Istanbul/Turkey based composer, producer and performer of music. He was born in 1982 and had a chance to live in many different cities in Turkey, so called Anatolia, during his lifetime. When he was a child he fell in love with a scene in the movie Back to the Future where Michael J Fox performs the legendary Johnny Be Good . That scene and music affected him so much that he started practicing the guitar. During university (bussines) time in Eskişehir, he formed his still active band Gevende and a long lasting musical journey began. From Nepal to Brazil, Israel to the North Pole, Ahmet toured and performed all around the world with Gevende. He has been on stage many huge festivals in Europe, like Womex, Popkom, Mimi… The band has released five studio albums and released the soundtrack for the video game Monochroma.
Aside from his performer identity, he composed music for many short-films and cartoons during his college years. In 2005 he was offered a job from the Turkey’s most prestigious music production company Jinglehouse, and started making music for TV industry. In the company he composed music for countless commercials, worked as a vocalist, and had a chance to network with top of film directors. He has been many box office projects. His work for his first feature film, Atlikarinca (Merry Go Round), brought him the Best Original Score Award in 30.Istanbul International Film Festival. This was followed by many more feature films,TV Series and mapping Implementation projects. His original music score for critically acclaimed feature film Sarmasik (IVY) which was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2015, Utah and won numerous awards from all around the World. He worked with Tolga Karacelik’s 3rd feature film Butterflies which won Grand Jury Prize at world drama section on Sundance Film Festival 2018 . He is the manager and half-founder of the user-based stock music company bimuziklazim.com with the partnership of the most pretigious music production company in Turkey, Jinglehouse, where he worked as a composer and vocalist for more than ten years. He created his own record company LURECORDS, in 2017, in order to release his new music, artistic visions and the works he produce. Ahmet is currently working on composing & sound design for Xbox game DanBlack . In addition to continuing touring with Gevende, Ahmet is recording and producing singer-songwriter Suha Ramii’s upcoming album and producing soundtrack to release his last work with Serkan E.Çiftçi and Bristol Circus Company in U.K.
REFERENCE: Şebnem Hassanisoughi ile Ahmet Kenan Bilgiç evlendi (haberturk.com, 05.06.2016), Ahmet Kenan Bilgiç (beyazperde.com, 19.07.2018), Ahmet Kenan Bilgiç (startv.com.tr, 19.07.2018), Ahmet Kenan Bilgiç (sinematurk.com, 19.07.2018), Ahmet Kenan Bilgiç (ahmetkbilgic.com, 19.07.2018).