Oruc Guvenc & Tumata | Ocean of Remembrance
Dr. Rahmi Oruc Güvenc is credited in having revived an interest in traditional music and instruments spanning back thousands of years and into the Ottoman Empire and its music and movement therapy tradition.
A sufi master, a music therapist, an ethnomusicologist, a composer and a poet.He studied philosophy at the Faculty of Literature, Istanbul University. At the Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul he completed his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, focusing traditional music therapy. Oruc Guvenc founded the ‘Centre for Research and Application of Turkish Music’ at Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine. Later, he was appointed lecturer at the ‘Unit for the Research and Promotion of Turkish Music’ at the Turkic Research Institute of Marmara University.
Together with Higher Music Academy of Munich University he conducted a music therapy project applying Turkish Music. This pilot study was initiated in collaboration with Marmara University. He established a music therapy school in Rosenau, near VIenna, Austria.
-From Honoring Oruc Guvenc via www.dailysabah.com