Elektroakustische Frequenzverschiebungen II
(im Rahmen von blurred edges)
Centro Sociale Sternstr. 2, 20357 Hamburg
Beim zweitem Konzert der Frequenzgänge spielen 3 türkische Improvisatoren. Şevket Akıncı an der E-Gitarre aus Istanbul und Korhan Erel an Computer & Controller. Beide sind Gründungsmitglieder des ersten türkischen Improvisationsensembles Islak Köpek. Der in Strasbourg lebende türkische Cellist Anil Eraslan ist sowohl Improvisator als auch Interpret traditioneller türkischer Musik. Der französische Saxophonist Jean-Luc Guionnet ist sowohl Musiker als auch bildender Künstler, er arbeitet in den Bereichen improvisierter und komponierter Musik, Grafik, Klanginstallation und Fieldrecordings. Der Japaner Seijiro Murayama ist ein minimalistischer Perkussionist, der seit 2006 im Duo mit Jean-Luc Guionnet versucht, die Gegebenheiten eines Raumes in die Improvisation einzubeziehen.
Der Hamburger Gunnar Lettow erweitert den Klang seines E-Basses mit Spießen, Pinseln, Klammern und Effektgeräten.
Korhan Erel is a computer musician, improviser, sound designer based in Berlin. 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. Korhan’s collaboration with Sydney-based video artist Fabian Astore “The Threshold” has won the Blake Prize in Australia in 2012.
Korhan’s computer performance system is called Omnibus. The instruments within Omnibus are a culmination of Korhan’s musical past and aesthetic choices. Omnibus instruments use concrete sounds (samples, field recordings), morphed and processed in realtime. They can be as simple as one single sample being played using a Nintendo Wii controller to a complex system that employs granular synthesis and spectral processing. The instruments are played interactively using Nintendo Wii controllers (Korhan’s choice of controller when he plays in ensembles with acoustic/electric instrument players), an iPad (used in solo/duo performances as well as ensemble concerts) and several midi controllers. No matter what technology he uses, Korhan always stays focused on the outcome and musicality rather than processes.
Anil Eraslan was born in 1981. He began playing cello and piano in Ankara and leter went to France and studied classical, jazz and contemporary music at Strasbourg Conservatory. Besides, he’s a free-improviser and plays also traditional turkish music in many projects. music has no strict borders between the genres.
In 2008, he created the band “Auditive Connection”. The group is awarded by Illiade Young Talents Festival and France ô Folies and in 2015 they are selected for JazzMigration tour which provide numerous concerts at national and international festivals . Currently he is playing in many different ensembles with Sumru Agiryürüyen, John Lindberg, Sylvain Kassap, Eric Groleau, Auditive Connection, Balboura, Kemik Trio, Linea Ensemble, Hanatsu, Espèces d’Espaces.
Şevket Akıncı is a guitarist, composer and an improviser. Throughout his musical career he participated in diverse projects varying from jazz to avantgarde, from punk to Turkish Classical Music. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, he published his first album in 1996. This album is a collection of folk compositions. And to this day it still has a cult status. Then he went on a totally different direction and led his jazz-rock group „Lifeline“ which performed his own compositions for five years. And then in 2005 he co-founded the audio-visual project „Mugwump“ with Korhan Erel. The same year, he became a member of what would be the longest-standing free improvisation group in Turkey: „Islak Köpek“. He’s also a founding member of „Mutant“, a 7-guitar group which plays compositions of its members. His album which he recorded with the famous guitarist Eugene Chadbourne and other leading Turkish musicians from the free scene in Istanbul, „Dead Country“ is released from Konnex Records in June 2010. Among artists that he’s played or recorded with we can name Le-Quan Ninh, Luc Ex, Mark O’Leary, Eugene Chadbourne, Richard Nunns, Kirstie Simson, Christian Asplund, Sussan Deyhim, Richard Horowitz, Ilia Belorukov. He has been a radio host since 2006 in a radio program on free jazz and free improvisation. He also composes for films, dance and theater and is a published poet.
Seijiro Murayama is a percussion player who works mainly in the field of non-idiomatic improvisation including idiomatic researches about it, or workshops on it, electro acoustic composition and plural disciplinary collaboration with words, images, body movements etc. He worked with Fred Frith, Tom Cora, Keiji Haino, KK Null between 1980 and 1998.
He collaborated with some contemporary dance/theater/performance groups as a composer-musician. His artistic principal is especially to work with the idea of the interdisciplinarity between music and other disciplines of art: dance, video, paintings, photos, literature etc: approaching a stranger to do something constructive with them. In the same way, he collaborates with musicians, composers, and sound artists: Pascale Criton, Mattin, soundworm, Toshimaru Nakamura, Toshiya Tsunoda, Robin Hayward, Axel Dörner, Klaus Filip,Thomas Tilly, Benjamin Thigpen, Didier Aschour, Damien Grange, Tomaz Grom, Ntoko.
The duo with Jean-Luc Guionnet started life as a purely musical improvisation project.
It came about in 2006 as part of Catherine Diverrès’ choreography project, Blowin’, following at the same time its own original path. A structure, the presence of dancers, light, objects, all the elements of this creation, forced us to find completely different musical games, despite the project’s being located firmly in the improvised world familiar to both of us.
The qualities and unique quantities of a site are the first condition of our music, the switch which obliges us to play this way rather than that. Inevitably, this implies great diversity between one concert and another. Via our moods at a particular moment, (since it is a given that we are prone to moods !), the architecture and acoustics of the site, the attention brought to bear on proceedings by the public and the characteristics of the background noise, the site and the moment pass through the filter of our propensity to play or not play this or that.
Gunnar Lettow erweitert den Klang des E-Basses durch unterschiedliche Präparationen wie z.B. Spieße, Klammern und Pinsel sowie den Einsatz von Effektgeräten. Aktuelle Projekte die Duos mit Gary Rouzer (Alexandria, USA) und Korhan Erel (Laptop, Istanbul), sowie mit Robert Klammer (electronics, Hamburg). Er spielt regelmässig in ad-hoc-Besetzungen (u.a. mit Ernesto Rodrigues, Hermann Müntzing, Carl-Ludwig Hübsch, Nicolas Wiese, Ofer Bymel). Seit 2010 organisiert die Konzertreihe Frequenzgänge für improvisierte und experimentelle Musik in Hamburg.