Duo with Nicolas Wiese at Quiet Cue, Berlin (Jan 25)

131-quietcueNicolas Wiese and Korhan Erel will start their collaboration with a first-time meeting at QUIET CUE #131 on Saturday, January 25. The duo will create and diffuse digital and analog-feedback based textures, sounds and narratives in a quadraphonic sound field. Korhan will play computer, controllers, digital sound diffusion and Nicolas will be on the mixer, samples and analog sound diffusion. This will be Korhan’s second appearance at Quiet Cue after his concert there in November 2012 with Gunnar Lettow and Gülşah Erol.

QUIET CUE #131 will also feature other exciting duos and trios by wonderful musicians:

Brad Henkel (NYC) trumpet
Miako Klein (Berlin) recorder


Margarete Huber (Berlin) soprano, keyboard, cd
Andreas Gogol (Berlin) modified guitar (el/ac.)
Matthias Pohl (Bielefeld) analogue electronics

Music starts at 20.15. QUIET CUE is on Flughafenstr. 38, Neukölnn, Berlin.

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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