Peter Rehberg w/ Tina Frank  AV


Tina Frank


Tina Frank is an Austrian designer, artist, and professor at the University of Art and Design Linz where she is heading the Department Visual Communication at the Institute for Media. Since the early 1990ies she has been collaborating with musicians to create record covers, audio-visual performances and installations presented all around the world, such as Ars Electronica, Linz; Centre Pompidou, Paris; ICC, Tokyo, and played at numerous festivals such as Sonar, Atonal, Mute, etc. She received the Diagonale Prize for Innovative Cinema. Her works are represented in international collections for video art, experimental film and digital synaesthesia. Frank's visualizations are characterized by an abstract formal language and an intense colorfulness that playfully explores the limits of perception. 


Peter Rehberg (b. 1968, London), (aka Pita) is the founder of Editions Mego, and a composer and performer of electronic music.  Rehberg, since decades residing in Vienna, began his career over 25 years ago when the aesthetic possibilites of so-called Laptop music were just about to be discovered. He started working with computers since then and is internationally perceived as one of the pioneers of synthetic music. His musical background is to be found in Noise, Ambient and Techno, as well as early electroacoustics. He currently explores the possibities of audio experimentation using a modular synthesizer set up. Over the last years he has made many collaborations such Fenn’O’Berg (w/ Jim O’Rourke and Christian Fennesz), KTL (w/ Sunn O)))s Stephen O'Malley), R/S (w/ Marcus Schmickler), Shampoo Boy (w/ Christina Nemec and Christian Schachinger) and more recently NPVR (w/ Nik Void). These musical collaborations are completed by his cooperation with the French theatre director Giséle Vienne, Icelandic born/Berlin based choreographer Margrét Sara Gudjónsdóttir and Ballet de Lorraine in Nancy. He has produced over a dozen albums, covering an astonishing variety of experimental electronic styles, LPs like the Get Out / Get Down / Get Off / Get In / Get On quintet have received broad international critical acclaim and were released on such labels as Editions Mego, Touch, Häpna etc.  His latest album Get On follows on from the 2016 release Get In. As with other titles in his ‘Get’ series we have an unwieldy blend of noise, abstraction, gnarled rhythm and blurred melody. Both analogue and digital tools are deployed as a means of expressing something outside of everyday electronics. ‘AMFM’ launches proceedings with some delightfully disorientating ricocheting electronics setting off a subversive sonic spectrum. ‘Frozen Jumper’ presents some ugly skittering electronics which rotate into exquisitely mangled forms before launching into an unsettling euphoria. The last piece ‘Motivation’ is a towering sensitive work, simultaneously haunted and emotionally moving. Get On marks another monumental work in the ongoing evolution from one of the ground zero pioneers of contemporary radical electronic music. As uncompromising as ever this is Pita in his prime. Emotion rung from the most twisted of frames. He played various international festivals, like SONAR, All Tomorrows Parties, CTM Berlin, MUTEK, Donaufestival, Big Ears, Presences Electronique and won the Prix Ars Electronica for Digital Musics & Sound Art in 1999. As head of the influential Editions Mego family of labels, he has released albums by internationally renowned artists like Fennesz, Oneohtriy Point Never, Kevin Drumm, Emeralds, Florian Hecker, Bernard Parmegiani, Russell Haswell, KTL, Akos Rozmann, Donato Dozzy, Bill Orcutt, Luc Ferrari, Stephen O'Malley, François Bayle, Mark Fell, Anthony Child, Heather Leigh, KlaraLewis, Simon Fisher Turner, Bruce Gilbert, Finlay Shakespeare, Caterina Barbieri, Oren Ambarchi, Xordox, Dome, Thomas Brinkmann, Jan St. Werner, Electric Indigo, Jasmine Guffond and many more.



Editions Mego