AYTEKIN ATAS is an award-winning film composer, music producer, singer and songwriter with a unique approach to creating diverse genres of soundtracks. He has scored for more than 30 feature films and TV series in various genres, including epic/historical, action, drama and comedy. Some of the TV series (Magnificent Century, Game of Silence) he scored for are available on Netflix as well.

 The elements of orchestral, acoustic, synthesized and world music genres are combined in his music to create imaginative and diverse soundscapes. His music has the power to enhance the drama and develop distinctive and impressive musical scores. On the other hand, his non-dramatic compositions as a singer-songwriter explore melodic, harmonic, and textural structures, to create his new sonic worlds for his subtle songs.

Aytekin has provided the original music score for the groundbreaking Turkish TV drama ‘Magnificent Century', which garnered international acclaim with more than 300 million viewers throughout 75 countries since its 2011 release. He has scored the most seen Turkish movie of the year in 2014 with an audience of 7 million. Not only has he collaborated with the world-renowned musicians such as Azam Ali, Ara Dinkjian, Sokratis Sinopoulos, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, but his songs have been adapted into Russian and performed by Russian pop stars as well. His cult composition, “Magnificent Century Main Title” was performed by Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Ukrainian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Aytekin, as a New York and Istanbul based musician, has been awarded at ASCAP’s El Premio 2019 Latin Music Awards with his piece “Kosem Opening Theme." 

Awards

ASCAP Latin Music Awards - El Premio 2019 - Kösem Opening Theme

Turkey Music Awards - Best TV Series Music award 2013 – Magnificent Century

Radio Boğazici Music Awards – Best Film Music 2014 – Düğün Dernek

Ayaklı Gazete TV Awards – Best TV Series Music award 2011 – Magnificent Century

 

Nominations:

Radio Boğazici Music Awards – Best TV Series Music 2014 – Çalıkuşu

Radio Boğazici Music Awards – Best TV Series Music 2014 – Magnificent Century

Antalya TV Awards - Best TV Series Music award 2013 – Magnificent Century

Antalya TV Awards - Best TV Series Music award 2013 – Suskunlar

Antalya TV Awards - Best TV Series Music award 2011 – Magnificent Century

Antalya TV Awards - Best TV Series Music award 2012 – Magnificent Century

 

Photographer: Berge Arabian