Seven dictaphones (Jelinek) & one Turkish cymbal (Johansson), live performance on the ocassion of Speicher IV, a festival for site-specific music in the big water reservoir of Berlin-Pankow, organized by Bohemian Drips.
Jan Jelinek: performance notes
Sven-Åke Johansson & Jan Jelinek: Piece for seven dictaphones + one Turkish cymbal, live at Wasserspeicher, Berlin 2020 (excerpt)
***DUE TO COVID-19 DONAUESCHINGER MUSIKTAGE HAS BEEN CANCELLED - THE HYPERION INSTALLATION WILL STILL TAKE PLACE!***
Commissioned 4-channel audio/video composition by Jan Jelinek for Donaueschinger Musiktage at Museum.Art.Plus. Opening: Oct 15th 2020, 18:00 (until Nov 15th 2020). Many thanks for technical assistance: Karl Kliem / more info
Overview of the area in Athens designed by Dimitris Pikionis, 1954-1958
faitiche's bimonthly radio show on LYL. Next show's guest is artist and curator Marie-Pierre Bonniol with a 30 minutes mix - on air Oct 16th, 14:00-15:00. As always: afterwards as stream & download available.
Darren J. Martens: Beau Dick, Revolutionary Spirit, 2018
Studio improvisation by Frank Bretschneider & Jan Jelinek.
A. R. Penck: Rites De Passage, 2017
Frank Bretschneider & Jan Jelinek: untitled, 2018 (previously unreleased)
A new mini album (LP/DL) by GES (Gesellschaft zur Emanzipation des Samples) comes out in October 2020. Title: Anthology of American Pop Music. Five pop songs are dissected by sampler, stretched, compressed, and re-collaged. In this way, their identity is lost. What remains is a vague concretness: flashes of déjà vu and remote echoes that evoke the orginal.
GES work/travel kit. The kit contains two rubberstamps with extracts from the legal ruling on Metall auf Metall II (copyright dispute, Kraftwerk vs. Moses Pelham).
GES: GonnaDieWithMyHammerInMyHand (faitiche22, 2020)
Soundwork by Jan Jelinek for Ginza Sony Park, presented on Sep 7th until Oct 11th 2020 at the location in Tokyo. The collage gathers recordings of public places: boat trips in the city center of Hanoi and on the way to Capri, streets in Syracuse, Naples, Calvi and Manhattan. more
Ginza Sony Park, Tokyo
Jan Jelinek: PublicPark (2020)
Sven-Åke Johansson & Jan Jelinek live (without physical audience) at the Moers Festival, May 31st 2020. A live documentation of the whole festival day is as video stream available at the Arte Mediathek.
Live at the Moers Festival 2020, photo by Nils Brinkmeier
Sven-Åke Johansson & Jan Jelinek: puls-plus-puls, part 2 (nivuniconnu 2017)
Bird, Fog, Objects (Masayoshi Fujita, oil on paper, 2007)
Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek: Workshop for modernity (faitiche03), 2010
faitiche's bimonthly radio show on LYL. Next show's guest is visual artist, musician and former member of Die tödliche Doris Chris Dreier with a 30 minutes mix titled Regelfall - on air May 22nd, 14:00-15:00. Afterwards as stream & download available.
Drei Grazien (Chris Dreier, 2014)
Jan Jelinek’s album Tierbeoachtungen is now available on vinyl for the first time. Originally released on Scape in 2006 as a CD and download, the album’s six tracks took their cues from Jelinek’s live concerts of that period: dense, slowly unfolding loop improvisations made with a laptop, various effect pedals and miniature synthesizers.
artwork Tierbeobachtungen, photo by Jan Jelinek
"It is music that floats in a semi-conscious state between dream and awakening, always slightly mysterious, leaving traces that lead directly to the psychedelic-cosmic music of the kraut era" Martin Büsser, 2006
Jan Jelinek: The Ballad Of Soap Und: Die GEMA Nimmt Kontakt Auf (faiback07)
Faitiche is delighted to present a new album by Frank Bretschneider. abtasten_halten was made as part of the raster.labor installation first presented at CTM Festival in 2019. abtasten_halten is a self-generating composition for synthesizer modules whose sole sound source is the movement of two VU meter needles. Official release is September 18th 2020.
artwork abtasten_halten (excerpt), graphic design by Tim Tetzner
Frank Bretschneider: abtasten_halten Filter (faitiche21), 2020
RIP Krzysztof Penderecki: Another radio piece by Jan Jelinek is as stream available again here. Beweisstücke für das Bombardement (Evidence for the bombardment) from 2015 is a composition, collage and document about the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
Jan Jelinek: Audio Map Beweisstücke für das Bombardement, 2015
Krysztof Penderecki's score of Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima provides the conceptual frame for the collage's arrangement.
Jan Jelinek: Beweisstücke für das Bombardement, 2015 (excerpt)
Dealing with cabin fever: Jan Jelinek’s radio piece/play Das Scheitern der bemannten Raumfahrt (The failure of manned spaceflight) from 2014 is as stream and download available again here. The radio piece retells the failure of the first Biosphere 2 mission in Arizona in 1991.
Jane Poynter: The Human Experiment, two years and twenty minutes inside Biosphere 2, 2006
Especially from a sociological perspective, the mission was a debacle: Isolated from the outside world, the team of eight Biospherians split into two rival camps during their stay. The radio piece is bilingual (german, english).
Jan Jelinek: Das Scheitern der bemannten Raumfahrt, 2014 (excerpt)
German SWR2 Ars Acustica premiers a new radio work by Jan Jelinek: Vom Rohen und Gekochten (On the Raw and the Cooked). Premiere: April, 7th 2020. Afterwards as stream and free download for 18 months available here.
Jan Jelinek: series Symmetrie aus Sicht der Gastronomie, 2011 (ink on paper)
About the work: Solid, raw, boiling, powdery, liquid, broken and folded - empirical categories which describe the nature of material. more
Jan Jelinek: Vom Rohen und Gekochten (excerpt), 2020
The danish label arbitrary presents the vinyl release Framework 2 by Mads Emil Nielsen, including graphic scores, recordings and interpretations – with Andrea Neumann + contributions by Jan Jelinek and Hideki Umezawa. Release date: Feb 7th 2020. more
Mads Emil Nielsen: graphic score for Circles
Jan Jelinek: Circles 2, 2019
Wieder und Wieder. Ritual, Kontemplation, Obsession. Exhibition at DG Kunstraum in Munich, Germany - including Peter Granser's installation Zwischen/Raum with sound by Jan Jelinek. Opening this thursday, January 16th 2020, 18:00. Closing event: March 21st 2020
photo by Peter Granser, Zwischen/Raum, interior view