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Markus Krispel

started his public musical activities as part of the Viennese Bands „LICHT“ ('Syntaktic Records'/A) and „RON BOP“, released next to it solo on MC under the alias of „Der Polizist“ and „Lesco Lak“, homerecording projects with all kinds of Instruments he could find and got interested in.
For some time he ran the Impro duo “Vögel“ (guit. & sax) with Alexander Kasses (drums) ('Schnapsidee Records'/A) and blew the organ pipes in pieces of Peter Jakober, Vienna based Composer.
Since 2008 he plays bass in the Heavy-, Doom- Band „[[[ALTAR:THRON]]]“ („ROCK IS HELL“/A) with Franz Zar (guit. & voice).

At some point he got seriousely into the Alto Saxophone and joined the „Neu New York Music Institute” at Celeste, Vienna, invented 2005 by Marco Eneidi, today called the `Monday Improvisers Session, Vienna' and still taking place every monday night at the same venue.
With the saxophone, his main instrument, he works in diverse constellations as an improvising musician, as well as playing solo concerts with a high interest in the sonic exploration of the instrument, related to the acoustic offers of the certain space, it´s resonance and the cumulation of recepted energies of attention. He likes to include awarness of the social situation in a space and the potential use of the whole range of dynamics of his actual instrument in his play.
He is interested in the on-going developing process of flexible, harmonical intuition and rhythmical diversity, adapted in his continuous practice on the saxophone, staying in transition, drawing from influences of music from all over the world, from different times and simply from intense 'contact' with sounds in general.

*works with: Aleksandar Škorić (SRB) /drums // Margaret Unknown (AT) /Stimme, Gitarre, Electronics // Onno Govaert (NL)/Schlagzeug // Ido Bukelman (ISR)/Gitarre // Jasper Stadhouders (NL) /Gitarre // Ajtai Peter (HU) /Kontrabass // Miklós Szilveszter (HU)/Schlagzeug // Matija Schellander (A)/Kontrabass // Alexander Kasses (A)/Schlagzeug & Arragement // Jakob Gnigler (A)/Tenor Saxophon // Christof Kurzmann (A)/ppool // Jean-Luc Guillonet (FR)/Alt Saxophon // Vid Drašler (SLO)/Schlagzeug // Stefan Voglsinger (A)/analog electronics, Schlagzeug ...



Photo: Igor Ripak

*played with: Marco Eneidi (US)/ Alto Saxophone // Mario Rechtern (A)/ Saxophones // Linda Sharrock (US)/ Stimme // Sylvia Bruckner (A)/ Piano // Philipp Quehenberger (A)/ Keyboard // Didi Kern (A)/ Schlagzeug // Peter Seher (A)/ Schlagzeug // Albert Beger (ISR)/ Tenor Saxophone // Nicola Hein (D)/ Gitarre // Mars Williams (US)/ Saxophone // John Dikeman (US)/ Saxophone // Thomas Stempkowski (A)/Kontrabass ...



  • 31.08.2022 w/ Ring Dog Duo & Max Winter, Lesung w/ Marcello S. Busato - drums// Rhiz, Vienna, Austria
  • 27.08.2022 w/ THE ULTIMATE BRUITAL ORCHESTRA, 9th BRUITAL NOISE PICNIC // Rehberge, Berlin, Germany
  • 17.08.2022 w/ Ring Dog Duo & Isi Rößler: w/ Marcello S. Busato - drums, Isi Rößler - upright bass // Improvised & Experimental #145, Hosek Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
  • 12.07.2022 Voice w/ Joske Koning - voice, Rieko Okuda - voice, Jasper Stadhouders - voice // Cafe Plume, Berlin, Germany
  • 25.06.2022 w/ THE ULTIMATE BRUITAL ORCHESTRA // Loophole, Berlin, Germany
  • 19.06.2022 w/ Vincent Laju - cello, Antti Virtaranta - contrabass, Vid Drasler - drums // Kühlspot, Berlin, Germany
  • 11.06.2022 w/ Marcello S. Busato - drums, Munsha - cello, 7th BRUITAL NOISE PICNIC // Rehberge, Berlin, Germany
  • 09.06.2022 w/ Simon Rose - Baritonsaxophon, Isabel Rößler - double bass, Marcello S. Busato - drums // WATT, Berlin, Germany
  • 21.04.2022 w/ Michael Griener - drums, Mia Dyberg - alto sax, Dirar Kalash - soprano sax // Au Topsi Pohl, Berlin, Germany
  • 18.04.2022 w/ Beat Keller - guitar, Luca Marini - drums // Loophole, Berlin, Germany
  • 28.03.2022 w/ Andé Vida - reeds // Loophole, Berlin, Germany
  • 26.01.2022 w/ Ring Dog Duo & Isi Rößler: w/ Marcello S. Busato - drums, Isi Rößler - upright bass // Loophole, Berlin, Germany


