Başak Günak also known as AH! KOSMOS is producer and performer born in Istanbul, based in Berlin.
Ah! Kosmos uses experimentation with found sounds and analogue and electronic composition to experience how sound vibration and melody resonates with bodies and other beings. Her debut EP ‘Flesh’ is released by Muzik Hayvanı label in May 2013, followed by her LP ‘Bastards’ in April 2015 by Denovali Records (DE). Her music paints euphoric melodies over rhythms with echoing guitar and floating vocals. It combines buoyant, crunchy percussion with minor-key, determined melodic soundscapes. Her E.P ‘Together We Collide’ is released on March 2017. Both timeless and otherworldly, Günak’s work unconsciously defies being tied to a genre, tapping into something beyond an immediate surrounding or experience to communicate something more transcendental.
Günak splits her time between producing, live performance, sound installations and composing for dance, theater, film, and visual art. She investigates social and cultural systems concentrating on identity, body, social and cultural systems through site-specific sound compositions, installations.
She’s RBMA Tokyo 2014 Alumni.
Her works for contemporary dance, theaters, and site-specific performances been presented in several art spaces including Prague Quadrennial 2015, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Prague Signal Festival, 18th and 19th Istanbul International Theater Festival (IKSV), ARENA Theater Festival Nürnberg. She has performed in many festivals such as Sonar Festival, Berlin CTM Festival, she most notably performed alongside with Jonny Greenwood’s Junun project in Barbican Theater(UK), Sigur Rós, DARKSIDE, Kiasmos, James Holden. //
İstanbul doğumlu Ah! Kosmos, diğer ismiyle Başak Günak, 2013 Mayıs ayında ‘Flesh’ adlı EP’sini Müzik Hayvanı etiketiyle yayınladı, 2015 Nisan ayında ilk LPsi ‘BASTARDS’ı Denovali Records’tan yayınlayan Ah! Kosmos, geçtiğimiz yıllarda Sonar Festival Barcelona, Berlin CTM Festival, Barbican Concert Hall, Venedik ElectroFestival, Tokyo Electronic Music of Arts Festival, Dubai Meet D3 Festival, CitySonic Festival Mons, Brüksel Piknik Elektronik ve Budapeşte Punkurica Festival gibi önemli festival ve mekanlarda performans sergiledi.
2014 Ekim ayında Tokyo’da gerçekleşen Red Bull Music Academy 2014’te katılımcı olarak yer aldı.
Ah! Kosmos, canlı performansların dışında tiyatro,çağdaş dans,video ve mekan odaklı işler için kompozisyonlar yapmaktadır. Son dönemde çalıştığı sanatçılar ve yer aldığı mekanlar,festivaller arasında Prag Quadrennial, Rotterdamse Shouwburg, Prag Signal Festival, Arena Nürnberg Tiyatro Festivali,18. ve 19. IKSV Tiyatro Festivali bulunmaktadır.