Korhan Erel is a computer musician, improviser and sound designer based in Istanbul. He plays instruments he designs on a computer by employing various controllers as well as analog and digital electronics, melodica and the Cracklebox. He has composed and designed sounds for dance, theater, installations and films. His compositions blend industrial sounds, found sounds, abstract sound textures and acoustic instruments into sound collages.
Erel is one of the founding members of Turkey’s pioneer free improvisation group "Islak Köpek." He has performed in many festivals in Turkey and abroad. He has also performed telematic concerts over Skype in Germany, Spain and the US (New Mexico).
Erel was an artist-in-residence at the Center for Research and Development of Instruments and Tools for Performers (STEIM) in Amsterdam three times, and studied the use of sensors in music performance and instrument design. He was a guest composer at the Electronic Music Studios in Stockholm in 2011.
Reference: korhanerel.com, soundcloud.com, nrw-kultur.de