DEMONSTRATING A RARE AND DELICATE MIXTURE OF STYLES, ALPER TUZCU MOVES FROM PSYCHEDELIC GUITAR TEXTURES TO ELECTRONIC MUSIC, AND FROM LATIN AMERICAN RHYTHMS TO MEDITERRANEAN MELODIES .
Alper Tuzcu is a composer, guitarist and producer. The U.S. based composer got signed to Palma Records in 2015 and released his debut album 'Between 12 Waters' in 2016, first EP 'Lines' in 2017 and second album 'Aurora' in 2018.
Whereas his 2016 debut album ‘Between 12 Waters' was influenced by Spanish culture, particularly of Flamenco and 1920's Greek Rebetiko records, 2018's 'Aurora’ hops east over to India to take inspiration in under discovered mystic sounds of the Middle-East, particularly from Asia Minor.
His engaging performances feature collaborations with his group of close musical friends from all over the world, which won him performances at discerning venues and festivals such as Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy), YouBloom Festival (Los Angeles), Sofar DC, Sofar Boston, Bossa (Washington DC), Shapeshifter Lab (Brooklyn), Kallasch & Moabiter (Berlin), Gran Bodega Salto (Barcelona), City of Arts and Sciences (Valencia) and Goethe Institut (Boston).
Building upon his education at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where he focused on songwriting and music production, he has been teaching and contributing to music production and songwriting projects at prestigious organizations such as iZotope, Yamaha Music School Valencia, Digital Media Academy (Harvard University campus) and Mmmmaven.
In 2016, Tuzcu was selected as a voting member to the GRAMMY Awards, The Recording Academy, being one of the youngest musicians to achieve this distinction. Tuzcu has also recorded twice with multiple GRAMMY winning composer, producer, and flamenco virtuoso Javier Limon (Buika, Paco de Lucia, Mariza, Wynton Marsalis, Bebo & Chucho Valdes).
An alumni of Berklee College of Music, where he graduated with Magna Cum Laude in Bachelor of Music in 2015, Alper Tuzcu is also an alumni of Denison University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree of Economics in 2011.