Res. Assist. Ogul Koker
Graduated from Bornova Anatolian High School in 2008, Ogul Koker got his BA from Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory Musicology Department by his final Project titled “Müzikte Anlama Wittgensteincı Bir Bakış” [A Wittgensteinian look on meaning in music] in 2014. Since 2014, he has been working towards a master’s degree as a graduate student of Istanbul Technical University Institute of Social Sciences Department of Music at Istanbul Technical University Centre for Advanced Studies in Music, focusing on the field of musicology. Since June of 2016, with a short break in early 2017, he has been working as a bursar at the research project titled “Müzik Algısı Ölçme-Değerlendirme Sınavlarında Ses İşleme Araçlarının Kullanılabilirliği” [Applicability of Sound Processing Tools in Assessment and Evaluation Exams on Music Apprehension] which is funded by TÜBİTAK [Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknik Araştırmalar Kurumu / Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Institute] (Project no. 215K017). Since May of 2017, Koker has been working as a research assistant at Istanbul Technical University Institute of Social Sciences, and at Istanbul Technical University Centre for Advanced Studies in Music. On 2013, Koker presented the conference paper titled “Müzikte anlam üzerine Wittgensteincı bir model” [A Wittgensteinian model on meaning in music] with Serkan Ozcifci at İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi Müzik İleri Araştırmalar Merkezi Müzik Biliminde Gençler Buluşması 3 [Istanbul Technical University Young Musicologists Summit 3]. On 2016, he presented the conference paper titled “Sihirli Flüt ve Masonluk: Bir Yeniden Değerlendirme” [Magic Flute and Freemasonry: A reassessment] at Hacettepe Üniversitesi Ankara Devlet Konservatuvarı I. Ulusal Müzik ve Sahne Sanatları Sempozyumu [Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory First National Symposium on Music and Performing Arts]. This paper was published in full text as part of the proceedings book of the afore-mentioned symposium. “Shostakovich in Turkey”, a paper co-authored by Dilara Pala, Ogul Koker, and Alexandros Charkiolakis, will be published in Russian by the famous Dmitri Shostakovich Publishers (DSCH) in a reference book titled Dmitry Shostakovich: Researches and materials Vol. 5.