2017

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 9 / Duo “Deconstruction of a poem” with dancer Lerna Babikyan at Liebig12 as a part of Muyassar Kurdi‘s residency.

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

April 14 / Chris Heenan (contrabass clarinet), Steve Heather (drums), Uygur Vural (cello), Korhan Erel (electronics) at Sowieso, Berlin

Empire microtour in NRW and Amsterdam April 25-27

Liz Allbee (trumpet, effects), Thorsten Töpp (electric guitar, effects), Korhan Erel (electronics)

April 25 / Splendor, Amsterdam
April 26 / with John-Dennis Renken (trumpet) in Moers (venue to be confirmed)
April 27 / Lokal Harmonie, Duisburg

April 30 / The Liz plays an improvised set at Spektrum, Berlin

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 7 / The Liz performs “Book of Birds” at Sojus 7 in Monheim am Rhein.

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 / Sabine Vogel (amplified flute), Cao Thanh Lan (prepared marxophone, samplers), Gregor Siedl (clarinet, gamecalls and electronics), Korhan Erel (electronics) at Spektrum, Berlin

May 19 / Duo with Edith Steyer (clarinet, saxophone) in the Raze Ramparts series run by Julia Reidy at Officina Neukölln

May 30 / An immersive improv performance curated by Liz Kosack and Patrick Breiner “The First Breath” Patrick Breiner (tenor sax/clarinet), Jamie Agnello (performer / puppeteer), Liz Kosack (synth/ masks), Liz Allbee (trumpet), Korhan “Liz” Erel (electronics), Steve Heather (percussion), Dan Peter Sundland (electric bass), Yoshiko Klein (bass recorder), Julia Reidy (guitar), Brad Henkel (trumpet), Julian Elvira (subcontrabass flute) at Neu West Berlin

June 3 / Islak Köpek plays in the Moers Festival at the grand hall of the Music School. Şevket Akıncı (e. guitar), Korhan Erel (electronics), Giray Gürkal (e. guitar), Robert Reigle (tenor saxophone), Dirk Stromberg (phallophone)

June 22 / Live techno set at Suicide Circus in Berlin (first solo techno performance since 2003). 11:00pm

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), Giray Gürkal (electric guitar), Uygur Vural (cello), Cansu Tanrıkulu (voice, electronics), Utku Tavil (drums). Non-turkish musicians will include Liz Allbee (trumpet), Chris Heenan (contrabass clarinet), Rudi Fischerlehner (drums). More names to be announced soon.

July 29 / Cymin Samawatie and Korhan Erel in the Displaced Replaced Festival at Radialsystem V, Berlin

September 8 / Concert with Laia Genc (piano, vocals), Bassem Hawar (djoze), Bodek Janke (drums), Nicolas Wiese (visuals) in Hannover (venue to be announced)

October 26 / Concert with Laia Genc (piano, vocals), Bassem Hawar (djoze), Hesen Kanjo (kanun), Bodek Janke (drums), Nicolas Wiese (visuals) in the Hannover Jazz Week, Hannover (exact venue to be announced)

November 26 / Judith Wegmann (piano), Axel Dörner (trumpet), Julien Megroz (drums), Korhan Erel (electronics) at exploratorium, Berlin