PERFORMANCE: Defne Sandalcı, Şevket Akıncı, Korhan Erel

Korhan Erel (electronic) and Şevket Akıncı (electric guitar), who has been performing together in various festivals in Turkey and all over Europe, primarily Islak Köpek and Mugwump since thirteen years, will meet with author Defne Sandalcı (Spoken Word) at Karaköy’s performance art space Space Debris in the evening of February 17th. Inspired by Defne Sandalcı’s texts in which the holy taboos are fired in the name of freedom within the fun, sarcastic and bitter imagery, Korhan Erel and Şevket Akıncı will start a journey through different formations of improvisation.

Defne Sandalcı: Born in Istanbul, died and then reborn again. When authority is imposed upon her, it has been determined that her tail gets out of control and she gets goose bumps. Her texts has been published in Beyaz, Kara Mecmua, Cin Ayşe magazines. Her first book “Ah!” was published by Metis in 2013.

Şevket Akıncı: Guitarist, composer and arranger Şevket Akıncı has many projects in various genres ranging from jazz (Lifeline, Şirin Soysal, Weed), to hardcore (Dead Country, Percussive), from contemporary classical music (Escher Chronicles) to free improvisation and free jazz (Islak Köpek, Century, Holy Ghost). He has also been in different musical projects combining various musical genres together (Mutant, Konjo, Earafter). Also having participated in over twenty albums, Akıncı has been in many interdisciplinary performances, mending music with painting, theatre, cinema, dance, sculpture and poetry.

Korhan Erel: Electronic improviser and sound designer Korhan Erel, is from Istanbul and now based in Berlin, sees electronics as an other insturment that can be played with other musical insturments on stage. He works in multiple time-zones in various places with many musicians from differantiating genres, performing in concerts, and making sound design and compostions for theatre and dance pieces as well as album recordings. He is a founding member of Turkey’s first electro-acoustic free improvisation group Islak Köpek. He has eight albums printed on CDs, and eight albums published digitally.

*Image credit used in event cover: Ersin Jetrane, “This is the Most Beautiful Purple Line Which Has Ever Been Drawn”

**This performance also marks the beginning of Nihal Martli and Seyhan Musa’s collaborative project “Mise en Abyme” under the series of “Collective Conscious” at Space Debris.