Concerts in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland (23.11 – 13.12)

Germany – Gunnar Lettow & Korhan Erel

Hamburg
23.11.2011, 22:00
Frequenzgänge, Hamburg
Hörbar, Brigittenstr. 5

Gunnar Lettow – prepared electric bass, electronics, objects
Korhan Erel – computer and controllers

Second performance of the evening:
visual bassic :
Kathrin Bethge – projektion, John Eckhardt – ebass & processing

Hannover
24.11.2011, 21:30
Oberdeck, Königsworther Str. 20, Hannover

Gunnar Lettow – prepared electric bass, electronics, objects
Korhan Erel – computer and controllers
Guest: Andreas Brüning – electric bass

Berlin
25.11.2011, 22:00
Ausland, Lychener Str. 60

Chris Heenan – saxophone, contrabass clarinet
Gunnar Lettow – prepared electric bass, electronics, objects
Korhan Erel – computer and controllers

also playing:
diatribes + Magda Mayas
Andrea Parkins

Berlin
27.11.2011,18:00
Miss Hecker

3 duos

Axel Haller – electric bass
Gunnar Lettow – prepared electric bass, electronics, objects
Korhan Erel – computer and controllers

Strasbourg, France

Nazim’a Doğru / Vers Nazim – 7th Strasbourg-Mediterranee Festival
29.11.2011, 20:30
Théâtre Jeune Public Petite Scène
1, rue du Pont St Martin à Strasbourg

A performance based on and inspired by the great Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet that brings together spoken word, improvisation, songs and visuals.

Sumru Agıryürüyen – vocals
Sevket Akıncı – electric guitar
Oguz Büyükberber – Bb and bass clarinets
Anil Eraslan – cello
Cenk Erdoğan – fretless guitar
Korhan Erel – computer
Ozan Akıncı – live visuals

Free Improvisation Concert
30.11.2011, Strasbourg, France
artichaut, 56 Grand’Rue, Strasbourg

With most of the Nazim’a Dogru musicians.

Brussels, Belgium

Solo
3.12.2011, 20:30
Q-O2, Brussels

Korhan Erel – computer, controllers

A solo set following the performance by Patrick Farmer, Dominic Lash, Helena Gough.

The Netherlands
Duo Lotz/Erel – Mark Alban Lotz and Korhan Erel

Haarlem
08.12.2011, 20:30
Mondiaal Centrum Haarlem, Haarlem

Wolter Wierbos, trombone
Wilbert de Joode, double bass
Mark Alban Lotz, flutes
Korhan Erel, computer and controllers

Amsterdam
10.12.2011, 21:00
Delicatessen, Amsterdam

Mark Alban Lotz, flutes
Korhan Erel, computer and controllers
and guests

Also playing:
Han Buhrs, voice

Amsterdam
13.12.2011, 20:30
Badcuyp, Eerste Sweelinckstraat 10 Amsterdam

Mark and Korhan will be joined by Robert van Heumen in Karnatic Lab, the monthly concert series organized by Ned McGowan.

Robert van Heumen, computer and controllers
Mark Alban Lotz, flutes
Korhan Erel, computer and controllers

About Korhan Erel

Korhan Erel is a computer musician, improviser, sound designer based in Berlin. He plays instruments he designs on a computer by employing various controllers. He also uses analog and digital electronics. He is a founding member of Islak Köpek, Turkey’s pioneer free improvisation group, which is regarded as the band that started the free improvisation scene in Turkey. He composes and designs sounds for dance, theater, installations and film. He collaborates with dancers, video artists and spoken word artists. Korhan’s collaboration with Sydney-based video artist Fabian Astore “The Threshold” has won the Blake Prize in Australia in 2012. Korhan’s computer performance system is called Omnibus. The instruments within Omnibus are a culmination of Korhan’s musical past and aesthetic choices. Omnibus instruments use concrete sounds (samples, field recordings), morphed and processed in realtime. They can be as simple as one single sample being played using a Nintendo Wii controller to a complex system that employs granular synthesis and spectral processing. The instruments are played interactively using Nintendo Wii controllers (Korhan’s choice of controller when he plays in ensembles with acoustic/electric instrument players), an iPad (used in solo/duo performances as well as ensemble concerts) and several midi controllers. No matter what technology he uses, Korhan always stays focused on the outcome and musicality rather than processes. Korhan is the co-curator (with Nicola Hein) of UnStumm, a project that brings video artists and musicians from Germany and one other country for audiovisual improvised collaboration. Korhan has had three residencies at STEIM (Center for research & development of instruments & tools for performers) in Amsterdam, where he studied use of sensors in music performance and instrument design. He was a guest composer at the Electronic Music Studios in Stockholm in January 2011. Korhan has seven CD releases on Gruenrekorder (Germany), Creative Sources Records (Portugal), Evil Rabbit Records (Netherlands/Germany), A.K. Müzik (Turkey) and Kukuruku Recordings (Greece) as well as several netlabel releases. He performs regularly in Europe and in the Middle East as a solo artist as well as with his projects in Germany and Holland.
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