Fotos: Chris Pitsiokos by Peter Gannushkin, Kriton Beyer by Cristina Marx (Photomusix), Jasper Stadh
Di, 05/07/2022, 20:00 Uhr
Echtzeitmusik / Improvisation / Klangkunst / Sound Art / Konzert


Experimenteller Free Jazz

On Tuesday, 5 July, as part of this year’s Jazzwoche Berlin, Kühlspot Social Club presents an evening of improvised music with:

Chris Pitsiokos - alto saxophone
Kriton Beyer - daxophone
Jasper Stadhouders - electric guitar
Matthias Bauer - double bass
Rudi Fischerlehner - drums

The event is supported by IG Jazz Berlin and Jazzwoche Berlin.

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Entrance: 10 EUR
Doors: 8:00 p.m.
Music: 8:30 p.m.

Venue: Kühlspot Social Club
Address: Lehderstraße 74-79
13086 Berlin-Weißensee
Stop: Prenzlauer Allee / Ostseestraße
Tram: M2 or M13 // Bus: 156 or 158
Free parking available on the street

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Chris Pitsiokos is an alto saxophonist and composer based in Brooklyn, NY. Aesthetically, his work combines the lyricism of jazz and the intensity of extreme rock forms and noise with the attention to detail and abstraction of contemporary classical music. Known for expanding the vocabulary of the saxophone through extended range, circular breathing, nuanced articulation, and other extended techniques, his recent work also commands considerable cathartic, emotive, and lyrical power. His compositions often function as a platform for performers to express a unified aesthetic vision without subjugating their individual voices as musicians in their own right. In this way his work contrasts with more traditional modes of composition in which the composer or band leader is the sole, or primary arbiter, of a singular vision. Pitsiokos has worked with Weasel Walter, Tyshawn Sorey, Peter Evans, Joe Morris, Philip White, Guerilla Toss, C Spencer Yeh, Nate Wooley, Brandon Seabrook, Lydia Lunch, Paul Lytton, Miya Masaoka, Mick Barr, and many more. He has appeared at major festivals and toured throughout Europe, the United States and Japan as a solo artist, with his own bands, and as a side man. A prolific artist, Pitsiokos is the leader or co-leader of ten commercial recordings on record labels Clean Feed, Astral Spirits, UgExplode, One Hand, Carrier, New Atlantis, and his own imprint, Eleatic. He was a contributor to Arcana VIII, a book of essays edited by John Zorn, and was a resident at Zorn’s club the Stone in November 2016. In addition to performing and composing music, Pitsiokos was a longtime DJ at radio station WKCR-FM and has been producing concerts in Brooklyn and Manhattan for five years. Pitsiokos very recently moved to Berlin.

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Kriton Beyer is a Greek-German musician and composer who works – as a performer and improviser – mainly with the harmonium and the daxophone.

He studied musicology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. From 1990 - 2004 he played with a variety of local music groups in Greece, such as Sakis Papadimitriou's "ad-hoc ensemble" and the post-rock group "Sigmatropic". In 2004 he moved to Berlin, where he got heavily involved in the improvised music scene of the city.

Since then, he has worked with many musicians like Kalle Kalima, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kresten Osgood, Tristan Honsinger, Tomomi Adachi, Richard Scott, Willi Kellers, Matthias Bauer, Antonis Anissegos, Olaf Rupp, Els Vandeweyer, Harri Sjöström, Nicola Hein and Liz Allbee. Kriton Beyer is a member of the electroacoustic trio "uproot", the ensembles "Redox Reaction", "AEAEA" and the "Berlin Soundpainting Orchestra". He is involved in the multimedia project "Dark Eye" with Korhan Erel and Nicolas Wiese, the movement, sound and light experiment “enLIGHTenment” with butoh dancer Yuko Kaseki and has cooperated with japanese visual artist and live painter Akiko Nakayama.

In his work with the harmonium, Kriton Beyer uses both the natural sound of his instrument and "traditional" playing techniques as well as preparations, objects and extended techniques. His daxophone play is characterized by a very personal musical and sonic aesthetic, deviating from that of the instrument’s inventor Hans Reichel, who often had a tonal approach to the instrument. Kriton Beyer chooses to work sometimes with a stripped, minimal and strictly acoustic sound of the instrument, while at other times – in contrast to that – he also works with setups ranging from subtle to sometimes extensive use of effects and electronics.

As an improvising musician, he has performed throughout Europe. His compositions are largely based on conceptual art. Kriton Beyer has also conceived and commissioned the music software CinePrompt®, which was specially developed for the use for live musical performance and live recording to films.

He curates and manages the concert series and record label "The Procrustean Bed" dedicated to Experimental Improvised Music.

