Andreas Paolo Perger – Vita

*1970 in Munich

Raised in a family of musicians and artists with Austrian-Italian and German-Polish descent in Munich and Bolzano/ Bozen

Nationality: Austria; Coat of arms by Giovanni Ludovico Madruzzo (Trento, 1579); Munich grandfather was a poet of the Catholic resistance against National Socialism

After anti-authoritarian pedagogy, piano lessons and free painting, guitar lessons at the age of seven

1977 – 1987 Studies of the guitar in pop, rock, jazz and classical music; development of a personal approach to the guitar; improvisation and composition of own music; concerts

1987 – 1990 Intensified studies of the guitar in pop, rock, jazz and classical music – music school Munich; improvisation, composition and production of own music; concerts

1991 – 1996 Studies of the guitar in classical music and jazz – Berklee College of music Boston/USA, Richard Strauss Conservatory Munich; interpretation, improvisation, composition and production of own music; concerts

1997 – 2000
Master classes and important encounters in Germany, Austria, Italy and the USA; Newcomer of the Year 1997, Süddeutsche Zeitung; 11 CD series, including CD Big City – “Highly recommended” (Akustik Gitarre); concert tours, a.o. Festival “Jazz an der Donau” and “Bachnacht auf Zeche Zollverein”, studio guitarist for TV and film (ARD, ORF, EMI Records); studies of the guitar in experimental music; collaborations with musicians and visual artists (art video, installation); a.o. Arri Kino Munich, Top Kino Vienna; teaching

2000 – 2010
Development of the 5.1 surround guitar to integrate sound art, installation and interaction into the guitar concert; 2002 first room-related live concert with audience participation at radiophonic gallery Tube Munich; first live broadcast (surround > stereo) on Radio Bayern 2; festival zoom.fluid (science, video art, audio performance) at Echtzeithalle Munich, kindly supported by Kulturreferat München and the Bavarian Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts; first performance of >play at Festival Transart Bolzano/ Bozen

Concert for 5.1 surround guitar – concert tours a.o. from Vienna (ORF Lange Nacht der Museen/ Tonspur_live) via Praha (Institut Intermédií) to Toronto (Festival Electric Eclectics), with kind support of the Austrian Cultural Forum Praha

2011 – 2019
Relief – 10 pieces for 5.1 surround guitar (surround > stereo)
(Künstlerausgabe/ Artist Edition, available online)

Works for Orchestra 1 – 3 (concert films by Carlos Bustamante/ KlanGalerie Berlin); award of the jury of the 36th German Evangelical Church Congress 2017; installative and interactive work creations with musicians from the free international scene Berlin

Gravur/ Gravure perennial weekly concert series for solo guitar/ Zionskirche Berlin
Gravur/ Gravure 1 – 10 for solo guitar (Sheet music/ Edition Margaux)

Concert excerpt in the Dutch-Polish cinema drama Beyond Words by Urszula Antoniak – premieres at the Toronto and San Sebastian film festivals, DVD; multiple awards for the best sound and the best camera

Founding of the KlanGalerie Berlin, supported by Musikfonds e.V., District Office Pankow of Berlin/ Department of Art and Culture and the Investment Bank Berlin; curation of a two-month concert series with musicians from the free international scene Berlin

Founding of sound refinement for classical concert guitars with master luthier Angela Waltner

2019 – 2021
Exploration and developement of methods for sound-refinement of concert guitars, acoustic guitars with steel strings, electric guitars and its amplification

Sound at construction; interdisciplinary sound and program concepts for public space

Teaching: composition of three practice pieces for guitar regarding the balance of interpretation, improvisation, and composition

Development and artistic direction of a new spatial sound, image and performance project at Berlin Central Station

Research and development of methods for reviving “dormant” concert guitars, as well as structural modifications and extensions

Beginning of a new musical work phase – provisional working title: “Chronicle of all times”