Photos by: Frank Schindelbeck, Jamie Croft, Bernd Kumar, Cristina Marx
Fr, 24/03/2023, 20:00 Uhr
Echtzeitmusik / Elektronische Musik / Improvisation / Klangkunst / Sound Art


Improvised & Experimental Music at the Kühlspot Social Club

Liz Kosack is an American musician and graphic artist working primarily in the fields of improvised and experimental music. Kosack, who lives in New York City and since 2013 also in Berlin, explores the limits of the expressive potential of keyboards and synthesizers in her music. Both as a solo artist and in collaboration with various musicians and ensembles of the international contemporary improvisation scene, she works in the spectrum of contemporary keyboard music, improvisation and performative, musical interventions. Kosack appears at all of her concerts in self-made masks in order to create, question and overcome issues of identity and individuality.
She has led creative projects such as Brooklyn-born VAX (Devin Gray, Patrick Breiner), The Hero of Warchester (Anna Webber, Brad Henkel and Nathaniel Morgan), and Berlin groups such as The Liz (Korhan "Liz" Erel, Liz Allbee), Y** (Dan Peter Sundland, Steve Heather), SPOILER (Julia Reidy, Sam Hall, Brad Henkel), Meow! (Cansu Tanrikulu, Dan Peter Sundland, Jim Black), Powerboat (Farida Amadou, Dag Magnus Narvesen), the KIM Collective, among many other collaborations and formations with a colorful scope of artists, often employing multidisciplinary craft with visuals and performative elements.
In 2019 Kosack was awarded the SWR Jazz Prize for her musical endeavors.

Kriton Beyer is a Greek-German musician and composer, who – as a performer and improviser – mainly works with the harmonium and the daxophone. He studied musicology in Greece where he collaborated with a variety of local music groups as well as musicians like Sakis Papadimitriou and Floros Floridis.
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, Axel Dörner, 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, dancers like Yuko Kaseki and visual artists like Akiko Nakayama. Kriton Beyer is a member of the electroacoustic trio “uproot”, the ensembles “Redox Reaction”, “AEAEA” and the “Berlin Soundpainting Orchestra”.
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, while his daxophone play is characterized by a very personal musical and sonic aesthetic, and an unconventional technique, sometimes also supported by the subtle use of electronics. As an improvising musician, he has performed throughout Europe. His compositions are usually characterized by conceptualism.
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 also 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 the 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.

Samuel Hall is an Australian drummer, percussionist and interdisciplinary artist based in Berlin, Germany, engaging the meeting points of electro-acoustic and acoustic music through extended technique, electronics, object and drum preparation. Informed by a strong improvisational language, his music draws on a deep sonic palette that investigates evolving musical structures, timbres, and sound systems. As an interdisciplinary artist, Hall has worked with painters, dancers and visual designers creating interactive multi-layered works that challenge the norms of performance.
Working extensively in the Berlin Echtzeitmusik-scene and beyond, Hall’s recent projects include: Soap Tongues, Sundogs, Antares, Pitch Shifting Group, S P O I L E R, and has been collaborating with artists such as: Satoko Fujii, Guido Kohn, Julia Reidy, David Murray, Lucio Capece, Emilio Gordoa, Liz Kosack, Tristan Honsinger, Aviva Endean, Judith Hamann, Sam Dunscombe, Bryan Eubanks, Sophia Salvo, Axel Dörner amongst many others.
Hall has toured regularly through Europe performing in many contexts in a wide variety of venues and festivals including Berlin Jazz Fest and the Jazztopad festival in Wrocław, Poland. Regularly hosting the afterhours sessions at Jazztopad, Hall has collaborated with some of the biggest names in jazz and improvised music including: Hamid Drake, Michiyo Yagi, Sylvie Courvoisier, Jamie Branch, JB Lewis, Shabaka Hutchings, Brad Mehldau, Naissam Jalal, Maria Grand amongst many others.


Liz Kosack, synthesizers
Kriton Beyer, daxophone
Dan Peter Sundland, electric bass
Samuel Hall, drums

Four well-established musicians of the international music scene come together for a concert of experimental music: an American synthesizer player, a Greek daxophonist, a Norwegian electric bass player and an Australian drummer.

  • Dauer: 01:30h, Pausen: ja
  • Kühlspot Social Club
  • Lehderstrasse 74-79, Berlin
  • Barrierefreiheit: Sehbehinderung und Blindheit / motorische Einschränkungen / kognitive Einschränkungen