Recital in the Woods with Nightingales with David Rothenberg

Those who have grown up with H. C. Andersen will remember the nightingale in the Chinese Emperor’s garden. “The heavenly little bird […] the greatest wonder of all […] sang the best in the green wood”.[1] “When you listen to it, you are reminded of the tranquil charm of a secluded ravine, a rushing stream murmurs to you, clouds of cherry blossoms float up before your eyes. Blossoms and mist alike are within that song, and we forget that we are still in the dusty city. This is where art rivals nature. And here too is the secret of music.”[2]

At midnight of one such Spring evening in Berlin, we will head out into one of the green woods to perform a concert live with nightingales, featuring David Rothenberg on clarinet and iPad, and Korhan Erel on cracklebox and iPad.

David Rothenberg is a philosopher and musician from U.S.A. He is the author of “Why Birds Sing” (2005) and “The Survival of the Beautiful” (2011). 

[1] Quote from “The Nightingale” by Hans Christian Andersen. 
[2]Quote from a short story on Shunkin (1829-1886) and nightingale by Junichiro Tanizaki.

More on the musician:
Organizer: WiE KULTUR GmbH

Venue: Treptower Park 
Meeting point: Fr. 09 Mai | 23 Uhr at S-Bhf Treptower Park (Exit: Treptower Park / Puschkinallee) 
Ticket: 18,- € / 12,- € (Discount) 
Ticket Reservation: (030) 55875829 /

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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