Concerts in July in Berlin

I will play the following concerts in Berlin in July. VERY EXCITED!!!

On July 10th, I will get back together with The Liz for a stream concert at the Heroines of Sound Festival at Radialsystem. The Liz is a power trio of three Lizzes. We tell stories using sound, text, video, stage and light design. We have been actively playing in and outside Germany since the end of 2014. Please visit this page for more info.

On July 11th, Klub Demboh, the ridiculously ridiculous performative improvisation gang I am a part of, will team up with musician Simon Sieger once more to play the music of Sun Ra at the Jazz am Kaisersteg organized by Aufsturz/Jazzkeller69. This open air concert will definitely feel and sound great. Please check this page for more info.

The lineup will be confirmed once the travel restriction decisions are announced by the German government.

On July 17th, I’ll be improvising with a subsection of the Trickster Orchestra in the Vorglühen series at the Neuköllner Oper. These concerts happen every Friday at 19:19. The musicians for the 17th are:

Taiko Saito – Mallets
Cymin Samawatie – Voice
Korhan Erel – Electronics
Wu Wei – Sheng
Niko Meinhold – Piano
Ralf Schwarz – Doublebass

On July 22nd, vocalist/improviser/composer Cansu Tanrıkulu and I will play a comprovised concert in the Improvised and Experimental concert series on the Hosek Contemporary, a boat-turned-gallery-soundspace on the Spree. The series is curated by cellist Guilherme Rodrigues.

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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