" (Being One&Walking Together) atölyesini düzenlemekte, özellikle sanatçı gruplarının birlikte üretim süreçlerinde derin dinleme uygulamalarına önem vermektedir.

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(ENG) Independent musician/percussionist Berna Efeoğlu, holds a master's degree in Music Performance/Percussion from İTÜ MİAM (Center for Advanced Studies in Music) (2013) and a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering  from Galatasaray University(2004). In August 2018, she completed her Intensive Sound Healer Training held by Michele Averard and Nestor Kornblum and got her international sound healer diploma from The Association of Sound Therapy in Alicante, Spain. In all the projects she takes part in, she intents to create space for healing vibrations of the sound through the richness of percussion instruments.

She appeared in the creation process of the performance Sekmeler (2018 @Mardin Biennial) as creative facilitator; and had a role as musical director, musician and performer in interdisciplinary performance Yürüme (Oruç Aruoba) (2018).

She took part in İstanbul Film Music Orchestra (IFMO) as a classical percussionist (2012-2017) and was one of the musicians in "The Music Medicine" Project (2017-2018).

She is one of the selected artists for the international multidisciplinary cultural project "UN-LABEL - New Grounds for Inclusive Performance Arts" (2016-2017). During this project, she participated in a one month artistic residency in Cologne and performed in Germany, Greece and Turkey. She co-created and performed "Bir Dilek Olarak Unutmak"(2017) with İpek Taşdan during Self-Service Art Performance Days in İstanbul and also took part in contemporary dance performance Hippies for Sale (2017) (Choreographer: Gizem Aksu) with her live rhythms and sounds. 

Besides music and performance arts, she holds space in different self-awareness practices (5 Rhythms Movement Meditation, body&movement workshops, Tensegrity Practices etc.) with her live sounds. She is also a circle facilitator (The Way of Council tradition), which is an ancient way of deep listening for building sustainable peace in communities. She co-created and co-facilitates the workshop "Being One & Walking Together" with Awareness Coach Yılmaz Ulus, where the intention is to build trust and connection in groups and communities. She places a particular importance on deep listening practices in creative processes of artist groups.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

. Master of Arts in Music, Performance/Percussion, İstanbul Technical University İTÜ MIAM (Dr. Erol Üçer Centre for Advanced Studies in Music), İstanbul (2010 - 2013)

. Bachelor’s degree, Computer Engineering, Galatasaray University, İstanbul (2000 - 2004)

WORK EXPERIENCE

> Performing Arts

. Sekmeler (Performance) Creative Facilitator (premiered in 4th Mardin Biennial, May 2018)

. Yürüme - Oruç Aruoba (Performance)Musical Director, Musician, Performer (premiered in Apr 2018)

. Bir Dilek Olarak Unutmak, (Performance by İpek Taşdan & Berna Efeoğlu) Musician, Performer, Self-Service Art, İstanbul (May 2017)

. Hippies for Sale (Contemporary Dance Performance choreographed by Gizem Aksu) Musician, İstanbul (2017)

. UN-LABEL:” Do I Need Labels to Love?” (Artistic Residency and International Multidisciplinary Mixed-Abled Dance Theater Production/Performed in Germany, Greece, Turkey) / Musician, Performer (2016-2017)

> Music Projects, Concerts & Performances 

. Keloğlan Project by Batuhan Polat (2018 - )

. The Music Medicine (2017-2018)

. İstanbul Film Müzikleri Orkestrası - IFMO (İstanbul Movie Music Orchestra) (2012-2017)

. Passatempo (2013-2016)

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. Art of Noises, An Evening of Percussion, Edgard Varèse - Ionisation, Turkey premier, İTÜ, İstanbul (25 Apr 2017)

. Mr. Tilki’s exhibition “Spirits, Are you There?, Improvisation Concert, Studios Çukurcuma, İstanbul (25 March 2017)

. Echoasis Video Games Music Orchestra, İstanbul (14-20 Jan 2016)

. Mix the City istanbul by Kutiman, İstanbul (Jan 2016)

. Nevazen (2015)

. Åsmund Vonheim Seip, "100 Days for the Earth" Poetry Recitation, Adahan, İstanbul, (Nov 2014)

. Berna Efeoğlu II. Percussion Recital, MIAM, İstanbul (April 2013)

. MIAM Composer’s Concert, Borusan Music House, İstanbul (Apr 2013)

. Daf Quartet Video Project by Mehdi Darvishi, İstanbul (2013)

. Ah! Kosmos über live, İstanbul (Jan -Mar 2013)

. MIAM Chamber Music Concerts, MIAM, İstanbul (May 2012-Dec 2013)

. Berna Efeoğlu I. Percussion Recital, MIAM, İstanbul (May 2012)

. “Music Creativity Limited” Free Improvisation Concert, Borusan Music House, İstanbul (Mar 2012)

