Concerts and Performances in November and December

I will play in three events in the remainder of 2022.

The first concert is with the electronic music ensemble Böseblick on November 20 at Berlin School of Sound. We will spend the earlier part of that day rehearsing some concepts and will present the results in an open rehearsal format, which will be followed by a discussion with the audience.

The second event, which is also my last appearance in Berlin until March 2023, is a performance with my new partner-in-crime, butoh dancer Min Yoon on November 24. The evening is titled “unhierarchically” and will be one of structured and improvised movements, relations, and experimental music including duos and other constellations. The evening start at 18:30 (doors open) will have the following line-up and the order of performances:

Tsuki Berghain (dance) & Eliad Wagner (modular synth)
Ingo Reulecke (dance) & Wieland Möller (drums)
Min Yoon (butoh dance) & Korhan Erel (electronics)

The last concert of 2022 will be at an evening on December 1 of two solos and a duo with the vocalist/performer extraordinaire Marcelo Lucatelli (voice) and Korhan Erel (electronics) in the concert series Musikclub curated by Mariá Portugal at Lokal Harmonie in Duisburg.

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Concerts in Bielefeld and Berlin in October


I’ll be playing two concerts this month. Less is more, they say. They’re not always right, but still…. 🙂

The first concert is on October 8 with Ephemeral Fragments (Florian Walter, tubax; Emily Wittbrodt, cello; Korhan Erel; electronics) at Bunker Ulmenwall in Bielefeld. You will also have the chance to purchase our debut LP “mit gefühl” at this concert. The other trio on the bill is Der Dritte Stand with Matthias Müller on trombone, Matthias Bauer on double bass and Rudi Fischerlehner on drums and percussion.

Ephemeral Fragments will also play at Ausland in Berlin and Black Box in Münster in 2023. Check this page for details.

I’ll be focusing more on composing and playing solo concerts in the next few years. My first solo concert in this endeavor will be on October 14 at the be kind festival at Cafe Babette at KINDL – Center for Contemporary Art in Berlin. I will be playing some new and old compositions in this concert. The other band on the bill are Ulrike Haage on piano and Susanne Stock on accordion. Please check out the festival program for other evenings (October 13, 15, 16) for more exciting music. Each ticket includes delicious vegan food! Please come and support me in this new step in my musical adventures! I’m scared, but also excited about returning to playing more solo concerts!

Speaking of composing… my piece Soundtracking (2021), commissioned by Lange//Berweck//Lorenz, a trio for live electroacoustic music, was performed twice in September in Berlin (KONTAKTE ’22 Festival) and Zürich (Kunstraum Walcheturm). You can watch a video of the piece performed by the trio below. There will be another collaboration with them in 2023.

Langr//Berweck//Lorenz performing Soundtracking by Korhan Erel

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My piece “Soundtracking” at KONTAKTE ’22

Ten years ago, I spent several hours sitting in a room with Alvin Lucier as students at New England Conservatory performed some of his pieces. Ten years after, my first-ever piece written for an ensemble, Soundtracking, will be on the same program as his piece Risonanza at the KONTAKTE ’22 Festival at Akademie der Künste, all thanks to the electroacoustic music trio Lange//Berweck//Lorenz, who also commissioned the piece from me. I will also have the pleasure of having my piece performed alongside works by two other fantastic composers, Kirsten Reese, who is also my bandmate in the electronic music ensemble Böseblick, as well as Midori Hirano, whom I had the pleasure of sharing the stage at the 2020 edition of the Heroines of Sound Festival in Berlin.

Official info below:

KONTAKTE ’22 x Lange//Berweck//Lorenz

On Friday, 23 September at 6 pm, the Berlin-based electro-acoustic trio Lange//Berweck//Lorenz will perform works by Kirsten Reese, Midori Hirano, Korhan Erel and Alvin Lucier for synthesizer trio, some on historical synthesizers belonging to the Akademie der Künste. The trio will also perform “HARK 1b” together with Christoph Ogiermann, an attempt at live adaptation of electroacoustic projects.

Silke Lange, Sebastian Berweck and Martin Lorenz perform on stage with a laboratory of analogue and digital synthesizers and machines; live performance on the instruments is supplemented by video and light design.

