Fulya Uçanok

OneBeat Istanbul Fellow

Composer/Pianist

Istanbul, Turkey

Fulya Uçanok is an Istanbul-based pianist and electro-acoustic composer. After completing an undergraduate degree in classical piano at Hacettepe Ankara State Conservatory, Fulya received Darmasiswa, a government-sponsored grant, to study Balinese gamelan abroad in Indonesia. Returning to Istanbul, she became a member of the new music and free improvisation group Karakulak Ensemble and embarked on a prolific series of sound art collaborations. Engaging public spaces and addressing civil unrest in her city are central themes in her compositions and field recorded audio installations, including works in collaboration with Feldstärke International. Fulya continues to write music and perform while serving as a part-time teaching assistant at Istanbul Bilgi University and pursuing her doctorate at MIAM Centre for Advanced Studies in Music.