Jan Jelinek, Robert Lippok
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FEED FREQUENCIES presents a sound evening with Jan Jelinek and Robert Lippok at KW Institute for Contemporary Art.
Jan Jelinek constructs collages from tiny sound fragments, from the lost-and-found products of samplers, tape recorders, media players, and other recording implements. To this end, 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.
In the late 1990s he started to release his works under the pseudonyms Farben and Gramm. 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, with improvisation ensembles from the Japanese trio Computer Soup to the Australian jazz formation Triosk. He created also a number of audio-visual performances together with video artist Karl Kliem. He founded with Hanno Leichtmann and Andrew Pekler the Trio Groupshow, and launched the label Faitiche in 2008.
The tendency to visualize his sound stems from Robert Lippok's background in installation and set design. A clear influence on his structural compositions, Lippok'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.
Born in East Berlin in 1966, Robert Lippok is co-founder of the musical projects Ornament und Verbrechen and To Rococo Rot. He works as a musician, visual artist and set designer in Berlin, and throughout the world.
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