Photo of Kriton Beyer by Cristina Marx, Photomusix
Mi, 22/12/2021, 20:00 Uhr
Echtzeitmusik / Elektronische Musik / Improvisation / Konzert

BEYER / DÖRNER / MÜLLER / SCHICK

On Wednesday, 22 December 2021, Petersburg Art Space presents an evening of improvised music with:

BEYER / DÖRNER / MÜLLER / SCHICK
Kriton Beyer – daxophone
Axel Dörner – trumpet
Matthias Müller – trombone
Ignaz Schick – turntables, electronics

https://www.facebook.com/events/208294004829028

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Kriton Beyer is a Greek-German musician and composer who – as a performer and improviser – works 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 troupe "omada epi topou" (the "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 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, as well as the performance series "Audiovisual Ventures at the Kühlspot Social Club" dedicated to Realtime Visual Performance and Improvised Music.

https://www.kritonbeyer.com/

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Axel Dörner is a German trumpeter, pianist, and composer.
Dörner studied piano in the Dutch town Arnhem (1988–89) and at the Music Academy in Cologne (1989–1996). From 1991 he studied trumpet with Malte Burba, and during his studies he collaborated with trumpeter Bruno Light as the "Street Fighters Duo". The duo expanded to form the "Street Fighters Quartet" and the "Street Fighters Double Quartet", with members including Matthias Schubert, Bruno Leicht, and Claudio Puntin. He formed the "Axel Dörner Quartet" with Frank Gratkowski, Hans Schneider, and Martin Blume, and played with saxophonist Matthias Petzold on the albums "Lifelines" and "Psalmen Und Lobgesänge".
Dörner has lived in Berlin since 1994 and is an integral part of the Berlin scene of new improvisational and experimental music. Besides playing solo and in his trio "TOOT" (with Phil Minton and Thomas Lehn), he has played with artists such as Otomo Yoshihide and in groups such as "Die Anreicherung" (with Christian Lillinger, Håvard Wiik, and Jan Roder), Ig Henneman Sextet, Ken Vandermark's Territory-Band, Hedros (with Mats Gustafsson, Günter Christmann, Barry Guy, and others), and the "London Jazz Composers' Orchestra". A versatile musician, he is also able to work in idiomata such as bebop. He played on pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach's album "Monk's Casino", featuring interpretations of the complete compositions of Thelonious Monk.

https://axeldoerner.org/

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Matthias Müller is a German jazz trombonist.
Müller has played the trombone since the age of eleven. From 1992 to 1994 he studied at the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, then at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen until 1999. Since 1996, he has participated in various dance, theater and new music projects at the Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the Berliner Ensemble, among others, and has collaborated with avant-garde theater and dance groups such as "John's Music and Theater Cage", "Theater der Klänge" and "Les petits Poissons".
He is a member of several musical groups, including" The Astronomical Unit" (with Clayton Thomas and Christian Marien) and "Foils" with Frank Paul Schubert. With Peter Eisold and Simon Camatta he forms the "Pansonics Trio"; he also performs in duo formations with Camatta and with Marien.
As a sideman he has worked with Albert Mangelsdorff, Frank Gratkowski, Jack Wright, Michael Zerang, Johannes Bauer, Matthias Schubert, Olaf Rupp, Rudi Mahall, Nguyên Lê, Matthias Nadolny, Christian Brückner, Blixa Bargeld, Marcin Dymiter, Tina Frank, Kenny Wheeler and Norma Winstone, among others.
Matthias Müller lives in Berlin.

https://matthiasmueller.net/

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Ignaz Schick is a German improvisational musician (alto saxophone, turntables, bows, gongs, cymbals, objects, loopers), sound artist and composer. Since 2000, he has developed an independent electroacoustic instrumentation with the Rotating Surfaces; in an extremely reduced playing style, various objects and materials (wood, plastic, paper or metal as well as hand cymbals and violin bows) are made to vibrate directly on the metal platter of the turntable and reproduced amplified by a condenser microphone.
Schick, who grew up on an organic farm in Marktl, was introduced to free jazz as a child and met Don Cherry when he was eleven. He first played saxophone in jazz and avant rock. In addition, he was intensively occupied with multi-track tape machines, record players and experiments with various instruments and sound generators. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where he became an assistant to Josef Anton Riedl.
In 1995 he moved to Berlin, where he became part of the "Berlin Nouvelle Vague" and the "Echtzeit" music scene that was just developing. Schick has since worked with musicians such as Chris Abrahams, Alexei Borisov, Sebastian Buczek, Mike Cooper, Dietmar Diesner, Phil Durrant, Gunnar Geisse, Dawid Szczesny, Martin Tetreault and Marcel Tuerkowsky. He is also a member and co-founder of many ensembles such as Perlonex, Plastic Arkestra, Phosphor, Blind Snakes or Decollage, with whom he has toured Europe, the USA, Australia and Russia. Since 2005 he has also realized sound installations. With Els Vandeweyer, Klaus Kürvers and Mischa G. Esch he plays in the ensemble Kudu. Schick has been involved in radio productions and is a regular curator of festivals of experimental music, such as the Turntable Festival 2009 or the Echtzeit Festival. He has also founded his own label, Zarek; his duo album with Achim Kaufmann, Altered Alchemy, appeared on it in 2021.

Schick received the "Förderpreis der Stadt München" in 1994 for his "New Improvisors Ensemble". This was followed by sound art scholarships from the Berlin Senate in 2006 and the Künstlerhaus Worpswede in 2008.

https://zangimusic.wordpress.com/ignaz-schick/

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BEYER / DÖRNER / MÜLLER / SCHICK

Kriton Beyer, Daxophon
Axel Dörner, Trompete
Matthias Müller, Posaune
Ignaz Schick, Turntable, Elektronik

https://www.facebook.com/events/208294004829028

  • Dauer: 01:00h, Pausen: ja
  • Petersburg Art Space PAS
  • Kaiserin Augusta Allee 101, Hof Aufgang II, Berlin
  • Bemerkungen zum Ort: Berlin
  • Ticketpreis: Spende