Çigdem Borucu is a Turkish pianist, composer, sound designer and a lecturer. She studied piano at Istanbul University State Conservatory and chamber music at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Graz. In 1991, she moved to New York to continue her studies.
At the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College (CUNY) she studied piano with Michael Rogers, composition with Noah Creshevsky and electro-acoustic music with George Skip Brunner. She received Miriam Gideon and John Cage awards in composition from Brooklyn College where she got her BA and MM degrees. Her compositions were played at various festivals and radio stations in US and South America.
Çigdem Borucu moved to Istanbul in 2001 and taught at Istanbul Bilgi University, Izmir Economy University and Istanbul Sehir University. She has been collaborating with visual artists, theater and film directors since. These collaborative works have been performed at many festivals and exhibitions throughout Europe.
Electro-Acoustic Music, Classical Music, Classical Piano, Soundscape Compositions, Sound and Music for Film, Music for Theater, Chamber Music, Contemporary Music, Sound Installation
Album: Many Things. Pb Müzik 2020.
LOST ISTANBUL Music Video
Album: Silver Moon. Music for piano, film and theater. Pb Müzik 2018.
Film: Istanbul Do/Redo/Undo. Waters,Streets, Faces. 2010
Publications and Exhibitions
Borucu Erdoğan, Cigdem. “Ne İçindeyim Zamanın, Ne de Büsbütün Dışında’: Şarkı Söyleyen Kadınlar ve Arvo Part.” Sekans 2 (2016): 98-110.
Borucu Erdogan, Cigdem. “Yeni Türkiye Sineması için Olanaklar: Vizontele Tuuba‘da Ses ve Müzik.” Ve Sinema. Yaşartürk, Gül (der.). Ve Sinema. İstanbul: Doruk Yayımcılık, 2013.