[Microsound-announce] new cut releases

jason kahn kahn at attglobal.net
Wed Jul 12 14:41:50 EDT 2006

here are two new releases from my label which might be of interest to 
list members.
thanks very much.
with best regards
jason kahn



new releases


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Seth Nehil - jgrzinich


The three compositions on Gyre were formed from varied location-based
sound actions, which were then processed and composed in the studio.
These acoustic recordings bear the trace of empty barns, forests, fields
and hills. Material origins of wood, glass, air and metal are
transformed into abstraction. The result balances tangibility with
disassociation, focused microscopy with breathy expanse, and raw
physicality with ghostly glimmer.

John Grzinich is a mixed media artist who has been working mainly with
various aspects of sound experimentation since 1994. He has performed
and worked extensively throughout Europe and the US and has published a
number of CDs on such labels as Staalplaat (NL), CMR (NZ), erewhon (BE),
Intransitive Recordings (US), Elevator Bath (US), Pale-Disc (JP), Cloud
of Statics(CH), and SIRR(PT). These works consist of solo and and
collaborative productions of experimental electro-acoustic sound pieces
that result from studio and performance activity. Currently John is a
project and media lab coordinator for MoKS - center for art and social
practice, an artist-run international residency center and project space
in southeast Estonia.

Seth Nehil is a sound and visual artist. He has composed sound works for
CD, multi-speaker installation, solo and large-group concerts, dance,
theater and multi-media performance. Published recordings include
collaborations with jgrzinich and Olivia Block and solo works such as
Tracing the Skins of Clouds (Kaon FR); Uva (20City JP); and Umbra
(...edition US), among others. He has performed throughout the US, in
Europe and Japan. Seth Nehil is also co-editor and designer of FO A RM
magazine, a journal of arts and research with a focus on sound art. He
currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

Seth Nehil and John Grzinich have worked collaboratively with sound and
sonic performance since 1994. While their artistic paths have taken
different geographical trajectories, a creative dialogue remains active.
Their long-term exploration of resonance as both a physical and social
medium led to a pair of releases in 2002, "Stria" (erewhon) and
"Confluence" (Intransitive Recordings). In the autumn of 2005, the two
spent several months working together in Estonia, Finland and Italy,
continuing their open process of sonic exchange through a series of
residencies, performances and sound workshops for youth.


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Gabriel Paiuk - Jason Kahn


Breathings was recorded one afternoon at Gabriel Paiuk's house in Buenos
Aires on November 30, 2004.
The recording and its title can best be summed up with Gabriel's
thoughts, "I felt many times that the whole disc created a feeling of
continuity in which each piece seemed to me like an extended
'breathing,' each piece as one single breath. Even a feeling of
something in which one experiences the music through breathing."

Gabriel Paiuk
As a composer Gabriel Paiuk works within the exploration of conventional
instruments, extended techniques as well as with electronics, focusing
on concrete sounds and the exploration and co-existence of different
electronic and acoustic “registers."
As a pianist he is particularly focused on improvisation,
performing regularly in Buenos Aires since 2000, with
other concerts in Berlin, Brussels, Barcelona, London, Paris, Amsterdam,
Lisbon, Fresnes-en-Woevre and New York.
He has performed with Andrea Neumann, Jason Kahn, Axel Doerner,
Burkhard Beins, Rhodri Davies, Keith Rowe, Lucio Capece,
Robin Hayward and many others.

Jason Kahn
Grew up in the United States and moved to Europe
Jason Kahn grew up in the United States and moved to Europe in 1990.
He performs both solo and together with musicians like Arnold Dreyblatt,
Dieb 13, Steinbrüchel, Kim Cascone, John Hudak, Steve Roden, Brandon
Labelle, Günter Müller, Kevin Drumm, Voice Crack and Toshimaru Nakamura.
He has given concerts in Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Europe, Australia, North
and South America, Turkey, Israel and Russia.
Various solo and collaborative recordings released on Cut, the label he
started in 1997, as well as Sirr, For4Ears, Brombron, Rossbin,
Antifrost, Domizil, ATAK, Table of the Elements, Creative Source and
He has exhibited numerous sound installations in North and South America
and Europe.
Kahn lives in Zürich, Switzerland.




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