Photos by: Bernd Kumar, Juliane Schütz, Tore Sætre
Sa, 20/05/2023, 20:00 Uhr
Echtzeitmusik / Improvisation / Klangkunst / Sound Art / Konzert


Improvised Music at the Kühlspot Social Club

Kresten Osgood is a Danish jazz drummer. Osgood is one of these musicians who at the same time defy and totally own categories. An extraordinary drummer and improviser who – with the fullest respect to tradition – challenges it at any given moment of his creative endeavors. He has about a 100 albums to his credit, toured practically everywhere, has been performing and/or recording with legends like Roscoe Mitchell, Paul Bley, Lee Scratch Perry, William Parker, Masabumi Kikuchi, Derek Bailey, Wadada Leo Smith, Jason Moran, Michael Blake, Oliver Lake, Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Tchicai, Tim Berne, Justin Vernon, Peter Brötzman, Joshua Redman, Eugene Chadbourne, Billy Preston, Alan Silva, Brad Mehldau, Mats Gustafsson, Bennie Maupin, The National, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Sam Rivers, Henry Grimes, Dr. Yusef Lateef, Warren Smith, and many, many others.
But even that doesn't really cover the full spectrum of what he has been up to in his career. A successful rapper, composer, pianist, vocalist, saxophonist and trumpeter, a true multi-instrumentalist, a powerful organizer being an extremely important driving force in lifting and pushing the music life in Copenhagen forward, entertainer with his own shows in TV and radio, receiver of numerous awards and honors, A very sharp kaleidoscope man, regardless of the context always realizing his fullest potential.
In 2010 Osgood received the Ben Webster Prize and also has been involved in a 17 part series about the history of danish jazz. a podcast released by the Danish National radio.

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, Audrey Chen, 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.

Jasper Stadhouders is a Dutch guitarist, bassist, improviser, composer, bandleader and concert organiser. He is an active member of the international improvised music circuit.
He is a member of Amsterdam-based musician’s collective DOEK that organises the annual DOEK Festival in Amsterdam.
Jasper leads the PolyBand which he founded in 2015. The PolyBand consists of an ever-expanding pool of musicians and performers in varying line-ups and sizes which focuses on polyrhythmic cycles, polytonality and trance-like long forms. In 2019, Jasper received a commission from the prestigious festival Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Utrecht, NL) to compose an entirely new work for a 16-piece version of the PolyBand which premiered in September 2019.
At the 2015 Incubate Festival (Tilburg, NL), during a 6-day residency he lead the Jasper Stadhouders’ International Improv Ensemble. He also formed the 5tet Oliver / Stadhouders / Vitols / Rosaly / ‘t Hart, which premiered at the 2018 DOEK Festival.
He is the co-founder of Cactus Truck, Trio Stadhouders / Govaert / De Joode + Delius, Trio Rempis / Stadhouders / Rosaly, Shelter, Bazooka, Practical Music, and plays in bands like Spinifex, Ken Vandermark’s groups Made To Break, Entr’Acte and Next International, Jaap Blonk’s Retirement Overdue, Bacchanalia, o k a p i, and Jeroen Kimman’s Orquesta del Tiempo Perdido. In 2014, The Ex invited Jasper to join them on the last tour of the late great Ethiopian saxophone legend Getatchew Mekuria in Addis Ababa. Next to this, Jasper has worked with theatre companies De Warme Winkel, Nieuw-West and Freek Vielen. He performed contemporary composed music by Steve Reich, Michael Gordon, Barbara Ellison and Genevieve Murphy.He’s played with Han Bennink, Ab Baars, Paal Nilssen-Love, Marshall Allen, Hamid Drake, C. Spencer Yeh, Akira Sakata, Noel Redding, Andrew D’Angelo, Roy Campbell (R.I.P.), Jeb Bishop, Mars Williams, Priya Purushothaman, Kaja Draksler, Johannes Bauer (R.I.P.), The Ex, Fendika, Getatchew Mekuria (R.I.P.), Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Michael Vatcher, Marc Ducret, Jozef Dumoulin, Magda Mayas, Mette Rasmussen, Nate Wooley, Valerio Tricoli, Tom Rainey, Mark Sanders, Emilio Gordoa, Dirar Kalash, Christian Lillinger, Michiyo Yagi and many others.
Jasper toured extensively all throughout Europe, North America and Russia, and also performed in Ethiopia, India, Japan, Mexico, Argentina and Palestine. He lives in Amsterdam since 2006.

Roland Fidezius is a German double bass and electric bass player mostly active in the fields of jazz and improvised music. Fidezius began playing the bass self-taught, later taking lessons from Christoph Stowasser, Jan Kazda and Michael Schürmann. He completed his double and electric bass studies at the Berlin University of the Arts, where he took lessons with a.o. Sigi Busch, David Friedman, Jerry Granelli, Kirk Nurock, Denney Goodhew, Peter Weniger, Till Brönner and Frank Möbus. From the early 2000s he worked in the German jazz scene, e.g. with the formation Rob Bauer Consort, with which the first recordings were made in 2003 (Olivier). In 2004 he recorded the album Oscar + Emma (Konnex Records) with the band he led, Odd Shots (with Richard Koch, Benjamin Weidekamp, Rudi Fischerlehner). In 2005 he received a scholarship from the Senate Department for Science, Research and Culture of the City of Berlin for a study visit to New York; In 2006 he received a scholarship for the band Die Dirckten Drei from the Senate of Berlin. In the following years he was a member of the Loren Hargassner Quartet (Diversityville 2007, Vitality 2011), and Peter van Huffel's Gorilla Mask; He also toured Canada, Spain and Portugal with Gorilla Mask. Fidezius played with Benedikt Joch (Conspiracy, 2008), in the Christian Krischkowsky Quartet, Marcus Klossek Electric Trio, as well as in the formations So Weiss (with Kristiina Tuomi and Susanne Folk) and The Occasional Trio (with Simon Vincent, Rudi Fischerlehner); with Vincent he formed the duo MAC 'n BASS. He can also be heard on albums by Benedikt Jahnel, Tom Van Hasselt and the Sublimation Orchestra.


Kriton Beyer, daxophone
Jasper Stadhouders, electric guitar
Roland Fidezius, electric bass
Kresten Osgood, drums

  • Dauer: 02:00h, Pausen: ja
  • Kühlspot Social Club
  • Lehderstrasse 74-79, Berlin
  • Barrierefreiheit: Sehbehinderung und Blindheit / motorische Einschränkungen / kognitive Einschränkungen