About Me and My Work
For as long as I can remember, music has been my passion. I started playing the guitar, which ultimately became a momentous aspect of my life. I realized that music is the only industry I want to be part of. As a musician, taking sound design courses from Dr. Ufuk Önen during my undergrad helped me quickly dive into the endless possibilities the audible spectrum can provide. I started creating electronic music during these years. Then I began to develop a new interest in music production as a result of the hours I spent working in DAWs and collaborating with other musicians. I decided to become a sound engineer.
After graduating from Bilkent University, I moved to Montréal, Québec, to learn more about studio practices, where I studied sound and music recording at Recording Arts Canada. I gained experience in world-class studios such as Studio Piccolo, Ton of Bricks Studio, and the National Film Board of Canada. Besides these, I continued to operate independently and serve many clients from my home studio.
I completed my master’s in music at Istanbul Technical University – Center for Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM). My specialization is sound engineering and design. In addition to overseas post-production projects, mainly from Canada and the UK, I also work as a sound engineer on local projects such as live sound and recording concerts.
During my time in Canada, Türkiye, and Japan, I had the privilege to collaborate with internationally acclaimed musicians, composers, producers, audio engineers, sound designers, and film directors. Over the years, I had the honor of collaborating with: Angèle Dubeau, Carol Welsman, Nicki Parrott, Yuko Ando, Ichiko Aoba, Tomohiro Yahiro, Jim O’Rourke, Akira Sakata, Judith Gruber-Stitzer, Ichiyo Izawa, Darren Moore, KIRINJI and many others. The films I was part of were screened/broadcasted in 16 countries including, Canada, the US, the UK, and Japan.
I started my doctoral studies in music at the University of Otago, School of Performing Arts (Dunedin, New Zealand) under the supervision of Dr Michael Holland, Prof Anthony Ritchie, Hugh Harlow, and Prof Peter Adams in October 2023. My topic concerns the producer’s role as a communicator in classical music productions. Based on practice-based research, I explore the practice of producing classical music from both the performer’s and recording team’s perspectives and refine this practice research with qualitative interviews with experienced performers and practitioners.
I deliver Apple Digital Masters (Mastered for iTunes-MFiT).