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Korhan Erel

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Korhan Erel is a electronic musician, improviser and sound designer based in Berlin. Korhan treats electronics as an instrument that can co-exist with conventional instruments in free improvisation, solo performances and collaborations in other musical genres and with non-musical disciplines. Korhan uses field recordings, found sounds or self-recorded sounds in his instrument designs and performances. Korhan's musical activities covers free improvisation, conceptual sound performances as well as structured and composed pieces. Korhan performs solo, duo and group performances with improvisers, dancers, jazz groups and orchestras, such as Cyminology, Istanbul Composers Orchestra, The Liz, David Rothenberg, Gunnar Lettow and many other formations. Korhan also does sound design and music for theater, video and dance. Korhan has done three residencies at STEIM in Amsterdam on sensors and instrument design, and was a guest composer at the Electronic Music Studios in Stockholm. He has ten CD releases and several digital releases with various formations. Korhan has played in festivals, venues, museums and art spaces in Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK, and the USA.