January 12-13-14-15 / “Hide & Seek”, a stage production by Academy Bühnenkunstschule with Afghan, German, Iranian and Syrian teenagers and led by Rachel Hameleers and Cymin Samawatie. Korhan Erel is one of the artistic contributors of this project. Performances will take place in the Alte Feuerwache in Berlin.
January 25 / Cyminology: Cymin Samawatie (vocals), Benedikt Jahnel (piano), Ralf Schwarz (double bass), Tobias Backhaus (drums and percussion) feat. Martin Stegner (viola), Korhan Erel (computer) at Borusan Music House, Istanbul
January 30 / Duet with Mia Zabelka (violin, electronics) at Spektrum Berlin (CTM Vorspiel Event)
February 5 / Anıl Eraslan (cello, effects), Simon Rose (saxophone), Oğuz Büyükberber (clarinets), Korhan Erel (electronics), Dag Magnus Narvesen (drums) at Miss Hecker, Berlin. Please ask for directions.
February 10 / Rudi Fischerlehner (drums), Sabine Vogel (flutes), Silke Eberhard (saxophones), Ute Wasserman (voice, bird calls), Korhan Erel (electronics) at Sowieso, Berlin
February 11 / Elo Masing (violin), Thomas Kumlehn (flute), Albrecht Walter (clarinet, accordion) and Korhan Erel (electronics, small speakers) at Watt Bar, Berlin, 20:00
February 12 / Eberhard Meisel (zither, electronics), Andreas Gogol (electronics), Gunnar Lettow (prepared bass guitar, electronics, objects) and Korhan Erel (electronics) at TonHalle Hannover, 18:00
February 17 / Defne Sandalcı (spoken word), Şevket Akıncı (guitar, effects), Korhan Erel (electronics) at Space Debris, Istanbul
February 21 / Solo performance at the opening of exhibition “You are here now” curated by Tuçe Erel and Seval Şener at ARTE Sanat, Ankara, Turkey
March 5 / David Rothenberg and Korhan Erel “Berlin Bülbül” at Spectrum NYC, New York, 7pm
March 6 / David Rothenberg and Korhan Erel “Berlin Bülbül” at Quinn’s, Beacon, NY, 7pm
March 11 / Cymin Samawatie’s Music Lounge at Galerie Kremers with musicians from Germany and Iran, 19:30
March 14 / Lunch concert at the Berliner Philharmoniker with Martin Stegner (viola), Haleh Seyfiyadeh (vocals), Cymin Samawatie(vocals), Yalda Yazdani (tar), Sasan Samadi (kamancheh), Reza Zalpour (ney), Korhan Erel (electronics), Mahan Mirarab (guitar), Ralf Schwarz (double bass), Faride Sarangi (tombak) in the framework for the Female Voice of Iran Festival
March 19 / Grand concert of the Female Voice of Iran, Villa Elisabeth, Berlin, 19:00
schimmernd Switzerland tour March 25-29, 2017
Akemi Nagao (dance), Angela Stöcklin (dance), Jan Schacher (double bass, electronics), Beat Unternährer (trombone), Korhan Erel (electronics)
March 25 / Plattform – wir bieten Raum, Gotthelfstrasse 29, 3013 Bern
March 26 / Probebühne Zirkus Chnopf, Flurstrasse 85, Zürich
March 27 / Atelier der ORT (AKKU), Emmenbrücke/Luzern
March 28 / FIM Basel , Alte Rumfabrik, Güterstrasse 145, Basel
March 29 / with guest Ségiu Voser (cello and voice) at WIM, Gewürzmühle, Zug
Empire microtour in NRW and Amsterdam April 25-27
Liz Allbee (trumpet, effects), Thorsten Töpp (electric guitar, effects), Korhan Erel (electronics)
April 25 / with Josephine Bode (recorder) at Splendor, Amsterdam
April 26 / with John-Dennis Renken (trumpet) in Moers (venue to be confirmed)
April 27 / Lokal Harmonie, Duisburg
May 4 / Cyminology: Cymin Samawatie (vocals), Benedikt Jahnel (piano), Ralf Schwarz (double bass), Tobias Backhaus (drums and percussion) feat. Korhan Erel (computer) in the XJazz Festival at the Emmaus Kirche, Berlin
May 12-13-14 / “Hide & Seek”, a stage production by Academy Bühnenkunstschule with Afghan, German, Iranian and Syrian teenagers and led by Rachel Hameleers and Cymin Samawatie. Korhan Erel is one of the artistic contributors of this project. Performances will take place at the Jewish Museum in Berlin.
May 17 / Concert at Spektrum, Berlin (line up to be announced)
June 22 / Live techno set at Suicide Circus in Berlin (first solo techno performance since 2003)
June 28-29 / Two nights in a row at Sowieso with a showcase of the new wave of experimental musicians from Turkey in Berlin and Europe as well as improvisers from the Berlin scene. Lineup includes Oğuz Büyükberber (clarinets), Anıl Eraslan (cello), Uygur Vural (cello), Cansu Tanrıkulu (voice, electronics), Utku Tavil (drums). More names to be announced soon.
July 29 / Cymin Samawatie and Korhan Erel in the Displaced Replaced Festival at Radialsystem V, Berlin