Burkhard Beins

Burkhard Beins by AnnaBaštýřová

Burkhard Beins, born 1964 in Lower Saxony, lives in Berlin since 1995. As a composer/performer working in the fields of experimental music and sound art he is known for his definitive use of percussion in combination with selected sound objects. Furthermore, he works with live-electronics/analog synthesizers, plays bass guitar, and has conceived several sound installations. Since the late 1980's Beins performs at internationally renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe, America, Australia, Asia and has released more than 60 CDs and LPs by now. Next to his solo work he is a member of several ensembles like Activity Center, Sawt Out, Perlonex, The Sealed Knot, Polwechsel, Trio Sowari, Slurge, Tree and the 23-piece Splitter Orchester

"Burkhard Beins is best known as one of the most distinctive percussionists in European free music."
The Wire

"A polymath who has moved among noise, notated and electronic sounds plus semi-acoustic improvising Beins expresses atonality in a unique fashion on each disc."
 
Jazzword 

"One of the strengths of Beins' playing is his ear for the strange."
The Wire

"Simply one of the most imaginative percussionists around, indeed making the tag 'percussionist' seem hopelessly deficient."
All Music Guide 

 
https://vimeo.com/user37721623
https://activitycenter.bandcamp.com/
http://www.burkhardbeins.de/

https://soundcloud.com/user-288403127



 



 

activity center/friendship gar

4 Feb 2005 - 21:30

activity center (michael renkel - acoustic guitar and percussion, burkhard beins - percussion and objects) the friendship garden (brendan dougherty - drums, felix meinhold - keys)

Perlonex & Mike Cooper

3 Nov 2007 - 21:00

time shifts I Mike Cooper (slide guitar) - Solo... ...and together with: Perlonex: Ignaz Schick (turntables, objects) Joerg Maria Zeger (guitars) Burkhard Beins (percussion) >>>http://www.myspace.com/cooparia >>>http://www.cooparia.

Berlin Sound Connective

25 Sep 2008 - 21:00

Berlin Sound Connective Thomas Ankersmit - saxophone Burkhard Beins - percussion Ignaz Schick - turntable Clayton Thomas - double bass processed by Boris D. Hegenbart-Matsui - laptop Valerio Tricoli - tape recorder gefoerdert durch die Initiative Ne

Perlonex + Charlemagne Palestine

13 Dec 2008 - 20:30
Location: 
Sophiensaele

PERLONEX & CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE

Ignaz Schick (sine waves, turntable, objects)
Joerg Maria Zeger (guitars, effects)
Burkhard Beins (percussion, objects)
& Charlemagne Palestine (piano, vocals) read more »

fire&ignorance / activity center

7 Mar 2009 - 22:00
fire&ignorance

Fire&Ignorance (MoHa! + Hayosh/Vahtra)
Idan Hayosh - lamps
Anu Vahtra - lamps
Anders Hana - guitar/keyboard
Morten J. Olsen - drums/electronics

Music and lights, amps and lamps. A high-den

The N-Collective presents: One of the Last N-events

17 Dec 2009 - 21:00
17 Dec 2009 - 23:43

The N is an international network of musicians, improvisers and composers. It was set up around 2002 in Amsterdam and has since spread throughout the world, in many forms and shapes. In this event the N - Berlin presents:

The N cymbal orchestra

bend/break 2010

24 Nov 2010 - 21:00
the pitch

bend/break 2010

Program on Wednesday,  24.11.10

21:00
Bogan Ghost:
Liz Allbee & Anthea Caddy
Robin Hayward Tuba Solo

Splitter Orchester @ Radialsystem V

27 Nov 2010 - 21:00
Location: 
Radialsystem V
Splitter Orchester, Photo by Tania Kelley

Splitter Orchester at Radialsystem V

Split Seconds

a night of new composition, improvisation and the instant of invention

enjoy the full 24 piece orchestra

Johansson/Neumann/Dörner +Johansson/Renkel/Beins

14 Jan 2011 - 21:00
Barcelona Series_Foto: IT

Barcelona Series:
Axel Dörner: trumpet
Andrea Neumann: inside piano
Sven-Åke Johansson: drums

Activity Center & Sven-Åke Johansson: "Konversationslexikon"
Burkhard Beins: percus

Murayama/Küchen + Beins/Renkel/Vogel

14 Sep 2011 - 21:00

Seijiro Murayama - snare drum
Martin Küchen - saxofone

Burkhard Beins: percussion
Michael Renkel: ac. guitar, live electronics
Sabine Vogel: flutes

Thielemans+Nakamura/Beins+Rose/Stapleton+Montero

23 Sep 2011 - 21:00

Eric Thielemans

Toshimaru Nakamura / Burkhard Beins

Simon Rose / Paul Stapleton

Jason Montero

DIE DICKEN FINGER + MEK + Motsol

24 Nov 2011 - 22:00
DIE DICKEN FINGER

DIE DICKEN FINGER
RECORD RELEASE PARTY
Olaf Rupp - E-Gitarre, Jan Roder - E-Baß, Oli Steidle - Schlagzeug

