Activities in May

A busy month awaits Korhan Erel in May. They will be playing three concerts and two performances in Berlin, doing a residency in Essen and rehearsing for a new project in Krefeld.

The first concert will be with the usual Klub Demboh gang on May 6 at Petersburg Art Space.

On May 9, Korhan will play with David Rothenberg (clarinet) and Cymin Samawatie (voice) at the book launch event at Sammlung Hoffmann in Berlin. The concert is free but a registration at or 030 28 49 91 20 is required.

Following a preliminary showing of their new set ‘Dipper’ at Berlin’s Donau115 in December 2018, The Liz will present the final version of it at the XJazz Festival on May 10 at Emmauskirche. The Liz premiered ‘Dipper’ at All Ears Festival in Oslo in January 2019 and performed it also at WIM Festival in Bern in the same month.

From May 13 until 19, Korhan will be working with Julian Weber, Oliver Connew, Olivia McGregor and Stephan B. Quinci on a new dance piece at PACT Zollverein in Essen.

From May 20 until 26, Korhan will rehearse with visual artist Malte Jehmlich in Krefeld for their premiere of the project ‘Nervous Entanglement’ at Moers Festival on June 9. The piece is a blend of drawing, robotics, artificial idiocy, electronic music, modular synthesizers, text and improvised drawing and music.

On May 29 & 30, Korhan will have their first show as a revue/cabaret girl in the Neo-Cabaret piece ‘The Show of Small Things’ with Maria Ferrara (performance, concept, songs), Beatriz Madach (video) at Acker Stadt Palast as a part of the Performing Arts Festival.

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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