Korhan Erel will play a solo concert at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art in Vienna on April 16, 2013. The concert is a part of the MAK Nite performance series curated by Marlies Wirth and is a part of the “Signs Taken in Wonder – Searching for Contemporary Istanbul” exhibition (Jan 23rd through Apr 21st, 2013). The exhibition surveys the work of 33 international contemporary artists, born between the 1920s and the 1980s, whose art engages with aspects of Istanbul’s culture, history, and daily life. This will be Korhan’s second performance at MAK Nite, the first being “Malice in Sonderland“, a collaborative audiovisual performance with Vienna-based video artist Alexandra Reill in January 2010.
The concert starts at 8pm and will have the following program:
– Silver Streetcar for the Orchestra (Alvin Lucier) – reinterpretation with computer, triangle samples and live processing
– Improvisation #1
– Mahrec – a structured improvisation/composition based on recordings made in Hraç Arslanyan’s jewellery design workshop Mahrec in Istanbul’s old town. Recordings are from actual design work by Gözde Erdoğan and Kıymet Daştan.
– Improvisation #2
– Class Struggle – a piece based on sounds of water entrapped between a hotplate and a teapot.
– Stück für Glockenspiel, Klavier, Streicherensemble, Rechner und Jodlerkönig. Features a sample from the Franzl Lang song “Einen Jodler hör i gern”
Korhan Erel will be in Vienna between April 11-18. Please contact him here if you’d like to set up a meeting.