Concerts in February

After an amazingly successful and satisfying, and last-ever concert at Miss Hecker with fantastic musicians and a 50-strong audience, Korhan Erel continues their concert series in February with the following performances in Berlin, Hannover, Istanbul and Ankara:

February 9 / Duo “Deconstruction of a poem” with dancer Lerna Babikyan at Liebig12 as a part of Muyassar Kurdi‘s residency. Lerna and Korhan will present their new work-in-progress for a second time in Berlin.

February 10 / Sabine Vogel (flutes), Ute Wassermann (voice, bird calls), Silke Eberhard (saxophones), Rudi Fischerlehner (drums), Korhan Erel (electronics) at Sowieso, Berlin. Besides featuring an all-star cast, this concert will also mark Korhan’s first encounter with Sabine Vogel.

February 11 / Elo Masing (violin), Thomas Kumlehn (flute), Albrecht Walter (clarinet, accordion) and Korhan Erel (electronics, small speakers) at Watt Bar, Berlin, 20:00. Korhan will pay another visit to the Flabberguested Trees.

February 12 / Eberhard Meisel (zither, electronics), Andreas Gogol (electronics), Gunnar Lettow (prepared bass guitar, electronics, objects) and Korhan Erel (electronics) at TonHalle Hannover, 18:00. Almost exactly one year after their first encounter, Korhan will pay another visit to Eberhard Meisel and Andreas Gogol, but this time with his oldest musical partner in Germany, Gunnar Lettow.

February 17 / Defne Sandalcı (spoken word), Şevket Akıncı (guitar, effects), Korhan Erel (electronics) at Space Debris, Istanbul. Şevket Akıncı and Korhan Erel had met in late 2004 and started the audio-visual spoken word project Mugwump together, before founding the seminal free-improvisation ensemble Islak Köpek. Mugwump’s music was quite structured and composed. This time, they will perform an improvised version with amazing witch of the word Defne Sandalcı.

February 21 / Solo performance at the opening of exhibition “You are here now” curated by Tuçe Erel and Seval Şener at ARTE Sanat, Ankara, Turkey. Korhan’s last concert in February will be a conceptual solo at the opening of “You are Here Now”, a group show co-curated by Tuçe Erel and Seval Şener in ARTE Project Space in Ankara. The show’s theme is “Anthropocene”, the term that denotes the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. 

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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