Pita

The Graham Foundation

Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610

Pita is Peter Rehberg. Here, he offers a semi-improvised electronic music concert with a new modular set-up—and his first U.S. solo date in more than a decade.

Peter Rehberg (b.1968, London, England) co-founded the influential Mego label in 1994, and soon after began recording under the name Pita. His first solo release, Seven Tons for Free, came out in 1996, melding noise with techno. Since then he has produced over a dozen albums, covering an astonishing variety of experimental electronic styles. The Get Out / Get Down / Get Off trilogy received broad international critical acclaim and helped define the radical underground experimental electronic scene of the 1990s. He has played numerous concerts all over the world, including SONAR, ATP, CTM Berlin, MUTEK, Donaufestival, Le Guess Who? and Atonal. In 1999 he won the Prix Ars Electronica for Digital Musics & Sound Art. In addition to his solo work, he is best-known for longterm collaborations with Stephen O’Malley as KTL and with Jim O’Rourke and Christian Fennesz as Fenn O’Berg. He also runs the groundbreaking label, Editions Mego, which has released albums by artists such as Hecker, Mark Fell, Fennesz and Kevin Drumm.

In May 2009 Rehberg performed at Lampo with Marcus Schmickler. He also appeared at Lampo in March 2003, when he premiered Get Off.

Presented in partnership with the Graham Foundation