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Mallets and hands
A book about the use of mallets in percussion music, for players and composers with texts about the character of the mallets, new techniques and sounds, examples for the notation, with a DVD-ROM with sound examples and photos, be published in 2013 together with Thomas Hummel

Schlägel und Hände
Ein Buch über die Vielzahl der Anschlagsmöglichkeiten im Bereich des Schlagzeugs, für Schlagzeuger und Komponisten mit Erläuterungen zu den Klangeigenschaften der Schlägel ,sowie deren Anschlagsorte auf dem jeweiligen Instrument, neue Spieltechniken ,Notationsvorschläge , Werkbeispiele , mit einer Datenbank auf DVD- ROM über die Klänge und ihre akustischen Eigenschaften , sowie Photomaterial.
Erscheinungsdatum 2013 gemeinsam mit Thomas Hummel

Trio accanto
After nearly 20 years of creations with the trio accanto ,Yukiko Sugawara will quite the band. We thank her very much for her incredible work for the trio as a piano player and organizer. From 2013 the trio accanto will continoue together with Nicolas Hodges. We are looking forward !

trio improvisation
new sounds by a improvised chamber music group with Peter Kleindienst (Git), Alfred Zimmerlin (Vc) and Christian Dierstein (perc) concert booking or more information via mail contact on this page

classical japanese drumming meets contemporary percussion music
since 5 years we are doing concerts together : Shonosuke Okura (Otsuzumi drum coming from the No-theatre) and Christian Dierstein playing new percussion pieces , or improvising together ...... a very inspiring work .watch out for :

link to radio emission (by Lydia Jeschke) concerning a concert at Märzmusik , Berlin

specialsDrum drawing