Hi, I am Sabutay. I compose and arrange pop, rock, jazz, classical, electronic genres. I have worked with Memphis, Berklee and Harvard graduated academics at Turkey. I can support you as composer and arranger in your music projects. You can also review my works on my personal website or my bandcamp address. Have a nice day.
I started the department of physics at Eskişehir Osmangazi University in 2007. At the same time I started the musical education when I studied the classical guitar with Sezgin Atila in this university’s course center. Then, I took private lessons from Dr. Stefan Pohlit on theory, Anadolu University School of Music and Drama academic members Prof. Oytun Eren on eartraining, dictate and piano, and Assoc. Dr. Berkant Gençkal on harmony. I followed the counterpoint and harmony lessons of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tolga Zafer Özdemir as a guest student in İstanbul Bilgi University and I studied on composition with him. I followed the seminar of composition department at Bilkent University and I participated the composition workshop. Addition this, I studied with composers Tolga Yayalar and Onur Türkmen in workshop. During my education in the physics department, I have been interested in music of Iannis Xenakis. I started to write compositions with intuitive-mathematical algorithms and techniques using mathematics and physics relations, equations and formulas. Theoretic part of these compositions are supported with mathematics and physics equations which are created specially by myself and intuitive part is usually supported with the psychological concepts. I usually make my contemporary works on microtonal theories.
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Interview with Sabutay Uğur
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm arranging a piece by a Dutch jazz guitarist and I'm writing a new music theory book.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No. I'm new here.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital! Because I have not received analog devices training. Also, digitals are not dusty ;)
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I really enjoy doing my job.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'm not just interested in classical and jazz. I'm also interested in popular genres.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: First of all, please contact me before buying any my services. After the first message, I will ask you to provide your music (PDF handwritten and audio) files.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Aydın Esen - Anadolu, Michael Jackson - Billie Jean, Miles Davis - Bitches Brew, Pink Floyd - Sorrow, Gustav Mahler - Symphony No.9, Finale-Adagio
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been dealing with music for eleven years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like good music.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd like to work with artists who know what they want.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Jazz, pop, rock-metal, classical
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have 4 symphonies.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Different chord progressions, counterpoint, groove, symphonic backing track, different instrumentation
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: one week
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.