Başak Günak also known as AH! KOSMOS is producer, composer and sound artist 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, 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.
Recently, she has completed a sound project for Berlin State Museums for music production and sound design.