a garden

“The garden is an intimate space, defined but porous between inside and outside, as well as porous between the organic matter and the synthetic structures.”

The core of this project, which Korhan developed together with Jagna Anderson, is setting of a multi-perspective spatial and sonic structure, which will keep developing, evolving, growing for about 40 minutes.

They are creating an environment of polyrhythmic and cyclical temporality, consisting of pulsating, vibrating, fluid textures, in which “natural” and “artificial” elements are interwoven and sometimes undistinguishable or highly ambivalent and dazzling.

“Nature” and “culture”, analogue and digital, body and machine are paradoxically and intimately matched.

The sounds range from urban recordings to spoken text and pre-made sound collages and short loops. Live manipulation is sparse, but there.

a garden

Korhan Erel – sound
Jagna Anderson – movement

June 11, 20:00
Mime Centrum, Kunstquartier Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2
Entrance: 10 Euros

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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