Peter Rehberg


Peter Rehberg (1968) is an author and performer of electronic audio works based in Vienna, Austria. Rehberg has done live performances, both solo and in collaboration, throughout Europe, North and South America, Japan and Australia. He is among the first artists to turn to mobile computing devices for presenting live audio performances in the middle 1990s. He has collaborated both live and in the studio with, among others, Jim O'Rourke and Christian Fennesz (as Fenn O’Berg), Stephen O’Malley (as KTL), Gisèle Vienne/DACM, Peterlicker, Z’EV Russell Haswell, Florian Hecker, Meg Stuart, Chris Haring, Marcus Schmickler, Jade, SUNN O))) and is also a member of MIMEO. He has run the Editions Mego label since 2006, and was co-founder of the original Mego label in 1995. His collaboration with Gisèle Vienne involved creating music for I Apologize (2004) and Une belle enfant blonde / A Young Beautiful Blond Girl (2006), Kindertotenlieder (2007), This is how you will disappear (2010) and LAST SPRING: A Prequel (2011) in collaboration with Stephen O’Malley, with whom he formed the band KTL, Jerk a radio-play, Jerk solo for a puppeteer, Crowd (2017) as well as for two other pieces by Etienne Bideau-Rey and Gisèle Vienne: Showroomdummies (2001 and rewritten in 2009 and 2020) and Stereotypie (2003). He collaborated on the music for Highway 101, a show choreographed by Meg Stuart, and on Fremdkörper by Chris Haring, while also taking part in the 2nd Göteborg Art Biennale (Against All Evens) curated by CM von Hausswolff in 2003. In March 2011, Gisèle Vienne, Dennis Cooper, Peter Rehberg and Jonathan Capdevielle published an audio book in both a French and English language version: JERK / Through Their Tears.