Das Goldene Voxtrottquartet: Claudia Cervenca, Irene Kepl, Stefan Fraunberger, Korhan Erel

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Stefan Fraunberger, Korhan Erel, Claudia Cervenca

Korhan Erel will play a freely improvised set with Vienna-based musicians Claudia Cervenca (voice, electronics), Irene Kepl (violin, electronics) and Stefan Fraunberger (dulcimer, objects) at mo.ë in Vienna on February 7, 2014. The concert will also feature culture-bending and gender-bending costumes.

Claudia Cervenca is not interested in “singing”, but tries to find new forms of vocal expression in free improvisation and experimental music to achieve a means of “painting” with vocal elements: patterns of sound, colors and noises evolving towards spoken word, instant poetry or song improvisations, melting all together into a „language of expression“ she calls Extended Voice Performance.

Irene Kepl

Irene Kepl

Irene Kepl is a award-winning violinist and composer active in new music, free improvisation, composition and jazz, as well as collaborations in film, theater and dance. She is the founder of the Violet Spin string quartet, which plays groove and new music.

Stefan Fraunberger describes himself as a Vienna-based exponent of humanity working with the drama of states, with the intended task is of encountering fields of perception in a sense of differentiating noise, relations, rhythm and space, complemented by studies in experimental electronic music, philosophy, arabic language and islamic sciences in theory and practice.

The concert will start at 20.30. Mo.ë is at Thelemangasse 4/1-3 1170, Vienna.

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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