JAN JELINEK

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Jelinek's works deal with the transformation of sounds, translating source materials from popular music into abstract, reduced textures. Bypassing traditional musical instruments, he constructs collages using tiny sound fragments from a wide variety of recording devices: tape recorders, digital samplers, media players and the like. The recordings are processed into repetitive loops that boil the original down to its essentials, the source material becoming indecipherable in most cases.

He began releasing his work in 1998, initially under the pseudonyms Farben and Gramm. In 2000, his sound collages played in the Young Media Pavilion at the EXPO2000 worlds fair in Hanover. Over the following years, he worked with artists like Sarah Morris and the German writer Thomas Meinecke, collaborated with the Japanese improvisation ensemble Computer Soup and the Australian jazz trio Triosk, and created audio-visual performances with video artist Karl Kliem at venues including the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In 2007, with Andrew Pekler and Hanno Leichtmann, he founded the improvisation trio Groupshow that refuses any repertoire and any limitation on performance duration.

In 2008, Jelinek established the faitiche label as a platform for his own experiments, for joint projects, and for work by musician friends. The sixteen releases to date include a collaboration with the vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita and the work of fictional sound researcher Ursula Bogner, whose scores, drawings and writings have been presented and performed around the world. Since 2012, Jelinek has been writing and producing experimental radio pieces for state broadcaster SWR that deal with fictional identities and soundscapes. The theme of fictional and multiple identities runs through the whole of the faitiche catalogue. Under the pseudonym Gesellschaft zur Emanzipation des Samples, as Ursula Bogner, or using his own name, Jelinek’s oeuvre ranges from field recording collage to electroacoustic music to minimalistic drone. What these various works all have in common is live processing of previously collected sound material.

In his current live performances, Jan Jelinek weaves diverse sound materials into intense drone collages and soundscapes.



Out soon:

Sven-Åke Johansson & Jan Jelinek: Puls Plus Puls, LP/DL
LP release on ni-vu-ni-connu / digital distribution via faitiche
release date: Winter 2018

Gramm: Personal Rock (faitback09)
vinyl reissue of Jelinek's debut album from 2000 - originally released on Source Records
release date: Spring 2019

ASUNA & Jan Jelinek: Signals Bulletin LP/DL (faitiche18)
new collaboration between the Japanese sound artist and Jelinek
release date: Spring 2019



Recent Releases :

Jan Jelinek: Zwischen (faitiche17) Release date: May 4th 2018
faitiche.de/zwischen

Acoustic Surveillance Series - No.1
G.E.S.: uguisubari (Nightingale Floor) (faitiche16)
faitiche.de/uguisubari

Ursula Bogner: Winkel Pong (faitiche15)
faitiche.de/WinkelPong



Radio Plays :

"Zwischen - 22 Lautgedichte" von Jan Jelinek
Listen : swr.de/hoerspiele/zwischen-22-lautgedichte

"Beweisstücke für das Bombardement"
A radio play by Jan Jelinek (composition & realisation).
Using field recordings taken at Hiroshima memorial.
Related to "Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima“ by Kryztof Penderecki.
First broadcast on July 7th 2015, 11:03 PM on SWR Radio.
Listen : deutschlandradiokultur.de/beweisstuecke

"Das Scheitern der bemannten Raumfahrt"
A radio play by Jan Jelinek (composition & realisation), Language: German.
First broadcast: May 6th 2014, 11:03 PM on SWR.
The radio play reconstructs the first Biosphere 2 experiment, during which an artificial ecological system was sealed for two years with a team of eight researches living inside. The experiment failed because of technical and social problems.
Free download at: hoerbuch-download/das-scheitern-der-bemannten-raumfahrt.mp3



Jan Jelinek is currently available with following projects :

JAN JELINEK Solo
JAN JELINEK plays Ursula Bogner
Jan Jelinek & Masayoshi Fujita


JAN JELINEK booking contact : MO[AT]MEDIA-LOCA.COM






Farben, working with his Audiosample Production Center

Recent Posts

Lucrecia Dalt - Tar (Jan Jelinek Remix)

#JanJelinek remixes Lucrecia Dalt

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Great pics by Udo Siegfriedt from Charlemagne Palestine @ Time Zones in Bari, Nov 3rd

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