Being influenced by the classical, rock and jazz music I listened to during my secondary school years, I wanted a saxophone from my family. It was financially possible. I had to postpone my dream to research university. I started music with the encouragement of my friends Barış, Gürkan, Alper and Emre while studying at the university. I bought a tenor saxophone by wandering around a shop in Istanbul Tunnel with a limited budget in the first area of the university. However, my real acquaintance was through Birol Soyurgal with my musical notes and saxophone. I came to this day with the patience of my brother Birol. My first group was ‘Dehliz’. For six years, we gave concerts in our hospital, on the campus of our university, in various venues in Bornova and in Bodrum Turgutreis. We made music together after an interview attended by Bulutsuzluk Özlemi. We shared the same stage with the Mongolians at the ‘Uyusya No Concert’ held on our campus. These years were awesome!
I had to take a break from music for two and a half years due to the suffering of my surgical residency years. Then I started my studies again and played with very nice people in various bands. We established the group “Göbekli Lettuce” with my friends from the hospital and campus. We played rock and blues rigged together. Then I had to take a one-year break from my duty at the hospital for military service. When I was appointed to Erzurum Military Hospital, I took my saxophone with me. We came together with my friends Onur and Aytaç, who make music in that Translation Office Erzurum Officer Army House, and made programs on vocals, guitar and saxophone every Friday evening.
After my military service, I returned to Ege University. We came together with my friends from outside the campus and formed the ‘Karman Çorman’ group. This was our default rock and funk style. We gave concerts at the Aegean Medical Festivals. After the group disbanded, we formed a new group from inside the hospital, from other doctors (medical student, specialist doctor and asking members). We named it ‘Aventurine’ when it took its final shape with the elements that left the group and were later included. We gave great concerts at our university and in Alsancak. Nowadays, Aventurin continues on its way –with weekly works-. In addition, we have a new group called “Small Intervention”. Küçük Intervention continues its weekly studies, as well as hosting surgical assistants, specialists and a medical student from the Aegean Medical community. Dehliz met again at the end of 2015.
Why music? For breathe …