Korhan Erel will play six concerts in Berlin and Leipzig between November 7 and November 30. The first concert will be in Leipzig on November 7 in the NIL Experimental Stage concert series in Leipzig with Marek Brandt, Michael Breitenbach and Fabian Niermann.
NIL [Netzwerk für Improvisation Leipzig] brings together musicians and artist who practice free improvisation. It has been organizing multimedia concerts since 2014 where experimental electronic music, live visual performances and dance performances take place alongside improvised music. This concert will be the first one of their new series NIL Experimental Stage in Pöge Haus, Leipzig.
November 7 / Marek Brandt (electronics, laptop), Michael Breitenbach (soprano sax), Fabian Niermann (tenor sax), Korhan Erel (computer, controllers) in the NIL Experimental Stage series at Pöge-Haus, Leipzig, 21:00
The second concert of the month will see Korhan Erel perform with an international cast of musicians. Berlin-based musicians Shasta Ellenbogen, Emilio Gordoa, Adam Pultz Melbye and Korhan Erel will join the visiting musician Jack Wright for a free improvisation performance at Ma Thilda on November 10.
November 10 / Jack Wright (saxophones), Shasta Ellenbogen (viola), Emilio Gordoa (prepared vibraphone), Adam Pultz Melbye (double bass), Korhan Erel (computer, controllers) at Ma Thilda, Berlin, 20:30
The third concert will be with the new trio Nicola Hein, Korhan Erel, Christian Marien at Kühl Spot Social Club in Berlin on November 15. This trio had its debut concert in October at Onkel Gustav in Berlin. Korhan and Nicola will be playing many more concerts in January 2015 in Berlin, Aachen, Cologne and Gütersloh with a diverse selection of musicians. Click here to listen to a recording by Hein and Erel.
November 15 / Nicola Hein (electric guitar), Christian Marien (drums), Korhan Erel (computer, controllers) at Kühl Spot Social Club, Berlin, 20:30
The following two concerts will be with Franziska Baumann, the Swiss vocalist and electronics musician based in Bern. Franziska and Korhan met at the Neighbors Festival in Bern in June 2014. This will be their first musical meeting and will be joined by Meinrad Kneer, with whom Korhan has been collaborating frequently in Berlin, having already played three concerts since July 2014 and with many more in the near future. Their first concert will be at T Berlin on November 18 with Christoph Baumann joining them on the piano. The second concert will be at Ma Thilda on November 20.
November 18 / Franziska Baumann (voice, electronics), Christoph Baumann (piano), Meinrad Kneer (double bass), Korhan Erel (computer, controllers) at T Berlin, Berlin, 20:30
November 20 / Franziska Baumann (voice, electronics), Meinrad Kneer (double bass), Korhan Erel (computer, controllers) at Ma Thilda, Berlin, 20:30
The last concert in November will be with an unusual quartet where two voice/electronics players will be joined by Korhan and Chris Heenan, with whom Korhan has been playing and exploring ideas since 2011. Their most recent concert together was at world in a room in Schöneberg with cellist Nora Krahl. Maria Christina is a jazz-versed singer and composer, while Tomomi Adachi is a performer on the cutting edge of experimental performances. The concert will take place at miss hecker on November 30. Please contact me for the address of Miss Hecker as the venue does not advertise its address publicly.
November 30 / Tomomi Adachi (voice, electronics), Chris Heenan (contrabass clarinet), Maria Christina (voice, electronics), Korhan Erel (computer, controllers) at Miss Hecker, Berlin 20:30 (please e-mail me for the address. miss hecker does not advertise their address publicly)