Concerts in İzmir, Berlin and (Bucharest) in November

Korhan Erel goes international this month with concerts in İzmir, Berlin and Bucharest (postponed to 2022).

The first concert is a solo electronic improvisation at the digitİZMir 7 Festival curated by composer/musician Mehmet Can Özer/Yaşar Üniversity in Izmir, Turkey. Korhan will play on November 3 at 19:30 (Turkish time). The second concert of the evening will be by Mehmet Can Özer. Korhan will also present a workshop titled “Improvisation in Electronic Music” with a focus on limitation, listening, being “present on stage” and instrument design ideas.

Korhan’s next concert will be at the Berlin Jazz Festival with Mariá Portugal’s ensemble, where Portugal will present re-worked, re-interpreted, re-imagined and de-constructed versions of songs from her upcoming album EROSÃO.

Mariá Portugal

“Some of Germany’s strongest improvisers, including saxophonist Angelika Niescier, tubist Carl Ludwig Hübsch, and electronic artist Korhan Erel, will join her in forging heavily improvised versions of songs from “Erosão”, stitched together in spontaneous order through additional layers of improvisation.”

Mariá Portugal drums, percussion, voice
Angelika Niescier saxophone
Filipe Nader saxophone
Heidi Bayer trumpet
Moritz Wesp trombone
Carl Ludwig Hübsch tuba
Reza Askari bass
Korhan Erel electronics, sound processing

Korhan’s third and fourth concerts will be in the project “Unified Voices of Banat” led by Claudia van Hasselt, Sabina Ulubeanu and Amen Feizabadi. The project is a site-specific transtraditional-contemporary music theatre that focuses on the fascinating, uniquely diverse region of Banat in Romania, where many European cultures, which were brought together here by migration in the first centuries of the last millennium, co-exist in what some describe as a kind of “Little Europe.”

The project is presented by TAN-IN طن این in cooperation with Art&Co Association Bucharest

COVID UPDATE! The ensemble will not play live in Bucharest. This concert is postponed until February 2022. Instead, a dress rehearsal performance in Berlin will be streamed live on November 12th at the Meridian Festival in Bucharest.

The Berlin performance will be on November 27th and 28th at Spreehalle Berlin.

Claudia van Hasselt // Voice, artistic direction
Biliana Voutchkova // violin
Mihai Pintenaru // clarinette, traditional instruments
Korhan Erel // Live electronics
Paula Turcas // traditional singing
Sabina Ulubeanu // composer, artistic direction
Amen Feizabadi // composer, artistic direction

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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