Stream Robert Pietrusko’s evocative new album


A designer and composer whose work explores the technologies of spatial measurement-classification-representation and their interaction with techniques of the body, Robert Pietrusko has exhibited internationally in a variety of museums and galleries including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). He is currently an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

He was kind enough to create an hour-long mix of kosmische electronic pieces from the late cold war era for us, and if you haven’t had the pleasure yet its a pretty incredible listen. You can find that here.

His latest album Elegiya comes via Room40. This is what he has to say about it:

“Elegiya is based on five piano motifs that are repeated with constant variation and extrapolation across the album’s nine tracks. In structure, harmony, and timbre each piece attempts to capture the contradictory condition of a macro-level stasis versus a tumultuous interior, rigorous movement but no progression, and a threat of its own undoing.”

Elegiya will be released on the 9th of July via Room40. You can find it here.


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