  • 14.10.2021 Duo, Tenor & Alto Sax w/ Szilveszter Miklos - drums, percussion // Oblomov Bar, Berlin, Germany
  • 01.10.2021 Tenor Sax w/ Lena Wenta - clarinet / Simon Jermyn - guitar + bass / Marcello S. Busato - drums, percussion / Greg Smith - drums / Arnold de Boer - guitar + voice / Jasper Stadhouders - guitar + bass / Oscar Jan Hoogland - piano + clavichord // Kühlspot, Berlin, Germany
  • 22.09.2021 Duo w/ Christian Kühn - viola, electr. guitar // Improvised & Experimental #119, Hosek Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
  • 15.09.2021 Tenor Sax w/ Finish Hairy Random Fingers /Rieko Okuda - piano, Antti Virtaranta - upright bass, Marcello S. Busato - drums // vovne series - St. Petersburg Art Space , Berlin, Germany
  • 01.09.2021 Duo w/ Marcello S. Busato - drums // Improvised & Experimental #119, Hosek Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
  • 28.08.2021 w/ THE ULTIMATE BRUITAL ORCHESTRA // Unheimlich Unheimlich #7 - Bärenzwinger, Berlin, Germany
  • 07.08.2021 Duo w/ Marcello S. Busato - drums // Multiversal #111, Villa Kuriosum, Berlin, Germany
  • 28.07.2021 Tenor Sax Trio w/Guido Kohn - cello, Sofia Salvo - baritone saxophone // Improvised & Experimental #115, Hosek Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
  • 13.07.2021 Tenor Sax w/ AARIMMMS ORCHESTRA, Ignaz Schick - alto sax, sampler / Margaret Unknown - lap steel guitar, electronics / Rieko Okuda - grand piano, synthesizer / Adam Goodwin - double bass / Antti Virtaranta - double bass / Marcelo Busato - drums, percussion / Martial Frentzel - drums // Kühlspot Festival, Berlin, Germany
  • 09.07.2021 Tenor Sax w/ Random Hairy Chocolade Touch /Rieko Okuda - piano, Antti Virtaranta - upright bass, Marcello S. Busato - drums // Backsteinboot, Berlin, Germany
  • 09.05.2021 Duo w/Sofia Salvo - baritone saxophone // Improvised & Experimental #106, Hosek Contemporary, Berlin, Germany


  • 15.12.2020 Long durational Improvised music performance w/ Márton Bertók, Audrey Chen, Emilio Gordoa, Maike Hilbig, Dodó Kis, Liz Kosack, Joke Lanz, Magda Mayas, Rozi Mákó, Albert Márkos, Dag Magnus Narvesen, Palmovka, Áron Porteleki, Guilherme Rodrigues, Thea Soti Input Impact - durational Echtzeitmusik on Air, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Germany
  • 16.10.2020 Solo/ on alto sax // Unheimlich Unheimlich #5 - Ungeheuer Neukölln , Berlin, Germany
  • 16.10.2020 Duo w/ Marcello S. Busato - drums // Unheimlich Unheimlich #3 - Ungeheuer Neukölln , Berlin, Germany
  • 13.10.2020 w/THE ULTIMATE BRUITAL ORCHESTRA // St. Petersburg Art Space, Berlin, Germany
  • 03.10.2020 Solo/ on bass saxophone // Au Topsi Pohl, Berlin, Germany
  • 25.09.2020 w/THE ULTIMATE BRUITAL ORCHESTRA // Improvised & Experimental #98, Hosek Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
  • 22.08.2020 w/THE ULTIMATE BRUITAL ORCHESTRA // Humboldhain, Berlin, Germany
  • 25.02.2020 Duo w/Gregor Vidic - tenor sax // Starling Murmuration Nr. 40, Loophole, Berlin, Germany
  • 12.02.2020 Trio w/Andrew Lafkas - upright bass, Marcello S. Busato - drums // Au Topsi Pohl, Berlin, Germany
  • 18.01.2020 Double Trio w/Andrew Lafkas - upright bass, Jasper Stadhouders - electric guitar, Marcello S. Busato - drums, Samuel Hall - drums, Dirar Kalash - Tenor Saxophone // Loophole, Berlin, Germany
  • 16.01.2020 Sextet w/Conny Bauer - trombone, Jasper Stadhouders - guitar, Devin Grey - drums, Tobias Delius - tenor saxophone, Emilio Gordoa - vibraphone // Petersburg Art Space, Berlin, Germany
  • 15.01.2020 Quartet HAHAHAHA w/Antti Virtaranta - upright bass, Margaret Unknown - electric guitar, Andi Stecher - drums // Loophole, Berlin, Germany
  • 03.01.2020 Quartet w/Lara Jones - soprano saxophone, Hilary Jeffrey - trombone, Marcello S. Busato - drums // Loophole, Berlin, Germany


