Christian 

Lillinger

 

N E W S

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

 

new release of  „open form for society live

on Plaist music, August 7th, 2020

 

CHRISTIAN LILLINGER interviewed by PABLO HELD investigates 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C O N C E R T S

2022

April

 

9. w. KUU! at Stadtgarten, Cologne

10. w. KUU! At Dieselstrasse, Esslingen 

24. w. Tobias Delius at Indica Festival, Brescia

25. solo at KNH-Dunkelkonert Kulturcafe, Vienna 

30. w. KUU! Off Beat Festival, Basel

 

May

 

1. w. KUU! At other music academy, Weimar

4. solo at Festival 1984, Berlin

4. w. Schnell at at Festival 1984, Berlin

13. w. Komas Saxo at Trondheim Jazzfestival, Trondheim 

14. w. Koma Saxo at Vic Jazzfestival, Vic

22. w. Gordon Grdina, Mark Helias, Hank Roberts, Shahzad Ismaily, Mat Maneri and Hamin Honari at Festival Musique Actuelle, Victoriaville

June

3. w. SDLW  at Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung, Munich

6. w. SDLW at Musikbrauerei, Berlin

7. w. SDLW AT Resonanzraum, Hamburg

12. w. SDLW at Orangerie Theater, Cologne

15. w. Gordon Grdina & Mat Maneri at Festival, Milano

17. w. Gordon Grdina & Mat Maneri at Jazzfestival, Ljubljana

17. w. Miha Gantar, Axel Dörner, Gerry Hemingway at Jazzfestival, Ljubljana

24. w. Robert Lanfermanns “Rhenus" at  Monheim Triennale, Monheim

25. w. Michael Wollny, Emile Parisien, Tim Lefebvre at Jazzbaltica, Timdorf,

26. w. DLW at commun, une architecture avec les habitants at arc en rêve  centre d'architecture, Bordeaux

July

 

3, w. KUU! at Südtirol Festival, Bolzano

9. w. Michael Wollny, Emile Parisien, Tim Lefebvre at GARANA JAZZfestival, garana

10. w. Komna saxo feat. sofija Jernberg at  North Sea Jattfestival, Rotterdam

11. w. DLW  AT fESTIVAL, aarhus

12. w. DLW  AT fESTIVAL, aarhus

 

 


 

 
 

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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 & Meinl Sticks

PAISTE.COM

www.gretschdrums.com

 

www.richterdrums.de

 

www.meinlstickandbrush.com

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