Dogs and Birds

Dogs and Birds
French Cultural Center
February 4, 2011 – 7.30pm
Tickets: 5 TL (available at the door)

Members of two free improvisation groups in Istanbul, Islak Köpek and Have You Seen My Bird? come together for an evening of free improvised music at the French Cultural Institute’s concert hall on February 4, 2011. The Turkish, French and American members of these two groups have played together in many concerts and on several albums released on the Turkish free improvisation netlabel re:konstrukt as well as the recent Below The Radar Special Edition: Melting Pot released by The Wire to their subscribers with their November 2011 issue (Melting Pot Istanbul).

Şevket Akıncı: Guitars, Effects
Jose Blasco: Electric Guitar, Effects
Korhan Erel: Computer, Controllers, Melodica
Florent Merlet: Drums
Robert Reigle: Tenor Saxophone
Volkan Terzioglu: Tenor Saxophone

About Korhan Erel

Korhan Erel is an electronic musician, improviser and sound designer based in Berlin. Their music covers free improvisation, conceptual sound performances as well as structured and composed pieces as well as music for dance, theater and video art. They perform solo, duo and group performances with improvisers, jazz musicians, dancers, and in orchestras. They have shown several sound installations in art spaces in Turkey, Germany and Hong Kong. They have ten CD and several digital releases. They play concerts across Europe, Middle- East, Southeast Asia and North America
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