Alican Çamcı’s (b. 1989) output includes works for small and large ensembles, solo instrumental music and electro-acoustic compositions. His music seeks to incorporate musical ideas inside and outside of Western classical music tradition as well as themes and concepts from philosophy and semiology. A native of Istanbul, Turkey, he was first introduced to music at the age of ten by his guitar teacher, Husrev İsfendiyaroğlu. He studied composition at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, under the guidance of Michael Hersch. Currently he is continuing his studies in the University of Chicago with Shulamit Ran and Augusta Read Thomas.