Zeynep Toraman is a composer and scholar from Istanbul living and working in Berlin. Her practice-based research explores the ways in which texts (in the broadest sense of the word) can interact with one another within the larger framework of musical compositions, by way of thinking of her own library as an archive, and enfolding autobiography, poetry, fiction and history within her works. Past and recent collaborators include Lauren Cauley, ELISION Ensemble, Ensemble Linea, Quatuor Diotima, Ensemble Adapter, Amie Weiss and Nicola Barbieri, Noam Bierstone, and the Wet Ink Ensemble. She taught at the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) at the University of University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, and completed her PhD in Music Composition at Harvard in 2023.