Photos by: Dawid Laskowski, Cristina Marx (Photomusix)
So, 23/10/2022, 20:00 Uhr
Echtzeitmusik / Improvisation / Klangkunst / Sound Art / Konzert

Fred Lonberg-Holm & Kriton Beyer

Free Jazz & Free Improvisation

Fred Lonberg-Holm is an American cellist who works primarily in the fields of free improvisation and free jazz, but also as a composer, a session musician and arranger and can also be heard on numerous rock, pop and country recordings.
Lonberg-Holm grew up in Wilmington, where he received classical cello lessons at the age of ten. After high school, he moved to New York City, where he studied cello with Ardyth Alton and Orlando Cole and composition with Morton Feldman and Bunita Marcus, before studying with Anthony Braxton at Mills College.
While living in New York, Lonberg-Holm collaborated with pianist and composer Anthony Coleman, as well as Warm Ghost's multi-instrumentalist Paul Duncan, and worked with various ensembles such as the PEEP Quartet, Anthony Braxton's Creative Orchestra, Anthony Coleman's Selfhaters, God Is My Co-Pilot and saxophonist John Zorn.
In the late 1990s, he moved to Chicago and worked with musicians such as Bobby Conn, Lake of Dracula, Wilco, Rivulets, Mats Gustafsson, Sten Sandell, Jaap Blonk and John Butcher. Here he was a member of the Trio Troppo, founded and directed the Light Box Orchestra and the group Pillow (with Michael Zerang, Liz Payne, Ben Vida and Michael Colligan). He has also worked with Ken Vandermark, Jim O'Rourke, Misha Mengelberg, Peter Brötzmann's Chicago Tentet, Tony Malaby's cello trio, Joe McPhee's Survival Unit III, the noise jazz band The Flying Luttenbachers, as well as with Kevin Drumm and Axel Dörner.
In addition to his own projects such as the Trio Stirrup, he contributes to around ten jazz, rock and avant-garde albums each year. With Gebhard Ullmann, Steve Swell and Michael Zerang he forms Ullmann/Swell's Chicago Plan.
Lonberg-Holm leads the Valentine Trio with Jason Roebke and Frank Rosaly and
was a member of Terminal 4, The Boxhead Ensemble, the Lonberg-Holm/Kessler/Zerang Trio, the Vandermark 5 and Vandermark's Territory Band, the Joe McPhee Trio and Keefe Jackson's Fast Citizens.
Lonberg-Holm's orchestral compositions have been performed by William Winant, Carrie Biolo, the Austin New Music Co-Op, the Subtropics Ensemble, the Duo Atypica, the Schanzer/Speach Duo, New Winds, Paul Hoskin, Kevin Norton, the E.S.P. Ensemble and others while his compositions for dance have been staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Dance Theater Workshop, as well as many other venues.

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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 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.

Fred Lonberg-Holm & Kriton Beyer

Fred Lonberg-Holm, Cello
Kriton Beyer, Daxophone

Der etablierte US-amerikanische Cellist des Free Jazz Fred Lonberg-Holm trifft im intimen Setting der „World in a Room“ Galerie auf den deutsch-griechischen Daxophonisten Kriton Beyer. Musik ganz nah, der Klang akustisch sowie elektrisch verstärkt.

  • Dauer: 01:30h, Pausen: ja
  • Bemerkungen zum Ort: World in a Room, Brunhildstraße 7, 10829 Berlin-Schöneberg
  • Barrierefreiheit: Sehbehinderung und Blindheit / motorische Einschränkungen / kognitive Einschränkungen
  • Ticketpreis: Spende