Oğuz Kaplangı, a prolific musician based in Edinburgh, has been in the music business for over 15 years. He mainly composes for theatre, TV, film and advertising. His compositions explore a wide array of musical styles.
Oğuz was awarded with the “Best Music and Sound” at the Critics for Theatre in Scotland (CATS AWARDS 2018) with the music he composed for Zinnie Harris’ adaptation of Ionesco’s famous play Rhinoceros. It was staged at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, in co-production with the Edinburgh International Festival in association with DOT Theatre.
Oğuz was nominated for the “Best Stage Music” at the Afife Theatre Awards 2017 in Istanbul for the music he composed for “How to Hold Your Breath”, written by Zinnie Harris and directed by Murat Daltaban.
Writing music for commercials, Oğuz has worked with agencies including Crispin Porter Bogusky (London), Wieden+Kennedy (Amsterdam), I Mean It Creative (Los Angeles), Ogilvy & Mather, Leo Burnett, BBDO, MullenLowe, 4129Grey, McCann Istanbul and many film production companies.
In the United States, his music has been used in TV shows including A&E’s Emmy-nominated ‘Wahlburgers’, “Donnie Loves Jenny’, ‘Nightwatch’, ‘Lock Up’, ‘Sexy Beasts’, ‘According to Alex’, ‘Killer Kids’, ‘Young Marvels’, ‘Big Brew Theory’ and ‘Bizarre Foods’.
He has scored for many Turkish box office hits as well as Turkey’s first animation film “Kötü KediŞerafettin / Bad Cat”. He has also composed corporate theme music for Turkish national TV channels .
In 2022, Oğuz has been selected as a creative for “BAFTA Connect” programme.
Oğuz is the producer of ethnic-electronic “Istanbul Calling” album series. He has worked with international artists such as Valderrama (Spain), Alkistis Protopsalti (Greece), Suzy (Israel), Encarna Salazar (former member of Azucar Moreno).
Besides his music production company “Creatrax” in Edinburgh, Oğuz is the owner “Elec-Trip Music Productions” in Istanbul and producer/music supervisor of “Express Jingles”, a library music catalogue represented in many countries.
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