Category Archives: Projects

Summer activities, concerts in the Fall

It was a relatively calm summer for Korhan in terms of performances, where most time was spent on rehearsing/playing sessions with new collaboration partners as well as researching and experimenting to develop the new laptop-less performance and composition setup. In … Continue reading

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Concerts in Berlin in May

Korhan Erel will present some of his recent collaborations with Berlin-based improvisers in Spektrum and Officina Neukölln in May, as well as performing in a re-run of the Hide&Seek shows in the Jewish Museum. On May 30, he’ll be part of … Continue reading

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Empire plays in Amsterdam, Moers and Duisburg

    Empire is an improvisation trio that came into existence when guitarist Thorsten Töpp invited trumpet player Liz Allbee and electronics player Korhan Erel to play two concerts with him in the Platzhirsch Festival in Duisburg in 2016. The … Continue reading

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Female Voice of Iran, schimmernd in March

Korhan Erel will play some very exciting concerts in Berlin and various towns in Switzerland in two projects. The first series of concerts will be in the framework of “Female Voice of Iran” festival which is organized by Zeitgenössische Oper … Continue reading

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Cyminology in Istanbul

Korhan Erel will be playing with Cyminology as one of the guest musicians on January 25 at Borusan Music House. The other guest musician is Martin Stegner, violist extraordinaire, who has been playing and recording with Cyminology for a long … Continue reading

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UnStumm in Hong Kong and Singapore

UnStumm is Korhan Erel’s intercultural collaborative audiovisual project he developed with Nicola Hein. The project was premiered with the support of Akademie der Künste der Welt in 2015 in Cologne between artists from Germany and Turkey. Nicola and Korhan are … Continue reading

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Concerts in September

Korhan Erel will play many concerts in several German cities in September. The first twoconcerts will be in the Platzhirsch Festival in Duisburg on September 3 and 4 with the core trio Empire of Thorsten Töpp, Liz Allbee and Korhan … Continue reading

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The Liz “Book of Birds” Premiere

The Liz was born out of a first-time meeting of Liz Allbee, Liz Kosack and Korhan “Liz” Erel in the Kim Fest on December 3, 2014. What started out as an improvising trio of amplified trumpet, synthesizer and computer turned into … Continue reading

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Two concerts with Istanbul Composers Orchestra

Korhan Erel will be playing two concerts with Laia Genc’s Istanbul Composers Orchestra in Istanbul on April 13 and in Berlin on May 7, both concerts in the program of the XJAZZ Festival. The festival’s program includes a lot of … Continue reading

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Serene plays two concerts in Cologne

Serene is a duo with Cologne-based composer, pianist and singer Laia Genc and Korhan Erel, where Korhan processes Laia’s piano, voice as well as some beatmaking and finger drumming. Serene plays mainly Laia’s compositions. Their debut concert was at Salon … Continue reading

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