Winter break

The Liz

The Liz: Liz Allbee, Liz Erel, Liz Kosack @ Salon Tippel. Photo by Dan Peter Sundland

My concerts are over for the year 2014. The first performance of 2015 will be at Miss Hecker in Berlin with Michael Thieke (clarinets), Emilio Gordoa (prepared vibraphone) and Uygur Vural (cello). Until then, I will be focusing on preparing for my solo concerts in Dortmund and Berlin, preparing my work “Findings” for the group exhibition “Waves”in Istanbul curated by Ebru Yetişkin, and working on the lecture-performance “Is Paradise Cheaper?” with Göksu Kunak to be performed at Quiet Cue on Jan 24. I will be in Istanbul from Jan 10 through Jan 22 and then in North-Rhein Westfalen from Jan 26 onwards for a series of concerts with Nicola Hein and other musicians as well as a solo concert in Dortmund and an artist talk in Bielefeld. I will be back in Berlin on Feb 4 for more concerts here. Please see for details.

I wish everyone a happy, healthy and passionate 2015.

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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