Jefferson Petrey

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Freelance Writer / Print & Music Buyer
Location United States
Introduction Professional working in fields involved in the promotion, releasing and distribution of music, print media, film and visual art in varied non-commercial forms. As well as decades of journalism and editorial work related to contemporary visual art, music, and cinema.
Interests Visual and aural abstraction, minimalism, progressive architecture + design, challenging cinema, modern composers, improvisers & sonic adventurers, contemporary literature, domestic & international travel, tangible realizations of Utpian ideals, explorative conversation, more sustainable / less impacting systems of energy, water and food, any unmolested stretches of natural splendor.
Favorite Movies Andrei Tarkovsky, Ingmar Bergman, Tsai Ming-liang, Wong Kar-Wai, Krzystof Kieslowski, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Edward Yang, Pedro Almodovar, Gaspar Noe, Andrey Zvyagintsev, Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Bernardo Bertolucci, Michelangelo Antonioni, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Yoji Yamada, Satyajit Ray, Wojciech Has, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Michael Haneke, Alexandr Sukorov, (early) Peter Weir, Nicolas Roeg, (early) Andrzej Wajda, Jia Zhang-Ke, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Alain Resnais, Abbas Kiarostami, Federico Fellini, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Yasujiro Ozu, Mikio Naruse, Jean-Pierre Melville, Leos Carax, Patricio Guzman, Guy Maddin, Lars Von Trier, David Lynch, Luis Bunuel, Jacques Rivette, Hiroshi Teshigahara, Alfred Hitchcock, Hayao Miyazaki, (early-mid) Akira Kurosawa, John Cassavetes, (early) William Friedkin, (early) John Carpenter, (later) Sam Peckinpah, Sam Fuller, Shohei Imamura, Terrance Malick, Brothers Quay, Yoshitaro Nomura, Kaneto Shindo, Sergei Parajanov, (early) David Cronenberg, (early) Ridley Scott, Masahiro Shinoda, Bruno Dumont, Mohammad Rasoulof, Raul Ruiz, Bong Joon-Ho, Stanley Kubrick, (early) Terry Gilliam, (early) Abel Ferrara, Andrzej Zulawski, Lou Ye, Seijun Suzuki, (early) Jean-Luc Godard, Kenji Mizoguchi, Ulrich Seidl, Claire Denis, Rafi Pitts, Bela Tarr, Sion Sono, Paz Encina, Nagisa Oshima, Cristi Puiu, Takashi Miike, Dardenne Brothers, Víctor Erice, Carlos Reygadas, Jean Cocteau, Jacques Becker, Georges Franju, Louis Malle, Claude Sautet, Bertrand Tavernier, Corneliu Porumboiu, Jim Jarmusch, Wim Wenders, Werner Herzog, Peter Strickland, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Ritwik Ghatak, Park Chan-Wook, Pedro Costa, Aditya Assarat, (early) Roman Polanski, Philippe Grandrieux, Roy Andersson, Naomi Kawase, Bi Gan, Lav Diaz, Lisandro Alonso, (early) Francois Truffaut, Chris Marker, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Maya Deren, Stan Brakhage, Erroll Morris, Claude Lanzmann, Michael Glawogger, Frederick Wiseman, (... and the list goes on).
Favorite Music Morton Feldman, John Cage, Bernard Parmegiani, Iannis Xenakis, Tod Dockstader, Pierre Schaeffer, Pierre Henry, Vladimir Ussachevsky, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Dick Raaijmakers, Eduard Artemiev, Arne Nordheim, Luciano Berio, Noah Creshevsky, Tony Conrad, Phill Niblock, Eliane Radigue, Bruno Maderna, Edgard Varese, Frederic Rzewski, Gyorgy Ligeti, Giacinto Scelsi, Alfred Schnittke, La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Takahisa Kosugi, Toru Takemitsu, James Tenney, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Mahler, Alban Berg, Anton Webern, Giya Kancheli, Arvo Part, Zeitkratzer Orchestra, Francisco Lopez, Thomas Koner, Ryoji Ikeda, Bernhard Gunter, Pan(a)Sonic, (later) Autechre, Mego label, Sachiko M, Otomo Yoshihide, IMJ label, Scorch Trio, Arve Henriksen, Supersilent, Rune Grammofon label, Johan Johannsson, Max Richter, Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, Erased Tapes label, Oren Ambarchi, Philip Jeck, Hildur Gudnadottir, Touch label, Ben Frost, Tim Hecker, Type Label, Miasmah Label, Coh, Carsten Nicolai, Alva Noto, Frank Bretschneider, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Raster-Noton label, Coil, Throbbing Gristle, Nurse With Wound, World Serpent label, Cocteau Twins, Bauhaus, 4AD label, Joy Division, A Certain Ratio, Factory Records label, The Birthday Party, Wire, Einsturzende Neubauten, Mute Records label, Tuxedomoon, David Sylvian, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Creation Records label, Can, Popol Vuh, Harmonia, Brian Eno, David Bowie, Parlophone label, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, Ornette Coleman, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, William Parker, Kaoru Abe, Borbetomagus, Mats Gustafsson, Peter Brotzmann, Musica Elettronica Viva, AMM, Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, Bohren & Der Club of Gore, SUNN O))), Keiji Haino, Boris, Justin Broadrick, SWANS, Southern Lord label, Kevin Martin, King Tubby, Cornell Campbell, Keith Hudson, Stars of the Lid, (early) Low, Kranky label, Table of the Elements label, Soul Jazz label, Analog Africa label, Soundway label, (... and the list goes on).
Favorite Books James Joyce, David Foster Wallace, Haruki Murakami, George Saunders, Thomas Pynchon, Kobo Abe, Jonathan Lethem, Jorge Luis Borges, Philip K. Dick, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, J.G. Ballard, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, Howard Zinn, (..and again, the list goes on).