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Jason Kahn, Mike Weis / Stephen Dorocke Duo, Adam Bach & Julia Pello

  • Elastic Arts 3429 West Diversey Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)
  • Solo acoustic voice by Zurich-based experimentalist with Mike Weis / Stephen Dorocke Duo, Adam Bach / Julia Pello opening

Jason Kahn // voice

 

Jason Kahn’s performances explore the physical and spiritual limits of breath, stretching the voice to its breaking point. The disintegration of each vocal gesture leads to the next, creating a structure where what remains with each evacuating breath creates a context for the entire piece.

 

Originally a drummer and electronic musician, Kahn turned to the voice to find a more direct connection to himself and the audience. Without the benefit of having an instrument shielding him, Kahn contends with the vulnerability of laying himself bare to the listener.

 

“As a listener, you feel your experience merging with his. Each long, drawn out line moves from intimate to disembodied, from the familiar to the alien and estranged. What you hear is a cycle of disintegration and renewal, both biological and spiritual, made manifest.” >Matt Wuetrich, The Wire

 

Born 1960 in New York and growing up in Los Angeles, Jason Kahn moved to Europe in 1990. He currently lives in Zurich, Switzerland.
More information: http://jasonkahn.net

Support for Jason Kahn’s tour comes from:

 

Mike Weis & Stephen Dorocke

Adam Bach & Julia Pello