Photo of Kriton Beyer and Cansu Tanrikulu by Cristina Marx (Photomusix), Photo of Nick Dunston by An
Mi, 12/01/2022, 20:00 Uhr
Echtzeitmusik / Elektronische Musik / Improvisation / Klangkunst / Sound Art


Experimentelle Improvisation im Kühlspot Social Club

On Wednesday, 12 January, Kühlspot Social Club presents an evening of improvised music with:

Tomomi Adachi – voice, electronics
Cansu Tanrıkulu – voice, electronics
Nick Dunston – double bass, electronics
Kriton Beyer – daxophone, electronics

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Tomomi Adachi is Japanese performer, composer, sound poet, installation artist and occasional theater director. He studied philosophy and aesthetics at Waseda University in Tokyo. Adachi has played improvised music with voice, live electronics and self-made instruments. He had composed works for his own group “Adachi Tomomi Royal Chorus” which is a punk-style choir. He has performed contemporary music: vocal, live-electronics or performance works by John Cage, Cornelius Cardew, Christian Wolff, Tom Johnson, Dieter Schnebel, TAKAHASHI Yuji, YUASA Joji and Fluxus including world premiere and Japan premiere as Cage’s “Variations VII,” “Europera 5,” and “Waterwalk”. He is the only performer of sound poetry in Japan and has performed Kurt Schwitters’ “Ursonate” for the first time in Japan. He has made several sound installations and original instruments (e.g.”Tomomin”, his hand made electric instrument is well-known by many musicians). In the field of theater music, he has collaborated with some experimental theaters and dancers. He also has organized many concerts which picks up experimental music, sound art, collaboration work and inter-disciplinary performance in Japan and Germany, include concerts with Chris Mann, Trevor Wishart, Nicolas Collins and STEIM in Japan. He founded “Ensemble for Experimental Music and Theater” with his students in Tokyo in 2011, the group is working for pieces by Fluxus and recent conceptual composers.
Adachi has performed with numerous musicians, dancers and film makers including Jaap Blonk, Nicolas Collins, Carl Stone, TAKAHASHI Yuji, SAKATA Akira, ICHIYANAGI Toshi, TANAKA Yumiko, dj sniff, Jerome Noetinger, SUZUKI Akio, Alessandro Bosseti, Ignaz Schick, FURUDATE Tetsuo, Jennifer Walshe, Annette Krebs, Dickson Dee, Zbigniew Karkowski, Johannes Bergmark, MAKIGAMI Koichi, Butch Morris, Jon Rose, OTOMO Yoshihide, ITOH Kim, IIMURA Takahiko, ISHIDA Takashi. He has presented his works in Japan, Europe, U.S., Australia and other asian countries at many kinds venues include Tate Modern, IRCAM/Centre Pompidou, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Akademie der Kuenste Berlin, Waker Art Center, STEIM, Experimental Intermedia, ZKM, Merkin Hall, Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Roulette, Tonic, The National Museum of Art Osaka, Super Deluxe, La Mama Theatre Melbourne, Anthology Film Archives and 21th Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa. He has given lectures at Tama Art University, Yotsuya Art Studium, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Universitaet der Kuenste Berlin, Mills College, Bard College and London College of Communication. As a critic, he has written about visual art, music and performance art on papers and magazines. He had participated in an art theory bulletin “Method” 2000-2001. He started visual art (video and installation) in 2003. He stayed in New York 2009-2010 as an Asian Cultural Council grantee. Also, he was awarded the DAAD invited composer for Berlin 2012, the Award of Distinction from Ars Electronica 2019. His CDs were released from Naya Records, Tzadik, Fontec and Omegapoint.

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Ayşe Cansu Tanrıkulu is a Turkish jazz singer.
Tanrıkulu first studied psychology at Bilkent University and graduated with honors in 2013. In addition, since 2008 she has performed as a singer in Ankara and at Turkish university festivals, increasingly specializing in jazz. Furthermore, she studied jazz and contemporary singing first at the State Conservatory of Başkent University Ankara, then at the Jazz Institute Berlin. There, she received the Jazz Institute Berlin Award in 2018.
Tanrıkulu has worked as a soloist with the Turkish Harmony Stars Big Band, in Ensemble O around Dora Osterloh, and in Last Chance to Misbehave around Julia Hülsmann. With her own band she presented a Strayhorn program. With MEOW! (Jim Black, Liz Kosack, Dan Peter Sundland) she performed at the Jazzfestival Saalfelden in 2019. She continues to work in a trio with Greg Cohen and Tobias Delius, which appeared for a performance at JazzFest Berlin 2021 with guest Marc Ribot. She opened JazzFest Berlin in 2019 with Anthony Braxton's Sonic Genome; she also performed there with her trio Melez, which included Jim Black and Elias Stemeseder. She can also be heard on albums by the duo Nido (Leitmotiv Grundgesetz) and David August (D'Angelo). She performed with James Banner's Usine at Berlin's A-Trane in 2020.

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Nick Dunston is an acoustic and electroacoustic composer, improviser, and bassist. An “indispensable player on the New York avant-garde" (New York Times), his performances have also spanned a variety of venues and festivals across North America and Europe. He's worked with artists such as Marc Ribot, Ches Smith, Mary Halvorson, Imani Uzuri, Ingrid Laubrock, Tyshawn Sorey, Anna Webber, Amirtha Kidambi, and Vijay Iyer. In addition to three studio albums released under his name, Dunston has also been commissioned by artists such as Bang on a Can, JACK Quartet, Ex-Aequo, Bass Players for Black Composers, Johnny Gandelsman, T R O M P O, Maggie Cox, Joanna Mattrey, and Joy Guidry. In 2020 in collaboration with Dogbotic Labs, he co-created “Ear Re-training”, a music composition course on media-bending experimental techniques. He is currently Artist-in-Residence with Wet Ink Ensemble for the 2021-2022 season.

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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.

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Tomomi Adachi, Stimme, Elektronik
Cansu Tanrıkulu, Stimme, Elektronik
Nick Dunston, Kontrabass, Elektronik
Kriton Beyer, Daxophon, Elektronik

Vier etablierte Musiker der internationalen Jazz- und Improvisationsszene kommen im Kühlspot Social Club für ein einmaliges und einzigartiges Konzert experimenteller improvisierter Musik zusammen.

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