Peter Piek



"Restless and hungry for whatever may concern art, Peter Piek lives for and makes a living with it.
Peter is a real craftsman, capable of dealing so naturally with music, painting and writing.
He catches eyes and ears with the deafening abstract bursts of his canvases and a colourful music
sung with vocal grace. His songs are effervescent anthems of love.
Peter is ready to be inspired and to inspire."


Peter Piek is a German painter, author, and songwriter. (mt/tg) Peter Piek did not exist between 2001 and 2006 this is what his self-written biography tells us. There used to be several Peters. Split into multiple partial personalities? as he remarks it laconically. He abandonded this state in 2006 when he reunited the remaining partial personalities. During this time he was studying Fine Art and Painting, when founded the artist group Malfront, wrote two books about his vision of painting. His quintessence: Painting just starts primarily with painting! Critics get rather complicated when they talk about Peter Piek as painter, using words like Being, the Physically compound consistency of the canvas and the rhythmic breathing which is synthesised into an interwoven interaction. One stereotype is not enough. In Biel (Switzerland) however, Peter Piek performes at a concert, since he is actually a songwriter and multi-instrument player, as well. He may have merged his partial personalities into one, but for artists like Peter Piek one art form is not enough for him to articulate. Therefore, his 'Say Yes To Peter Piek' tour stops on Thursday at AJZ Gaskessel in Biel. If you try describe Peter Piek's music, you might classify it as Independent Rock, although it would hardly fit as this is not quite correct. The term Pop would not come close to his ambition for art, as his Songs are too ecclectic and complex. Peter Piek's voice is unusual. He sings in a high pitch, but not in head voice. It sounds similiar to Neil Young and Sigur Ros. The shows are always intensive, though. In front of a full club, the nearly 6.5 feet frontman Peter Piek screams out his love to life, throws himself with his guitar in sheer ecstasy to the ground using distorted chords to sob his weltschmerz through the sound system. Piek's archetypes must be Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam, and the Smashing Pumpkins. Featuring his band the Colours, Peter Piek is an artist who tries to merge painting and music. His band is named The Colours and a fan wrote about his last album 'Say Hello To Peter Piek' 'Everybody who knows his paintings thinks: They are like music. Contrariwuse, you could suppose his music is like colourful paintings. There's a colourful evening waiting on us in Biel. It remains to hope that Peter Piek still continues unifying his partial personalities. Bieler Tagesblatt (CH) 11.Nov.2008

Mit einem "Soloprogramm der Extraklasse" (LVZ) war Peter Piek bereits in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika und Europa zu sehen.

Multitalent Peter Piek malte musikalische Bilder Der aus Leipzig stammende Songwriter und Multiinstrumentalist Peter Piek war am Samstag in die Räumlichkeiten in der Ferdinandstraße geladen und kündete per Solovortrat von seinem ausgesprochen eloquenten Musiktalent. Beredsame Titel umgarnten die Zahlenmäßig recht große Hörerschaft, brachten deutsch- wie englischsprachige Titel nach Paderborn.Ein pitorreskes Klanggemälde, das der passionierte Maler Peter Piek gegen die Wände der Wunder-Bar schleuderte. Von dort aus prallte das abstrackte Musikgemälde zurück in den Zuschauerraum, der sich mehr und mehr angetan zeigte von den Künsten Pieks. Füsse und Hände bewegten sich im Takt, Hüften setzten zum sanften Schwung an, was zu einer physischn Bewegungsstudie führte, die sich keineswegs auf die 60-minütige Duaer des Konzerts beschränkte. Auch nachher behielt man die prägnante Fistelstimme Pieks im Ohr, hing seinen vom aktuellen Brit-Pop geprägten und mit Hilfe von Gtarre, Paino und Mundharmonika intonierten Songs nach Neue Westfälische Zeitung September 2007

Jeder der Peter Piek Colours schon einmal live gesehen hat, kennt die endorphinen Höhenflüge, die ein Abend mit Peter Piek unverdünnt bewirken: Der Beat der Drums animiert Kopf, Fuss und Hände, die funky Basslines erzeugen ein angenehmes Vibrieren in der Magengegend, die virtuosen Gitarrenriffs machen aus jedem 'gewöhnlichen' Zuhörer einen professionellen Luftgitarristen und die Stimme betört die Sinne. Die Mischung aus Pop, Rock und Funk - eingängige Melodien, gewürzt mit einer Prise kritischer Melancholie weiss auch unter den kritischen Augen anderer Musiker zu bestehen. NID


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