Gülüş Gülcügil-Türkmen

Composer and singer, was born in Ankara, Turkey, 1974. Gülüş formed her own project named Betty Ween of which she wrote the lyrics as well as the music. She released two albums: “In Betty Ween” (Elec-Trip, 2004) and “Bitter” (Elec-Trip, 2006). These albums were critically acclaimed by not only by foremost music magazines in Turkey but also by internationally known artists and critics such as Hector Zazou and Tobias Fischer. Gülüş worked with artists and groups such as Robert Reigle, Nick Hobbs and Saadet Türköz, Transsonance and MIAM Improvisation Ensemble. In 2004 she was a member of Onur Turkmen‟s Anâhata Ensemble for Akbank Jazz Festival. In 2005 she translated Jacque Attali‟s book “Bruits” for Ayrinti Publishing. In 2007 she recorded for Nick Hobbs‟ Timur Kacharava piece. Currently she is focused on publishing an e-magazine for mothers called “Alternatif Anne” as the chief editor.