My name is Jakob Pek.
I am a musician and artist based in Berkeley, CA.
My work is improvisational and experimental in nature. The creative process for me is a means of exploration and discovery, a way of interweaving familiar worlds with uncharted domains of abstraction and discovery.
When I sit down to create, I am in dialogue with the void. We'll talk over coffee. There is no planned course of action. It's a meeting with unknowing.
I dedicate my creative time to my own solo musical work as well as musical work with my partner in crime, Nava Dunkelman.
Other than that I am painting, writing or teaching.
I have been blessed to have studied under the guidance of a number of my creative heroes, the biggest inspirations and influences being W.A. Mathieu, Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, Roscoe Mitchell, and Pauline Oliveros.