[ 27. April 2015 ]

BERLIN – 05.05: Oren Ambarchi, PIta, Bill Kouligas

Subject: Berlin 05.05: Oren Ambarchi, PIta, Bill Kouligas

Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015

From: Manuela Benetton

Tuesday, May 5th – Doors 20:00 Concerts 21:00

Kantine am Berghain

Am Wriezener Bahnhof

12043 Berlin

Tickets: 12€


OREN AMBARCHI (Touch, Editions Mego, PAN)

PITA aka PETER REHBERG (Editions Mego)




Oren Ambarchi’s works are hesitant and tense extended songforms located

in the cracks between several schools: modern electronics and

processing; laminal improvisation and minimalism; hushed, pensive

songwriting; the deceptive simplicity and temporal suspensions of

composers such as Morton Feldman and Alvin Lucier; and the physicality

of rock music, slowed down and stripped back to its bare bones. From the

late 90’s his guitar abstraction and extended technique have led to a

more personal and unique sound-world incorporating a broader palette of

instruments and sensibilities. Ambarchi has performed and recorded witha

diverse array of artists such as Fennesz, Charlemagne Palestine, Sunn

0)), Thomas Brinkmann, Keiji Haino, Alvin Lucier, John Zorn, Merzbow,

Jim O’Rourke, Keith Rowe, and many more. His latest release is Quixotism

which was listed in The Wire magazine’s top 50 releases of 2014.


PITA is the pseudonym of Editions Mego founder Peter Rehberg. Perceived

as one of the pioneers of synthetic music, PITA ushers now the next

phase of his sonic exploration, returning as a solo act after almost ten

years of silence. His approach hasn’t changed much though – it’s the

ongoing search of a radical maniac driving us to the shores of

experimental electronics, maybe best to be described as visceral

synthesis, fishing in the ambient depths of techno. He is fusing

distorted electricity with abstract beat patterns and glitches to some

form of extreme computer music. As head of the influential Editions Mego

family of labels, he has released albums by internationally renowned

artists like Fennesz, Kevin Drumm, Emeralds, Florian Hecker, Bernard

Parmegiani, Russell Haswell, KTL, Akos Rozmann, Donato Dozzy, Mark Fell…


Bill Kouligas is a musician, designer and dj. He is founder of the

record label PAN, which recalibrates perceptions of the avant-garde and

electronic dance music. Bill’s insistence on following his own path and

passion has won acclaim from thinkers, collectors, and dancers alike,

and puts his vision at the forefront of the electronic vanguard. After

many years of performing and producing experimental music under

different aliases this will be an all new live electronic set.