Christian 

Lillinger

 

N E W S

new RELEASE of  STEMESEDER  LILLINGER "PENUMBRA"  on plaist December 9th, 2022

new RELEASE of STEFANOFICH DELL LILLINGER WESTERGAARD (SDLW) on BASTILLE MUSIQUE, JUNE 24th, 2022

 

new live album release of  Punkt.vrt.plastik "Zurich concert"

on Intakt Records, March 11th, 2022

new RELEASE of DELL LILLINGER WESTERGAARD & Mat Maneri "Monuments"

on ENW, March 11th, 2022

 

new RELEASE date of the Soloalbum "KONUS" BY christian Lillinger

on Plaist, February 25th, 2022

new release of  DELL LILLINGER WESTERGAARD feat. bob degen

"Supermodern vol. I" ON HGBS bLUE records, February 2022

 

new page by DELL LILLINGER WEsTERGAARD

www.sog-structure.com/dlw

 

new release of music 100% Produced by Christian Lillinger "Kursiv" EP ONLY digital

on prrrrrrr-records,  May 28th, 2021

 

new release of  Wollny / Parisien / Lefebvre / Lillinger 

on Act Music, April 30th, 2021

new release of Koma Saxo LIVE!

on wejazz, April 30th, 2021

 

new release of  Punkt.vrt.plastik "somit"

on Intakt Records, March 19th, 2021

 

new release of  DELL LILLINGER WESTERGAARD "bEATS"

on Plaist music, January 29th, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C O N C E R T S

2022

upcoming concerts from September on

NEW YORK RESIDENCE!

27.8.w. MAT MANERI, GORDONGRDINA, SHAHZADISMAILY, HUTSON

28.8. Studio  W. Elias Stemeseder, NEW YORK

28.8. W. Elias Stemeseder and GORDONGRDINA, AT

DOWNTOWNMUSICGALLERY, New York

28.-30.8. STUDIO W.ELIAS STEMESEDER PLUS VERY VERY SPECIAL GUESTS

31.8. w. MAT MANERI, GORDONGRDINA, SHAHZADISMAILY AT NUBLu, NEW YORK

2.9. ALEC GOLDF ARB, CHRIS TORDINI AND YUMA UESAKA AT  Threes in Gowanus!, NEW YORK

3.9. W.ELIASSTEMESEDER,BRANDONSEABROOK.IKUE NMORI,AT STONE, NEW YORK

4.9. W.W.ELIASSTEMESEDER PLUS VERY SPECIAL GUESTS, New York

8.9. w. KUU! at Domicil, Dortmund

9.9. w. Kuu! at  Mosel Musikfestival, Trier

17.9. w. Dominik Wania Trio at festival, Wroclaw

2.10. w KUU! AT FESTIVAL, EBERSWALDE

DLW TOUR "SAVING THE COUNTRYSIDE"

4.10. w. SDLW + BOB DEGENAT HISTORISCHES MOUSOLEUM, RUMPENHEIM

5.10. w. DLW AT ALTE SEILEREI, OBERRAD

6.10. w. DLW at KULTURSPEICHER, HUSUM

7.10.  w. dlw at SCHMUCKMUSEUM, PFORZHEIM

8.10. w. DLW + BOB DEGEN. PALAIS PHILIPPSRUHERALLEE, HANAU

11.10. w. SDLW AT THEATERHAUS, STUTTGARt

12. 10. W. KUU! AT INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL, HRADEC KRALOVE

17-20.10. w. dlw BEATS#2 RECORDING AND RESEARCH

AT PAUL ROBESON STUDIOS, BERLIN

21.10. w. dlw VIDEO PERFORMANCE AT C-QUADRAT STUDIO. BERLIN

31.10. W. KUU! AT FESTIVAL, CAIRO

1.11. W. KUU! AT FETSIVAL, CAIRO

4.11. ELDH LILLINGER AT FAQ FESTIVAL, HERTOGENBOSCH

6.11. w. kuu! at jazzdor Festival, Strasbourg 

13.11. w. KUU! at jantar Festival, Gdansk 

15. - 20.11. w. DLW ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, EXPLORING THE ARCHIVE AT

