The Music of Pipilotti Rist’s Pepperminta

The Music of Pipilotti Rist’s Pepperminta

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Composed and Performed by Anders Guggisberg & Roland Widmer

The memorable music and impressions from Pipilotti Rist’s first motion picture.



Title Information

1st edition

, 2009

Text English and German

Audio-CD with booklet (hardback)

64 pages, 25 color illustrations

14 x 12.5 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-300-8


For more than two decades, Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist (*1962) has been acclaimed for her works in a variety of media, including film and audio-video installations. Her work has been shown in museums worldwide, including the Paço das Artes in São Paolo, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool, MoMA in New York, the Hara Museum in Tokyo, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Her first venture into full-length motion pictures, Pepperminta, premiered at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival and then appeared at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. The film tells the charming, whimsical story of Pepperminta, a young lady who has set out on a quixotic quest to rid humanity of bad moods and dull routine.

The Music of Pipilotti Rist’s Pepperminta is a brief illustrated volume designed to accompany the film and its memorable soundtrack, which was created by Rist with musician Anders Guggisberg and DJ Roland Widmer. The soundtrack—a combination of soft sounds and spurring rhythms—is included here in its entirety on a compact disc. Also featured are twenty-five full-color reproductions of film stills alongside an interview with Rist and brief texts that set the images and music in context.

Authors & Editors

Anders Guggisberg

Pipilotti Rist

, born 1962, studied graphic design and photographic art at University of Applied Arts Vienna and audio-visual design at the School of Applied Arts in Basel. She has been a visiting professor at University of California in Los Angeles in 2002–03 and a professor at Berlin University of the Arts since 2003. Her work in installation, performance, and video art, music and film projects have been shown internationally in solo and group exhibitions.

Roland Widmer