Growing up Doruk Doyran found himself gravitating towards sounds, even at an early age he used to practice with an old classical guitar at home, and he practiced for hours trying to perfect his craft.
In a recent interview with Mister Styx of Musicarenagh, Doruk Doyran touched on his latest album which he titles Unveiled. Unveiled has a total of 10 songs on it and spans over 35 minutes and 16 seconds.
Unveiled is an instrumental album, which consists of genres such as Electronica, Blues, Techno, Rock, Indie and Classical. Each song has a unique sound and sets apart from the others.
”Although the genres vary from song to song, the main idea is to express the emotions which correspond to the philosophy of every specific part of the story/album“ – Doruk Doyra
Doruk Doyran made some more disclosures in the interview where he delve deeper into his personal life and his music.
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What is your stage name?
Is there a story behind your stage name?
It’s my governmental name.
Where do you find inspiration?
In everything. In the nature, in books (especially philosophical/metaphysical ones), in people, in music, in paintings… It can go on and on.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
Music has always been a big part of my life. I was at the school choir and orchestra, and I had partaken in some musicals.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
Although my parents’ professions have nothing to do with art, they both have musical aptitude. My father can play almost everything on piano and my mom has a beautiful voice. I have to say, the most talented artist in our family is my sister. She is currently a theatre actress and an opera singer.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
I always dreamed of it and always knew in my heart that it’s what I’m meant to be.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
I used to study music theory by myself and write the score sheets of my own compositions. We had a very old classical guitar at home and as I was a kid, I used to practice with that and try copycatting Santana on it. As to singing, I don’t know to be honest.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
The first concert that I have ever been to was Roger Water’s concert in Istanbul (one of the concerts of the European leg of “The Wall Live”). What a start.
How could you describe your music?
Weird, I guess. I don’t know what I’m doing for the most of the time. It just happens but I would like to call it “spiritual”
Describe your creative process.
As I have said before; it just happens. I would say, most of the things (especially the guitar solos) are improvisations and intuitive.
What is your main inspiration?
What musician do you admire most and why?
That list is a long one. Just off the top of my head, the musicians and bands that I admire the most are Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd, Santana, U2, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, ZZ Top, Mor ve Ötesi, Manga, Athena, Teoman, Sebnem Ferah, Eric Clapton, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Radiohead, Sade, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Prince, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, CHIC, Rick James, The Temptations, The Isley Brothers, George Michael, Buena Vista Social Club, Jarabe de Palo, Manu Chao, Gipsy Kings… I didn’t even start with the classical composers and I mostly listen to classical music.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Yes. I love experimenting with different genres all the time. Therefore, it still does.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
What are your interests outside of music?
Acting, scriptwriting, poetry, directing, water polo, golf, and reading.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
I am doing everything simultaneously already.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
People in the music business always look for mainstream sounds. Something that could be “consumed”. Therefore, they don’t care about artistry anymore.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
I thought it would make sense, for it’s my story I was trying to tell.
What are your plans for the coming months?
I want to focus more on acting and writing.
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans?
In music; not yet.
What message would you like to give to your fans?
I love you all and grateful for every single one of you.