Born 1968 in London, Peter Rehberg moved to Vienna in the 1990s and began his musical career there, when the aesthetic possibilities of what has been called "laptop music" were just being discovered. His pioneering work has spanned almost thirty years, both as a solo artist with his Get series of albums and through numerous collaborations such as Fenn O'Berg (with Jim O'Rourke
and Christian Fennesz
(with Stephen O'Malley
), R/S (with Marcus Schmickler
) and NPVR (with Nik Void).
He has performed in concert all over the world, and in festivals such as SONAR, All Tomorrows Parties, CTM Berlin, MUTEK, Donaufestival and won the Prix Ars Electronica in the Digital Music and Sound Art categories in 1999. His radical, free and expressive musical approach was also associated for almost twenty years with the work of the choreographer and director Gisèle Vienne
Peter Rehberg was also recognized for his key role in the dissemination of experimental music, notably through his label Editions Mego
, and the publication of albums by world-renowned artists such as Fennesz, Kevin Drumm
, Oneothrix Point Never, Caterina Barbieri
, Florian Hecker
, Julia Reidy
, Oren Ambarchi
, Russel Haswell, Klara Lewis
, KTL, KMRU, Mark Fell, among others. He also launched, in partnership with GRM, the Recollection GRM
and Portraits GRM
Peter Rehberg passed away suddenly on July 22, 2021.