The Listening Biennial and Planetary Listening are pleased to host this evening of performance
July 28, 19:30
performances with Peter Strickmann, Brandon LaBelle, Jason Kahn @ Errant Sound, Rungestrasse 20, 10179 Berlin
Organized in collaboration with Swamps and Stars, an event series on listening and the more-than-human by Planetary Listening. A second event is taking place on July 29, with Ela Spalding, Kamaru, and Carla Boregas. See website for more information: www.planetarylistening.net
(voice, acoustic guitar)
One could place Jason Kahn’s vocal and guitar work somewhere in the realm of Derek Bailey’s abstract improvisational excursions and Henri Chopin’s existential vocal bricolage. As an untrained vocalist and guitar player, Kahn approaches these disciplines more as a noise musician would work with effects pedals and failing electronic objects, searching for the sounds between sounds, broken vibrations, collapsing structures. In the end inhabiting a primal space of disintegrating voice and steel strings haunting.
Born 1960 in New York, Jason Kahn is a artist, musician and writer. He lives in Zürich. Kahn has presented his installations and public-space interventions internationally. These works focus on the idea of space: the conceptual and physical juncture points, its production and dissolution, and our relation to it as a political, social and environmental medium. As an electronic musician, guitarist, vocalist and percussionist Kahn performs as soloist and collaborates with others in the context of free improvised music. He has also composed numerous electroacoustic pieces and graphical scores. His work can be heard on over two hundred releases. Kahn’s written work has appeared in books, magazines and as liner notes to audio publications. His other activities include sound pieces for radio, film, dance and theater. Various art schools have invited Kahn to give talks and workshops, including the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, École Supérieure d ́Art de Mulhouse, Cal Arts and Huddersfield University.
weights (stones, objects, feedback) weights is a performance in which acoustic feedback and unavoidable performative gesture are manipulated and troubled by the weight, the materiality and some invisible parts of selected stones and found objects.
Peter Strickmann is a Berlin based soundartrist and performer. Through the use of radically simple and sparse means, he aims to reveal and reward the multiple listening habits that evolve from daily routine and sudden surprise. While observing and animating the vibrant „Ding“ and its social, acoustic and theatrical feedback he enables shared listening environments in exhibitions and performances. He aswell organizes events, runs a Schnarcharchiv, performs collectively, appeared on festivals like audiograft (UK), Seanaps (D), Delta Wave (BE), Sans Titre (F) and published his solo and group-sounds on labels like Ana Ott, Rayon, meudiademorte, Stenze Quo, econore, SPAM and Dazy&Holy.
The Hidden Sphere
Exploring the idea of the feral and the wild, the artist will give a performative reading of a series of short texts, each of which speaks to the vague social worlds of the hidden sphere.
Brandon LaBelle is an artist, writer and theorist living in Berlin. His work focuses on questions of agency, community, and poetics, which results in a range of collaborative and extra-institutional initiatives, including The Listening Biennial and Academy.