Performing Artists

Arda Cabaoğlu

Arda Cabaoğlu, D.M.A. is an artist, scholar, performer, educator of music, residing both in New York City and Istanbul. 

As a pioneer in the genre of long durational musical performance art, Arda Cabaoğlu’s piece titled: “Forced Misophonia: BLAST BLOW PULSE” in SSM Contemporary Art Museum in Istanbul, where he performed his long durational musical performance art work for 4.5 weeks and 8 hours a day, considered to be the longest musical performance in the world performed by a musical instrumentalist, as a part of AKIS/FLUX curated by Marina Abramović Institute, Hudson, NY. Award-winning performer, appeared in numerous world premieres by composers such as Theo Chandler, Jonathan Dawe, Maxwell Dulaney, Turgut Erçetin, Dave Headlam, Evan Henry, Ibrahim Maalouf, Paul Moravec, Leif Segerstam, Daniel Pesca, Nathan Prillaman, David Riebe, Phil Taylor, Jeff Tyzik, and many more. 

Dr. Cabaoğlu completed his doctoral studies at Eastman School of Music in 2016, previously studied at Malmö Academy of Music in Sweden, and İstanbul Technical University (MİAM) in Istanbul. Cabaoglu’s mentors include Håkan Hardenberger, James Thompson, Bo Nilsson, Olle Sjöberg, and Erden Bilgen.