  • 04.12.2019 w/ K~amp Ensemble (Elena Kakaliagou - french horn, Matthias Müller - trombone, Hilary Jeffrey - Trombone)/ Tipi am Kanzkeramt, Berlin Germany
  • 04.12.2019 w/ Mia Dyberg - Conference - WECC, Berlin Germany
  • 01.12.2019 Trio w/Rieko Okuda - keys & Marion Ruault - upright bass // Noiseberg #100, Atelier Äuglein, Berlin, Germany
  • 25.11.2019 Duo w/Marcello S. Busato - drums // Starling Murmuration #37, Loophole, Berlin, Germany
  • 24.11.2019 Trio w/Michele Pedrazzi - Synth & Composition, Chris Hill - drums // Espace Diaphenes, Berlin, Germany
  • 31.10.2019 Trio w/Isabel Rößler - upright bass, Céline Voccia - piano // Sowieso, Berlin, Germany
  • 29.10.2019 Trio w/Andri Stecher - drums, Margaret Unknown - guitar, voice, electronics // Loophole, Berlin, Germany
  • 24.10.2019 Duo w/Marcello S. Busato - drums // Loophole, Berlin, Germany
  • 17.10.2019 Quintet w/Ido Bukelman - guitar & Banjo, Samuel Hall - drums, Elena Kakaliagou - french horn, Guido Kohn - cello // Au Topsi Pohl, Berlin, Germany
  • 29.08. - 01.09.2019 Tubax Super Session Munic w/Lara Jones (GB) soprano sax, Tubax/David Vilayleck (FR) laptop/Harald Fetveit (NO) deep electronics/Mikael Szafirowski (FI) electric guitar, deep electronics/Miriam Siebenstädt (D) baritone and alto sax, Tubax, keyboards/Paolo Gaiba Riva (IT) clarinet, contrabass clarinet/Kristian Tangvik (NO/DK) tuba/Dario Fariello (IT) soprillo and sopranino sax, Tubax/Norbert Stammberger (DE) soprano and bariton sax, Tubax/Rieko Okuda (JP) keyboards/Fra Zedde (IT) no-input mixer/Antti Virtaranta (FI) double bass/Marcello Busato (IT) drums // Halle 6, Munic, Germany
  • 16.08.2019 Quintet w/Ido Bukelman - guitar, Philippe Lemoine - tenor sax, George Kokkinaris - double bass, Thomas Rehnert - drums // World Wide Window, Berlin, Germany
  • 10.08.2019 Quartet w/Jasper Stadhouders - guitar, Nicola Hein - Guitar, Devin Grey - drums // Au Topsi Pohl, Berlin, Germany
  • 11.07.2019 Quartet w/Rieko Okuda - Piano, Willi Kellers - drums, Jan Roder - upright bass // Sowieso, Berlin, Germany
  • 29.05.2019 Quartet w/Linda Fredriksson - Alto Sax, Jost Drasler - upright bass, Antti Virtaranta - upright bass // Kühlspot, Berlin, Germany
  • 18.05.2018 Duo w/Amanda Irarrazabal - Upright Bass // Geyger Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 17.05.2018 Trio w/Amanda Irarrazabal - Upright Bass, Marcello S. Busato - drums // Loophole, Berlin, Germany
  • 30.04.2018 Septet w/Abyssity of the Grounds (Margaret Unknown, Mario Rechtern, Linda Sharrock, Anti Virtaranta, Munsha, Andy Stecher) // Loophole, Berlin, Germany
  • 29.04.2018 GIK - Grazer Impro Klub, Special Guest // Graz, Austria
  • 01.04.2018 Quintet w/Margaret Unknown - guitar + voice, Adam Goodwin - Upright Bass, Caroline Cecilia Tallone - hurdy gurdy, Samuel Hall - drums// Loophole, Berlin, Germany
  • 15.03.2018 Trio w/Gregor Vidic - tenor sax, Nicolas Field - drums// Suite#3, Geyger Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 14.03.2018 Trio w/Gregor Vidic - tenor sax, Nicolas Field - drums// Klangkeller#28, Berlin, Germany
  • 18.02.2018 Trio w/Ido Bukelman - guitar, Miklós Szilveszter - drums// Kék Ló, Berlin, Germany
  • 17.02.2018 Trio w/Antti Virtaranta - upright bass, Rudi Fischerlehner - drums // Kék Ló, Berlin, Germany
  • 27.01.2019 Quartet w/Ido Bukelman - guitar, banjo, Marcello S. Busato - drums, Antti Virtaranta - upright bass // Loophole, Berlin, Germany


  • 21.11.2018 Duo w/ Simon Rose - Baritone Saxophone // Kühlspot, Berlin, Germany
  • 17.11.2018 Krispel/Schellander/Miklós - Trio // Monarchy Festival / Moscow, Russia
  • 13.10.2018 Quintet w/Rieko Okuda - piano, Willi Kellers - drums, Mia Dyberg - reeds, Markus Krispel - reeds // Kék Ló, Berlin, Germany
  • 17.08.2018 Quartet w/Szilveszter Miklós - drums, Antonio Borghini - upright bass, Tobias Delius - reeds // Kék Ló, Berlin, Germany
  • 18.05.2018 Duo w/Szilveszter Miklós - drums // Savremena galerija / Subotica, Serbia
  • 16.05.2018 Duo w/Szilveszter Miklós - drums // Improstor, Kulturni Center Lab / Novi Sad, Serbia
  • 14.05.2018 Krispel/Schellander/Miklós - Trio // Ring Ring Festival / Beograd, Serbia
  • 09.04.2018 Solo, alto Saxophone // Kühlspot, Berlin, Germany
  • 07.04.2018 Quartet w/Tom Malmedier - drums, Farida Amadou - electr. bass, Margaret Unknown - electr. guitar // Kék Ló, Berlin, Germany
  • 17.03.2018 Trio w/Penelope Gkika - Violine, Ido Bukelman - Guit, Banjo// Kék Ló, Berlin, Germany
  • 08.03.2018 Duo w/Szilveszter Miklós - drums // Kék Ló, Berlin, Germany
  • 27.02.2018 Trio w/Adrian David Krok - drums, Thiébault Imm - electric guitar // Loophole, Berlin, Germany
  • 29.01.2018 Trio w/Szilveszter Miklós - drums, Matija Schellander - upright bass // Monday Improviser Session, Vienna, Austria
  • 13.01.2018 Trio w/Szilveszter Miklós - drums, Joel Grip - upright bass // Kék Ló, Berlin, Germany
  • 11.01.2018 'Screeching' - w/ Colin Gilder - drums // WUK, Vienna, Austria


