My name is Canberk Ulaş. I am a professional duduk player. I studied in İstanbul Technical University Turkish Music Conservatory. My genre is wide covering from middle eastern, Armenian and Turkish folk music to meditative and contemporary.
I studied the duduk with great duduk masters Suren Asaduryan and Özcan Gül. I joined in Erkan Oğur’s and Derya Türkan's workshops, who are two prominent representatives of Anatolian music.
It is possible to hear both Turkish and Armenian and also Ottoman Classical Music modes and patterns in my playing style. I have contributed to many albums with my duduk through my career. I founded the band “Canberk Ulaş Quartet” in 2015 and I released my first album titled “Telafi" with this band in 2017.
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Interview with Duduk Player - Canberk Ulaş
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I play the duduk approximetly for 12 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I have traditional, modal music knowledge and style but not only. You will go to a deep, mystic, unknown world with sound of my duduk. I can adapt in many kind of music.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: World, soundtracks, middle eastern, contemporary, spiritual,meditative...
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First of all, I need to listen to the track to decide to agree the job; because I need to be sure that the melodies are suitable for the duduk and that I will be proud of the result. After that, the most important thing is understanding your expectation. I can play improvisations and comments as well as only notes which you want. You can be sure that I will play minimum 3 takes and give you options to choose which you like most!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Rode NT1A, Shure SM58 mic, Irig Pro Duo sound box.