ASHER / JASON KAHN DUO
w/Howie Stelzer/Brendan Murray Duo
AXIOM Center for New and Experimental Media
141 Green Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
617.653.7774 / http://www.axiomart.org
8 p.m. / $7 suggested donation
About the artists:
Zürich based sound artist JASON KAHN's work includes sound installation,
performance and composition. He was born in New York in 1960, grew up
in Los Angeles and relocated to Europe in 1990. Kahn performs both solo
and in collaborations, using percussion, analog synthesizer or computer
in different combinations. He composes for electronics, acoustic
instruments and environmental recordings. Kahn has performed throughout
Europe, North and South America, Japan, Mexico, Korea, Israel, Turkey,
Russia, Lebanon, Egypt, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia. This
will be his third performance with Non-Event.
ASHER THAL-NIR is a local composer and sound artist. His work is composed
using recordings of acoustic and electronic instruments, location
recordings and found recordings which are manipulated in various ways.
His work has been published online by 12k/term, Conv, Laboratoire Moderne,
and Homophoni, and on CDr by Conv and Leerraum. He has upcoming cdr and
dvd-r releases scheduled on Conv, Mystery Sea, Leerraum and his own
BRENDAN MURRAY is a self-taught musician living in Somerville, MA.
In his music, he balances spontaneous sound making and compositional
rigor, with an emphasis on drones and repetition. He records and
processes instruments and tapes until all traces of instrumentality
are blurred, leaving only large blocks of pure sound. His most recent
full-length CD, "Commonwealth," has just been released on the 23Five label.
HOWARD STELZER's visceral improvised music utilizes the qualities
inherent to cassette tape and tape players; namely hiss, the roll of
tape across play heads, the crackle of dirt caught inside old players,
play speed altered manually by pressure from fingers applied to the
tape's reels. Stelzer's work tends to employ space and silence as
well as gritty low-fidelity noise, and is almost always centered on
the physicality of live performance.
Official Website: http://www.nonevent.org/upcoming/asher_jason_kahn_duo_at_the_ax/
Added by Erik Mallinson on September 16, 2008