IstanPOOL in the Netherlands, September – October 2013

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IstanPOOL is a brand new collective of musicians from Turkey and the Netherlands in a setting of two wind instruments, two guitars and two laptops: Michael Moore & Mark Alban Lotz (winds), Korhan Erel & Robert van Heumen (laptops, live processing), Şevket Akıncı & Giray Gürkal (guitars, effects).  The project is conceptualized and organized by Utrecht-based flutist Mark Alban Lotz and Istanbul-based computer musician Korhan Erel. Initial concerts happened in Istanbul and Utrecht between 2010-2013 in form of Lotz/Erel duo with guest musicians. Mark Alban Lotz has a collaborative album with Islak Köpek, whose members include the three Turkish musicians here, which was released on Evil Rabbit Records in 2011.

IstanPOOL concerts in the Netherlands:

October 2, Badcuyp (try out)
Eerste Sweelinkstraat 10, Amsterdam, 21.00

October 3, Rasa (premiere)
Pauwstraat 13-a, Utrecht, 20.30

October 4, Het Klooster
Hammerstraat 36, Rotterdam, 22.00
w. Anne La Berge (flutes) sitting in for Michael Moore

Other concerts with the participation of the Turkish cast of IstanPOOL:

September 29, 2013 / Korhan Erel, Şevket Akıncı and Giray Gürkal play with Wolter Wierbos and Wilbert de Joode as a part of dOEk Sunday at Zaal100, Amsterdam

October 1, 2013 / Korhan Erel, Şevket Akinci and Giray Gürkal with others at Michael Moore’s Impro Jazzcafé guests, Zaal 100, Amsterdam

The tour is made possible with the kind support of the City of Utrecht.
IstanPOOL is a Lotz/Erel Duo initiative.

Music of & Press reviews on the ‘Istanbul Improv Sessions’

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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