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MONO 47 | Jason Kahn

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For our final MONO of the year we welcome US-born, Swiss-based artist and musician Jason Kahn.

A decade since his last visit to Brisbane, Kahn returns to us with a brand new embodied performance work. Using a chaotic feedback system, the artist creates sound by placing his body in the circuit flow.

Grabbing the open leads of a modular synthesizer with his hands, Kahn makes and breaks circuits, causing the synthesizer to overload or momentarily collapse. Various contact microphones, electromagnetic inductors, and the synthesizer's own output via a mixing board are used to modulate the parameters of the synthesizer. This results in a very dynamic system, often difficult to control, but allowing great expressivity—much like any acoustic instrument, but electronic.

Kahn's performances are essentially site-specific works, improvising with the space at hand and the sounds found there.

Doors — 6.30pm
Performance — 7.00pm




We are committed to making the IMA accessible to people of all abilities, their families, and carers, as well as visitors of different ages and different backgrounds. The gallery entrance is on the ground floor of the Judith Wright Arts Centre, on Berwick Street. There is wheelchair access and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities also located on the ground floor, and we welcome guide and support dogs. If you plan to attend this event and have specific support needs we can accommodate, please contact, call (07) 3252 5750, or ask our friendly staff on-site. Read our access information for visitors here: Word Doc or PDF.

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