Hüma Utku

Hüma Utku, born and raised in Istanbul and based in Berlin, is an electronic music composer and sound artist. She combines her musical practice with her studies in psychology through her works drawing inspiration from human condition, societal topics, and dualities. With an overall disregard for genres, she utilises melody and sound as tools for storytelling. Her 2018 EP ›Şeb-i Yelda‹ and her 2019 debut album ›Gnosis‹, through Karlrecords, earned Utku recognition for her unique approach of storytelling. In May 2022, her sophomore album ›The Psychologist‹ was released by Editions Mego. Since 2016, she presented her work across Europe and the Middle east; including in Atonal Berlin, CTM Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, El Warsha, Donaufestival, Lunchmeat, Sonic Acts and Royal College of Music in Stockholm. In 2021, Utku was selected as a SHAPE artist. Her work has been featured by seminal music press, national newspapers as well as well as public and online radios.

Hüma Utku receives a grant of 4,500 euros in 2023.

Portrait of Hüma Utku
Hüma Utku (photo: Giorgia Malatrasi)