Fotos: Cristina Marx (Photomusix), Uli Templin
Sa, 06/08/2022, 20:00 Uhr
Echtzeitmusik / Elektronische Musik / Improvisation / Klangkunst / Sound Art


On Saturday, 6 July 2022, Kühlspot Social Club presents an evening of improvised music with:

Rieko Okuda – piano, synthesizer, voice
Eric Wong – electric guitar
Kriton Beyer – daxophone, electronics

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Rieko Okuda is a pianist and a composer from Japan. She began to play Classical music at the age of 3. Okuda studied Music Therapy at the Doshisha Women’s College. After graduating, she moved to the USA to study Jazz music where she performed with some of the great American Jazz musicians like Bob Mintzer, Jon Faddis, John Fedchock and others at several jazz festivals such as North Texas Jazz Festival, Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival to name a few. Later, while living in Phliladelphia, she got more interested in Free Jazz and Improvised music and performed with the great improvisers including Marshall Allen, Elliott, and Calvin Weston. Her special interest in Improvised Music led her to move to Berlin. There she performed with musicians like Tobias Delius, Axel Dörner, Els Vendaweyer, Linda Frederickson and many others and collaborated with contemporary dancers such as Yuko Kaseki, Akemi Nagao and Annapaola Les. She performed at several Experimental Music festivals like the A L'arme Festival, JOE Festival Essen, Brda Contemporary Music Festival, XChange Festival, Experymental Festival, Flux Festival, and the Soundance Festival.
In 2017 and 2018, she got a residency in Elektronik Music Studio (EMS) in Stockholm, Sweden widening her experience in the field of Electro-Acoustic Music and started including electronics to her piano pieces and playing. Her first Electro-Acoustic solo album "Paranorm" was released at the Japanese record label, Athor Harmonics, on Feburary 2018. "Paranorm" was performed at Koncertkirken Blagards Plads (DK), Ausland, FLUX Festival (DE), and Vardklockans Församling (SE).
In 2020, she had a residency in Visby International Centre for Composers (VICC).

Eric Wong, born 1981 in Minneapolis, grew up in Hong Kong, studied psychology at the University of Minnesota, and audio production and engineering at the Institute of Production and Recording. Currently based in Berlin. He performs works of his own and other composers, as a soloist as well as in groups including BISTRE, Panomorph, möbelgruppe, and collaborators including Fredrik Rasten, Siri Salminen, Johnny Chang, Matthias Müller, Guilherme Rodrigues, Brad Henkel, Ute Wassermann, Sayori Izawa, Yan Jun, Beat Keller, Quentin Tolimieri, and Derek Shirley. Wong has released records for solo and group projects on labels Edition Wandelweiser, Creative Sources, and Inexhaustible Editions.

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 Phil Minton, 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.


Rieko Okuda, Klavier, Synthesizer, Stimme
Eric Wong, Elektrische Gitarre
Kriton Beyer, Daxophon, Elektronik

  • Dauer: 01:00h, Pausen: ja
  • Kühlspot Social Club
  • Lehderstrasse 74-79, Berlin
  • Barrierefreiheit: Sehbehinderung und Blindheit / motorische Einschränkungen / kognitive Einschränkungen
  • Ticketpreis: 10 EUR