Ali Can Puskulcu
Turkish-American composer and violinist Ali Can Puskulcu recently released his debut album “Gibberish Shreds” by New Focus Recordings. He also performed the “Gibberish Shreds Vol. 1,” from his album, at the MATA Festival in New York City. His chamber music piece “Wired” was premiered by wild- Up ensemble at Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Noon to Midnight series in Walt Disney Hall. He has also received the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award for his ensemble piece “Broken,” and as a chosen composer, he performed his solo violin piece “Point G” at Lincoln Center in New York City. Addi- tional performances took place at Gaudeamus Muzikweek (Netherlands), Saint-Martin-Vésubie (France), Rutgers University, and the University of Southern California. Ali completed his Master of Music in mu- sic composition at the University of Southern California under the guidance of Andrew Norman and Donald Crockett.