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

Nationality: Austria; Coat of arms of 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, 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); teaching

2000 – 2010
Development of the 5.1 surround guitar to integrate sound art, installation and interaction into the guitar concert; 2002 first live concert with audience participation in the radiophonic gallery Tube Munich; first live broadcast (surround > stereo) on Radio Bayern 2

Concert for 5.1 surround guitar – concert tour from Vienna to Canada

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 international scene

Gravur/ Gravure 1 – 10 for 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 international scene

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

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

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 direction of a new space-related sound, image and performance project, HBF Berlin