Andrew Pekler was born in 1973 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. His family immigrated to the United States in 1980. Since 1995 he has resided in Germany.
Pekler’s approach to music-making and sound has evolved considerably over the years but has remained in essence an experiment with found materials, be they samples, instruments or genre conventions.
Among other things, Pekler has electronically investigated the emotional sweep and grain of easy listening music, composed an entire album from short text descriptions of what the music should sound like, and installed a record shop in an art gallery in order to sell one record with 300 different covers.
Jib Kidder is the performing moniker of musician and artist Sean Schuster-Craig. Born in Lousiville, raised in Georgia, educated in Michigan and bouncing between California and New York ever since, he has spent the last decade exploring a variety of approaches to psychedelic collage.
In his audio recordings, songs, videos, sculptures, digital paintings, chalk murals & written work he has attempted to harness the humor and ambiguous poignancy specific to the experience of dreaming.
Lucrecia Dalt first discovered the craft of music after a brief career as a civil engineer in Medellín, Colombia. Since that time, she has ventured equally far into popular genres and experimental techniques, collaborating with Medellín’s Series Media Collective, Berlin’s F.S.Blumm and Gudrun Gut, Los Angeles’ Julia Holter, and, most recently, international collective, Human Ear Music.
In this time, she has always balanced the sharp mind of a methodical thinker with the restless heart of a passionate artist, gradually seeking a way to create hand-crafted mental states through sound.
Her long commitment to this pursuit has resulted, not to an overt confrontation of style versus intellect, but, rather, to a beguiling and subtle way of making accessible music that, nonetheless, feels like an invitation to risk, and a sensual approach to complexity.
CE SCHNEIDER TOPICAL first convened in 2013 to record some of Christina Schneider’s songs on Zach Phillips’s multitrack tape rig. Since then, song authorship and engineer status have destabilized!
Today’s CE Schneider Topical is a wholly collaborative enterprise and to the extent it is recognized at all, it should be recognized as such. CE Schneider Topical is also an accompaniment organism symbiotically attached to the Jib Kidder host organism.
This event is presented by Digital in Berlin. Check out our Facebook page to win tickets.
Andrew Pekler, Jib Kidder, Lucrecia Dalt, CE Schneider Topical
Wednesday, 11th March 2015 | 20:00 CET
NK Projekt | Elsenstr. 52 | 2.Hinterhaus Etage 2 | 12059 Berlin/Neukölln