Studio LOOS residency Francisco López (Immersive sound) and Valentina Lacmanovic (TranscenDance)
May 25, 2012 –
Studio LOOS 20:00 hrs entrance
Gabriel Paiuk - Jason Kahn Duo // piano and electronics
Gabriel Paiuk and Jason Kahn began working together in Buenos Aires in 2004, investigating the micro-structures between Paiuk's piano and tools inner workings and the disjunction of Kahn's analog and digital electronics.
Paiuk and Kahn's first CD, “Breathings,” was released on the now defunct Cut label in 2006 and featured Paiuk on prepared piano and Kahn on computer, recorded in Paiuk's home in Buenos Aires in 2004. Their second release, an online edition on the Homophoni net label in 2008 was recorded in Buenos Aires in 2007 and features Kahn this time on analog electronics.
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Jason Kahn (electronics)
Jason Kahn was born in New York in 1960 and grew up in Los Angeles. He moved to Europe in 1990, first living in Berlin until 1999 then moving to Switzerland. He is currently based in Zürich.
Kahn came of musical age in the late 1970's, playing drums in punk bands and later making many records for the Los Angeles-based SST label. He turned more to improvised music in the late 1980's, culminating with his move to Berlin where he spent many years playing as a drummer and percussionist in different projects of improvised music, as well as being a member of American composer Arnold Dreyblatt's group “The Orchestra of Excited Strings.”
In Berlin Kahn began working with electronics and composing. He started releasing solo CD's in 1998 on his Cut imprint, which ran from 1997 until 2007. Kahn also began exhibiting sound installations in 2001 and has since shown numerous works in museums, galleries, art spaces and public sites around the world.
Kahn collaborates regularly with many musicians, both in improvised settings and in the context of graphical scores which Kahn composes for specific groupings of players.
“There is no more protean improvisor in experimental music today than Jason Kahn.”
Gabriel Paiuk (piano)
Composer and pianist born in 1975 in Buenos Aires. His works have been performed by ensembles and soloists like ASKO ensemble, KNM Berlin, Slagwerk Den Haag, Alexander Bruck and others. He has been commissioned by the Gaudeamus Foundation (Netherlands), Warsaw Autumn Festival (Poland), Slagwerk Den Haag (Netherlands), and/oAr label (U.S.A.), Ciclo de Música Contemporánea del Teatro San Martin (Argentina) and CETC-Experimental Centre of the Colon Theatre (Argentina), having performances of his works in Berlin, Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Warsaw, Morelia, México D.F. and Buenos Aires.
He won the Gaudeamus Prize 2006 for his electronic sound work and sound installation Res Extensa. His works have been performed regularly in new music festivals in Buenos Aires since 2002, where he has been composer in residence and participated in diverse projects at institutions like Experimental Centre of the Colon Theatre (CETC).
During 2009 he was director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Contemporary Music in Buenos Aires.
As a pianist he has been focused on free improvisation, having perfomed and recorded with internationally acclaimed improvisers in venues and festivals in Berlin, Brussels, Barcelona, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Fresnes-en-Woevre and New York.
In 2010 he moved to The Netherlands thanks to an HSP Huygens Scholarship to pursue a Master of Arts programme in the Institute of Sonology in The Hague.