Oguz Kaplangi, a prolific musician based in Edinburgh has been in the music business for over 20 years, mainly composes for TV, theatre, advertising and big screen productions. His compositions explore a wide array of musical styles, ranging from electronic, rock, dub to pop, world, ambient, orchestral and oriental.
Oguz has won the "Best Music and Sound" in 2018 by Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS AWARDS) for the music composed for Zinnie Harris’ adaptation of Ionesco’s famous play Rhinoceros. The play was staged at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, in co-production with the Edinburgh International Festival in association with DOT Theatre.
In 2018, soundtracks of "Rhinoceros" and his music for the Turkish adaptation of the play “Meet Me At Dawn” written by Zinnie Harris were released as digital albums by Elec-Trip Records.
In the United States, his music is being 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”.
Oguz has worked with CP+B (London), Wieden+Kennedy (Amsterdam) and Ogilvy & Mather, Leo Burnett, DDB, BBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi, Thompson, MullenLowe, McCann Erickson and many boutique agencies and film production companies in Istanbul.
He has scored for Turkish box office hits as well as Turkey’s first animation film “Kötü Kedi Şerafettin / Bad Cat”.
Oguz is the owner of music production companies “Creatrax” in Edinburgh, “Elec-Trip” in Istanbul and the man behind “Express Jingles”, a library music catalogue represented in many countries.
He produced several albums such as Istanbul Calling series, Techno Roman Project, and Undertone and Studio Plastico by Portecho. He has arranged several tracks for international artists including Valderrama (Spain), Alkistis Protopsalti (Greece), Suzy (Israel) and Encarna Salazar (former member of Azucar Moreno). He was a member of Turkish electro-rock bands Zi Punt and Rebel Moves.
Oguz has a masters’ certificate in “Orchestration for Film and TV” from Berklee College of Music. He graduated from Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ).