John Ozbay (Can Özbay), Musician, Programmer, Designer, MakerCarnegie Mellon University Music and Technology Master’s Student. Fanatical and proud participant of STUDIO For Creative Inquiry.
Started making music with Coldest Fall, a band he formed in 2006. Band released three albums:Purple Sky, Heart Broken, Lines We Drew;and two singles:Imagine (John Lennon Cover), In This World. Two of the latest albums and all singles were recoreded remotely by John, and Coldest Fall's drummer, Elijah Wood.
On Sep 19 2012, Coldest Fall, released its second single, and provocative music video In This World. Due to the internet censorship in Turkey, video never took off on Youtube or on other social websites, however it achieved a fair attention in Turkey. Coldest Fall became #9 in Turkey Rock Charts. (It was also rare for an English-music making band to be successful in Turkey, therefore it was a success for the band).
In Fall 2012, John moved to Pittsburgh, PA. He’s currently a Master’s student in Carnegie Mellon University Music Technology Department.
In Winter 2013, John started working with Golan Levin, Ziyun Peng and Carl Bajandas, composed an experimental music performance with Intonarumori instruments for the Wats:ON Festival in Pittsburgh. The event was featured on Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
In Summer 2013, John started freelancing for the amazing full service integrated ad agency, Wieden+Kennedy, as a creative technologist.