Korhan Erel
Berlin Pankow — Germany
Korhan Erel is a computer musician, improviser, sound designer based in Istanbul, Turkey. He plays instruments he designs on a computer by employing various controllers. He also uses analog and digital electronics. He is a founding member of Islak Köpek, Turkey’s pioneer free improvisation group, which is regarded as the band that started the free improvisation scene in Turkey. He composes and designs sounds for dance, theater, installations and film. He collaborates with dancers, video artists and spoken word artists. Field recordings are one of his main raw materials for instrument design and sound design.
Description of work with field recording
I have been using field recordings as raw materials for my compositions, computer instruments and sound design work. Almost all of the computer instruments that I design and play with various controllers use and manipulate field recordings, with only a few using real-time synthesis. Geyikbayırı is the first piece composed entirely of field recordings made in a village in Antalya, Turkey. It was played in the Incidental Amplifications Festival in Australia.