Review of Tolga Tüzün / Korhan Erel concert by Alexandra Ivanoff

A chance discovery of a review by Istanbul-based music critic Alexandra Ivanoff of the concert with pianist / composer Tolga Tüzün at Borusan Music House, Istanbul on January 13, 2012:

Tüzün and Erel’s voyage

On Jan. 13, two Turkish musicians, pianist Tolga Tüzün and electronic composer Korhan Erel, virtually continued the journey for us at Borusan Music House. Their program, “Satırarası” (Between the Lines), was not directly connected to the Esbjerg Ensemble’s program, but it seemed to pick up where the Danish group left off. They ventured into another cosmos with a totally improvised hour-long soundscape that, on one hand, felt like organized chaos, but on the other, an exquisite, unpredictable voyage that defied description. We needed to forget any expectation of formulas we knew and just go with the flow. It was the stuff of dreams — both nightmares and blissful visions — and definitely an extension of present musical reality and a suspension of time and space.”

This concert was a signal of the release of our album Superimposed Circumstances which is available as an electronic download on many online music stores including iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, etc.

The article, dated January 16, 2012, focuses mainly on the fantastic performance of the Esbjerg Ensemble’s performance and can be read in its entirety here: http://www.todayszaman.com/news-268752-esbjerg-ensemble-shines-at-istanbul-performance.html

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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1 Response to Review of Tolga Tüzün / Korhan Erel concert by Alexandra Ivanoff

  1. Pingback: Nora Krahl, Miako Klein, Tolga Tüzün, Korhan Erel @ Dunia, Istanbul, May 5, 2013 | Korhan Erel

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