UnStumm is Korhan Erel’s intercultural collaborative audiovisual project he developed with Nicola Hein. The project was premiered with the support of Akademie der Künste der Welt in 2015 in Cologne between artists from Germany and Turkey. Nicola and Korhan are now taking UnStumm to Hong Kong and Singapore. The Hong Kong leg will be between November 2-5 and the Singapore leg between November 7-10.
UnStumm Hong Kong is a joint effort in collaboration with Eric Wong, musician and composer based in Berlin and Hong Kong. UnStumm Hong Kong is kindly sponsored by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, and Goethe Institut.
The rehearsals and performances will be at the facilities of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. Two teams, each consisting of two musicians and two visual artists from Hong Kong and Germany, will be rehearsing for three days and then will present their work on November 5.
UnStumm Hong Kong teams are:
Vvzela Kook – Video Art
Chin King – Guzheng
Sven Hahne – Video Art
Korhan Erel – Computer, controllers, electronics
Eric Wong – Guitar
Crystal Bug (Yau Wan Kei) – Video Art
Claudia Schmitz – Video Art
Nicola Hein – Guitar
UnStumm Singapore is organized with the support and collaboration of LASALLE College of the Arts. This UnStumm will be somewhat different than UnStumm’s usual format. There, the artists from Germany will be a part of a larger project called the Irish Circus. It will take place in the The Singapore Airlines Theatre of LASALLE.
The Irish Circus is a project that is based on the score for “____,____ ____ circus on ____,” by the experimental composer John Cage, which sets up a strict formula on how to translate any book into a performance. UnStumm’s German artists will join LASALLE’s very own lecturers Dr Timothy O’Dwyer and Brian O’Reilly, and the students of the Electronic Music Studies department of LASALLE as well as the German visual artist Lillevan to create an experimental audiovisual extravaganza on November 10 in the LASALLE.
This will be Korhan’s second event about John Cage after the centennial concert he co-produced in Istanbul at the end of 2012.