Jason Kahn

Jason Kahn (born 1960 in New York, lives and works in Zurich) is a musician and artist who grew up in Los Angeles, and relocated to Europe in 1990. His work includes sound installation, performance and experimental composition. Kahn has been exhibiting his sound and visual works since the late 1990s, and has had solo and group exhibitions internationally, including Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Diapason Gallery, New York, and Centre d'Art Neuchatel, Switzerland. Originally a percussionist, Kahn later began integrating live electronics into his playing. As a composer, his work draws on electronic and acoustic sound sources to create slowly developing compositions imbued with a sense of timelessness. His work addresses the entity of sound as both a physical and psychological factor shaping our consciousness. Kahn's sound installations seek to enhance spatial awareness through sonic intervention, focusing on expanding our perception to other dimensions of seeing, hearing and feeling a space. Kahn has given concerts at various festivals, art spaces and clubs throughout the world, traveling and presenting extensively in Europe, North and South America, as well as Asia.

(external link : www.jasonkahn.net)
Jason Kahn - All Along the Way (book + CD)
English edition
Editions (Jason Kahn)
370-page book + CD chronicling of a solo tour through North America in 2022, exploring the state of the DIY experimental music scenes.
Jason Kahn - Soundings (book + CD)
English edition
Editions (Jason Kahn)
A collection of 77 texts by Jason Kahn, each text written in response to a field recording made by the sound artist in Zurich in February-March 2020 (CD with the 77 sound recordings included): a poetic and sonic cartography that reflects the constitution of the place by the way it "sounds".
Jason Kahn - In Place
English edition
Errant Bodies - Audio Issues
In the series of works In Places Jason Kahn explores a variety of places and investigate them through their sounds. Influenced by Henri Lefebvre's theories, Kahn the musician experiences the daily rythms of life and how space is formed and reflected.

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