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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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Schubert, Vural, Fischerlehner, Erel at Miss Hecker – April 26

An evening of improvisation at Berlin’s cult venue Miss Hecker with Frank Paul Schubert, Uygur Vural and Rudi Fischerlehner on Sunday, April 26. Music starts at 20.30. Korhan Erel and Uygur Vural are both players in the Istanbul free improvisation … Continue reading

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Martin Blume – Luc Houtkamp – Korhan Erel at exploratorium berlin

I am very much honored to be invited to play with Martin Blume (drums) and Luc Houtkamp (saxophone) at Berlin’s fine improvised music venue exploratorium on April 19. The concert will start at 20.00. Please find more info here Martin … Continue reading

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Two concerts in the New Sounds of Berlin and Istanbul at Radialsystem

Korhan Erel will play two concerts with his two Istanbul-based projects on March 14 at Radialsystem in the New Sounds of Istanbul and Berlin event organized by Borusan Music House (Istanbul) and Radialsystem (Berlin), and curated by Ipek Ipekçioğlu. The … 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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Lotz / Erel duo – Hein / Erel / Marien trio

Korhan met Mark Alban Lotz in Istanbul in 2010, a few days before they went into the stuido to record Islak Köpek’s album “Istanbul Improv Sessions May 4th”. That album, released in 2011 on Evil Rabbit Recordings, has been receiving quite good … Continue reading

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Concerts in November

Korhan Erel will play six concerts in Berlin and Leipzig between November 7 and November 30. The first concert will be in Leipzig on November 7 in the NIL Experimental Stage concert series in Leipzig with Marek Brandt, Michael Breitenbach … Continue reading

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Interplay: improvised encounters of dance and music

Interplay is an international meeting of nine dancers and musicians on the wonderful stage of Acker Stadt Palast, one of Berlin’e very special performance venues. Performance starts at 8:30pm. Coming early and chilling out in the lovely, quiet, cool inner courtyard … Continue reading

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K. Erel, S. Ağıryürüyen, A. Eraslan and Ş. Akıncı in Strasbourg (F) and Bern (SUI), June 10-13

Four heavyweights of the Istanbul improvisation scene, Korhan Erel, Sumru Ağıryürüyen (voice), Şevket Akıncı (elec. guitar, effects), and Anıl Eraslan (cello) will play several concerts in Strasbourg, France and Bern, Switzerland between June 10-12. The first concert involves the four … Continue reading

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Başak Yavuz Quintet feat. Frank Gratkowski

Korhan Erel has been a part of Başak Yavuz‘s jazz quintet for a while now, playing with them on and off in Istanbul. Following their concert at Cafe Mitanni last month, the quintet will play a show on March 15 … Continue reading

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