Concerts in Germany: Soundtrips, Lettow/Erel/Erol, Honsinger/Fariello/Erel/İleri


This November, Korhan Erel will be playing six concerts with cellist/bandmate Gülşah Erol in the Soundtrips concert series curated by Simon Camatta, Gunda Gottschalk, Erhard Hirt, Paul Hubweber, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, and Martin Blume. In each concert, there will be guest musicians joining the duo.

November 1 / Bochum – Kunstmuseum, Kortumstr. 147 with Martin Blume on drums
November 2 / Wuppertal – Ort, Luisenstr. 116 with Joana Sá on piano, Martin Theurer on piano and Fabian Jung on drums
November 3 / Witten – Haus Witten, Ruhrstraße with Joana Sá on piano
November 4 / Münster – Black Box im cuba, Achtermannstr. 12 with Erhard Hirt on guitar & electronics and Martin Theurer on piano
November 5 / Aachen – Raststätte, Lothringerstraße 23 with Paul Lytton on percussion
November 6 / Köln – Atelier Dürrenfeld Geitel, Körnerstr. 71 with Matthias Muche on trombone and Simon Camatta on drums

Gunnar Lettow and Korhan Erel with Gülşah Erol

Following Soundtrips, Erel and Erol will play three concerts with Gunnar Lettow, Hamburg-based prepared e-bass player. These concerts will be an extended trio version of the Lettow / Erel duo that started in 2011. Previously Lettow and Erel played concerts in Istanbul, Hamburg, Hannover and Berlin.

Gunnar Lettow (prepared bass and objects), Korhan Erel (computer and controllers), Gülşah Erol (cello)

November 8 / Oberdeck, Königsworther Str. 20, Hannover
November 9 / Frequenzgänge – KUNST-NAH Galerie + Café, Große Bergstraße 160, Hamburg
November 10 / Quiet Cue, Flughafenstraße 38, Neukölln, Berlin

Tristan Honsinger, Dario Fariello, Korhan Erel

The last concert of Erel’s tour in Germany will be with cellist Tristan Honsinger and sax player Dario Fariello. Fariello and Erel had collaborated in diverse settings in Istanbul in the past. This will be a reunion after a three-year break.

November 11 / with Tristan Honsinger (cello), Dario Fariello (saxes), Eren İleri (electronics) @ ZEITZone, Berlin

  • Tristan Honsinger, Korhan Erel duo
  • Dario Fariello, Eren İleri, Korhan Erel trio
  • Other possible duos and trios with Multiversal musicians (TBA)
  • Ensemble

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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