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 Seyfizadeh (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) 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.

June 28 line up: Oguz Buyukberber (clarinets), Anil Eraslan (cello), Korhan Erel (electronics), Giray Gürkal (electric guitar), Elisabetta Lanfredini (voice), Cansu Tanrıkulu (voice), Uygur Vural (cello)

Tom Arthurs (trumpet), Rudi Fischerlehner (drums), Julia Kadel (piano), Meinrad Kneer (double bass), Gregor Siedl (saxophone)

June 29 line up: Oguz Buyukberber (clarinets), Anil Eraslan (cello), Korhan Erel (electronics), Giray Gürkal (electric guitar), Cansu Tanrıkulu (voice), Uygur Vural (cello)

Liz Allbee (trumpet), Chris Heenan (contrabass clarinet, alto saxophone), Eva Hoogland (voice), Judith Wegmann (piano)

July 20 / Improvised music concert with Golnar Shahyar (voice), Cymin Samawatie (voice), Mona Matbou Riahi (clarinet) and Uygur Vural (cello) at Cafe7Stern in Vienna

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

August 6 / Duo with violist Marie Takahashi at Noiseberg, 17:00

August 8 / Duo with Lisa Simpson (prepared sewing machine) in the opening of Nikki Gijselhart’s exhibition “Glow” at Emserstrasse 126, Berlin

August 13 / “Is Paradise Cheaper?”, a sound-lecture performance by Göksu Kunak (text, reading performance, visual material) and Korhan Erel (sound design and performance) in Fuchsbau Festival, Hannover

September 8 / Istanbul Composers Orchestra with Laia Genc (piano), Başak Yavuz (vocals, kalimba), Hesen Kanjo (kanun), Bassem Hawar (djozé), Bodek Jahnke (drums, percussion, tabla), Korhan Erel (computer, electronics), Nicolas Wiese (visuals), Markus Braun (tonmeister) at the opening of the German-Turkish Culture Days in Pavillon (large hall), Hannover

October 2 / Duo with Florian Walter (saxophones) at Alte Mitte, Essen

Tour d’Electro – Achim Zepezauer, Jim Campbell, Korhan Erel
Three electronics players join forces on a short tour in Germany
October 3: Düsseldorf: WP8
October 4: Hamburg: Mittwochs Café
October 5: Bremen: Kultur im Bunker
October 6: Leipzig: M89 Klanggalerie (canceled due to storm Xavier)
October 8: Berlin: Spektrum Art Science Community
October 9: Achim and Jim play experimontag at Madame Claude

October 26 / Istanbul Composers Orchestra with Laia Genc (piano), Başak Yavuz (vocals, kalimba), Hesen Kanjo (kanun), Bassem Hawar (djozé), Max Klaas (drums, percussion), Korhan Erel (computer, electronics), Nicolas Wiese (visuals), Markus Braun (tonmeister) in the Hannover Jazz Week at the Theater fensterzurstadt, Hannover (exact venue to be announced)

October 27 / Vollmund plays at West Germany. Vollmund is Edith Steyer on reeds, Adrian David Krok on drums and Korhan Erel on electronics and improvised text/stories. They will share the evening with 2henning (Valeria Zangger + Rahel Kraft)

October 31 / Duo with violist Marie Takahashi at Wendel, Berlin

November 5 / Improvising orchestra conducted by Tyshawn Sorey in JazzFest Berlin. Orchestra member are:

ADAM PULTZ MELBYE double bass, ALEX NOWITZ voice, ALIREZA MEHDIZADEH kamancheh, ANAÏS TUERLINCKX piano, ANKE LUCKS trombone, BILIANA VOUTCHKOVA violin, COLIN HACKLANDER drums, percussion, ELS VANDEWEYER vibraphone, percussion, FARAHNAZ HATAM electronics, GRÉGOIRE SIMON viola, HANNES LINGENS accordion, JULIA REIDY guitars, KATHRIN PECHLOF harp, KORHAN EREL electronics, NIKO MEINHOLD guzheng, NIKOLAUS NEUSER trumpet, ORLANDO DE BOEYKENS tuba, RAVI SRINIVASAN tabla, ghatam, percussion, ULI KEMPENDORFF saxophone, clarinet, ULRIKE BRAND cello

November 6 / Mia Dyberg (saxophone), Axel Dörner (trumpet), Joel Grip (double bass), Korhan Erel (electronics) at Neu West Berlin

November 8 / VollMund: Edith Steyer (reeds), Adrian Krok (drums), Korhan Erel (electronics) at REH, Kopenhagenerstr. 17

November 9 / Electroacoustic duo with Hüseyin Evirgen on piano at private location. Please email me if you’d like to attend.

November 15 / Duo with Rahel Kraft (voice, electronics) at Z Bar (shared bill with Mikkel Almholt)

November 17 / concert with Florian Walter (saxophones) and Simon Camatta (drums) at Aufsturz/Jazzkeller 69, Berlin

November 18 / Playing drum machine and synth with experimental pop/uneasy listening duo Golden Dark – Elo Masing (violin, voice), David Hull (voice, guitar) – at Watt Bar, Berlin

November 19 / Improv concert with Hannah Marshall (cello) and Sabine Vogel (flutes) at Spektrum, Berlin

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

November 29 / Solo performance, opening for Band of Spies (Paul Roth, sax / Liz Kosack, synth / Olga Nosova, drums) at Geiger Galerie (concert is still taking place but Korhan cannot play anymore)

December 3 / Eric Wong (guitar), Korhan Erel (electronics) at Noiseberg

December 4 / Brad Henkel (trumpet), Eric Wong (guitar), Korhan Erel (electronics) in Experimontag at Madame Claude

December 5 / Solo & Duo with Cymin Samawatie (voice) at Acker Stadt Palast (details and info on other performers to follow)

December 13 / Improvising ensemble concert in Baku, Azerbaijan

December 14 / Divan der Kontinente concert in Baku, Azerbaijan (details to follow)

December 27 / Improvisation concert with the Giessen Improvisation Pool: Peter Geisselbrecht, Piano Frank Rühl, guitar; Georg Wolf, double bass, and two more guest musicians to be confirmed