MEK
Burkhard Beins / Michael Renkel / Derek Shirley

Motsol
Stine Janvin Motland - voice
Ståle Liavik Solberg - drums

PERKUSSION: Beins/Malatesta/Vorfeld/Wolfarth/Zach

21 Jan 2012 - 21:30

Special Percussion Night:

PERKUSSIONS-QUINTETT mit:
Burkhard Beins (D)
Enrico Malatesta (I)
Michael Vorfeld (D)
Christian Wolfarth (CH)
Ingar Zach (N)

Umlaut Festival Berlin 2012

17 Feb 2012 - 20:00

Ensemble Hodos plays Cage, Wolff & Corner

Didier Lasserre - sur quelque surfaces vacantes

Burkhard Beins & Derek Shirley

9/6€, doors open 20:00, concert starts 21:00

Rhythm Complication 2012/I

7 Sep 2012 - 20:30
Clayton Thomas and Burkhard Beins

A bass & drums duo and two solos

Clayton Thomas – double bass
Burkhard Beins – drums and percussion
+
Chris Abrahams – dx7 solo
Magda Mayas – grand piano solo

Rhythm Complication 2012/II

8 Sep 2012 - 20:30
Clayton Thomas & Burhard Beins

A bass & drums duo and two solos

Clayton Thomas – double bass
Burkhard Beins – drums and percussion
+
Chris Abrahams – grand piano solo
Thomas Meadowcroft – leslie organ solo

The Sealed Knot + Paul Valery Project

3 May 2013 - 20:30

Paul Valery Project
Eric Thielemans – percussion; Tisha Mukarji – piano, video; Christian Kesten – voice; Johnny Chang – viola; Lucio Capece – bass clarinet, video, concept

The Sealed Knot
Burkhard Beins – percussion; Rhodri Davies – harp; Mark Wastell – double bass

B. Beins / A. Neumann / V. Tricoli + O. Rupp solo

15 May 2013 - 20:30

Burkhard Beins - Percussion, Objects
Andrea Neumann - Inside Piano, Mixer
Valerio Tricoli - Reel To Reel Tape Recorder

Olaf Rupp - Acoustic Guitar

If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?

3 Jun 2014 - 20:00
Exploring the future

A message from Clayton Thomas:

After 7 years of rocking this sweet beautiful continent, I'm leaving to rock Sydney one more time.

The relocation would not be right without a 2 day party where i can hug and kiss you all and dance like a maniac and play a marathon of awesome music. As you do.

If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?

4 Jun 2014 - 20:00

A message from Clayton Thomas:

After 7 years of rocking this sweet beautiful continent, I'm leaving to rock Sydney one more time.

The relocation would not be right without a 2 day party where i can hug and kiss you all and dance like a maniac and play a marathon of awesome music. As you do.

Michael Renkel / Activity Center + Mat Pogo

3 Nov 2018 - 20:30

Michael Renkel: Nomos Alto (Miako Klein, Johnny Chang, Emilio Gordoa, Rieko Okuda)

Activity Center + Mat Pogo
Burkhard Bein
s – percussion and strings
Michael Renkel
– strings and percussion
Mat Pogo
– voice

Sawt Out: Beins/Kerbaj/Vorfeld + Filip/Majkowski

16 Feb 2019 - 20:30
Sawt Out: Burkhard Beins, Mazen Kerbaj, Michael Vorfeld

Sawt Out
Burkhard Beins – percussion
Mazen Kerbaj – trumpet
Michael Vorfeld – percussion

Filip / Majkowski
Klaus Filip – computer
Mike Majkowski – double bass

CANCELLED - FROM BERLIN TO BEIRUT Day 1

4 Dec 2020 - 18:30
Location: 
studioboerne45

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FROM BERLIN TO BEIRUT
Celebrating 20 Years of Irtijal

Tag/Day 1

CANCELLED: FROM BERLIN TO BEIRUT Day 2

5 Dec 2020 - 18:30
Location: 
studioboerne45
FROM BERLIN TO BEIRUT by Mazen Kerbaj

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FROM BERLIN TO BEIRUT
Celebrating 20 Years of Irtijal

Tag/Day 2

biegungen presents: irtijal berlin 20/21 – day 3

10 Oct 2021 - 19:00
10 Oct 2021 - 23:59
Location: 
WABE
biegungen presents irtijal berlin 20/21 by Mazen Kerbaj

Christine Abdelnour, Burkhard Beins, Tony Buck, Paed Conca, Axel Dörner, Tony Elieh, Ali Hout, JD Zazie, Mazen Kerbaj, Abed Kobeissy, Andrew Lafkas, Magda Mayas, Aya Metwalli, Andrea Parkins, Youmna Saba, Sharif Sehnaoui, Fadi Tabbal, Liz Tabet, Michael Thieke, Michael Vorfeld, Biliana Voutchkova, Ute Wassermann & Raed Yassin

GLAS // Sascha Lorenz

22 Oct 2021 - 20:00
22 Oct 2021 - 23:00
Location: 
studioboerne45
Sascha Lorenz privat

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GLAS  Magda Mayas – piano,  Werner Dafeldecker – double bass, Burkhard Beins – percussion // Sascha Lorenz spielt Erik Satie