. Birsen Ulucan ‘Fairy Tales, Dreams, Whispers’ Album Release, Musical Piece: ”Four Folk Songs from Anatolia” by Evrim Demirel, Medica, İstanbul (Feb 2011)

> Sound Facilitation in Workshops

. The Music Medicine: RELEASE (Free expression through movement by Dimitrios, Berna Efeoğlu, Burcu Genç) / Co-facilitator, musician, Joint Idea, İstanbul (Dec 2017)

. Rhythm Workshop for Kids (by Dimitrios & Berna Efeoğlu) / Co-facilitator, percussionist, Joint Idea, İstanbul (Jul 2017)

. “Annemle Kafa Kafaya” (Workshop for Kids & Mothers: A Journey to Our Different Brain Parts Through Music by Eda Bozköylü, Berna Efeoğlu, Kerem Esemen) Co-facilitator, musician, Pera Museum, İstanbul, (14 May 2017)  

. The Music Medicine: RELEASE (Free expression through movement by Dimitrios, Berna Efeoğlu, Gizem Topal) / Co-facilitator, musician, ArtSpace, İstanbul (May 2017)

. The Music Medicine Sessions (by Dimitrios, Berna Efeoğlu, Aksel Pekyalçın) / Percussionist, Dancentrum, İstanbul (Mar-May 2017)

Organic Wisdom Workshop by Gizem Aksu / Holding space with aquadrum & sounds, ÇATI, İstanbul (2-3 Apr 2017)

. Yoni Ceramic Workshop by Mahasti Kia, Bilge Omala Holding space with aquadrum & sounds, Monad Studio, İstanbul (21 Feb 2017)

. Women Are Medicine (Women Circle by Filiz Telek) Assistance, holding space with aquadrum & percussion, Osho Center, İstanbul (27-29 Jan 2017)

. Resilience 5Rhythms® Movement Meditation Waves Series (by Alexa Rani Schmid) Holding space with aquadrum and live percussion, Dancentrum, İstanbul (Jan-Feb 2017)

> Facilitation & Circle Work

. Circle Meetings: The Way of Council Practice, by Berna Efeoğlu & Yılmaz Ulus, MSGSÜ Contemporary Dance Department Academics, İstanbul ( Sep 2017-Jun 2018)

. Being One & Walking Together, A Personal and Collective Journey for Communities, by Berna Efeoğlu & Yılmaz Ulus, Small Projects İstanbul (12-14 June 2017)

. Circle Meeting: "Compassion", The Way of Council Practice, co-facilitated by Berna Efeoğlu & Yılmaz Ulusİstanbul (5 Jan 2017)

. Circle Meeting: "I'm Enough", The Way of Council Practice, co-facilitated by Berna Efeoğlu & Yılmaz Ulusİstanbul (7 July 2016)

. Circle Meeting: "I'm Safe", The Way of Council Practice, co-facilitated by Berna Efeoğlu & Yılmaz Ulusİstanbul (28 June 2016)

. The Way of the Heart: A Journey with Rhythms and Silence, by Kamyar Houbakt & Berna Efeoğlu, Galata Şifahanesi, İstanbul (13-14 Dec 2014)

. The Way of the Heart: A Journey with Rhythms and Silence, by Kamyar Houbakt & Berna Efeoğlu, Galata Şifahanesi, İstanbul (22-23 Nov 2014)

VOLUNTEERING

. Bucket Drumming Workshop with Syrian Refugee Children, by Amy Salsgiver and Berna Efeoğlu, Small Projects, İstanbul (2016-2017)

. Volunteering in Art Therapy Sessions with Children, Project Lift, Maya Vakfı, İstanbul, (Mar 2016)

. Body Percussion Workshops with Children, by Nihal Saruhanlı and Berna Efeoğlu, “Mardin Streets Meet Art” Festival, Mardin (Oct 2012)

TRAININGS & WORKSHOPS

. Intensive Sound Healer Training, by Association of Sound Therapy (with Michele Averard & Nestor Kornblum), Alicante/Spain (5-20 Aug 2018)

. 2 Days Vocal Odyssey with Nessi Gomes, İstanbul, (19-20 May 2018)

. Free Your Healing Voice & Sing Overtones Workshop in Turkey, by Michele Averard & Nestor Kornblum, Antalya (15-17 Dec 2017)

. ZEGG Forum Training - Deepening Community, by Ina Meyer-Stoll&Achim Ecker from ZEGG Community, İstanbul, (12-15 Oct 2017)

. Darbuka Training, Mısırlı Ahmet Rhythmhouse, İstanbul (Oct 2017-...)

