Oğuz Büyükberber

Amsterdam based clarinetist/composer Oğuz Büyükberber’s style merges contemporary composition, jazz and influences from his Turkish background.


His body of work includes over 50 CDs including releases on ECM and Blue Note, a detailed method book explaining his own improvisational systems, exhibitions of his visual art, university lectures and dozens of commissions he received to compose ensemble music as well as electro-acoustic and audio-visual pieces.  


He studied bass clarinet with Harry Sparnaay at Amsterdam Conservatory and took composition lessons from Theo Loevendie. Also holding another degree in fine arts, he incorporates his own visual art in his music work. His activities as a modular synthesizer artist is often presented under his alter ego artist name OX Barber.


Composing and Improvising in a cutting edge avant-garde setting is where he feels most at home. Be it all acoustic, all electronic or anything in between.

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