What does it mean to listen, as opposed to just hearing?
How do we interact with the social and physical spaces we move through each day by listening or not listening?
How can we raise our awareness of the world around us by paying more attention to its sounds and how they influence our lives?
This three hour workshop & listening meditation with experimental musician and writer Jason Kahn will involve exploring different spaces inside and out.
“Turning his ear to the daily life around him, Kahn’s diaristic accounts capture an extremely tenacious form of attention— a bare listening.” – Errant Bodies Press, on Jason Kahn’s book “In Place”
Born 1960 in New York, Jason Kahn is a musician, artist and writer. He lives in Zürich. As an electronic musician, guitarist, vocalist and percussionist Kahn collaborates with many international musicians in the context of free improvised music. He has also composed numerous electro acoustic pieces and graphical scores written for specific groups and musicians. His work can be heard on over two hundred solo, collaborative and compilation releases.
Kahn’s installations and interventions have been shown 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 theatre. He has also designed numerous CD, LP and cassette covers.