Concerts in Wiesbaden, Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Krailling

Korhan Erel, Omnibus computer instrument, photo by Peter TümmersKorhan Erel is going to be playing some very exciting festivals and concerts in many cities across Germany in July.

First one is the Humanoise Congress #28 in Wiesbaden on July 1-3, where Korhan is going to camp out with an amazing line up of improvisers from all over Europe: Elena Margarita Kakaliagou (french horn), Jonas Kocher (accordion), Dirk Marwedel (extended saxophone), Hannah Marshall (cello), Theo Nabicht (contrabass clarinet), Ulrich Phillipp (double bass), Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Wolfgang Schliemann (drums), Nicolas Souchal (trumpet).

Following that, Korhan is going to play with field recording artist and owner of sound art label Gruenrekorder Lasse-Marc Riek at the Institut für Neue Medien in Frankfurt on July 5. Lasse-Marc and Korhan are also members of the Animal Music Quartet alongside Elliott Sharp and David Rothenberg. This concert is organized by Phonophon.

On July 14, Korhan is going to improvise with Liz Allbee (trumpet), Adam Pultz Melbye (double bass) and Emilio Gordoa (vibraphone, objects) at Berlin’s Sowieso, to be followed by a first-ever meeting with Gianpaolo Peres (voice) and Hilary Jeffrey (trombone) for “Pasolini Spiritual” at Weincafe W. in Berlin. On July 16, Korhan will improvise in a duo with friend and cellist Nora Krahl at Gelegenheiten in Berlin. Last performance of July in Berlin will be in the Improvisation XChange Berlin 2016 on July 23 with dancers Jenny Döll & Michael Shapiro, and soprano sax player Manuel Miethe.

Korhan Erel playing Omnibus - computer instrument in Cologne, photo by Peter Tümmers (B&W)Korhan will end the month with two concerts in Krailling and Munich. Both concerts are organized and will be with Udo Schindler (clarinets, saxophones). On July 28, Udo and Korhan will be improvising with  Sebastiano Tramontana (trombone) at Ars Musica, München, and on July 29 as a duo at Salon für KLANG + KUNST, Krailling.

 

 

 

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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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