Korhan is going to play concerts in November that feature a diverse spectrum of genres.
In the first concert of the month, Korhan is going to play in an improvising orchestra conducted by pianist/drummer/composer Tyshawn Sorey in the JazzFest Berlin on November 5. The orchestra features western and eastern instruments and two electronics players: Adam Pultz Melbye, double bass / Alex Nowitz, voice / Alireza Mehdizadeh, kamancheh / Anaïs Tuerlinckx, piano / Anke Lucks, trombone / Biliana Voutchkova, violin / Colin Hacklander, drums, percussion / Els Vandeweyer, vibraphone, percussion / Farahnaz Hatam electronics / Grégoire Simon, viola / Hannes Lingens, accordion / Julia Reidy, guitars / Kathrin Pechlof, harp / Korhan Erel, electronics / Niko Meinhold , guzheng / Nikolaus Neuser , trumpet / Orlando De Boeykens , tuba / Ravi Srinivasan, table, ghatam, percussion / Uli Kempendorff, saxophone, clarinet / Ulrike Brand, cello
The second concert will be on November 6 at Neu West Berlin with Mia Dyberg (saxophone), Axel Dörner (trumpet) and Joel Grip (bass). It will be Korhan’s first-ever performance with Mia and Joel.
The third concert will be at REH on November 8 with the trio VollMund, where Korhan plays and talks about food with Edith Steyer (reeds) and Adrian Krok (drums). Edith, Adrian and Korhan have been rehearsing for developing musican and thematic ideas, and have arrived at a common dynamic musical language that also includes stories about food and eating that are made up on the spot.
The fourth concert will be a private event where Korhan will improvise with Hüseyin Evirgen (piano). Please send an email if you’d like to be at this concert on November 9.
On November 15, Korhan is going to improvise with voice improvisor and sound artist Rahel Kraft at Z-Bar as an opening act for pianist/composer Mikkel Almholt’s rather unique project Ghost, Flute & Dice. Rahel uses electronics and sensors attached to her arms to manipulate her voice. Please lend an ear to Harscht!, a recording by Rahel and Korhan. that was featured on the compliation Utterances by Linear Obsessional.
A first-ever concert at the jazz club Aufsturz on November 17 will be with reeds player Florian Walter and drummer Simon Camatta. Florian and Korhan have musically met recently and have played a concert in Essen last month. Simon and Korhan had played for the first and last time during Korhan’s Sound Trips NRW tour in November 2012.
Korhan is going to play drum machine on some tunes on November 18 with the GoldenDark, an experimental rock-pop duo with Elo Masing on violin, looper and David Hull on guitar, effects and vocals. The concert is at Watt Bar in Prenzlauer Berg.
November 19 is a reunion with cellist Hannah Marshall and flautist Sabine Vogel at Spektrum. Korhan met Hannah at the HumaNoise Congress #28 in Wiesbaden in 2016, where they played improvised music for three days with eight other musicians, which resulted in the album Tutti released on Creative Sources. Korhan and Sabine have already played twice in Berlin and have been rehearsing on developing ideas. Hannah and Sabine have also played several times in the past. A re-union and re-visit of new and old musical intimacies.
On November 26, Korhan returns to exploratorium after 2 years. He will play with the Judith Wegmann quartet featuring Judith Wegmann on prepared piano, Axel Dörner on trumpet, Julien Megroz on percussion and Korhan on electronics. The quartet had to take a hiatus after playing several concerts in Berlin and Biel in 2015.