Korhan Erel will have relatively less concerts in December compared to November, but will nevertheless play some really exciting ones.
The first two concerts in December are with guitarist Eric Wong. Eric and Korhan had played several times in 2016 in Berlin and Cologne, and had organized/curated the UnStumm Hong Kong event together with Nicola Hein in November 2016. Eric and Korhan will play their first concert on December 3 with trumpet player Brad Henkel in the Noiseberg concert series at Atelier Äuglein. The concert will start at 17.00 and there will be many more acts in the lineup. The second concert, this time in duo, will be in the Experimontag series at Madame Claude the following day, December 4.
On December 5, Korhan will play in the Urban Acoustic Tribe series curated by Bettina Wackernagel and supported by initiative neue musik berlin e.V. Korhan will first play his solo piece “Mahreç” and then play in duo with Cymin Samawatie (voice, percussion), where they will improvise along poetry from Iran, Turkey and elsewhere. The other two performers in the program are Erik Drescher (flute) and Alexandre Babel (percussion). They will play pieces from various composers including Alvin Lucier, James Tenney, Chiyoko Szlavnics, Mio Chareteau and John Cage. Please visit this link for more information on the concert.
On December 6, Korhan will play as Ayşegül her live techno act at IPA Bar in the Freaksdorf series curated by Regis Lemberthe, where she will mix beats, ambient sounds, field recordings and dubby sounds in one pot of music for an hour. The other acts of the evening are Kakaliagou / Tödtloff Duo and Otolitos. -> Facebook Event
On December 9, Cymin Samawatie (voice) invites five musicians to her Music Lounge series at Galerie Kremers: Liz Allbee (trumpet), Taiko Saito (vibraphone), Korhan Erel (live sound processing), Uygur Vural (cello), Ralf Schwarz (double bass). This concert will also serve as an open rehearsal for the concert in Baku on December 13
On December 13 and 14, Korhan Erel will play two concerts in the Silk Road Festival in Baku. The first concert on the 13th will be with the small acoustic improvising ensemble Divan Acoustic, where Korhan will process the music live while walking among the players. The concert on the 14th will be in the Divan der Kontinente Orchestra led by Cymin Samawatie.
“Divan Acoustic” is Cymin Samawatie (voice), Liz Allbee (trumpet), Taika Saito (vibraphone), Uygur Vural (cello), Ralf Schwarz (double bass), Korhan Erel (live sound processing)
“Divan der Kontinente” is Cymin Samawatie (voice), Ralf Schwarz (double bass), Milian Vogel (bass clarinet), Tilmann Dehnhard( flutes), Hilary Jeffery (trombone), Mohamad Fityan (nay, kawala), Liz Allbee (trumpet), Korhan Erel (electronics), Taiko Saito (marimbaphone), Niko Meinhold (guzheng, piano), Mona Matbou Riahi (clarinet), Uygur Vural (cello), Florian Keupp (sound engineer)
The last concert of 2017 will be with the Gießen Improvisers Pool on December 16 with Peter Geisselbrecht (piano), Frank Rühl (guitar), Georg Wolf (double bass), Nils Hartwig (clarinet), Michael Griener (drums), Korhan Erel (electronics) at Georg-Büchner-Saal/Alte UB, Gießen.
Korhan will have only one concert in January, again at Madame Claude, this time playing with cellist Anıl Eraslan on January 8.