Two concerts with Istanbul Composers Orchestra

Istanbul Composer Orchestra’s Berlin concert is on May 7 at Emmauskirche on Lausitzerplatz in Kreuzberg at 18:00.

Korhan Erel

Laia Genc ICO bannerKorhan Erel will be playing two concerts with Laia Genc’s Istanbul Composers Orchestra in Istanbul on April 13 and in Berlin on May 7, both concerts in the program of the XJAZZ Festival. The festival’s program includes a lot of Turkish and Turkish-German acts this year due to their expansion into Turkey this year. There will be concerts in Istanbul, Ankara and Berlin.

The orchestra was founded by Laia Genc during her residency in Istanbul in 2014. It includes original compositions as well as reinterpretation of Kurdish, Turkish and Armenian folk tunes, depending on the line up of singers.

The April 13 Istanbul concert will be at Zorlu Performance Center with the following musicians:

Ceren Oykut: Video
Başak Yavuz: Vocals
Mehmet Akbaş: Vocals
Christian Thome: Drums, Percussion
Baran Say: Double Bass / Electric
Dave Allen: Guitar
Korhan Erel: Computer, Electronics
Laia Genc: Piano
Bassem Hawar: Djoze
Taner Akyol: Baglama…

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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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