ATMM 2013, Bilkent, Ankara


Audio Technologies for Music and Media is an international interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the various aspects of audio, audiovisual and music technologies for music and media, and, also, on the relationship between sound, music and image in both ‘traditional’ and ‘new’ media.

ATMM welcomes not only academics, professionals and students, but also all those who have interest in music, sound and media technologies.

After the success of ATMM 2012, the first international conference in Turkey in the fields of audio, music and media, ATMM returned to Bilkent University on 31 October – 1 November 2013.

Hosted by Department of Communication and Design, ATMM 2013 featured a tightly-packed program with 27 presentations, two workshops, a panel, a performance and an exhibition of student works. The number of registered participants was 400, a huge leap compared to last year.

Click here to download the program (PDF 4.9 MB).

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Opening ceremony took place on Thursday, 31 October, at 12:30. Opening remarks delivered by Bilkent University Rector Professor Dr. Abdullah Atalar, and ATMM Steering Commitee members Ufuk Önen (Bilkent University) and Teoman Pasinlioğlu (Independent Researcher).

ATMM 2013 keynote was delivered by Lennie Moore who has been a proven force as an accomplished composer, orchestrator and arranger of music for video games, film, and television for 25 years. His credits include Star Wars: The Old RepublicKinect Disneyland AdventuresThe Walking Dead Motion ComicWatchmen Motion Comic (2008 G.A.N.G. award winner), and Dirty Harry among many others. Moore is not only a professional, but also an educator as well. He has developed the first accredited degree program for Game Audio and Interactive Media at Pinnacle College, and also developed and taught Composing for Video Games courses at the USC Thornton School of Music and UCLA Extension.

ATMM 2013, in collaboration with IASIG, brought “Game Audio Theory and Practice” panel to Bilkent University. Presented by Stephen Harwood Jr and Lennie Moore, this session unveiled the essential concepts and practical approaches used in the creation of sound and music for video games, and, also, other interactive virtual environments.

Stephen Harwood Jr is a composer, orchestrator and sound designer for video games and film. His credits include Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30Brothers inArms: D-Day and Propaganda Lander among many others. Harwood Jr has previously taught at New York University and worked as an independent orchestrator for Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Game Audio at Mercy College and an Instructor of Game Audio at SAE Institute, New York.

ATMM 2013 hosted a presentation by Pieter Snapper, the founder of the MIAM studios and co-founder of Babajim Istanbul Studios & Mastering, on contemporary opera production techniques. Snapper is a mastering engineer, producer, and composer of contemporary classical and electronic music. His works have been played in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He has received awards from BMI, ASCAP, UC Berkeley, the Union League Foundation, and commissions from the Fromm Foundation at Harvard University, Yamaha Corporation of America, the ensemble Eighth Blackbird (three time Grammy-winners), and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.

Liz_TeutschATMM 2013 featured a panel, titled “Preparing a Future in Audio technology”, on audio education, organized and moderated by Liz Teutsch (Berklee College of Music, Valencia Campus). Teutsch, the former Director of Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University, is an Associate Professor and the Assistant Director of Academic Technology at Berklee Valencia. She teaches courses in music production and technology at the Valencia campus, which launched its new Master’s Degree in Music Technology Innovation this fall. Panelists included Arda Eden (İnönü University) and Hüseyin Hacihabiboğlu (METU Informatics Institute), and IASIG members Stephen Harwood Jr, Lennie Moore and Ufuk Önen (Bilkent University).

Mehmet Ugur MemişATMM 2013 also featured a mixing clinique by renowned audio engineer Mehmet Uğur Memiş. Memiş’s credits include İskender Paydaş, Peter Murphy, Feridun Düzağaç, Volkan Basaran and Ogün Sanlısoy.



Cem_TuncerThe prominent bass guitar player Cem Tuncer, who has worked and played with names such as Artun Ertürk, Pamela, Volkan Öktem and Dave Weckl, delivered a seminar at ATMM 2013 about the factors that affect the quality of bass guitar tones.



Audiologist Handan Turan Dizdar delivered a talk about hearing disorders caused by excessive noise.

ATMM 2013 was pleased to host “Remote: Relocating Sound”, platform of discussion on various subjects related with the current focusing points of contemporary sound-art milieu. The expressive potentials of sound-art performances, sonification of scientific data, interpretation of remote information were some of the topics of presentations, workshops, and performances. “Remote: Relocating Sound”, curated by Basak Senova, is a joint project of ArtUP!, NOMAD and Bilkent University. Participants of the project were Marcus Schmickler (Germany), HR-Stamenov (Bulgaria), 1000 names (Bulgaria), Medea Electronique (Greece), and NOMAD (Turkey).

Last but not least, ATMM 2013 featured presentations of peer-reviewed academic papers by scholars from various academic institutions.

After the conference IASIG members Stephen Harwood Jr. and Lennie Moore visited Istanbul and delivered a presentation at SAE Institute Istanbul on Saturday, 2 November.


ATMM 2013 Steering Committee

  • Ufuk Önen (Bilkent University)
  • Teoman Pasinlioğlu (Independent Researcher)
  • Mustafa Ertan (Interelektro)
  • Ahmet Gürata (Bilkent University)
  • Bülent Bıyıkoğlu (KV331 Audio)
  • Kürşat Pasinlioğlu (Voispectra)

ATMM 2013 Steering Committee Associate Members

  • İpek Altun (Bilkent University)
  • Bilge Miraç Atıcı (Bahçeşehir University)
  • Giray Bayer (Bilkent University)
  • Gerçek Dorman (Özdem Müzik)
  • Uğur Satılmış (Bilkent University)

ATMM 2013 Review Board

  • Teoman Pasinlioğlu (Independent Researcher)
  • Cihan Işıkhan (9 Eylül University)
  • Arda Eden (İnönü University)
  • Mahcem Öztürk (Müziktek)

ATMM 2013 Student Connection Board

  • Yusuf Akçura (Bilkent University)
  • Arda Eden (İnönü University)
  • Bora Uslusoy (Plato College of Higher Education)
  • Suat Vergili (9 Eylül University)

ATMM 2013 Assistants

  • Hasan Çulu (Bilkent University)
  • Altuğ Karakurt (Bilkent University)
  • B. Lila Özkazanç (Bilkent University)
  • Güneş Uyanık (Bilkent University)
  • Ezgi İ. Yücel (Bilkent University)



Bilkent University
Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Dept. of Communication and Design
Bilkent, 06800 Ankara, Turkey