Lange//Berweck//Lorenz © Simon Detel/Deutschlandfunk Kultur

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Duo with Anaïs Tuerlinckx at Sowieso and solo at Sentimental Punk

DUO

I’m going to play a long-awaited duo with Anaïs Tuerlinckx at Sowieso on Friday, September 9. Anaïs and I had met while we were both playing in the improvising orchestra at JazzFest Berlin in 2017, and became fast friends and collaborators. However, we have never really managed to perform in a proper duo setting until now (apart from our rehearsals). This will change on Friday! Anaïs will also play in duo with Andrea Ermke on minidiscs.

1st Duo
Anaïs Tuerlinckx (string box)
Korhan Erel (Hydrasynth)

2nd Duo
Anaïs Tuerlinckx (string box)
Andrea Ermke (minidiscs)

SOLO

On Saturday, September 10, I will have the pleasure of playing at Sentimental Punk, one of my favorite series in Berlin. Sentimental Punk is the brainchild of film academic/nerd/cinematographer Dafna Narvaez Berlfein and takes place at Kotti Shop, Berlin. Dafna curates a fine selection of experimental short films by female filmmakers and invites musicians to propose live soundtracks to these. Each night has two musicians/bands playing to the same selection, which allows the audience to experience the same film selection with entirely different soundtracks.

1st Set
Korhan Erel (tapes, samples, effects)

2nd Set
Caroline Cecillia Tallone (electroacoustic hurdy gurdy, amplified objects, voice)
Uygur Vural (cello).

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September Concerts

On September 1, I’ll be playing the BUMMM! (Being Unique Makes Meaningful Music!) session for FLINTA musicians with Clemènce Manachère (flute), Laura Robles (bass) and Mariá Portugal (drums) at Rotbart, Berlin. This is a real jam session format, where the four musicians will open the evening with a 30 minute rehearsed set, which will be followed by a jam session with us included. So, if you feel like playing, bring your instrument. I assume there won’t be much time for setting up complicated performance setups, so be simple.

On September 10, I’ll propose soundtracks to experimental films by female filmmakers compiled by Dafne Narvaez Berlfein at Sentimental Punk, which is one of my favorite events in Berlin. The other player of the evening is Caroline Cecilia Tallone // K Lì on Hurdy Gurdy and electronics. The venue is Kotti Shop in Kreuzberg.

On September 16, I’ll play a solo set at Trixter in Berlin. Other bands playing the same night are Marina Cyrino/Matthias Koole, who are also the organizers/curators of the evening, and Music Penis Confusion, which is a duo with Seth Zhan and Damian J.

On September 23, electroacustic trio Lange//Berweck//Lorenz will perform my piece “Soundtracking” at the KONTAKTE ’22 Festival at Akademie der Künste in Berlin. The trio commissioned the piece in 2021 and has performed it all over Germany in the last two years.  “Soundtracking” is my first-ever commission. Here’s the video of the trio perfoming it:

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The Liz at Festival CHIII in São Paulo

The Liz is going to play and lead a workshop at Festival CHIII in São Paulo between July 9-14.

In partnership with the Goethe-Institut São Paulo and the Goethe-Institut Munich, the third edition of CHIII welcomes the Berlin trio The Liz with Liz Korhan Erel, Liz Allbee and Liz Kosack. The trio will improvise with Curitiba artist Dharma Jhaz on July 9 at @galpao_cru

On July 11-13, The Liz is going to lead a workshop on DIY performance production at the Goethe-Institut São Paulo’s headquarters. The presentation of the results will be at the same location on the 14th and will be open to public.

Festival CHIII is made possible with the generous help of Goethe Institut São Paulo and The Liz’s travel costs were partially covered by Goethe Institut Germany.

