Gürkan Baltacılar, guitarist and improviser, was born in izmir on 1956.At the age of 12 he decided to become a painter. In 1971 he began to play the guitar on his own, for catching the spirit of the music he had heard since in the mid 60s. In 1972 he founded the Çatı 1972 group, which is now accepted as the pioneer of the country. He used some objects and made music can not be liked or understood at all. In the following years, he learnt this music was called, "Free improvisation".
Because of there were not places where music could be played outside, except weddings and pavilions at those times, he remained "underground" for years, continued to play with his friends and make recordings. The first time in 2009, he gave concerts with Çatı 1972. Later he performed his music, in many countries with various artists. He said his music is depending on the sound history which he had accumulated over the years or as an example of the changing life, it is a painting made of sounds which changed by people, time and places.