Amsterdam based clarinetist Oğuz Büyükberber’s style merges contemporary composition, jazz and influences from his Turkish background.
His body of work includes over 50 CDs including releases on ECM and Blue Note, a detailed method book explaining his own improvisational systems and many commissions he received to compose ensemble music as well as electro-acoustic and audio-visual pieces.
Improvising in a cutting edge avant-garde setting is where he feels most at home. Be it all acoustic, all electronic or anything in between. Having performed at major festivals and venues around the world and, Büyükberber has collaborated with top level ensembles, soloists, artists, theater and dance companies.
He studied bass clarinet with Harry Sparnaay at Amsterdam Conservatory and took composition lessons from Theo Loevendie. Also holding another degree in fine arts, he incorporates his own visual art into musical performances and finds new ways to use live-electronics.
2021/01 Solo Exhibition PROCESSING – BE Contemporary Art Gallery
Oguz Buykberber is a world-wide known contemporary musician and composer. He is an expert playing bass clarinet and modern music. He has also practiced visual arts throughout his life. He graduated from the most reputable Turkish arts school: The Faculty of Fine Arts of Mimar Sinan University. After building a strong arts foundation at Mimar Sinan, he moved to Amsterdam and studied bass clarinet in the Amsterdam Conservatory and became a professional in the field. Processing” is the first online exhibition of the artist, which features the artist’s abstract expressionist digital paintings.