I was born in Germany on July 27, 1978. After having an interest in lots of different instruments, I finally ended up in a serious and intimate relationship with the bass guitar in 1999. After 4 years of hard work, I started to participate in local bands and take the stage professionally. In 2004, I came to grip with jazz. We took part mainly in jazz festivals as BETONE and TRIBASS which are both band projects. I released my own album Buddha’s Groove in 2009.
I set up drum – bass guitar workshops in prominent universities of Turkey. I conducted a seminar at Bilkent University in 2013 at an organisation called ATMM (Audio Technologies for Music and Media) on “choice of types of trees and the factors affecting the sound”.
I wrote columns in “drum’n’bass” magazine.
In TRT, national public broadcaster of Turkey, I worked as a sound designer and art director in a documentary series entitled “The Sound of The City”. I composed numerous original songs for short films and documentaries. I still produce music for commercials and promotion films.
In addition to all these, I performed in many album recordings of well-known musicians.
LIST OF MUSICIANS I PLAYED WITH ON STAGE AND IN STUDIO:
Jojo Mayer (US), Dave Weckl(US),
Thomas Lang(US), The Wanton Bishops(Beirut),
Chrissi Poland(US), Soner Ersen(UK),
Artun Ertürk(TR), Ebru Üstüntaş(TR),
Erdem Yener(TR), Güntaç Özdemir(TR),
İstasyon(TR), Kutsal Kaan Bilgin(TR),
Nev(TR), Sarpay Özçağatay(US),
Pamela(TR), Turgay Saka(TR),
Tanju Eren(TR), Teymuralp Merter Fosforoğlu(TR),
Utar Artun(US), Volkan Öktem(TR),
VeYasin(TR) , Volkan Yırtıcı(TR),
Dave Storey(UK), Tim Steemson(UK) ,
Brian Edwards(UK), Femi Koleoso(UK),
Sylvia Schmidt(UK), Yelfris Valdes(UK) ,
Josh Kemp(UK), Dave Ohm(UK),
Russell Van Den Berg(UK), Mark Fletcher(UK),
Benet Mclean(UK), Chris Batchelor(UK),
Rob Townsend(UK), Brigitte Beraha(UK),
David Dyson(UK), Nat Steele(UK),
Gene Calderazzo(UK), Steve Fishwick(UK),
Nigel Price(UK), Tony Kofi(UK) …
Cem Tuncer’s tracks