Andrew Pekler was born in the U.S.S.R. and grew up in the U.S.A. In the mid-1990s he moved to Germany and began recording electronic music. Utilizing both improvisation and composition Mr. Pekler integrates elements of jazz, pop, electronic music, exotica and modern classical into his own looping and sampling-based musical sensibility.
He has released several highly-regarded albums, played concerts in Europe, N.America, Asia and Australia and composed music for film, dance and theater.
“Cover Versions LP” by Andrew Pekler is now available via Senufo Editions & Fantôme Verlag. Andrew Pekler selected 300 different covers from second-hand records and, using colorful geometric elements to cover over all titles, performer’s names, and label logos, removed traces of the covers’ original contexts.
The sunsets, couples in silhouette, alpine panoramas, roses on pianos, female faces in close-up, and seascapes no longer serve as the packaging for easy listening and exotica. Instead, the romantic, bizarre and intriguingly bland images of the original covers are free to lend their evocative powers to the record of new music they now house.
Giuseppe Ielasi, born in 1974, grew up in the south of Italy and now resides in the outskirts of Milano with his wife and kids (the kids used to run Senufo Editions). He has been making music and touring since the late 90’s, currently touring on seldom select occasions.
He performs primarily solo, but also in Bellows with Nicola Ratti, Oreledigneur with Renato Rinaldi, and duos with Enrico Malatesta, Kassel Jaeger, Andrew Pekler, and collaborates regularly with film maker and photographer Armin Linke in addition to editing his films. Mr. Ielasi has released abbreviated records on 12k, Entr’acte, Senufo Editions, Dekorder, Holidays, among numerous others.
Andrew Pekler + Giuseppe Ielasi
Thursday, 9 July 2015 | 19:00 CET
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