Ufuk Önen, an instructor in the Department of Communication and Design, was recently elected the Audio Engineering Society’s vice president for the Southern Europe– Middle East–Africa region. Dr. Önen has been a member of AES’s Education and Convention Policy committees. He will serve in his new position as vice president until October 2019.
The Audio Engineering Society a professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology and its advancement. Founded in the United States in 1948, it has grown to become a global organization with a membership that includes audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students.
Dr. Önen, who holds a BA in linguistics and an MA in Communication and Design, is a graduate of the Los Angeles Recording School and received his PhD from the University of Salford in the UK. A music producer, composer, audio recording engineer and filmmaker as well as an educator, he has produced and recorded more than 50 albums, EPs and singles in Turkey. He has in addition worked as a composer, engineer and sound designer on more than 200 Turkish, European and North American audiovisual projects, including films screened at international films festivals; recorded and toured with the band Hazy Hill between 1988 and 2000; and contributed to numerous audio, sound reinforcement and cinema sound installation projects as a consultant.