A multifaceted and award-winning composer of electronic, film, experimental and contemporary music.
composer. visual artist. educator.
Inal Bilsel’s work sits in the crossroads of music and visual arts. Over the past few years, Bilsel has developed a fictional world and a personal artistic universe that borrows elements from science fiction, nostalgia and hauntology. In his second album, Paradise Lost (2018), Inal further elaborates this world, culminating his entire musical and artistic experience into a transmedia narrative, taking place in a fictional post-apocalyptic world.
In his hometown Nicosia, Cyprus, perhaps he is best known for his exuberant audio-visual performances named under Tales From The Future, of which he performed in a wide range of festivals and venues home and abroad, including Sonar Istanbul, Salon IKSV, Farma Projekt, Buffer Fringe, Urban Gorillas, Electric Cicadas, Maki Fest, and many others. Inal has also scored music for award-winning short films, including A Mother’s Sonata, Free Fun, The Hunt, Letters From Cyprus, The Delivery, and Random Attempts.
Trained classically, Inal’s formative works include orchestral, chamber and numerous solo pieces. In 2007, he won the grand prize of Notion International Composition Competition and his piece Nilay’s Dream was performed and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra. Subsequently, his interest leaned toward electronic music, synthesizers, and computer aided music production. His debut album A New Beginning (2009) is the first product of this venture.
Inal is a lecturer at Eastern Mediterranean University and PERA school of contemporary dance, teaching diverse topics such as sound design, multimedia, musical form, analysis, theory and harmony. Inal Bilsel is an Epic Istanbul (Sony Music Turkey) artist and is currently pursuing a PhD degree in music composition at Royal Holloway, University of London.