“üçgen dörtgen” in the Quiet Cue at KINDL concert series

KINDL FLYER1-72-640On September 12, Korhan Erel will play his piece “üçgen-dörtgen” in the second installment of the Quiet Cue at KINDL concert series. “üçgen-dörtgen” (triangle-rectangle) is a piece inspired by Alvin Lucier’s Silver Streetcar for the Orchestra and is a four-channel piece composed of triangle samples and drum sounds. It was premiered at the Museum of Contemporary Art/Applied Arts in Vienna in April 2013.

The program of the evening is:

Korhan Erel (TR/Berlin) – »Üçgen–Dörtgen« (triangle–rectangle)
4-channel piece for triangle samples and drum sounds, inspired by
Alvin Lucier – »Silver Street Car for the Orchestra«

Christian Kesten (Berlin) – »feld 037 grundlos«
Maulwerker:
Ariane Jeßulat, Henrik Kairies, Christian Kesten – voices
4-channel sound direction: Nicolas Wiese
http://www.christiankesten.de
http://www.maulwerker.de

UdK Students Ensemble / Early and New Music departments
under the direction of Susanne Fröhlich (Berlin, recorders):
James Tenney – »In a Large, Open Space«
Johann Sebastian Bach – »Partita for solo flute«
Lucie Vítková – »Choral no. 8« (UA)

Concert begin: 20:00
KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst
Am Sudhaus 2, 12053 Berlin, Germany

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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