Photos by: Eunice Maurice, Nuno Martins, Peter Gannushkin
So, 30/10/2022, 20:00 Uhr
Echtzeitmusik / Elektronische Musik / Improvisation / Klangkunst / Sound Art


Experimentelle Musik im Kühlspot

On Sunday, 30 October, Kühlspot Social Club presents an evening of improvised and experimental music with:

Zsolt Sőrés - viola, electronics
Nicola Hein - guitar, electronics
Kriton Beyer - daxophone, electronics

Zsolt Sőrés is a Hungarian improvisational musician, publisher, sound, performance and conceptual artist.
Sőrés is particularly interested in the border areas between different art genres. He has worked with film directors and video artists, choreographers, theater directors and visual artists. He is a contributor to the independent Tilos Rádió (Forbidden Radio) and director of the new music program Bo Wave. In 2003 he founded the Invisible Films' Club, which has been showing underground films at the Ludwig Kortárs Művészeti Múzeum since 2006. He is also artistic director of the Relative (Cross)Hearings International Independent Contemporary Music Meeting in Budapest. From 2005 he was editor of the book series Szünetjel Könyvek, which published several books on contemporary music. He himself published two volumes of poetry.
Sőrés is a member of various musical and multimedia formations, e.g. a trio with Franz Hautzinger and Isabelle Duthoit, and a duo with Rhodri Davies, the én/Q./Ahad trio (with Quentin Rollet and Pál Thót), a trio with Oli Mayne and Zsolt Varga, and a duo with Christian Skjødt, the conceptual art group The Lazy Anarchists (with Jozef Cseres, Zsolt Kovács, Gen Ken Montgomery and Ben Patterson), the group Spiritus Noister (with sound art poets Katalin Ladik and Endre Szkárosi), The Sonic Catering Band (with Dan Hayhurst, Colin Potter, Peter Strickland and others) and the Don't Eat Group with filmmaker and video artist András Juhász. He realized multimedia projects e.g. with dancer and choreographer Márta Ladjánszki and visual artist Zsolt Koroknai. Since 2009 he has also been collaborating with horror film director Andrey Iskanov.

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Nicola L. Hein is a sound artist, guitarist, composer and scholar.
His work is driven by the interaction of sound and space, light, movement, thought and the becoming of embodied and intermedial intelligence in aesthetic systems, community and technology.
In his artistic work, he uses physical and electronic extension of the electric guitar, sound installations, cybernetic human-machine interaction with A.I. interactive music systems, Augmented Reality, telematic real-time art, ambisonic sound projection, instrument building, conceptual compositions, inter-media works (w/video art, light, dance, literature) and much more.
In his work as a sound artist he builds installations, sculptures, instruments, researches the interaction of sound, material and space, works with field recordings, programs (intelligent) software systems, creates a multitude of intermedial works, engages in network technologies and artistically develops dances of agency between the human, nature and technology.
He explores the possibilities of the electric guitar as a modular becoming of technology and sound. In this process the guitar is played with objects, extended techniques, stratified by the use of analog and digital effects as well software programming and is understood and developed as a creator of space and interaction. The use of Artificial Intelligence/machine learning, ambisonic spatialization and the interaction with autonomous interactive music systems play a central role in his practice.
In his compositions, he finds different ways of creating interactive spaces, integrating philosophical ideas into music composition and aesthetic system design. From the interplay of these partners an aesthetic emerges that is based on the spontaneity of the performance and the setting of aesthetic action spaces alike.
His research revolves around questions of philosophy of music, epistemology, aesthetics, media theory, critical improvisation studies and cybernetics. It follows questions of the creation of identity and sense in interactions between humans and technology, investigates the philosophical implications of musical and intermedial practices.
He studied Jazzguitar, Soundart/Composition, Philosophy and German philology at the Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn and the Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. He was invited twice as a visiting scholar at Columbia University, New York City (2017-2018, 2019-2020), working with Prof. George E. Lewis. Currently he is pursuing his Ph.D. in Music at Columbia University in New York.
Has been a guest lecturer at: School of Media Arts Cologne (KHM), LaSALLE Singapore, Columbia University New York, University of Dijon and many more.
Currently he is teaching seminars on Sound Studies and Critical Improvisation Studies at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Peter Behrens School of Art.
Curator of Soundtrips NRW in Düsseldorf.
Founding member of IMPAKT – Improvisation & aktuelle Musik Köln.
Numerous stipends, residencies and awards: 2020 Member of Junge Akademie, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur | Mainz, 2019 New York residence-stipend, Kunststiftung NRW, Visiting Scholar Columbia University, 2017-18 New York residence-stipend, ministry of culture and science NRW, 2017-18 Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, New York City, 2018Sonotopia Sound Art Award – Honorary Mention – Bonn Hoeren, 2017 Rotary Club Mainz, art price, 2017 Excellence grant of Sibylle Kalkhof-Rose-foundation, Mainz, 2016 Fellow of the Gutenberg Akademie, interdisciplinary excellence-stipend, Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, 2016 New York residence-stipend, ministry of culture and science NRW.
His projects have been supported by the Bundeskulturstiftung, Musikfonds, Initiative Musik, Staatsministerium für Kultur und Medien, Kunststiftung NRW, Deutscher Musikrat, Akademie der Künste der Welt, Kultursekretariat NRW, Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur NRW, Goethe Institut, Deutsche Botschaft etc.
His artistic projects have been realized in France, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, UK, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tanzania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Taiwan, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Italy, Malaysia, South Korea, India, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico etc.
His work has been shown internationally at institutions and festivals such as the Museo Arte Moderno (Medellín), Ludwig Museum (Budapest), Acht Brücken (Cologne), Moers festival, MaerzMusik (Berlin), Harvestworks (New York City), Ars Electronica (Linz), Mapping Festival (Geneva), Mirage Festival (Lyon), Experimental Intermedia (New York), Experimental Sound Studio (Chicago), Walcheturm (Zürich), Dark Circuits Festival (New York), Super Deluxe (Tokyo), Sonica (Glasgow), Klex Festival (Kuala Lumpur), Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (Hong Kong), NIME (Birmingham and Shanghai), Festival International de Cine (Mexico City).
He has worked with: George Lewis, Max Eastly, Evan Parker, Phil Minton, John Russell, Paul Lytton, Nate Wooley, Miya Masaoka, Thomas Heberer, Frank Gratkwoski, Michael Vorfeld, Rudi Mahall, Tobias Delius, Liz Allbee, Christian Lillinger, Adam Pultz Melbye, Ute Wassermann, John Butcher, Burkhard Beins, Axel Dorner, Ignaz Schick, Jan Roder, Mazen Kerbaj, Thomas Lehn, Wilbert de Joode, Matthias Muche, Emilio Gordoa, Etienne Nillesen, Joshua Weitzel, Viola Yip, Ada Rave, Claudia Schmitz, Akiko Nakayama, Elena Pardo, Christian Weber, Steve Heater, Mia Zabelka, Han Bennink, Anne La Berge, Robert van Heumen, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Thieke, Sofia Jernberg, Audrey Chen, Jon Rose, Birgit Uhler, Hans Tammen etc.

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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.


Zsolt Sőrés, Viola, Elektronik
Nicola Hein, Gitarre, Elektronik
Kriton Beyer, Daxophon, Elektronik

Das Trio SŐRÉS – HEIN – BEYER lotet die Grenzbereiche des Klangs und der Musik in eindrucksvoller, einfallsreicher und experimenteller Weise mit Hilfe erweiterter Spieltechniken, Elektronik und Technologie aus. Lebendige Klangkunst.

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