Deniz Aslan


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Assistant Instructor, Experimental & Electronic Music Studio

Deniz Aslan is a composer and a bassoonist specializing in new music. He was born in 1997 in Ankara, Turkey. Being classically trained in bassoon for ten years, he received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in composition from Bilkent University under the supervision of Tolga Yayalar. As of 2022, he is a DMA student and an Assistant Instructor at the University of Texas at Austin, continuing his studies under the supervision of Januibe Tejera.

Aslan has had the chance to study with composers such as Ann Cleare, Nicholas Vines, Chaya Czernowin, Ken Ueno, Stefano Gervasoni, Laurie San Martin, Mahir Cetiz, Mark Andre, Hanna Eimermacher, Natacha Diels, Tonia Ko, Ania Vu, Daniel D'Adamo, Tom Mays, João Pedro Oliveira, Stefan Pohlit, Ulrich Kreppein, Alican Çamcı, Can Bilir, Onur Yıldırım, and Pieter Snapper. He has also worked with ensembles such as Black Pencil, Yurodny Ensemble, Collegium Novum, Arditti Quartet, MotoContrario, Oerknal, Reverberation Percussion, Anatolian Wind Quintet, and Hezarfen Ensemble, and his music has been performed in Turkey, the United States, Italy, and Brazil.

MUS 319D
Foundations Digital Sound/Music

MUS 329E 
Intro To Electronic Media

MUS 329G 
Intermediate Electronic Composition

Contact Information

Campus location
MRH 4.174

Teaching Areas

Electronic Composition


Bachelor of Music
Bilkent University

Master of Arts
Bilkent University