Photos by: John Kelman, Bernd Kumar
Do, 29/09/2022, 20:00 Uhr
Echtzeitmusik / Elektronische Musik / Improvisation / Klangkunst / Sound Art


Experimenteller Free Jazz

On Thursday, 29 September 2022, Kühlspot Social Club presents a concert of improvised music with:
Brad Henkel - trumpet
Kriton Beyer - daxophone
Dan-Peter Sundland - electric bass
Martial Frenzel - drums
Brad Henkel is a trumpeter and composer from the United States currently based in Berlin, Germany. He studied jazz trumpet in Los Angeles with Bobby Shew and Clay Jenkins, and improvisation and composition with Jeff Kaiser and John Fumo. He also studied improvisation with Tony Malaby, Ralph Alessi and other staples of the New York scene. In 2011, he co-founded Prom Night Records, an artist-run record label based in the United States. He is a member of the KIM Collective, Moneyfriends, Warble, SPOILER and many others.
With a primary focus on improvisation, using a broad color palette of pitched and unpitched sounds, he creates and participates in music that is rooted in the Jazz, Contemporary Classical, and Echtzeitmusik traditions. His work integrates composition and improvisation with new and innovative instrumental techniques and performance art. He maintains a busy schedule performing contemporary and improvised music in venues throughout the United States and Europe.
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.
Dan Peter Sundland is a Norwegian electric bass player and composer active in the jazz and improvising scenes in Norway and Berlin. His playing is set apart by his expressive, wide-ranging playing techniques, including cello-like bowing and a varied palette of percussive colors.
His discography includes compositional work for his own eleven-piece Elevenette, the Berlin based improvising quartet Home Stretch and sideman work with Clara Haberkamp's piano trio, Arne Torvik's fusion band Northwestern sounds and more.
Dan Peter was born in Oslo, Norway, started playing bass at age 14, and studied with bass players Andreas Bergsland and Mattis Kleppen. He attended the jazz department of Sund Folk College 2005-06 and attained a bachelor’s degree in performing jazz at the jazz department of NTNU Music Institute in Trondheim in 2010. A European Jazz Master’s degree (EUJAM) at the jazz department of NTNU Music Institute in Trondheim with exchange to Berlin Jazz Institute (Spring 2012) and Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium in Copenhagen (Fall 2012) followed in 2013.
Teachers include Bjørn Alterhaug, Mattis Kleppen, Ole Morten Vågan, Mats Eilertsen, Michael F. Duch and Tor Haugerud.
Sundland received the Geir Digernes memorial award in 2012 and Sparebank1 Jazz Talent Award 2013 and was nominated for ECHO Jazz Newcomer of the year 2017 with Clara Haberkamp trio.
He has been featured with musicians including Jim Black, John Hollenbeck, Axel Dörner, Tobias Delius, Hans Hulbækmo, Hanna Paulsberg, Eirik Hegdal, John Pål Inderberg, Tor Haugerud and many others.
Martial Frenzel is a German percussionist and drummer active in the fields of jazz and popular music. After graduating from the German-French Gymnasium/Saarbrücken, he first studied Intercultural Communication at the University of Saarland, and continued studying Jazz and Popular Music at the Hochschule für Musik Saar from 2008 to 2014. In Saarland he manages numerous engagements and activities, including the Saarland State Theater, the Saarland Summer Music, in the Ini-Art (Initiative for Difficult Art), as a soloist and ensemble musician in the play "Neffe, Vetter, Eiffelturm" (2008), at the Theater Überzwerg, at the Saarländischer Rundfunk, as well as at the festivals "Perspectives" and "C'est dur la culture". Frenzel has toured in Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, France, Belgium and the USA. He participates in a variety of free-scene music projects and concerts in different formations. He worked with Hartmut Oswald, Jan Österreich, Christoph Thewes, Wollie Kaiser, Johannes and Daniel Schmitz, Benjamin Lehmann, Paul Engelmann, Phillipp Meyer, Amadi Cone, Heyrettin Ceylan, Geoffrey Muller, Peter Strickmann, Élodie Brochier, Ralph Peter, Thomas Honnecker,J an Roder, Tobias Delius, John Schröder, Thomas Ullrich, Rudi Mahall, Carl Ludwig Hübsch and many other musicians of the German free music scene. In 2018, Frenzel moved to Berlin where he is active in many free scene projects. Frenzel also works as a teacher, was a lecturer at the music school in the district of St. Wendel from 2010 to 2016, at the municipal music school of St. Ingbert from 2012 to 2016, and at the music school of Kirkel- Altstadt from 2014 to 2016. During his studies, he also gave private lessons, organized the children's drum group "Trommeläffchen" and was a minor lecturer atorkshop. Since 2019, he is actively involved in the Mio Trommelwerkstatt at the HFM Saar. In July 2017, he teaches as a lecturer at the renowned Darmstadt Jazz Conceptions workshop.


Brad Henkel, Trompete
Kriton Beyer, Daxophon
Dan Peter Sundland, E-Bass
Martial Frenzel, 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: 01:00h, Pausen: ja
  • Kühlspot Social Club
  • Lehderstrasse 74-79, Berlin
  • Barrierefreiheit: motorische Einschränkungen / kognitive Einschränkungen
  • Ticketpreis: 10 EUR