21st Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival 2022 - Boston Turk Film Festivali

Music & Lecture


Saturday, April 15, 2023 | 5:00 pm
Goethe-Institut Boston

Free admission but advance registration required due to limited seating.
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A Music and Philosophy Event to celebrate the publication of the
Nietzsche and Music: Philosophical Thoughts and Musical Experiments,”
edited by Ayşegül Durakoğlu, Michael Steinmann and Yunus Tuncel

* Introduction by Ayşegül Durakoğlu
* Talk: Music in Nietzsche’s Life by Yunus Tuncel
* Music: Introduction and Performance of Nietzsche’s Piano Compositions by Aysegül Durakoğlu
* Talk: Meaning of Emotion in Nietzsche’s Thoughts by Yunus Tuncel
* Music: Performance of Piano Compositions by Nietzsche and Influential Composers
* Discussion with the audience

Aysegul Durakoglu

Ayşegül Durakoğlu is a performer and lecturer with versatile interests, and a repertoire that encompasses both the earliest and contemporary styles. Since her highly acclaimed New York Debut Recital, she has concertized widely as a soloist and chamber musician both nationally and internationally. After receiving her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School,

Durakoğlu earned a Ph.D. at New York University with notable distinction where she taught piano classes. She is currently serving as a Full Professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Durakoğlu has released several albums like Dances through the Keyboard, Debussy’s Piano Etudes, Alla Turca, and was the editor and contributor of Nietzsche and Music. In addition, she has presented numerous lecture-recitals at the World Piano and CMS Conferences throughout the States, Europe and Canada, recently on the music of Frederic Nietzsche at King’s College in London, Stevens Institute, and at NYU with Yunus Tuncel and Michael Steinmann. For more information about pianist Ayşegül Durakoğlu please visit www.ayseguldurakoglu.com

Yunus Tuncel

Yunus Tuncel is a co-founder of the Nietzsche Circle and the Editor-in-Chief of its electronic journal, The Agonist, which is published twice a year. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the New School for Social Research and teaches philosophy at New York University/Liberal Studies. Tuncel is the author of Towards a Genealogy of Spectacle (Eye Corner Press, 2011), Agon in Nietzsche (Marquette University Press, 2013), Emotion in Sports (Routledge, 2019), and Nietzsche on Human Emotions (Schwabe, 2021) and the editor of Nietzsche and Transhumanism (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017), the first volume of the Nietzsche Now Series. He has been working on music and philosophy interaction with thinkers and musicians for the last ten years, with an emphasis on Nietzsche and music. In addition to Nietzsche, he currently works on posthumanism, aesthetics, and sport philosophy. He undertakes a peripatetic project called Philomobile.

5:00 pm

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street

Free admission but reservation required due to limited seating.

Please consider to make a donation for the earthquake victims in Turkey.
Click here to make a donation.

Image: Deniz O. Ilhan


We are extremely saddened by the terrible earthquakes in Turkey on February 6, 2023 with devastating effects in eleven cities. As of now close to 50,000 people lost their lives and survivors need urgent help and support.

As our hearts deeply ache with this tragedy, please consider to make a donation and give a helping hand to the victims. No donation is small. All donations will go to the relief funds for the earthquake victims in Turkey such as Turkish Philanthropy Funds Turkiye Earthquake Relief Fund, and Help The Child Amputees of Turkiye Earthquake (Project CATE) - Bridge To Turkiye Fund.

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