(b. 30 May 1959, İstanbul – d. 30 November 2009, Essen).
Turkish composer of mostly orchestral and chamber works that have been performed in Europe and elsewhere.
Mr. Aktuğ studied violin with Hazar Alapınar at the Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Devlet Konservatuvarı – State Conservatory of Dokuz Eylül University in İzmir from 1970–76, where he later studied composition with Muammer Sun from 1976–80. He then studied composition with Günther Becker at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule in Düsseldorf from 1980–87.
His music has represented Turkey at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers four times (1989, Ohne Titel; 1990, Wagenaugen; 1991, Fine Esilio; 2003, Odyssee). His music has been performed in Cuba, Ecuador, France, Germany, Turkey, and the USA.
He taught music theory and solfège at the Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Devlet Konservatuvarı from 1987–2009.
SELECT LIST OF WORKS
Der Moment (symphonic movement), large orchestra, 1987
Fine Esilio, cello, large orchestra, 1990
Odyssee, large orchestra, 2001
Orchesterstücke, large orchestra, 2004
Tetrachord, flute, oboe, bassoon, French horn, 1982
Tag und Leben, violin, viola, 1983
Dümteke, flute, clarinet, bassoon, trombone, violin, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1985
Wagenaugen, any saxophone, violin, viola, cello, accordion, 1986
Die asiatische Fantasie, flute, 2 guitars, vibraphone, congas (+ bongos), 1986
Scherzo, cello, 1988
Dümtektekdümtek, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion, 1992
Étude, 2 French horns, 2003
Bis, bassoon, 2003
Zoom, viola, live electronics, 2004
Ohne Titel, fixed media (2 tracks), 1986