Başak Günak also known as AH! KOSMOS is producer and performer born in Istanbul, based in Berlin.
In the last 6 years, she released two LPs from Compost Records & Denovali Records and numerous EPs. 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 uses polyrhythms, electronic composition and found sounds to build a mystical world of modulation into which one can sink and be carried away,
Günak splits her time between producing, live performance, sound installations and composing for dance, theatre, film, and visual arts. Her works for contemporary dance, theaters, and site-specific performances have been presented in several art spaces including Prague Quadrennial, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Prague Signal Festival, 18th&19th Istanbul International Theatre Festival. In 2020, she has presented her latest solo sound installation THE WELL, a piece for 11 speakers and performance in VKV Museum Istanbul and made music for Kunstmuseum Basel’s exhibition.
Performing solo or accompanied by a guitarist, she has supported among others Sigur Rós and Jonny Greenwood’s Junun Project (Barbican Theatre/ UK), Julia Holter, Darkside and also has performed at numerous festivals including Sónar Barcelona, Berlin CTM Festival, Venice Electro Festival, Tokyo Electronic Music of Arts Festival, ZKM Karlsruhe and ARENA Theater Festival Nuremberg.
In 2017, she launched FUU, a cluster that is conceived to flourish on the encounters between sonic and visual arts. And collaborated to the Sonar Calling Project.
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.