(BUNDESATELIERS FOR ARCHITECTURE CITÈ DES ARTS, PARIS

30.11. w. Stemeseder lillinger "PENUMBRA" PRE-rELEASE at Gretchen, Berlin

2.12. w. grünen at Industriesalon, Berlin

11.12. W. DLW HFMDK,  FRANKFURT

DLW PORTUGAL TOUR

13. 12. w. DLW workshop, tba

14. 12. W. DLW AT Salão Brazil, COIMBRA

15. 12. tba

16. 12. w. DLW at Porta, PORTO 

17. 12. W. DLW  at Centro Cultural de Belém  festival, LISBOa

18. 12. Nato, Leipzig

19. 12. Nato, Leipzig

21.12. W. DLW AT BEE FLAT,  BERN

 

 


 

 
 

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Christian Lillinger (Drummer, Composer, Producer and Founder of PLAIST)

Born in 1984 in Lübben (Brandenburg, Germany), Christian started playing drums at the age of 13. In 2000, when he was 16, he was admitted to Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber. He studied there with Günter Baby Sommer, Sven Helbig and Michael Griener amongst others until 2004. Since 2003 he has been living and working in Berlin.

2000 Winner of the International Improvisation Competition in Leipzig

2001 – 2003 member of BuJazzO (official youth jazz orchestra of Germany) conducted by Peter Herbholzheimer.
2002 - 2008 collaboration with the Trio GGL (Gropper Graupe Lillinger)
2008 founding of Lillinger’s own Band GRUND, with whom he has realised his own compositions.

Since 2011 he has been collaborating with the ensemble DELL-LILLINGER-WESTERGAARD (DLW), with whom he explores multi-perspective-structural compositions and their multidimensionalities.
2013 composition scholarship by the city of Berlin

2014-2018 member of the quartet AMOK AMOR (Peter Evans: tp, Wanja Slavin: sax, Petter Eldh: b,)

2016 artist in residence at Markgräflerhof in Basel courtesy of Bartels. The documentary “Gegen den Beat” (Against The Beat) by director Jan Bäumer was released the same year on German TV (3SAT).

2016 piano trio PUNKT.VRT.PLASTIK founded with Kaja Draksler and Petter Eldh

2017 awarded SWR Jazzpreis

2018 PLAIST, Christian’s own label, releasing exclusively contemporary avant-garde music founded. As of July 2022, PLAIST has released 11 albums including “Klavierstück VI“ by Karlheinz Stockhausen, “Über die Linie” by Wolfgang Rihm, “Boulez-Materialism” by DBLW and BEATS by DLW.

2018 the ensemble STEFANOVICH DELL LILLINGER WESTERGAARD (SDLW) was established

2019 founding and realization of the studio project “OPEN FORM FOR SOCIETY”, which was awarded the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik (German Record Critics’ Award)

2019 World premiere of OPEN FORM FOR SOCIETY at Donaueschinger Musiktage and Jazzfest Berlin 2021 awarded German Jazz Prize 2021 for "Artist of the Year" and "Drums/Percussion".

2021 STEFANOVICH DELL LILLINGER WESTERGAARD performed live at Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin to mark the Alexander Calder exhibition.

