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Cat And The Sun

While travelling the world, we made a stopover in Beppu, Japan. At the Kiyoshima Apartment we were artists in residence for three months. As a joint project, the talented Omani Frei and I developed a concept album called »Cat And The Sun«. Now there are seven songs in seven languages, each with its own artwork.

Cover »Cat And The Sun«


The songs are available here, on the well-known streaming platforms and as a booklet with CD or tape. You have the full choice.

Artworks: Omani Frei

»Tanz« by Omani Frei,

01 Tanz

»Cavallo Infinite« by Omani Frei,

02 Cavallo Infinite

»Tyca« by Omani Frei,

03 Tyca

»Мир« by Omani Frei,

04 Мир

»溶けたアイス« by Omani Frei,

05 溶けたアイス

»Garten« by Omani Frei,

06 Garden

»Construcción« by Omani Frei,

07 Construcción

Booklet with CD & Tape

There is a limited edition of 42 CDs and 21 tapes. Both are available in the online shop of the Neustadt Art Kollektiv on Etsy.

The booklet for the CD contains edited photographs from Beppu. Each photo shows places that is somehow important to us and with which we are connected by a story. The respective song lyrics are incorporated into the photos.


During the residency, I produced reports at irregular intervals. The last month is then no longer recorded, as the work on the project took up a lot of time.

  • Kiyoshima Artist Daily :: 2023-09-15

    Today there will be no direct video of me. Instead I’ll recommend you the recordings of the Wohnzimmer concert from last Sunday. Masaya-san and me created some kind of unique japanese-german punk-folk-rock genre, where music connects people, meanings, pictures and languages. Enjoy it!

    For more videos look into the Wohnzimmer concert event.

  • Kiyoshima Artist Daily :: 2023-09-09

    This week was full of art. \o/ I tell you timely backwards our todays presentation for Beppu Art Month, my plan to have flyers of our exhibtions and concerts for the Art Fair Beppu, the new song of the CATS project in Italian language from Thursday with Hirai Masaya and a rehearsal of Nihongo-German songs from Wednesday. Much music, some pictures. Have fun!

  • Kiyoshima Artist Daily :: 2023-08-26

    It’s nearly two weeks since the last daily, but I have my reasons. 😃 Today I gonna tell you some useful AI things I’ve done for the Neustadt Art Festival website and you’ll get some music: A spontaneous session at Watanabe Tomishoten and songs I rehearsed with Hirai Masaya. Have fun!

  • Kiyoshima Artist Daily :: 2023-08-12

    Right now there are quite a lot exhibitions and concerts and we try to catch some of them. In addition we installed a small cinema at Kurukuru. And I’m working on Cat And The Sun and the second song is ready for prepublishing it here. Have fun! 🎸🎶🎻🎵

  • Kiyoshima Artist Daily :: 2023-08-05

    Today you’ll see another unboxing of music equipment (How exciting! 😝), the first impression of the first verse of the first song of the project Cat And The Sun and a surprise at the end.

  • Kiyoshima Artist Daily :: 2023-08-03

    It’s been a while since the last daily (and it’s not called “weekly”), but I was busy creating a new Peertube instance for my videos. Now it’s ready and I’m proud to present it to you. 🥳

    Nevertheless I did some artsy things like having the Songbirds concert last Saturday and doing some lead sheets for Masaya and me again. Enjoy it!

  • Kiyoshima Artist Daily :: 2023-07-29

    Today you’ll get some impressions of doing “musician things” like texting and rehearsing and a little timelaps building an improvised Piñata. 🪅

  • Kiyoshima Artist Daily :: 2023-07-26

    The first one is directly about the project »Cat And The Sun«. In this project I’ll write seven songs in seven languages and Omani will do seven artworka.

    Furthermore you can listen to some snippets from a rehearsal of Hirai Masaya and me earlier this day.

The Album

The world is full of things that no longer work: Social injustice, climate change, capitalism, favouritism towards rich people, mass murder in the Mediterranean – the list seems endless. But since I don’t just complain, I’ve made it my business to throw constructive ideas and little utopias into the room. And preferably musically!

You can find the music on Spotify, Soundcloud and other Platforms.

You also have the option of receiving the album on CD by post. Just send me a short message with the delivery address and the number of copies and I will send the music on its way.

Klavierpunk – Das Album

Besetzt(Jan Kosyk, Freddie Perren, Dino Fekaris)

Spätverkauf(Jan Kosyk, Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons)


Jan Kosykvocals, piano
Atze Rudolfguitar, ukulele, banjo
Henk Teichmannbass
Achim Jurenzdrums, washboard
Remo Devago2nd vocals at Spätverkauf
Virtuose Vibesrecording, mixing, mastering


Thu, 2 March 2023

We threw the record release party together with our Fatschenhock for Smörgåsbord and since then the album is official! 🍾

Sat, 25 February 2023

Pssst, the recordings are ready. We’re doing a little pre-release here before the official release in March.

Tue, 31 January 2023

Today followed the finish: Together with Remo Devago I gave the song Spätverkauf content. It was short and crisp and also a new experience to record vocals without a live band. Thanks Remo!

Sat, 28 January and Sun, 29 January 2023

We did it: We recorded 8 songs in the Virtuose Vibes recording studio. It was fun, exciting and we are mega satisfied.

Innen ein Punk
Nazis im Haus
Lied der Galaxie

Fri, 27 January 2023

The crowdfunding was successful! Many thanks to all supporters, so the release of the songs on the web and on CD will follow in the next few weeks. \o/

1.700,00 €
1.801,00 €

Mon, 9 January 2023

At our penultimate rehearsal before the dress rehearsal we recorded all the songs. Feel free to take a look:

Tue, 20 December 2022

We had another rehearsal yesterday and I finally managed to take some pictures. I don’t want to deprive you of them:

Sample recording »Lied der Galaxie«

Sat, 19 November 2022

It’s getting serious: Crowdfunding is going live.

Mon, 11 July 2022

This page is being created and this much can be revealed: We have scheduled rehearsal dates and booked the recording studio.

The Klavierpunk Tape

Yes, I still know what a pencil has to do with a cassette. And so it was no question for me to produce something like that myself. So I quickly threw together my first recordings to make an A-side and a B-side and after five weeks the treasure was at home with me.

Kassettenstapel des Klavierpunk-Tapes

The tapes are not for sale. They are only available as free merch at my concerts or thrown in the Etsy shop of the Neustadt Art Kollektiv.


side A
1.AutonomiaMusik & Text: Yok Quetschenpaua
2.Nazis im HausText: Terrorgruppe, Musik: Jan Kosyk
3.Innen ein PunkMusik & Text: Jan Kosyk
4.Lieselotte MeyerMusik & Text: Yok Quetschenpaua
5.ZaubersteuerMusik & Text: Götz Widmann
6.Doch eine Sache gibt esMusik & Text: Martha Laux
side B
7.AutonomiaMusik & Text: Yok Quetschenpaua
8.BesetztText: Jan Kosyk
9.Innen ein PunkMusik & Text: Jan Kosyk
10.GroupieMusik & Text: Jan Kosyk
11.Lied der GalaxieMusik: Monty Python, Text: Jan Kosyk
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