Onur Deng, Mustafa Hakan Sevim, Etem Serkan Sökmen, and İlke Köse; with “Be’ve”; are establishing a sonic organism and a conditional environment where it acts or behaves accordingly with the collaboration of artificial intelligence, influenced by Musique Concrète, which is an experimental technique of musical composition using recorded sounds as raw material. To create such an organism they are continuously producing sets of various samples of generated signals and processed audio recordings simultaneously mimicking the technique with only one particular difference where the AI is the touch designer. The results can be very abstract or very concrete, but reactive to its environment, aiming to show that nonliving things can also behave and have sophisticated characteristics.
Born in 1997, Gaziantep. He began his musical studies in İstanbul, encouraged by its cultural phenomenons and traditional arts. Later on, he started singing a capella as a bass vocalist in Bogazici Jazz Choir and had a European tour; which was when he gained a multidimensional view of what music is for the first time.
Currently he is studying in his third year at Bilgi University Music Department. During his studies, he met with electronic music instruments. He started to perform in musical events and concerts, especially in exhibitions, musical storytelling nights and podcasts. He exhibited his first sound installation called “Tekne” in 2019, staged in the exhibition “Are We OK?”, Istanbul. He is now practicing on electronics, free improvisations and fusions of musical genres.