"Space Text Sound"
Editions 006 book
Space Text Sound documents text material used in three of my
recent installations: An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Hong
Kong (After Perec) (2016), Drifting (2016) and Other Ghosts
(2015). All three of these works investigate the nexus points
between the production of space through sound and how text
can be used to reflect on this process. I’m interested in how
words can convey the sense of place sounds can and, beyond
this, how these words impart a feeling for inner spaces, often
more commonly referred to as reading between the lines. By
entering this inner space of text we can also approach the
notion of hearing between the sounds, sensitizing ourselves to
that void where spaces form, mutate, collide. Reading through
these texts after the installations were long over, I found that
they stood on their own apart from the greater works they were
initially a component of and therefore valid standing on their
own presented in book form.
When I entered
hum and swinging
Beijing dust to
from where it
came and to
which I return
From my balcony
the drum tower
a dark shape
night is falling
soft music sifts
across the houses
to disappear in
a corridor of
the end of
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Editions 005 Double LP
Jason Kahn // electronics, voice, percussion, environmental recordings
Edition of 250
Heavy weight 180 gram vinyl.
Hand-painted covers on thick gray cardboard.
Composed January 2014 to April 2016.
Mastering, liner notes and LP artwork Jason Kahn.
Many thanks to the Popkredit/City of Zürich for their generous support.
Download liner notes here.
In the field of philosophy monads are often referred to as the elementary particles which combine to create a substance. In the context of this double LP, the title refers to the constituent facets of my musical activity: namely, percussion, electronics, environmental recording and voice. What ties these different pursuits together is my particular approach to composition. No matter what sound material I work with, the outcome – at least to my ears – reflects a certain compositional methodology and approach to working with sound in general. I thought it would be interesting to place these four sound groups together as distinct compositions, not only as a means of focusing on the compositional similarities but as a challenge to myself.
Side A: Electronics (18.32)
Side B: Voice (17.59)
Side C: Percussion (17.59)
Side D: Environment (18.00)
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Günter Müller // ipods, electronics
Jason Kahn - analogue synthesizer, radio, mixing board
Norbert Möslang // cracked everyday-electronics
Recorded in concert at Les Instants Chavirés
Paris on June 8, 2012 by Benjamin Pagier.
Mixed and mastered by Norbert Möslang.
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Le son du grisli [revue]
19 X 21 cm
ISSN : 2498-4043
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