Born in Istanbul to a Turkish father and a Scottish mother. I started singing at the age of 5.
Lived in Istanbul for 18 years then moved to Switzerland, due to religious and political pressure.
My repertoire ranges from Western classical to Eastern music as well as Oriental, Turkish folk, Improvisational Levantine avant folk and my own compositions.
My singing carries the influence of belting which I cultivated by mimicking the muezzins I heard every day as a child plus the Bulgarian twang, experimentation in Mongolian throat singing, overtone singing and the color of western baroque.
In short, why limit yourself?
In my latest work, I focus on the two trios, TRËİ and Sere Serpe, where I develop and write music for theatre and live performance.
Currently based in Basel, Switzerland.