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Jasper Stadhouders is a Dutch guitarist, bassist, improviser, composer, bandleader and concert organiser. He is an active member of the international improvised music circuit.
He is a member of Amsterdam-based musician’s collective DOEK that organises the annual DOEK Festival in Amsterdam.
Jasper leads the PolyBand which he founded in 2015. The PolyBand consists of an ever-expanding pool of musicians and performers in varying line-ups and sizes which focuses on polyrhythmic cycles, polytonality and trance-like long forms. In 2019, Jasper received a commission from the prestigious festival Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Utrecht, NL) to compose an entirely new work for a 16-piece version of the PolyBand which premiered in September 2019.
At the 2015 Incubate Festival (Tilburg, NL), during a 6-day residency he lead the Jasper Stadhouders’ International Improv Ensemble. He also formed the 5tet Oliver / Stadhouders / Vitols / Rosaly / ‘t Hart, which premiered at the 2018 DOEK Festival.
He is the co-founder of Cactus Truck, Trio Stadhouders / Govaert / De Joode + Delius, Trio Rempis / Stadhouders / Rosaly, Shelter, Bazooka, Practical Music, and plays in bands like Spinifex, Ken Vandermark’s groups Made To Break, Entr’Acte and Next International, Jaap Blonk’s Retirement Overdue, Bacchanalia, o k a p i, and Jeroen Kimman’s Orquesta del Tiempo Perdido. In 2014, The Ex invited Jasper to join them on the last tour of the late great Ethiopian saxophone legend Getatchew Mekuria in Addis Ababa. Next to this, Jasper has worked with theatre companies De Warme Winkel, Nieuw-West and Freek Vielen. He performed contemporary composed music by Steve Reich, Michael Gordon, Barbara Ellison and Genevieve Murphy.He’s played with Han Bennink, Ab Baars, Paal Nilssen-Love, Marshall Allen, Hamid Drake, C. Spencer Yeh, Akira Sakata, Noel Redding, Andrew D’Angelo, Roy Campbell (R.I.P.), Jeb Bishop, Mars Williams, Priya Purushothaman, Kaja Draksler, Johannes Bauer (R.I.P.), The Ex, Fendika, Getatchew Mekuria (R.I.P.), Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Michael Vatcher, Marc Ducret, Jozef Dumoulin, Magda Mayas, Mette Rasmussen, Nate Wooley, Valerio Tricoli, Tom Rainey, Mark Sanders, Emilio Gordoa, Dirar Kalash, Christian Lillinger, Michiyo Yagi and many others.
Jasper toured extensively all throughout Europe, North America and Russia, and also performed in Ethiopia, India, Japan, Mexico, Argentina and Palestine. He lives in Amsterdam since 2006.

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Matthias Bauer is a German double bass player specializing in free jazz and improvised music. He is the younger brother of jazz musicians Conny and Hannes Bauer. After studying at the Hanns Eisler Music Academy in Berlin, he left the GDR in 1980 and lived in Lyon until 1988, then in Cologne, and since 1991 back in Berlin. Since the 1990s he has played with musicians such as Bill Dixon, Tony Oxley, Hans Reichel, Sven-Åke Johansson, Ulrich Gumpert and Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky and has worked with the Ensemble Mosaik or with composers such as Georgkatzer and Helmut Oehring. He realized stage music and concepts for improvising musicians and took part in festivals such as Maerzmusik Berlin, Venice Biennale, or Wien Modern, as well as numerous CD releases.

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Rudi Fischerlehner is an Austrian drummer that works in various musical projects in the fields of improvised and experimental music, jazz and post-rock. He also composes and produces music for bands, film and performances.
Born in 1977 in Austria he was introduced to the drums at an early age and started performing with bands as a teenager around Linz, Austria. Following a brief period studying classical percussion he moved to Vienna, travelled to Africa and China, spent a few months in New York and now resides in Berlin.
His current projects include the drum solo project 15 8 SLUM, Xenofox with Olaf Rupp and Ohlmeier / Khroustaliov / Fischerlehner. He also plays or has played with Gorilla Mask, Matthias Müller, Mia Dyberg, Joke Lanz, Zsolt Sőrés, Julie Sassoon, Fiium Shaarrk, Tonia Reeh, Tristan Honsinger, Matthias Schubert, Andreas Willers, Frank Paul Schubert, Erste Stufe Haifisch and many more.
Projects in which he features have been regularly invited to festivals and clubs internationally and featured on radio stations as Ö1, BBC Radio 3, SWR and Deutschlandfunk.
As a producer and composer for film soundtracks he contributed to movies by Ella Raidel, Johanna Kirsch and Katharina Lampert and was involved in the art, video or performance work of Alterazioni Video, Tarek Atoui (Berlin Biennale 8 ), Katrin Plavcak, Wilhelm Groener, Rainer Kohlberger and Haroon Mirza.


Chris Pitsiokos, Altsaxophon
Kriton Beyer, Daxophon
Jasper Stadhouders, Elektrische Gitarre
Matthias Bauer, Kontrabass
Rudi Fischerlehner, Schlagzeug

Vier etablierte Musiker der internationalen Jazz- und Improvisationsszene kommen im Kühlspot Social Club für ein einmaliges Konzert zusammen, um Free Jazz mit einem ganz anderen, experimentellen Touch zu präsentieren.

  • Dauer: 02:00h, Pausen: ja
  • Kühlspot Social Club
  • Lehderstrasse 74-79, Berlin
  • Barrierefreiheit: motorische Einschränkungen / kognitive Einschränkungen
  • Ticketpreis: 10 €