  • 09.12.2017 DUO w/Aleksandar Škorić - drums // Belgrade, Serbia
  • 08.12.2017 DUO w/Aleksandar Škorić - drums // Jazziré Festival, Subotica, Serbia
  • 07.12.2017 DUO w/Aleksandar Škorić - drums // Novi Sad, Serbia
  • 06.12.2017 DUO w/Aleksandar Škorić - drums // Kék Ló, Budapest, Hungary
  • 05.12.2017 Sopron Shuffle #13 - DUO w/Aleksandar Škorić - drums // DAS BACH, Vienna, Austria
  • 02.12.2017 Duo w/Szilveszter Miklós - drums // Kék Ló, Berlin, Germany
  • 01.12.2017 w/Ido Bukelmann - guitar, Antti Virtaranta - upright bass, Nir Sabag - drums // Sowieso, Berlin, Germany
  • 29.11.2017 w/Ido Bukelmann - guitar, Antti Virtaranta - upright bass, Nir Sabag - drums // Hosek Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
  • 28.11.2017 w/Ido Bukelmann - guitar, Antti Virtaranta - upright bass, Nir Sabag - drums, Miklós Szilveszter - drums, Ulf Mengersen - upright bass // Neu West Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • 27.09.2017 w/Benjamin Tomasi - midi controller, Samuel Schaab - midi controller - Live Interpretation der Installation `The Double` // Josephinum Wien, Austria
  • 15.09.2017 w/Alto Solo at Casa Música // Valdivia, Chile
  • 09.09.2017 w/Amanda Irarrázabal - upright bass, Lorenzo Román - guitar, Nicolás Ríos - drums, Ramiro Molina - guitar // Piso 3, Santiago Di Chile, Chile
  • 07.09.2017 w/La aventura del Hombre / Sam Nacht - tenor saxophone, Grod - programming, keyboards, Migma - turntables // Mi Casa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 05.09.2017 w/Paula Shocron - piano + Leonel Kaplan - trumpet // Estudio Libres, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 01.09.2017 Trio w/Luis Conde - bass saxophone, Jorge Chikiar - electronics / Trio w/Sam Nacht - tenor saxophone, Fernando Pirales - electronics // Estudio de Chickar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 25.08.2017 w/Lorenzo Román - guitar, Roberto Zamora - drums // Piso 3, Santiago Di Chile, Chile
  • 23.08.2017 w/Kinemute (Luis ToTo Alvarez - guitar + Augusto Gomez Fuentes - video) // University of Valparaíso, Chile
  • 11.08.2017 - 15.08.2017, Improcon – Congress Of Free Improvised Music, Arts + Thoughts // Castle Veliki Tabor, Desinić, Croatia
  • 28.05.2017 'Requiem for the space' - 3 hour Solo performance with the dissassambled Alto // Mo.e - Wien, Austria
  • 12.05.2017 Krispel/Schellander/Miklós - Trio // Szabadkikötő - Pecs, Hungary
  • 11.05.2017 Krispel/Schellander/Miklós - Trio // Mo.e - Wien, Austria
  • 10.05.2017 Krispel/Schellander/Miklós - Trio // Bludný kámen - Ostrava, Czech Republik
  • 08.05.2017 w/Didi Kern - Drums, Miklós Szilveszter - Drums //Monday Improvisers Session, Celeste Vienna
  • 06.05.2017 Krispel/Schellander/Miklós - Trio // Forum Stadtpark - Graz, Austria
  • 05.05.2017 Krispel/Schellander/Miklós - Trio // Vodnikova Domačija Šiška - Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 04.05.2017 Krispel/Schellander/Miklós - Trio // KSET - Zagreb, Croatia
  • 03.05.2017 Krispel/Schellander/Miklós - Trio // IZBA - Novi Sad, Serbia
  • 02.05.2017 Krispel/Schellander/Miklós - Trio // Kék Ló - Budapest, Hungary
  • 01.05.2017 w/Miklós Szilveszter - Drums, Matija Schellander - Upright Bass // Mediawave Festival - Komarom, Hungary
  • 21.04.2017 Solos / Ido Bukelman / Marco Quaresimin / Markus Krispel // Setzkasten, Vienna
  • 19.04.2017 Duo w/Ido Bukelman // Patrizia Ruthnsteiner, Stefanie Weberhofer, Stefan Voglsinger // Kramladen, Vienna
  • 09.01.2017 - 21.02.2017 w/ Paulina Puchi G. //Brazil - Solo Concerts and Research //Rio de Janeiro - Paraty - Sao Paulo - Salvador do Bahia - Belo Horizonte


