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New Release: Live at Gitar Cafe by Canned Fit, Yannis Saxonis and Korhan Erel

A concert recording by Canned Fit (Christine Schörkhuber), Yannis Saxonis and myself at GitarCafe in Istanbul on September 9, 2013 has been released on the netlabel Gronde Murmure today. It’s a free download (you can pay if you want, of … Continue reading

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N. Krahl, K. Erel, T. Tüzün, G. Gürkal at Gitarcafe, Dec 2

Nora Krahl and I had known each other only by name, through our common friend Tolga Tüzün, composer, pianist and improviser, until we had a chance meeting at Frank Gratkowski’s house in February 2013. During that meeting, it turned out that … Continue reading

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Oct 23 – Solothurnmann, Ağıryürüyen, Akıncı, Vural, Erel at Gitarcafe

The Swiss saxophonist, music critic and Jürg Solothurnmann will play a series of concerts in Istanbul in the last week of October. One of these concerts is with Korhan Erel (computer, controllers), Sumru Ağıryürüyen (voice), Şevket Akıncı (guitars) and Uygur … Continue reading

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Ağıryürüyen, Akıncı, Eraslan, Erel @ Gitar Cafe, August 22, 2013

Four heavyweights of the Turkish free improvisation scene come together for a summer night’s free improvisation concert on August 22, 2013 at Gitar Cafe in Istanbul. Sumru Ağıryürüyen (voice), Şevket Akıncı (guitars), Anıl Eraslan (cello) and Korhan Erel (computer, controllers) … Continue reading

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May 2, 2013: Mark Alban Lotz & Islak Köpek at Gitar Cafe

Mark Alban Lotz is an Utrecht-based flute player and improviser who is also quite well known in Turkey as a jazz player and improviser. He had come to Istanbul in 2010 to make two recordings with Istanbul-based improvisers. One of … Continue reading

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A Midspring Night’s Improvisation

Mark Alban Lotz, Utrecht-based flute player and improviser, who is also the other half of the Lotz/Erel duo, will be in Istanbul from April 26th through May 5th, and play a series of concerts with me and other musicians. The … Continue reading

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Islak Köpek with Sumru Ağıryürüyen, Seda Röder and Korhan Erel

Istanbul-based free improvisation ensemble Islak Köpek curates bi-monthly evenings of freely improvised music at Gitar Cafe where they invite several musicians. This month, guest musicians are Sumru Ağıryürüyen (voice), acclaimed new music pianist Seda Röder and myself. As some of you … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Ağıryürüyen, Erel, Gürkal / Özgür Müzik: free improv gathering @ Dunia, Jan 14

Sumru Ağıryürüyen (voice), Korhan Erel (computer, controllers), Giray Gürkal (electric guitar, effects) will present an evening of solo, duo and trio improvisations at Gitar Cafe, where they will attempt to look at music and each other from different viewpoints. The … Continue reading

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Islak Köpek @ Gitar Cafe, Dec 6, 2012

Istanbul-based free improvisation ensemble Islak Köpek will start their monthly concert series at Gitar Cafe on December 6, 2012. The concert will start at 9pm. In this series, Islak Köpek will alternate between playing as an ensemble and collaborating with … Continue reading

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Erel, Furuya, Lanfredini, Merlet at Gitar Cafe, November 29

On November 29, I will be playing with three very exciting improvisers at Gitar Cafe. This is a meeting that was built from chance meetings. I met Nobuyasu Furuya, wind player based in Japan, on Facebook and was amazed by … Continue reading

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