Two solo concert improvisations for unamplified voice recorded in Canberra, Australia at the SoundOut Festival in 2015 and in Tokyo, Japan at the Kid Ailack Art Hall in 2014.
"Employing extended vocal techniques, I use the voice to activate the concert hall, probing both room acoustics and the social space between myself and the audience. I've been working with voice for several years now. “For Voice” is the first release to document this work in a live context. These recordings are unedited." - Jason Kahn
Jason Kahn / voice
Track 1 recorded by Jason Kahn May 9, 2014 at the Kid Ailack Art Hall, Tokyo, Japan. Track 2 recorded by Kimmo Vennonen January 31, 2015 at the SoundOut Festival, Canberra, Australia.
Many thanks to Seiji Hayakawa and Richard Johnson for making these concerts possible.
Available as 320k MP3 or 16bit FLAC
1. Kid Ailack - 24:28
2. Sound Out - 23:32
Jason Kahn is a musician, artist and writer. He was born 1960 in New York and grew up in Los Angeles. He re-located to Europe in 1990 and is currently based in Zürich.
As an electronic musician, vocalist and drummer Kahn collaborates regularly with many musicians, both in improvised settings and in the context of graphical scores which he composes for specific groups.
Kahn has exhibited his installations in museums, galleries, art spaces and public sites 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.
Kahn's other activities include sound pieces for radio, film, dance and theater. He has also designed numerous CD, LP and cassette covers. As a writer, his work has appeared in books, magazines and as liner notes to many audio publications.
Performing regularly around the world, Kahn has given concerts throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey and South Africa