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Bypassing the rules of traditional musicianship, Jan Jelinek prefers to construct collages from tiny sound fragments, from the lost-and-found products of samplers, tape recorders, media players and other recording implements. To this end, Jan Jelinek often works with loops and slight modulations to distil 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, adapting his primary sampling premise to a surprising range of different sounds. 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, played a range of laptop or gadget-based live sets, worked with improvisation ensembles from Japanese trio Computer Soup to the Australian jazz formation Triosk and created a number of audio-visual performances with video artist Karl Kliem, founded with Hanno Leichtmann and Andrew Pekler the Trio Groupshow and launched in 2008 the label faitiche.

Out now :
Jan Jelinek: Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records (faitback01)

Faitiche is delighted to present a long-lost vinyl album: for the last 14 years, Jan Jelinek's Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records, originally released in 2001 on ~scape, existed only as a download.
Now the album is available again on vinyl, as a double LP with two bonus tracks (B-sides from the Tendency EP, 2000).

Recent Releases :

Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek: Schaum (Faitiche13 LP/CD/DL)

Farben presents James DIN A4 (faitiche12)

Jan Jelinek / G.E.S.'s Temple (faitiche11)

Jan Jelinek's Temple Vinylbox / USB Cube (faitiche08-11)

Podcast :

"...The idea was to produce a mix that reflects my stay in LA like a journal. Not necessarily focused on bands and projects from LA, the mix includes music which I was listening to while I lived there. Music that I listened to while I was driving my car, which I discovered during my stay, and which I associate with an LA lifestyle as a foreigner as well. Additionally, the mix integrates a lot of my field recordings of the city. It's an eclectic gathering of tracks, diary-like, held together by the field recordings of public spaces..."

Jan Jelinek patches together a mix inspired by his summer in LA.

Radio Plays :

"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 & Masayoshi Fujita
Andrew Pekler & Jan Jelinek play Ursula Bogner (Sonne = Blackbox)


Farben, working with his Audiosample Production Center
The picture above shows a rare shot of farben, working with his audiosample-production-center.