“Redox Reaction” is the meeting of Kriton Beyer daxophone and Simon Rose baritone saxophone. In spite of obvious differences, the manner in which Beyer and Rose employ their instruments reveals a somewhat surprising matching of timbre, pitch range, and an expressive ‘closeness’. The music of Redox Reaction convinces with an organic, rich, room-filling sound and lively, inventive textural yet melodic improvisations. Sometimes loud and intense, sometimes intimate and fragile, always uncannily attuned to the other. Equally at home with intensity and silence, as partners in performance they seamlessly melodically entwine, dance and squirm, counterpoint and support, or clash and burn.

Dr. Simon Rose is an internationally recognised British baritone saxophonist and author primarily active in the fields of jazz and improvised music. He collaborates in a wide range of musical contexts and also works with dancers, visual artists and others. He has performed in Europe, Canada and the USA with Pauline Oliveros, Evan Parker, Mark Dresser, Dave Douglas, Lol Coxhill, Simon H. Fell, Mark Sanders, Steve Noble, with Paul Stapleton, Kjell Nordeson, Stefan Schultze, Willi Keller, Jan Roder; London Improvisors Orchestra, Marco Eneidi’s Jungle Orchestra, Lightning Ensemble among many others. His ongoing solo project (2007-) includes the releases Procession (alto saxophone) and Schmetterling (baritone saxophone) and he appears on over thirty CDs. Rose’s interest in improvisation extended to research and he has written extensively about creative processes. His 2017 book is: The Lived-Experience of Improvisation: In music, learning and life (Intellect/Chicago).  www.simonrose.org

Kriton Beyer is a Greek-German musician and composer who works – as a performer and improviser – 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 KalimaFred Lonberg-Holm, Kresten OsgoodTristan Honsinger, Tomomi Adachi, Richard Scott, Willi KellersMatthias Bauer, Antonis AnissegosOlaf Rupp, Els VandeweyerHarri SjöströmNicola 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.
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. www.kritonbeyer.com