GÜÇ BAŞAR GÜLLE
Born in 1977, Gülle is the leading Turkish artist of his generation who attracted the attention of art critics and music lovers with his innovative music language. Gülle’s unique style derives from his comprehensive knowledge of Ottoman-Turkish music, Jazz and Contemporary music.
Güç Başar Gülle earned his master’s degree from İstanbul Technical University Turkish Conservaory of Turkish Music in 2004, after completing his undergraduate studies in Boğaziçi University Philosophy department. Gülle pursued his studies at Berklee College of Music in 2004 and completed four years Jazz Composition Department’s program within two years. Between 2007-2009 he studied Contemporary Composition at Istanbul Technical University in Advanced Music Studies
His first album ‘Ilk Renk’ has surpassed the basic synthesis of Ottoman-Turkish music and jazz and was widely acclaimed. Gülle’s music language achieved global attention and the album was played on radio in many different countries such as USA, Ireland, Brazil and Australia. In his last album “Reverse Perspective” he has opened new dimensions in Jazz Harmony by applying a medieval visual art technique that is called Reverse Perspective.
Gülle has collaborated with prominent Jazz musicians like Leo Blanco, Bruno Raberg, David Fiuczynki, Tiger Okoshi, Bertram Lehmann, Andrew Downing, Mark Sinan and Amir ElSaffar in various projects including ECM and toured in US, Canada and Europe with different ensembles such as Dresden Philarmonic, BBC Symphony and Ensemble Variences . As an music researcher Gülle presented seminars concerning his multi-disciplinary approach to Western Music Harmony and Ottoman-Turkish Music at different venues including Berklee College of Music- Berklee Valencia in Spain, University of Toronto and BBC Symphony in England.
As a prominent educator Gülle has recently published a book on Jazz Harmony. This book is an attempt to clarify contextual and conceptual inconsistencies in traditional music theory education by defining “Necessary and Sufficient Conditions” in functional and non-functional harmonies.
As a versatile artist Güç Başar Gülle is pursuing his career in Istanbul as a composer, performer, teacher and researcher.