Last three shows in May

Korhan Erel will be playing two concerts and presenting a lecture-sound performance in Berlin in the last week of May. In the first concert on May 26, Tuesday, he will be playing with long-time collaborators in Berlin and Istanbul: Elisabetta Lanfredini, Nicolas Wiese, Utku Tavil. This concert will be at XB Liebig. The second concert on Wednesday, May 27, is again with Elisabetta Lanfredini, as well as Uygur Vural and joining us in the second set, the great trumpet player Axel Dörner. This one will be at Donau115. The last show is “Is Paradise Cheaper?”, a lecture-sound performance with writer Göksu Kunak. Göksu and Korhan developed this performance on movement and being queer in late 2014 and presented it for the first time in the Quiet Cue concert series in January. This time they perform at alpha nova kulturwerkstatt – galerie futura in Berlin. Please see details of concerts below.

May 26 / Elisabetta Lanfredini (voice), Nicolas Wiese (electronics), Utku Tavil (drums), Korhan Erel (computer, controllers) at XB Liebig, Berlin, 21:00

May 27 / Elisabetta Lanfredini (voice), Uygur Vural (cello), Korhan Erel (computer, controllers) with Axel Dörner as guest at Donau115, Berlin, 20:30

May 28 / “Is Paradise Cheaper?” A lecture-sound performance with Göksu Kunak at alpha nova kulturwerkstatt, Berlin, 19:00

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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