  • 12.12.2016 w/ Jasper Stadhouders (git), Elina Silova (voice), Kaja Draksler (piano) // Péter Ajtai (bass), Onno Govaert (drums), Walter Lampe (piano) // House Concert, Amsterdam Noord
  • 11.12.2016 w/ Jasper Stadhouders (git), Gregor Vidic (t.sax.), Peter van Bergen (t.sax.), Péter Ajtai (bass), Nicolas Field (dr.), Leo Svirsky - piano + accordion // Studio Loos, Den Haag
  • 10.12.2016 w/ Jasper Stadhouders (git), Gregor Vidic (t.sax.), Peter van Bergen (t.sax.), Péter Ajtai (bass), Nicolas Field (dr.), Leo Svirsky - piano + accordion // Studio Loos, Den Haag
  • 09.12.2016 w/ Gregor Vidic (t.sax.), Péter Ajtai (bass), Nicolas Field (dr.) // De Ruimte, Amsterdam
  • 02.12.2016 Duo w/ Stefan Voglsinger (drums, electr.) // Setzkasten, Vienna
  • 01.12.2016 )))))((((( / Interprenetation Concert Series // Wakuum, Graz
  • 04.11.2016 )))))((((( + Jason Nazary (dr) / Antti Virtaranta (b) / Jasper Stadhouders (guit) / Harald Austbø (cello) // XBeliebig, Berlin
  • 03.11.2016 )))))((((( + Rieko Okuda (dr) / Martí Guillem (dr) // XBeliebig, Berlin
  • 02.10.2016 w/ Stathis Diamantidis (b) / Giannis Despotakis (dr) / Døn Stavrinos (dr) / Dimitris Pantelias (as) // Studio 9, Athens
  • 23.09.2016 )))))((((( + Onno Govaert - Unsafe and Sounds // Arena, Vienna
  • 21.09.2016 A/HU/NL-Quintet: Ajtai (b) / Akosh (ts) / Govaert (dr)/ Miklós (dr) / Krispel (as) + SPINIFEX (NL) // Fluc, Vienna
  • 20.09.2016 Onno Govaert (drums) + Markus Krispel (Saxophones) Duo // 7* Wohnzimmer, Vienna
  • 03.09.2016 Kern / Krispel / Quehenberger - Trio, Újbuda Jazz Festival // A38, Budapest
  • 02.09.2016 Duo w/ Thomas Stempkowski (b) // Foto - Vernissage, Andreas Bernthaler, Alter Bahnhof, Neuberg an der Mürz
  • 06.08.2016 Klangfest Sommer 2016, w/ Carlos Zingaro, Jean-Marc Foussat, Kai Niggemann, Lissie Rettenwander, Benjamin Skepper, Mia Zabelka // Klanghaus Untergreith, Austria
  • 01.07.2016 Trio w/ Alexander Kasses, Anton Iakhontov // Die Angewandte, Vienna
  • 27.06.2016 Duo w/ Vid Drašler // Opener, Jazzkeller Celeste, Vienna
  • 25.06.2016 Trio w/ Vid Drašler, Christof Kurzmann // Small Form Sessions, Nada Lokal, Vienna
  • 24.06.2016 Quintet w/ Eric Arn, Krzysztof Kasprzy, Alessandro Vicard, Alex Yannilos // Freifeld, Vienna
  • 12.06.2016 Trio w/ Peter Ajtai, Matheus Jardim // 7* Wohnzimmer, Vienna
  • 06.06.2016 w/ Daniel Davidovsky, Shai Ran, Yoav Zohar // Hanut Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • 05.06.2016 w/ Albert Beger Quartet // Albert Beger, Shay Hazan, Milton Michaeli, Ofer Bymel // Levontin7, Tel Aviv
  • 02.06.2016 Trio w/ Yaniv Schonfeld + co // Studio Straus, Jerusalem
  • 01.06.2016 Quartet w/ Ido Bukelman, Ofer Bymel, Shai Ran // Ha´Mazkeka, Jerusalem
  • 22.05.2016 Sextett w/ Mars Williams, Tobias Klein, Harald Austbø, Jasper Stadhouders and Tristan Renfrow // De Niewe Ruimte, Amsterdam
  • 17.05.2016 different groups w/ Musicians from Sun Ra Archestra: Cecil Brooks, Wayne Smith Jr. and Katharina Gartner, Thomas Stempkowski, Krzysztof Kasprzy // Jazzkeller Celeste, Vienna
  • 26.04.2016 different groups w/ Hans Falb, Thomas Berghammer, Irene Kepl, Arnold Noid Haberl, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Katharina Gartner + Marco Eneidi // Nickelsdorf Jazz Galerie, Austria
  • 21.03.2016 Trio w/ Nicola Hein (guit.) / Didi Kern (drums) // Jazzkeller Celeste, Vienna
  • 27.02.2016 Trio w/ Jakob Gnigler (Sax) / Matija Schellander (Double Bass) // Mo.e Vienna
  • 23.01.2016 (In) the Abyssity of the Grounds w// Unknown / Rechtern / Schatz / Gründorfer / Edmondes // Mo.e Vienna


  • 10.12.2015 Solo Performance “Der Brummton”, piece for bass guitar, snare drum and baritone saxophone // Size Matters, Vienna
  • 25.11.2015 as )))))((((( w/Margaret Unknown (electr., voice, guit.) + Alexander Kasses (drums) + James Walburn (HOLD – Album Release Tour) //Mo.e Vienna
  • 23.10.2015 w/Miklos Szilveszter (dr), Peter Ajtaj (b), Marco Eneidi (sax) Budapest / KÉK LÓ FASHION PUB /Hungary
  • 22.10.2015 w/Miklos Szilveszter (dr), Peter Ajtaj (b), Marco Eneidi (sax) Jazzush /Krapina /Croatia
  • 21.10.2015 w/Miklos Szilveszter (dr), Peter Ajtaj (b), Marco Eneidi (sax) – Ljubljana, Prulček /Slovenia
  • 20.10.2015 AKM -Trio, w/Miklos Szilveszter (dr), Peter Ajtaj (b) – Babenbergerhof Graz /Austria
  • 19.10.2015 w/Miklos Szilveszter (dr), Peter Ajtaj (b) - Monday Improvisers Session at the Celeste Jazzkeller, Vienna
  • 18.10.2015 w/Miklos Szilveszter (dr), Peter Ajtaj (b), Marco Eneidi (sax) –Művelődési Szint (Müszi)/Budapest /Hungary
  • 17.10.2015 – w/Miklos Szilveszter (dr), Peter Ajtaj (b), Marco Eneidi (sax) – Fluc, Vienna
  • 15.10.2015 – Multitest/Multiversal – Quartett w/Margaret Unknown – Guitar, Cabaret Poulet – Electronics, Thiebault Imm - Drumcomputer, Electronics // Werk, Vienna
  • 22.09.2015 – Sopron Shuffle #1: Solo/Duos/Trios – w/ Sylvia Bruckner (Piano) / Szilveszter Miklós (Drums) /Muszi, Budapest
  • 04.09.2015 – S/K´Duo; Zur Ausststellungseröffnung “Die Dunkle Seite” - Photos von Andreas Bernthaler, Alter Bahnhof, Neuberg an der Mürz
  • 03.09.2015 – S/K´Duo; Peter Seher – Schlagzeug, Markus Krispel – Saxophone // mit Möström und Ido Bukelmann – Interpenetration /Wakum, Graz, Austria
  • 13. - 16. 08. 2015 – ImproCon, Konzerte mit Sylvia Bruckner (Piano), Miklosz Szilester (dr), Stefano Giust (dr), Peter Ajtaj (b), Vid Drasler (dr), Tomaž Grom (dr), Jean-Luc Guillonet (sax), Boris Janje (b) /Kumrovec, Croatia
  • 21.07.2015 – Margaret Unknown/Markus Krispel – Mo.e, Vienna
  • 18.06.2015 - S/K - Duo mit Peter Seher / Paul Hubweber (Posaune), Georg Wolf, Wolfgang Reimers (sax), Marcel Daemgen (Elektronik), Joerg Fischer (dr), Wolfgang Reimers (sax) / Horst, Frankfurt am Main/ Germany
  • 24.05.2015 – w/ Ada Rave, Nicolas Chientaroli, Miriam Siebenstädt / Ma Thilda, Berlin
  • 20.05.2105 - Margaret Unknown/Markus Krispel – Xbelibig, Berlin
  • 18.05.2105 - Margaret Unknown/Markus Krispel – Dreikönigskeller Frankfurt am Main
  • 14.06.2015 - S/K´Duo mit Peter Seher - "Sopron Shuffle" - New Jörg, mit AMP Trio und Reka Kutas /Vienna
  • 10.06.2015 – Unsafe + Sounds Festival, Duo w/ Wolfgang Schwarz - Schlagzeug /Rhiz; Vienna
  • 08.05.2015 – Festival Schnittpunkte, Heiligenkreuz, Burgenland
  • 07.05.2015 – Lung*Life, Krispel Solo + AKM Trio (Ajtaj, Krispel, Miklos) / M.oe Vienna
  • 28.02.2015 – w/ Peter Seher und Marco Eneidi; SKE Trio /Raj/Klagenfurt, Austria
  • 28.01.2015 – Dreikönigskeller Frankfurt, Solo Improvisation/ after screening of „Blank City“


