Author Archives: Korhan Erel

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

Berlin premiere of “Soundtracking”

My piece “Soundtracking” is a composition that serves as an imaginary soundtrack for a horror/sci-fi film that could have been done in the 1980s. The piece was commissioned by the synthesizer trio Lange//Berweck//Lorenz in 2021. The trio will premiere the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Mariá Portugal’s EROSÃO and Masterclass at Stapeltor, Duisburg

Korhan Erel is going to perform in the second concert of Mariá Portugal’s EROSÃO series at Stapeltor in Duisburg. This series will evolve around Maria’s 2021 album EROSÃO. The concert with Korhan and Liz Kosack (synthesizer) will be improvisations based … Continue reading

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Concerts in Münster and Bonn

Korhan Erel will play a live solo soundtrack concert to the sci-fi cult film “Them!” (1954) on October 13, 2021 at Cuba – Black Box* in Münster. The concert will last the entire duration of the film and will be … Continue reading

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The Liz presents “No Comet”, October 8-9, 2021

The Liz areLiz AllbeeLiz Korhan ErelLiz Kosack The Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) extinction event was a sudden mass extinction of three-quarters of the plant and animal species on Earth, due to the impact of a massive comet or asteroid approximately 66 million … Continue reading

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Video Interview on Florilegio

I was recently approach by the blog Florilegio for a video interview. Florilegio is an independent blog covering experimental and underground music with an inclusive atypical approach. Their aim is to shift the traditional focus from men to wom人n, from … Continue reading

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August and September Concerts, Exhibition, Theater

Korhan Erel teamed up with Ayşe Cansu Tanrıkulu to compose music and sound for the theater piece “Krampus” directed and written by Isabella Sedlak and Ensemble at Maxim Gorki Theater. The play premiered on August 27 after a five-week period … Continue reading

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Ephemeral Fragments playing at Umland Expo at Domicil, Dortmund

Ephemeral Fragments’ improvised concert in the Umland Expo concerts series at Dortmund’s music venue Domicil on May 20, 2021 can be watched at the following YouTube link for the next two weeks. More info on Ephemeral Fragments

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Obwegeser Instruments

With the kind support from Goethe-Institut’s Virtual Partnership Residency program, composer/musician Eda Er and Korhan Erel created the audio-visual piece “Obwegeser Instruments” based on musician/poet Şevket Akıncı’s poem “Ballard Trilogy”. The ten-minute piece is a collage of several shorter sound … Continue reading

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Two modular synth improvisations on film

I was asked to perform in two online concert series in 2021. The first one was Executive Summary curated and organized by Jeff Carey. My episode was aired on February 22, 2021 on Twitch. The second performance was for Digitizmir, … Continue reading

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