S. Ağıryürüyen, E. Lanfredini, U. Vural, K. Erel at Karanlık İşler, Dec 1

Sumru, Uygur, Korhan, Elisabetta

Sumru, Uygur, Korhan, Elisabetta in front of Karanlıkta Yemek, a venue that organizes events in pitch darkness

Have you ever performed in pitch darkness? I have not. Sumru Ağıryürüyen, singer and improviser extraordinarie, had the idea of us improvising and singing in total darkness to an audience at Karanlık İşler (Dark Dealings in English). We asked and they said yes. So, on December 1, 2013, Sumru, me, singer/actress/improviser Elisabetta Lanfredini and cellist/improviser Uygur Vural will play a concert of freely improvised music as well as songs from Turkey and Italy, ranging from an abstract instant of free improv to a lullaby from Italy followed by an Armenian song.

Come and “hear” us!

Sumru Ağıryürüyen: voice
Korhan Erel: computer, melodica
Elisabetta Lanfredini: voice
Uygur Vural: cello

Karanlık İşler is in the historic quarter of Galata in Istanbul. The concert will start at 8.00pm. Tickets are available at the door and cost 40TL, including a glass of wine.

About Korhan Erel

Korhan Erel is a computer musician, improviser and sound designer based in Istanbul. As a founding member of Islak Köpek, Turkey’s pioneer free improvisation group, he is a key player in Istanbul's vibrant experimental music culture. His process of instrument design is based on live manipulations of field recordings, found sounds and electronic sounds using wireless controllers, resulting in instruments that create space around them for collaborators to participate. Korhan seeks new ways of integrating the computer as a conventional instrument in free improvisation and new music ensembles through his instrument Omnibus. 
As an improviser and composer, his work has been broadcast and performed throughout Europe, Russia, North America and the Middle East. Among his collaborators are: Le Quan Ninh, Mark Alban-Lotz, Michel Doneda, Richard Nunns, Robert van Heumen, Tanya Kalmanovitch, Tolga Tüzün, Wilbert de Joode, Wolter Wierbos. 
Korhan’s passion and inspiration lies in creating sonic patterns, textures for visual work. Korhan's sound design for theater, video and dance has been featured in festivals in Istanbul and Europe. He designed sound for three theater pieces and has ongoing collaborations with Vienna-based video artist Alexandra Reill and London-based Turkish visual artist Burcu Yağcıoğlu. 
Korhan was three times artist-in-residence at STEIM in Amsterdam on sensors and instrument design. He was a guest composer at the Electronic Music Studios in Stockholm in 2011. Korhan has released six albums since 2009, three with his ensemble Islak Köpek and two with other musicians. One of his 2012 releases, "Three States of Freedom" with saxophonist Tom Soloveitzik and cellist Kevin Davis, is available on Creative Resources Recordings. This recording has been reviewed on AllAboutJazz.com, Mescalina.it and Downtown Music Gallery in New York. His most recent release is "Superimposed Circumstances", a computer - piano duo recording with Tolga Tüzün, released on Another World label.
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