Jason Kahn

Date(s) - October 19, 2021
7:45 pm - 9:45 pm

Old Fire Station Cafe


Back at the Old Fire Station (this time in the Cafe) our first Oxford live (room not zoom!) gig since February 2020!

This evening will feature Zurich-based New Yorker Jason Kahn on his UK tour performing solo plus sets from OI musicians and together with Kahn.

Come and join us for refreshments musical and liquid!

About Jason Kahn

Kahn’s work with electronics involves chaotic feedback systems and placing his body in the circuit flow. Grabbing open leads with his hands makes and breaks circuits, causing the synth to overload or collapse. Various contact microphones and electro magnetic inductors and the synthesizer’s own output via a mixing board are used to modulate the parameters of the synth, which oscillates between saturation and a brittle sputtering, like the death rattle of a machine on its last gasp. Live radio captures during the concert and recordings made in the performance space and its environs provide further working material for each concert. These performances are essentially site-specific works, improvising with the space at hand, both in the sense of its physicality and the sounds found there.

Among many others, Kahn has collaborated with Kevin Drumm, Jason Lescalleet, Norbert Möslang, Günter Müller, Axel Dörner, Tetuzi Akiyama, Toshimaru Nakamura, Magda Mayas, Mark Wastell, Olivia Block, Chris Abrahams, Arnold Dreyblatt, Alan Courtis, Ulrich Krieger, Sainkho Namtchylak, Z’ev, Shelley Hirsch, Peter Kowald, Taku Sugimoto, Elliott Sharp and Keith Rowe.



Jason Kahn tour supported by 
Swiss Arts Council Prohelvetia