Serene: Laia Genc and Korhan Erel

Serene VisualKorhan Erel launches a new, exciting project “Serene” of songs, piano and live sound processing with renowned Cologne-based composer, pianist and singer Laia Genc. Serene will have its debut concert at Salon de Jazz in Cologne on September 24.

Megapolis – that is where a lot of emerging projects start. People meet, mingle, create ideas, combine their creative power.

Laia Genc and Korhan Erel got to know each other in Istanbul, one of those magic mega cities, a town from ancient times and anew every day; where many different points of view meet, many layers of consciuosness combine. Laia and Korhan come from two different countries and very diverse musical backgrounds.

Laia is an accomplished composer, pianist and singer while Korhan is an autodidact in computer music and sound design. Together they play as „Serene”, a duo of transformations, both in music and on stage. Korhan’s computer and electronics shift and morph Laia’s piano and voice as she sings her own compositions and collected well-loved music. Times and stories meet and unfold, sounding landscapes are confronted with the concrete tones coming from the piano that blossom into serene musical bouquets.

About Korhan Erel

Korhan Erel is an electronic musician, improviser and sound designer based in Berlin. Their music covers free improvisation, conceptual sound performances as well as structured and composed pieces as well as music for dance, theater and video art. They perform solo, duo and group performances with improvisers, jazz musicians, dancers, and in orchestras. They have shown several sound installations in art spaces in Turkey, Germany and Hong Kong. They have ten CD and several digital releases. They play concerts across Europe, Middle- East, Southeast Asia and North America
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