ID MUSEUM is the result of a dream that started when Arın Aykut and Öncü Kökyayan, who grew up interpreting similar stories in different ways, became friends in their early 20s, and said "We should be on stage together." with the energy they felt after a live concert and that was shaped by the inspiration from many artists such as AURORA, Ólafur Arnalds, Röyksopp. The duo aims to make music that synthesizes the synth melodies and rhythmic structures that are frequently used in the Northern European art-pop culture that they follow with the ethnic instruments used in their own geographies and continues its musical journey with the debut single "Astray", released on July 2, 2021.
Arın Aykut - Seda Can - Burak Ata
Mix & Mastering
Ahmet Sipahi - Ege Baydar
Drums: Hakan Barça
Recording Studio: Retro Yapım
Artwork: Tuğce Caner
Release Date: 2 July 2021
“This song is about the journey of people who constantly struggle throughout their lives, fight against others or themselves, and feel lonely and stuck, sometimes in the crowd and sometimes just in themselves. And in this journey, they try to find the strength that they have in themselves to continue their struggle. In such a journey, instead of taking the routes they do not want and drifting towards the ports that they do not like, people should sometimes anchor where they are, wait, and just breathe."
Arın Aykut, born in Ankara / Turkey in 1992, is a pianist, conductor and music producer. He received his first education on music from his father, an opera singer. He holds a BA in Piano at Ankara State Conservatory and Prague Academy of Performing Arts. He later received an MA degree in Conducting at Chopin Academy of Music.
He started producing music in his undergraduate years and composed music for a number of plays, short and feature length movies, animations, and commercials. Nowadays, he continues his projects in composition and music production together with his career in conducting and as a pianist.
Öncü Kökyayan, born in Ankara / Turkey in 1994, is a guitarist and a music producer. He started his music career with playing the violin at the Fine Arts High School. He continued his education at Ankara University, Faculty of Language, History and Geography, Department of Archeology. During these years, he became interested in being a guitarist and a music producer. So, he left his archeology education halfway done and started his jazz guitar education at the Department of Jazz at Istanbul University.
Today, he continues to work as a guitarist and music producer in various projects.