Kriton Beyer is a Greek-German musician and composer, who – as a performer and improviser – mainly works with the harmonium, the daxophone and sound objects. He studied musicology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and has played with a variety of local music groups in Greece. 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: Axel Dörner, Tristan Honsinger, Tomomi Adachi, Richard Scott, Liz Allbee, Olaf Rupp, Kresten Osgood, Floros Floridis, Matthias Bauer, Markus Pesonen, Els Vandeweyer, Harri Sjöström as well as many others. Kriton Beyer is also a member of the electroacoustic trio “uproot“ and the “Berlin Soundpainting Orchestra”.
As an improvising musician, he has performed throughout Europe. His compositions are usually characterized by conceptualism, while some of his more recent work focuses on pattern formation of sonic events in time continua. 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.