K. Erel, S. Ağıryürüyen, A. Eraslan and Ş. Akıncı in Strasbourg (F) and Bern (SUI), June 10-13

Neighbours FestivalFour heavyweights of the Istanbul improvisation scene, Korhan Erel, Sumru Ağıryürüyen (voice), Şevket Akıncı (elec. guitar, effects), and Anıl Eraslan (cello) will play several concerts in Strasbourg, France and Bern, Switzerland between June 10-12.

The first concert involves the four musicians playing an improvised set at the Collectif P.I.L.S.’s event “Les soirées du Collectif P.I.L.S.” on June 10 at Hall Des Chars. The second concert of this evening will be by Fred Frith playing in a quartet with three young musicians.

Erel, Ağıryürüyen, Akıncı and Eraslan will join four other musicians from Istanbul, Çağlayan Yıldız (elec guitar, computer), Uygur Vural (cello), Korhan Argüden (drums) and Umut Çağlar (various instruments) in Bern to take part in the Neighbours Festival organized by WIM Bern under the curation of Jürg Solothurnmann to bring together musicians from Turkey and Switzerland. Solothurnmann has been travelling to Istanbul for many years to meet and play with the musicians in the Istanbul scene and has a good knowledge of the scene’s players and organizers. The program of the festival is as follows:

—–Thursday, June 12—–
20:00 – Sumru Ağıyürüyen, voc; Anıl Eraslan, cello; Hans Burgener, vi; Franziska Hauser, cl

21:00 – Jürg Solothurnmann, saxes; Lukas Roos, bcl; Umut Çağlar, elg; Korhan Argüden dr

—–Friday, June 13—–
19:30 – Franziska Baumann, voc, electr; Caglayan Yildiz, electronics; Uygur Vural, cello, electr;
Julian Sartorius, dr

20:30 – Korhan Erel, laptop; Christian Kobi, saxes; Şevket Akıncı, elg; Katharina Weber, piano

21:30 – Finale Grande (Josep-Maria Balanyà, conducting)
Sumru Ağıyürüyen & Sybil Hofstetter, voc; Paed Conca, cl; Valentina Strucelj, a-cl; Andreas Kunz,
vi ; Anıl Eraslan & Uygur Vural, cello; Judith Wegmann, p; Şevket Akıncı & Umut Çağlar, elg;
Korhan Erel, laptop; Caglayan Yildiz, electronics; Korhan Argüden dr; Lukas Rutzen, perc

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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