. The Deepening Practice for the Way of Council: Building Trust, with Rob Dreaming, İstanbul (Mar 2017)

. The Liberated Voice Workshop, by Kefas Berlin, Antalya (Feb 2017)

. Music Therapy Workshop by Sound of Change, İstanbul (Feb 2017)

. Art of Interaction: Body Intelligence with Kefas Berlin, İstanbul (Jan 2017)

. Women Who Dance With the Wolves, Movement Medicine Workshop with Silvana Rigobon, İstanbul (Oct 2016)

. Learning to Learn Workshop, by Brain Focused Learning Specialist Eda Bozköylü, İstanbul, (Oct 2016)

. Visionary Leaders Journey with Andrew Davies , Bodrum (Oct 2016)

. Falling Together Movement Workshop with Wendy Jehlen, ÇATI İstanbul (Sep 2016)

. "Leisure Time" Flows Movement Workshop with İdil Kemer, ÇATI İstanbul (Sep 2016)

. Mikusano Mitakara, Tree Treasures, Japanese Ancient Shaman Magic by Iida Shigemi, ÇATI İstanbul, (Jul 2016)

. Skinner Releasing Technique, 1-5 Classes, Mary-Clare McKenna, Gaby Agis, Robert Davidson, MSGSU İstanbul (Jul 2016)

. Citydance in Ihlamur, Movement Workshop with expressionist art therapy approach, by Taira Restar, İstanbul, (Jun 2016)

. Dance and Movement Therapy Techniques Certificate Program, by Sevin Seda Güney, Tuğçe Tuna, JuDitta Ben-David, Tasha Colbert, MSGSÜ İstanbul (Oct 2015 - Jun 2016)

. Peace Revolution Meditation Retreat, MENA Salam Fellowship in Turkey, World Peace Initiative, Fethiye, (27-31 May 2016)

. Un-Label Performing Arts Workshops, MSGSÜ İstanbul, (Feb 2016)

. 42 days Online Self-development Program, Peace Revolution Project (Dec 2015 - Jan 2016)

. Creative Dance Teacher Training Certificate Program, by Lerna Babikyan, İstanbul (Nov 2015 - Jan 2016)

. Axis Syllabus Workshop: The Miracles of the Body, by Barış Mıhçı, İstanbul, (Dec 2015)

. Awareness Through Movement - Master Degree Class by Şirin Duruk, MSGSU Contemporary Dance Department, guest student, MSGSÜ İstanbul (Oct - Dec 2015)

. Vipassana Meditation Retreat – S. N. Goenka, Vipassana Türkiye, Kuşadası İzmir (9-20 Nov 2015)

. 30 Days Online Mindfulness Summit, Melli O’brien (Oct 2015)

. Brazilian Rhythms Workshop, Geraldo de Oliviera, İTÜ MİAM İstanbul (Oct 2015)

. Introduction to Dance and Movement Therapy Training, by Dr.Marcia Leventhal & Dr. Ilene Serlin, İstanbul (Sep 2014 - Sep 2015)

. Contact Improvisation Workshop, by Defne Erdur, Nefes Yoga, İstanbul (Jun 2015)

. Global Underscore Movement Workshop, by Defne Erdur, MSGSÜ İstanbul, (Jun 2015)

. Dancing through the Seasons of Life Movement Workshop, by Yana Didigova, Naya İstanbul, (13-15 May 2015)

. Body Music Workshop, by Pedro Consorte, İstanbul, (May 2015)

. U.Lab: Transforming Business, Society and Self by Otto Scharmer Certificate Program, MIT Online, (Jan-Feb 2015)

. Frame Drum Retreat featuring Layne Redmond’s teachings, Asheville, North Carolina, USA, (Jul 2014)

. Private Lessons with Percussionist River Guerguerian, Asheville North Carolina USA (Jul 2014)       

. Introduction to The Way of Council, Rob Dreaming, İstanbul (4-6 April 2014)

. A Soul Journey for Women by Alexa Schmid, Judith Liberman, Filiz Telek, Fethiye, (Apr 2014)

. 5Rhythms Dynamic Movement Meditation Practices with Alexa Schmid, İstanbul, ( Mar 2014-…)

. “Cultivating a Seed: A Dance & Dreaming Workshop”, by Alexa Schmid & Kamyar Houbakht, İstanbul (Mar 2014)

. Body Sounds Workshop, by Fernando Barba & Stenio Mendes, İstanbul (Oct 2012)

. Body Music Workshop, Keith Terry, İstanbul, (Oct 2012)

. KeKeÇa Body Percussion Workshop/Half-Marathon, İstanbul (Sep 2012)

. The Clown Inside Me, Personal Development Workshop, by Hakan Yavaş, Dancentrum İstanbul (Agu 2010)

. Experimental Whirling Workshop, by Ziya Azazi, Dancentrum İstanbul (Dec 2009)

. Gestalt Fundamentals, Introduction to Gestalt Approach (First Year), by Hanna Nita Scherler, İstanbul, (Oct 2007 - Jun 2008)

. Creative Writing Workshops with Mario Levi, I. and II. Level, MİM Sanat İstanbul (2006-2008)

. Piano training, with Müge Sağlam, Mavi Nota İzmir (1988-2000)

             Musıcıan ~Performer ~Space holder

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