2021 Performed Daniel Libeskind's "ChamberWorks" at the AEDES ARCHITECTURE FORUM in Berlin
2022 Punkt.Vrt.Plastik were awarded the German Jazz Price 2022 in the category „Band of the Year“
As of July 2022, Christian has been featured on approximately 110 albums including 23 under his own name (see discography)

Selected Press:

A drummer of remarkable skill and vision.“ (Downbeat),

Der Mann, der das Trommeln auf eine höhere Stufe hebt.“ (The man who lifts drumming to a higher level) (Die Zeit)

Ein vollkommen neuer Typ des Jazz-Schlagzeugers.“ (A completely new type of jazz-drummer)(Der Spiegel)

„intelligent, highly creative music that repays multiple listens.“ (The Wire)

Lillinger proved why he is one of the more fascinating young drummers, through his creatively restless yet precision-geared fresh approach to a kit. He was a star of FIMAV 2022!“ (Downbeat magazine)

Selected discography:

- “Second Reason“ (clean feed) by Christian Lillingers Grund

- “ C O R“ (PLAIST 001) by Christian Lillingers Grund
- „Amok Amor“ (boomslang) by AMOK AMOR
- „Grünen“ (clean feed) by GRÜNEN

- „Boulez Materialism“ (PLAIST 002) by DBLW
- „Open Form For Society“ (PLAIST 004) by Christian Lillingers Open Form for Society - „Meinl Session“ (PLAIST 005) by Christian Lillinger
- Open form for society Live“ (PLAIST 002) by Christian Lillinger
- „Punkt.Vrt.Plastik“ (intakt-records) by PUNKT.VRT.PLASTIK
- „Zurich Concert LIVE“ (intakt-records) by PUNKT.VRT.PLASTIK
- „Grammar II“ by Dell-Lillinger-Westergaard
- „Beats“ (PLAIST 002) Dell-Lillinger-Westergaard
- „Supermodern Vol. II“ by Dell-Lillinger-Westergaard feat. Bob Degen
- „Monuments“ (ENW) by Dell-Lillinger-Westergaard & Mat Maneri
- „Konus“ (PLAIST 011) by Christian Lillinger
- „SDLW“ (BASILLE MUSIQU)/ PLAIST) by Stefanovich-Dell-Lillinger-Westergaard

Festivals & Venues (selection):

Donaueschinger Musiktage, Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, Arc en Rêve Bordeaux, AEDES ARCHITECTURE FORUM Berlin, Klangspuren Schwaz, Moers Festival, Resonanz Raum Hamburg, Philharmonie Berlin, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Philharmonie Köln, Musikbiennale Zagreb, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Tage der NeuenMusik Braunschweig, Doek Festival Amsterdam, MusikTriennale Köln, Schwerer Reiter München.

Touring on behalf of Goethe-Institute in:

Western-Africa, Romania, Russia, Venezuela, USA, Canada, England, Finland, Czech Republic, France, Serbia, Poland, Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Moldova, Mexico, Denmark, Brazil, Chile, Portugal and the Philippines.

Workshops and Masterclasses in:

Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart Hochschule für Musik Basel ArtEZ Academy of Music | ArtEZ in Arnheim Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover
Hochschule für Musik Saarbrücken

Sibelius-Academy Helsinki
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK
HMDK Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart HKB- Musik Bern and many more

Collaborations with:

Craig Taborn, Joachim Kühn, Beat Furrer, Cory Smythe, Wadada Leo Smith, Barre Phillips, Miroslav Vitous, John Tchicai, David Liebmann, Mat Maneri, Tim Lefebvre, Peter Evans, Richie Beirach Ralph Alessi, Urs Leimgruber, Bob Degen, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Louis Sclavis, Rolf Kühn, Evan Parker, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, William Parker, Joe Lovano, Benedict Klöckner and many more

 
 

M E D I A

 

P L A I S T

is a Label founded by Christian Lillinger.

It represents a genre-free, excellently produced and creatively structured Art Form – all manifested here as a Music Label.  

The Guidelines for PLAIST Music are: 

Sound supports Sound.
Sound through Structure.
Sound becoming the Plasticity of the Music.


Hyperrealistic Sound becoming Plasticity and Clarity within the Sonic Image. Its Basis is built on the "Gold Standard" of current Production Technology. 

 

CONTACT

 

e-mail:

christian@christian-lillinger.com

Plays

PAISTE Cymbals, Gretsch Drums, remoheads 

PAISTE.COM

www.gretschdrums.com

 

www.richterdrums.de

 

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