  • 09.12.2014 Festiwal Form Radykalnie improwizowanych, Poland
  • 03.12.2014 (in) the abyssity of grounds/wakuum graz/mit Sharrrock/ Rehformen / Rechtern / Unknown
  • 14.11.2014 Instant Music Day, Martin Luther Kerk Amsterdam: Eric Zinman – piano, Markus Krispel - alto sax, John Dikeman - tenor sax, Onno Govaert - drums
  • 05.09.2014 Solo Saxophon, „700 Stufen“ - Ausstellung Andreas Bernthaler, Neuberg an der Mürz
  • 06.08.2014 Ördögkatlan Festival, various groups with Jasper Stadhouders, Grencsó István, Peter Ajtaj, Miklos Szilvezster, Geröly, Gerö, Rudi Mahall
  • 02.08.2014 w/ Ajtai Péter, Jasper Stadhouders, Miklós Szilveszter + Grencsó István , Lumen Budapest
  • 14.07.2014 [celeste, opening-session] - eric arn: guit. markus krispel: sax, peter ajtaj: bass, peter seher: drums
  • 05.07.2014 'haus+hof/fest' - ‘femina an die macht’ teil1 / st. egyden/sentilj Seher/Krispel – duo, drums, saxophon
  • 22.06.2014 Margaret UNKNOWN + Markus KRISPEL + Peter SEHER + Leo BETTINELLI (AR) • Das WERK
  • 21.06.2014 w/ Stefan Fraunberger + Peter Seher, Arsenal, Vienna
  • 06.06.2014 Solo Performance: Les corbeaux d'Artaud (Version Nr.1) + CRANK STURGEON
  • 04.06.2014 Jasper Stadhouders (NL) + Markus Krispel (AT) + Ajtai Péter + Miklós Szilveszter, Lumen Budapest
  • 03.06.2014 Forum Stadtpark, Graz: Rechtern / Stadhouders / Goavert / Krispel + Zinman
  • 02.06.2014 Opening Session, Celeste: Govaert / Krispel/ Stadhouders
  • 01.06.2014 Rechtern / Stadhouders / Goavert / Krispel + Zinman / Knapp / Schiller, FLUC, Vienna
  • 28.03.2014 PARCENER – Solo Piece, Ninos Consentidos Wien, BRICK 5, Vienna
  • 02.02.2014 Margaret Unknown/Markus Krispel-Duo; Transit Minifestival – Mo.e, Vienna
  • 17.01.2014 Mario RECHTERN + Sheik ANORAK + Margaret UNKNOWN, Mo.e, Vienna
  • 18.12.2013 (IN) the abyssity of the grounds // Rechtern / Unknown / Kern / Sharrock / Rehformen / Schörkhuber / Krispel / Mayr, Das Werk, Vienna
  • 18.10.2013, A Berry Feast Festival, „Dichte“ Workshop and Concert/Eric Arn, MO.E Vienna
  • 15.05.2013 `Where has Jazz gone` Eric Arn (guit.), Markus Krispel (alto sax). Alessandro Vicard (double bass, electronics), Andi Menrath (drums)
  • 11.12.2012 Trio w /Eric Arn, Katharina Ernst Mo.e, Vienna


- Solo Work

'THE HUM' /composition on a text
of the artist Astrid Seme


- Ensembles

- Live

- Releases: physical

CD on 'Inexhaustible Editions' (SLO)

CD on 'Setola di Maiale' (IT) & 'Chmafu Nocords' (AT)

CD on 'Setola di Maiale' (IT)

