Concerts in Berlin and Essen in March

Korhan will play three concerts in Berlin and one in Essen in March.

They will play their first concert in the from of a solo electronics improvisation on experimental films with the theme of ‘daughters’ by female filmmakers on March 11th at Kotti-Shop in Berlin in the amazing series Sentimental Punk curated and organized by Dafne Narvaez Berflein. The all-female* line-up also includes Vrouw (Agnė Auželytė – keyboards, voice, Tristen Bakker – bass, noise box, voice, Kata Kovács – contact mic, found objects, voice, Angela Muñoz – percussion, voice, Lisa Simpson – talking hats and oscillations, voice).

Their second concert on March 14th will be with their new trio Ephemeral Fragments with Florian Walter (tubax, contrabass clarinet) and Emily Wittbrodt (cello) at Workshop for Self Defence in Essen. The concert will be at the 1st Mixed Musical Arts Festival. The other bands sharing the bill are Hilde (Julia Brüssel – violin, Marie Daniels – voice, Maria Trautmann – trombone, Emily Wittbrodt – cello) and the Duduk quartet Arevot Blri Duduk Hamuyt. The concerts start at 15:30!!!


Korhan’s third concert will be with their beloved absurd performative impro collective Klub Demboh at Petersburg Art Space in Moabit, Berlin. Don’t miss this seriously fun event.

The last concert will be a multidisciplinary one on the tragedy of love at L’ecritoire in Berlin on March 29th. Das Elend der Liebe, organized and curated by Dorothea Mader, will be an open reading platform that is accompanied by improvised music with Dorothea Mader (electronic flute), Anja Oehming (voice) and Korhan Erel (electronics).

About Korhan Erel

Korhan Erel is a computer musician, improviser, sound designer based in Berlin. He plays instruments he designs on a computer by employing various controllers. He also uses analog and digital electronics. He is a founding member of Islak Köpek, Turkey’s pioneer free improvisation group, which is regarded as the band that started the free improvisation scene in Turkey. He composes and designs sounds for dance, theater, installations and film. He collaborates with dancers, video artists and spoken word artists. Korhan’s collaboration with Sydney-based video artist Fabian Astore “The Threshold” has won the Blake Prize in Australia in 2012. Korhan’s computer performance system is called Omnibus. The instruments within Omnibus are a culmination of Korhan’s musical past and aesthetic choices. Omnibus instruments use concrete sounds (samples, field recordings), morphed and processed in realtime. They can be as simple as one single sample being played using a Nintendo Wii controller to a complex system that employs granular synthesis and spectral processing. The instruments are played interactively using Nintendo Wii controllers (Korhan’s choice of controller when he plays in ensembles with acoustic/electric instrument players), an iPad (used in solo/duo performances as well as ensemble concerts) and several midi controllers. No matter what technology he uses, Korhan always stays focused on the outcome and musicality rather than processes. Korhan is the co-curator (with Nicola Hein) of UnStumm, a project that brings video artists and musicians from Germany and one other country for audiovisual improvised collaboration. Korhan has had three residencies at STEIM (Center for research & development of instruments & tools for performers) in Amsterdam, where he studied use of sensors in music performance and instrument design. He was a guest composer at the Electronic Music Studios in Stockholm in January 2011. Korhan has seven CD releases on Gruenrekorder (Germany), Creative Sources Records (Portugal), Evil Rabbit Records (Netherlands/Germany), A.K. Müzik (Turkey) and Kukuruku Recordings (Greece) as well as several netlabel releases. He performs regularly in Europe and in the Middle East as a solo artist as well as with his projects in Germany and Holland.
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