Concerts in Berlin and Cologne in November

Korhan Erel will be playing very exciting concerts in Berlin and Cologne in November, including a solo concert in the Biegungen im Ausland series at Ausland, where Erel will be playing two pieces of his, and an exciting appearance in Cologne in Laia Genc’s Istanbul Composers Orchestra for Peace and Freedom in Turkey. Other appearances include first-ever performances with Achim Kaufmann and Michael Vorfeld.

November 8 / Achim Kaufmann (piano), Meinrad Kneer (double bass), Rudi Fischerlehner (drums), Korhan Erel (computer, controllers) at Miss Hecker, Berlin (please contact Korhan for address)

November 19 / Michael Vorfeld (percussion), Adam Pultz Melbye (double-bass), Korhan Erel (computer, controllers) at Sowieso, Berlin

November 20 / Solo concert playing pieces “Mahreç” and “Sınıf Mücadelesi” in the Biegungen im Ausland concert series at Ausland, Berlin (link)

November 21 / Elisabetta Lanfredini (voice), Nicolas Wiese (mixer, feedback, spatial re-recordings of previously recorded Lanfredini and Erel/Wiese material), Korhan Erel (computer, electronics) in the festival organized by Adenan Ahmad at the Greenhouse, Berlin

November 26 / “Concert for Peace and Freedom” with Laia Genc & Istanbul Composers Orchestra – Başak Yavuz (vocals), Dave Allen (guitar), Bodek Janke (drums), Bassem Hawar (joza), Sena Başöz (live visuals) with guests Mehmet Akbaş (vocals) and Ibrahim Keivo (vocals) at Alte Feuerwache, Cologne

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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