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ROBERT LIPPOK & JAN JELINEK
Thursday December 18th, 2014
Kunstwerke, Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin
Doors: 19h, Concert: 20h, Tickets: 10€
Hearing things as they are, a pure electronic landscape plots objects before you in elegant detail. Crystallized textures unfold from the roots of subsonic waves into a deceptive symmetry commonly found throughout nature. Precision hides elegant imperfections, and a multi-dimensional sonic canvas emerges from the dark.
The tendency to visualize the sound of Robert Lippok stems from his background in installation and set design. A clear influence on his structural compositions, Robert’s synth modelled settings drop listeners into a new yet familiar world; one that shines in ways our everyday reality might be portrayed in film. Unobstructed and clearly defined, Robert establishes an intricate balance for a platform to observe the impeccable environments he has created.
Born in East Berlin in 1966, Robert Lippok is co-founder of the musical projects “Ornament und Verbrechen" and “To Rococo Rot.” Robert works as a musician, visual artist and set designer in Berlin and throughout the world.
“With the precision of an acoustic surgeon Robert Lippok dissects the sonic layers, peels them apart, and then stitches the textures together to create a journey for an avid audiophile.” Headphone Commute&
Bypassing the rules of traditional musicianship, Jan Jelinek prefers to construct collages from tiny sound fragments, from the lost-and-found products of samplers, tape recorders, media players and other recording implements. To this end, Jan Jelinek often works with loops and slight modulations to distill the gist of a piece of music and define it more clearly while masking its original source.
“Jelinek, more than just about anyone going, is exploring sound as an end in itself, the way a painter might explore the line or a filmmaker, light.“ Mark Richardson, Pitchfork
In the late 1990s he started to release his works under the pseudonyms Farben and Gramm, adapting his primary sampling premise to a surprising range of different sounds. During the following years, Jan Jelinek released solo projects under his own name on the scape-label, collaborated with artists like Sarah Morris or German author Thomas Meinecke, played a range of laptop or gadget-based live sets, worked with improvisation ensembles from Japanese trio Computer Soup to the Australian jazz formation Triosk and created a number of audio-visual performances with video artist Karl Kliem, founded with Hanno Leichtmann and Andrew Pekler the Trio Groupshow and launched in 2008 the label faitiche.
Farben presents James DIN A4 (faitiche12)
In the summer of 2013 Farben (Jan Jelinek) remixed his way through the extensive oeuvre of the sample and collage artist James DIN A4 (Dennis Busch) – and gathered ten of his favorite titles here.
Jan Jelinek / G.E.S.'s Temple (faitiche11)
Jan Jelinek's Temple Vinylbox / USB Cube (faitiche08-11)
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