Category Archives: Projects

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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Serene: Laia Genc and Korhan Erel

Korhan Erel launches a new, exciting project “Serene” of songs, piano and live sound processing with renowned Cologne-based composer, pianist and singer Laia Genc. Serene will have its debut concert at Salon de Jazz in Cologne on September 24. Megapolis … Continue reading

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UnStumm, Cologne, September 5

UnStumm is a collaborative project by filmmakers, video artists and musicians from Istanbul and Cologne. UnStumm aims to produce improvised performances of film and music.  It is the brainchild of Korhan Erel and Nicola Hein, who are also the organizers and curators … Continue reading

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Improvised Krautrock: Seidel, Kürvers, Erel

The soon-to-be-cult improvised krautrock trio of Wolfgang Seidel (drums), Klaus Kürvers (double bass) and Korhan Erel (computer, controllers) had their debut concert at  Berlin’s Echo Buecher on December 7, 2014. Exactly five months after that appearance, they will play at … Continue reading

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PledgeMusic crowdsourcing campaign for Berlin Bülbül

David Rothenberg and Korhan Erel have launched a crowdsourcing campaign on PledgeMusic for their album Berlin Bülbül, which will be officially released on May 15 on Gruenrekorder. Please support us and get goodies in return, including improvisation lessons by David … Continue reading

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Album release: Berlin Bülbül – David Rothenberg and Korhan Erel

David Rothenberg and Korhan Erel will soon release a CD of live music with nightingales, Berlin Bülbül on Gruenrekorder. David and Korhan met in Berlin in early 2014 and started playing concerts and recording, including one concert at Treptower Park in … Continue reading

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Islak Köpek’s 10th Anniversary Concerts in Istanbul and Berlin

Islak Köpek is an Istanbul-based free improvisation ensemble founded by me and Şevket Akıncı in 2005. It has been at the forefront of experimental music in Turkey ever since and has pioneered the beginning of free improvisation as an established … Continue reading

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New Quartet with Judith Wegmann, Axel Dörner and Julien Megroz

February will see the debut concert of a new quartet initiated by Swiss pianist Judith Wegmann. Judith and Korhan met and played together in the Neighbours Festival in Bern in June 2014. Their mutual fondness of each others playing turned … Continue reading

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Concerts and exhibition in January 2015

Following the long break without concerts in December, Korhan Erel will be playing many concerts in January and February in Germany and Istanbul. The concerts will begin with an interesting quartet with many first-time meetings at Miss Hecker on Friday, … Continue reading

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Bad Falling Bostel – New album with Gunnar Lettow is out

Gunnar Lettow and Korhan Erel have been playing concerts in Germany since November 2011 after their first-time meeting in Istanbul in April 2011. This three-year collaboration is now documented with an album titled “Bad Falling Bostel” released on Creative Sources … Continue reading

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