Faitiche presents two great release concerts at Urban Spree this October. As a release concert for their brand new album Schaum Japanese vibraphone virtuoso Masayoshi Fujita and Berlin loopmaster Jan Jelinek. Groupshow bandmate Andrew Pekler will also give a special concert for his own new record Tristes Tropiques.
Jan Jelinek can easily be described as one of Berlins most interesting pioneers of electronic music. His career is a continuous metamorphosis of identities, concepts and styles making it extremely exciting to follow his prolific output under monikers such as Farben, Gramm, Ursula Bogner or his own name. Whereas Jelinek oftentimes works with a wide array of soundcolors and loops sampled from varying sources vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita has dedicated his focus on one instrument only.
Masayoshi Fujita is a Japanese vibraphonist and composer based in Berlin. Masayoshi first learned how to play the drums, followed by extensive vibraphone training to craft and play his own compositions.
Determined not to stick to traditional vibraphone styles or techniques and theory of composition, he seeks his own sound of vibraphone and new possibility of it. Masayoshi also prepares his instrument with strings of bead, strips of foil and similar
objects. The resulting new sounds, akin to distortions, help to expand the vibraphone spectrum without eroding the instrument’s intrinsic character or even abandoning it altogether.
The evening also celebrates a recent release by Andrew Pekler, an artist that experiments with found materials, be they samples, instruments or genre conventions. The man behind Sad Rockets and a member of Bergheim 34, Pekler began recording under his own name in the early 2000s. Following releases on labels such as Staubgold and Kranky, his latest work for Faitiche, Tristes Tropiques, is an album of synthetic exotica, pseudo-ethnographic music and unreal field recordings.
The night is rounded out by DJ sets from Jan St. Werner (Mouse on Mars) and Mo Loschelder (Heroines of Sound, EMD).
Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek and Andrew Pekler
Sunady, 30th October 2016 | 20:00 CET
Urban Spree | Revaler Str. 99 | 10245 Berlin/Friedrichshain