[[[ALTAR:THRON]]] - EP s/t (2012) / Rock is Hell (A)

[[[ALTAR:THRON]]] - LP 'ADOLF HABSBURG' (2016) / Rock is Hell (A)

- Releases: digital




Photo: Igor Ripak

Markus Krispel - Alto & Baritone Saxophone
Matija Schellander - Upright Bass
Szilveszter Miklós - Drums


PUT - Inexhaustible Editions (SLO)


* Ein Impro-Trio der besonderen Art: Sozusagen das perfekte Setting für ausgefuchste Improvisation – und das gelingt von der ersten Minute weg. Es wird vorgegeben, reagiert, zugehört, gespielt oder auch nicht. Von laut bis leise verschmelzen die drei Instrumente und erinnern positiv an die Ästhetik der Chicago-Szene. Bei ziemlich genau der Hälfte passiert dieser Moment, dieser unpackbar große und magische Moment, bei dem sich, in diesem Fall, alle drei auf Obertöne stürzen und die vorsichtig und mit Bedacht aufschaukeln lassen. Miklós lässt Metalle und Snare erklingen, während Schellander einen stetigen Drone aufbaut und Krispel feinste Fragmente kreiert und alle drei gemeinsam mit einer stetigen Verdichtung und raffinierten Gespür für Klang operieren. Eine Dreiviertelstunde dauert dieses gelungene Experiment. Diese Dreiviertelstunde ist der Mitschnitt von ihrem Konzert im November 2017 in Ljubljana, im Rahmen der Borderless Dissonance. / Richard Herbst, freiStil, Juli/August 2018

* Contemporary free jazz item from the label Edition FriForma, which is a sub-label of Inexhaustible Editions in Slovenia. Put contains a single 40-minute performance from the trio of Markus Krispel, Matija Schellander and Szilveszter Miklós in a live recording made in Ljubljana. It seems this threesome have been working at their craft and bonding closely through a series of live concerts in eastern Europe, touring Serbia, Croatia and the Czech Republic; some of these were organised under the aegis of the “Borderless Dissonance” concert series. I found this record very appealing in a dour sort of way; it’s not out to prove something about the heat and energy of free jazz, and instead there are many awkward pauses and difficult angles which they have to negotiate. This may be something of a relief, as I sometimes feel there are too many people trying the “energy jazz” thing in the contemporary round, and they mostly end up with clouds of loud noise which lead nowhere. Free playing ought to have some sort of edge to it (e.g. political, social, artistic); I worry it’s in danger of becoming too glib a tongue. Not so with Markus Krispel and his sidemen¹, who almost seem to be inventing a reason to play together before our very eyes, respectfully but cautiously mapping out common ground. This may reflect something about their respective backgrounds; Krispel, the Austrian alto and baritone sax player, is apparently self-taught as a musician (the liner notes describe him as a “wild autodidact”), and his musical tastes are such that he sees no conflict in adding his sax work to the band [[[Altar:Thron]]], who play experimental metal. As we listen to his halting phrases and slightly ungainly textures, I find much to enjoy in his unconventional style. He’s not freighted down with chops, be-bop structures, or the slickness that has afflicted many American stars since the ascent of Wynton Marsalis. Could be that Krispel’s getting closer to the true “tongue” of the jazz idiom than many more established players
. Then there’s the bassist, Matija Schellander, also Austrian, described here as a “conceptualist”; it’s true he studies computer music, and has also played in that highly unusual group Rdeča Raketa who made the nifty Wir Werden LP in 2012. There’s something so austere and strict about his work on this record that he makes the sax player seem positively baroque, and that’s no mean achievement. The drummer Szilveszter Miklós seems to be the only one of the trio more steeped in jazz traditions, and he’s been playing with the Grencsó Open Collective in Budapest for about ten years. What I like here is his uncluttered, punchy technique; never a wasted beat, and each stroke tapped in firmly with a certain no-nonsense tone. All of this amounts to music which, as hinted at earlier, is full of rough edges, gaps, and unfinished surfaces; at times, it’s a miracle the work hangs together at all, so tenuous are the connections. Some may find this a frustrating listen (why doesn’t the music get going more often?), but it’s just right for me. Will look for further developments from this trio with interest.
¹ I use the term advisedly. / Ed Pinsent, The Sound Projector, 2 January 2019


Photo: Igor Ripak

Margaret Unknown - voice, guitar, electronics
Markus Krispel - Saxophones


{} - Settola di Maiale (IT) & Chmafu Nocords (AT)


