Schubert, Vural, Fischerlehner, Erel at Miss Hecker – April 26

An evening of improvisation at Berlin’s cult venue Miss Hecker with Frank Paul Schubert, Uygur Vural and Rudi Fischerlehner on Sunday, April 26. Music starts at 20.30.

Korhan Erel and Uygur Vural are both players in the Istanbul free improvisation scene. Their first concert together in Berlin was again at Miss Hecker.

Rudi Fischerlehner and Frank Paul Schubert have a duo together and share studio space.

Korhan and Frank were at the same New Year’s Eve party in 2015 and bellydanced to Turkish gypsy music together.

Rudi and Korhan do a lot of sessions together and have recently lauched an audiovisual project.

Uygur hasn’t met Rudi or Frank yet, but they’re all nice people and they’ll definitely like each other.

For those who care for nationalities for demographic, orientalistic or exotic reasons, Frank Paul Schubert is from Germany. Rudi Fischerlehner is Austrian. Korhan and Uygur are from Turkey. But this has nothing to do with the music, so don’t worry much about it. Miss Hecker is a Germanojapanese venue. Totally irrelevant piece of information. What’s really, really important is that they have very good whiskey and the place has a wonderful vibe.

Frank Paul Schubert, saxophones
Uygur Vural, cello
Rudi Fischerlehner, drums
Korhan Erel, computer, controllers

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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