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The Asocial Telepathic Ensemble


THE ASOCIAL TELEPATHIC ENSEMBLE

20 June 2022, 18:30

Errant Sound Berlin

Listening session
The Asocial Telepathic Ensemble

Artist talks by
Ines Lechleitner
Korhan Erel

With special guests
Florencia Curci & Agustín Genoud
http://www.florenciacurci.com
http://www.agustingenoud.cc

The Asocial Telepathic Ensemble is:

Alessandra Eramo: voice, electronics, Ambra Pittoni: field recordings, Brandon LaBelle: field recordings, Florence Cats: field recordings, electronics, Ines Lechleitner: field recordings, Israel Martinez: field recordings, voice, James Webb: field recordings, Korhan Erel: field recordings, melodica, Lucia Udvardyova: field recordings, electronics, Ricarda Denzer: field recordings, voice, Thea Farhadian: field recordings, violin, electronics

The Asocial Telepathic Ensemble was initiated and curated by sound artist, composer, vocalist Alessandra Eramo and artist, writer and theorist Brandon LaBelle during the Covid-19 Lockdown in March 2021. It is an international collaborative work of sound culture that brings together eleven composers, sound artists, curators, writers, and performers who simultaneously switched on their recording devices on 21 March 2021 for 15 minutes in a globe spanning telepathic recording session, documenting their thoughts, habits or audio surroundings, in an attempt to connect with each other. — No editing was done.

The result is documenting a historic moment in the 21st century, offering a very intimate glimpse into the reality of self isolation which has been experienced globally. Each recording is a strong poetic approach to daily routine and deals with communicating with artificial voices, loneliness, yearning for travelling or being bored. But these artistic statements are also talking about hope, transforming tragedy into irony, accepting bodily and mental fragility during the pandemic and beyond.

The double cassette box is out on Corvo Records in July and can be preordered here: corvorecords.bandcamp.com

#cassette #lockdown #pandemic #soundperformance #fieldrecording #tape

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Concerts in June in Berlin and Istanbul

I have two concerts in June, both with composer and electronics performer Eda Er. Eda and I have started collaborating in 2021 with support from Goethe Institut’s Virtual Partnership Residency program. Together we created the audiovisual work “Obwegeser Instruments” inspired by musician, composer and poet Şevket Akıncı‘s poetry.

Our first concert will be on June 9 at purespace.ist in Istanbul. This will actually be our first-ever concert. We will both play electronics.

The next concert with Eda will be on June 25 with the improvising quartet “To Er is Human” at Berlin School of Sound. The two other musicians are Alessandra Eramo, who is my bandmate in Böseblick, and Jeremy Woodruff, the founder of Berlin School of Sound. This will be my first-ever concert with Jeremy.

Eda Erelectronics
Alessandra Eramovoice, electronics
Korhan Erel, synth
Jeremy Woodruff, bari sax, flutes, electronic wind instrument.

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Nightingala – Reading, panel, film, concert stroll at HKW

After two years of pandemic-related cancellations, the Nightingala is finally happening on May 5th at HKW! The “Nightingales in Berlin” project, initiated by musician, philosopher, writer David Rothenberg in 2014 with me tagging along, yielded several albums (including our duo Berlin Bülbül), a film and a book. This event is a book launch for the German translation of David’s book “Nightingales in Berlin”.

The evening will end with an improvised open-air concert with nightingales in Tiergarten!

The event is hosted by Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, and will feature readings, performances and a panel with and by Hanna Mattes, David Rothenberg, Tina Roeske, Cymin Samawatie, Ville Tanttu and myself. For more information and tickets, please visit this link:

Nightingala at HKW

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Concerts in April in Berlin and Munich

I will play three improvised concerts in April, all of them being post-pandemic reunions.

The first one is on April 20th with Marina Dzukljev (piano) and Michael Thieke (clarinet) at Marina’s 5-day residency at Au Topsi Pohl. Marina and I met and played for the first time at Hagenfesten in Sweden in 2018, and played two more shows in 2019 in Berlin, before the pandemic stopped everything. Michael Thieke is a staple of the Berlin scene and is one of the co-founders of my favorite bands: The International Nothing. With him I had played a couple of concerts many years ago. I am very much looking forward to playing with these two amazing musicians.

The second and third concerts will be with multi-instrumentalist/architect Udo Schindler in Munich. Udo and I met in 2016 when he invited me to play with him. Our two concerts (one in duo, the other one with trombone player Sebi Tramontana) were released as albums (see releases for more info). The album launch concerts for these two albums took place in 2018 in Munich. As a post-pandemic reunion, Udo and I will play in duo on April 22nd at MUCCA and in trio with flutist Karina Erhard at Galerie Schnitzler& on April 23rd.

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