Berlin Bülbül in its third year in Berlin

David Rothenberg and Korhan Erel have been playing live with nightingales in Berlin since 2014. In their third year in the city, which is one of the most important locations for nightingale research in Europe, they will do two outdoor concerts in Hasenheide on April 23 and in Viktoriapark on April 29.

Rothenberg and Erel have recorded this music on the 2015 release from Gruenrekorder/Terra Nova, Berlin Bülbül, and have performed this music together in Berlin and in Istanbul.

Hasenheide, April 23

We will gather at 1130pm at the main entrance to the park at Hasenheide 81, then head into the park to find the most engaged, singing bird to perform a one-hour trio performance with.

David Rothenberg, clarinets
Korhan Erel, iPad, Samplr

Viktoriapark, April 29

We will gather at 1130pm on the night of April 29th at the main entrance to Viktoriapark at Kreuzbergstrasse 10, then head into the park to find the most engaged, singing bird to perform a one-hour trio performance with. This time, they will be joined by a larger selection of fantastic musicians:

David Rothenberg, clarinet
Korhan Erel, iPad, Samplr
Cymin Samawatie, vocals
Ralf Schwarz, bass
Frédéric L’Épée, guitar
Lembe Lokk, vocals
plus special secret guests…

Donations will be accepted.

Cymin Samawatie & Ralf Schwarz –
Frédéric L’Épée –
Lembe Lokk –


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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