* Die Band heißt: )))))(((((, der Titel ist: {} (Setola Di Maiale, SM2990), die Musiker sind: Margaret Unknown \voice \electronics \guitar & Markus Krispel \alto- \tenor- \baritone saxophone. Dieser Vogel aus Wien nimmt mich für sich ein mit dem sympathischen Bekenntnis "ich mag den Begriff „Free Jazz“ noch immer gerne, weil er für mich immer noch was verheißungsvolles hat und in mir eine Erwartungshaltung von Intensität, Spannung und Abenteuer hervorruft" und mit seinem vogelweiten Horizont vom Heavy-Doom-Duo [[[ALTAR:THRON]]] über das ungarische AKM Trio bis zu - kleine Welt - Albatre, bei denen er als Gast einstieg. In der unbekannten Gretl verbirgt sich Max Bogner, obskure Hälfte obskurer Zwiegespanne (Cosmic Debris, Cream Team, Gueule Populaire...), aber doch auch mit der legendären Linda Sharrock, Mario Rechtern und Didi Kern als (In) The Abyssity of the Grounds unterwegs auf den Spuren von Ariadne und Eurydike. Der Stoff für {} entwickelte sich on the road in Königskellern und xbliebigen Berliner Winkeln und wurde nach der Heimkehr fixiert. Wohin führte das? In Weißglut, in farblos entbundenes Grau aus den farblosen Tiefen der Negativität, zu fieberhaften Visionen von dem, dessen Name Legion lautet, von Megaira, der rasenden Furie. Mit furioser Attacke von Bariton und Gitarre, wie Hippie Diktat (ohne Drummer), aber noch bohrender und grobkantiger. Danach tastend, jaulend, mit elektronischen Wellen und aus einer Gießkanne geröhrtem Wiener Blues. Die Gitarre mit extremer Vehemenz und krass kokophon, Krispel mit knatterndem Stakkato dann post-ayleresk, während die Gitarre Verwünschungen um sich spuckt. Was für eine aufgekratzte Willkommenskultur für Sturm & Hagel, Ratz & Brötz. Mit fiebrig & Olaf-Ruppig geharkten und bekrabbelten Saiten, ostinatem Spotzen, ölschlierig verzerrter, infernalischer Hymnik. Jetzt auch mit akustischem Strumming, Schimpfluchglossolalie, tuckernder Motorik und sirrender Automatik. Während Krispel Poesie auf seine Weise definiert, schlägt Gretl einen Ebow auf den Saiten kurz und klein und löst damit Sirenenalarm aus. Und hat nicht das abschließend aus Kurt Vonneguts Katzenwiegegezerrte und ersäufte "Round and round we spin with feet of lead and wings of tin" bis auf Weiteres das Zeug zur aktuellen Europahymne?  [Bad Alchemy 90 rbd]

* Expressiv geht es auf dieser CD zu. Margret Unknown ((In) the Abyssity of the Grounds u.a.) und Markus Krispel ([[[Altar:Thron]]]) spielen sich im Duo in eindeutig höhere Sphären, was auch die Untertitel der einzelnen Nummern versprechen, z.B. Legion! I recieved your false promises. Thousand voices, the fragments of HIS holy grace, glowing ashes, WHITE HEAT has been brought upon thee (Mea Culpa..). Aber braucht Musik derart bedeutungsschwangere Untertitel nun wirklich?, frage ich mich. Warum nicht! Irgendwie geht das hier gut zusammen und verleiht der kompromisslosen Musik des Duos noch so eine zusätzliche Alien-Hirn-durchputz-Glasur. Die Aufnahmen entstanden 2015 nach einer ersten Tour des Duos, welche sie von Frankfurt nach Berlin führte. Die Energien und Erfahrungen, die sie davon mitnahmen, finden sich nun in musikalischer Form auf dieser CD wieder. Krispel spielt schmutzig und free-jazzig auf diversen Saxofonen. Unknown steuert harsche, zerstückelte E-Gitarrensoundwände dazu, auch Stimme, und geht stets bis ans Äußerste, so weit, dass es für die Hörer schon grenzwertig wird, wie etwa bei der dritten Nummer des Albums I.. Mælström, wo sich zum Ende hin alles aufschaukelt. Bei der nächsten Nummer schmettert Krispel nur so drauf los. Spielen bis zum Umfallen? Krispel und Unknown kommen hier ganz nah dran. (kat, freistil 69)

* Sehr sympathisch beschreibt Markus Krispel im Klappendeckel zur CDR seine erneuerte Begegnung mit Margaret Unknown und wie sich im Laufe einer Mini-Serie an Konzerten die hier eingefangene Duo-Sprache entwickeln konnte. Margaret Unknown zerrt und ruckelt meistens an der Gitarre; in Sturm & Drang-Phasen der Aufnahme kommt quäkende Vokalakrobatik dazu. Krispel selbst steuert kaskadierende Alto-, Tenor- und Baritonsax-Klänge bei. {} ist in weiten Phasen eine dringliche, intensive und kakophonische Platte, die nur in wenigen Momenten von ruhigeren Passagen zeugt. Aber auch diese wirken stets wie Kraftfelder, wie die Basislager für den nächsten Sprung mit Anlauf. Wie sagt man? Free Jazz, oder?! (Zipo, www.aufabwegen.de)

* Awkee: )))))((((( is just 'Margaret Unknown' and 'Markus Krispel', and {} is a amalgam of freejazzy saxophones (alto, tenor and bariton, no less) and 'concrete' guitar parts (concrete like concrete .. 'Beton' in german), a voice, and electronics .. and is that strange ? That nickname I mean, the CD title and this kind of music? No. (The things that are strange & the things that are not. The mobydickalbum turned out not to exist anymore but her facebook page did. And nevernevernever I received a message that the 'belfamielje' was lifted) (I think she is dead) (I think she is hiding) (Randy Newman, anyone?) (in my soul she is dead) The deconstruction of the WORD and the deconstruction of music. Thrown back at itself: Merely speechsigns AND SO music that merely referes to itself. That is not totally without presedent or tradition. )))))((((( fishes in waters where as well 'Little Women' fishes in, and before that as well fellows like Karel Appel, The Nihilist Spasm Band, Wild Classical Music Ensemble, The Spontaneous Music Ensemble of Derek Bailey, Pat Metheny, Gregg Bendian and Paul Wertico with their, as far as I know, only collaborative project: the widely maligned 'Sign of 4'. (come on: apply Deleuze to the fine arts (god, hear me) & where else can you end up but here?) Is it 'bad noise'? Yes, of course it is bad noise! But little in the world tikkles so nicely in my ear and on my skin as 'bad noise' of this kind and PHUK knows that, with the arrival of the pale woman, one needs not much more then )))))(((((‘s {} on ten & on repeat. (http://www.derecensent.nl/)


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