IstanPOOL is a brand new collective of musicians from Turkey and the Netherlands in a setting of two wind instruments, two guitars and two laptops:
Michael Moore & Mark Alban Lotz (winds)
Korhan Erel & Robert van Heumen (laptops, live processing)
Şevket Akıncı & Giray Gürkal (guitars, effects)
The sextet play improvisations as well as pieces composed by its members. IstanPOOL is conceptualized by Utrecht-based flutist Mark Alban Lotz and Istanbul-based computer musician Korhan Erel. Early concerts took place in Istanbul and Utrecht between 2010-2013 in form of Lotz/Erel duo with guest musicians as well as concerts with Islak Köpek, with which Mark Alban Lotz has a collaborative album that was released on Evil Rabbit Records in 2011. The three Turkish musicians here are all Islak Köpek members.