Summer Pause, New Duo, Upcoming Concerts in 2012

With the concert at Dunia, Istanbul of Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola) / Korhan Erel (computer, controllers) duo concert with guests Jessika Kenney (voice), Eyvind Kang (viola) and Özlem Kaya (violin), I will be playing no concerts until the end of summer (mid-September), except for a guest appearance on July 28th with YAAT (Gökçen Dilek Acay, Utku Tavil and Sigurd Ytre-Arne) again at Dunia.

The duo concert with Tanya featured three new compositions of ours, Skype, ev // home, and B, as well as an interpretation of Christian Wolff’s 2nd Exercise. All of these are works in progress, but promise to turn into exciting pieces. Tanya and I will develop this duo into an exciting blend of compositions and structured improvisations around narratives and themes.

Upcoming concerts in 2012 include Akbank Jazz Festival in October with Serra Yılmaz and Islak Köpek, 7 concerts on Soundtrips in October in Germany with Gülşah Erol and many great improvisers, 2-3 concerts with Gunnar Lettow and Gülşah Erol in Hamburg, Hannover and Berlin, an audiovisual collaboration with Burcu Yağcıoğlu in Essen and a John Cage tribute concert at Borusan Müzik Evi, Istanbul, in December.

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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