Beril Sarialtun

Beril Sarıaltun is a musician, sound designer & producer based in Istanbul, Turkey. She plays drums and percussions, and has worked with sound design and composing music for theatre. She is one of the founders and producers of the record label BGST Records, which supports alternative sounds and contemporary approaches in the music industry. She is currently producing the podcast program K’nın Sesi (Voice of K). On the podcast you will hear audio drama plays and conversations based on experiences of women and LGBTQ+ people with diverse backgrounds relating to class, ethnicity, age, sexuality and ability. She has designed popular workshops and courses in several subjects, like Fundamentals of Music, Making Music with Ableton Live, and Principles of Rhythm & Percussion. She is the founder of Beats By Girlz Turkey – a chapter of Beats By Girlz, which focuses on empowering the next generation of women and gender-expansive individuals through music and technology. She also worked as a Music Curator for the first edition of WOW in Istanbul, an annual arts and science festival normally based in London that celebrates the achievements of women and girls, as well as looking at the obstacles they face globally.

Photo: Erman Çivici