Music & Live Acts

Achim Zepezauer interweaves samples from old records and prepared cassettes to fluent soundpieces by sending the signals through his electric pedalboard. he pursues the goal to ignore expectations and therefor improvises in the best sense without the borders of genres in mind. every concert is a search for sound between tonal and atonal soundscapes, rhythms, scraps of words, abstract and concrete sounds.

by invitation zepezauer follows the concept of remixing concerts of other artists. he records their live-sets played before him and uses the captured material strictly as a sound source for subsequently generating a completely new concert from it.

on other occasions zepezauer sets films to music. choosing either his own more experimental short films or older silent movies and adds to film and music another.

Achim Zepezauer started to buy vinyl when he was eight years old. At age 19 he studied fine arts in the Netherlands and made a decision to primarily channel this multidisciplinary sensibility into his work as a musician, improvisor and songwriter after choosing to leave the academy. Now based in Dortmund, Germany, some of his achievements have been: awarded the jazzwerkruhr prize in 2006 for his DVD „Kuhzunft“, featuring his films and music videos // changing of his name from Kämper to Zepezauer // establishment of the first free form college radio show in the ruhr area (2005 to present) // long-time member of the innovative large band / improv collective „The Dorf“ // curation of the experimental concert series „mex“ at the Künstlerhaus Dortmund // completely DIY production of his CD „Choose Your Favorite Nothing“ featuring original artwork in handmade limited edition // currently also his DIY release „Zentrifuge“ with solo songs and electronics with handmade unique cardboard sleeves // as well as his mindbreaking „Cardtalk“ – project featuring an ancient cardboard phonograph with recycled CD that has sound carved onto its surface // releasing vinyl, cassettes and CDs in many settings like Knu! / Das Behälter / Hampelstern-Terzett / Elsewhere…