Studied folk music and at a city conservatory between 1996-1999. Had engineering education at Istanbul Tech. University. Was active in some folk/traditional music ensembles and rock/metal/jazz bands. Quit engineering and studied audio design/composition at Yildiz Tech. University. Moved to Rotterdam and studied composition.
Obtained a MMus degree at Rotterdam Conservatory in 2012 and a PhD at MIAM (Center for Advanced Studies in Music), Istanbul Technical University in 2020.
Faculty member at Istanbul Bilgi University, Music Department.
Research interests: Timbre, Gesture, Turkish Folk and Makam Music, Extreme Metal Music, Improvisation, Philosophy of Music