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Kahn, Jason: Noema [VINYL 2 LPs] (Editions)

Exploring Kyoto through a series of 37 compositions organized from field recordings of everyday sound in the city made during Jason Kahn's 3 month stay in 2012, creating unique audio memories evoking and commenting on the structure of Kyoto's social spaces.
 

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Hand numbered edition of 250 copies.

Label: Editions
Catalog ID: Editions 003
Squidco Product Code: 19548

Format: 2 LPs
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: LP in Hand Painted Sleeves
Source material recorded July to October 2012 in Kyoto.

Pieces composed January 2013 to March 2014 in Zurich.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"Noema is a collection of 37 short pieces composed from source material I recorded in and around Kyoto during a three-month stay there with my family in 2012. The over-arching theme of the record is the idea of exploring social space through everyday sound - and especially in the case of Kyoto, not just focusing on what we've come to know the city for (temples, shrines, etc. - though some of these are in there as well).

The pieces also deal with the idea of memory, much as the famous "episode of the madeline" in Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, in which the taste of the madeline dipped in tea triggers a flood of involuntary memories. For me, many of the sounds used in these pieces work the same way. The word noema is often used in philosophical discourse to describe the object of thought - and in the case of this record, the sounds themselves and the structures they contribute to in the production of social space."-Jason Kahn


Hand numbered edition of 250 copies.

Artist Biographies

" 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.

In 2011 Kahn started the Editions imprint to publish his own recordings and writings."

-Jason Kahn Website (http://www.jasonkahn.net/biography/index.html)
5/23/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. Warning Tone 1:14

2. Temple Dance 1:55

3. Checkout 1:38

4. Haunted Horse 2:05

5. Winds Away 1:21

6. Sporting 1:56

7. Musician 1:16

8. 100 Yen 1:59

9. Shopping Arcade 1:38

SIDE B



1. Kids 2:05

2. Outside Karaoke 1:47

3. Hara 2:07

4. Kyoto Station 1:22

5. Big Ship 1:30

6. Parlor 1:51

7. For Alms 1:12

8. Fire Warning 1:34

9. Flea Market 1:34

10. Ghost Pond 1:36

SIDE C



1. Sender 2:00

2. Summer Phase 2:01

3. Shopping 2:06

4. Kamogawa 1:38

5. Temple Ground 2:09

6. Daybreak 2:10

7. Footstep 1:55

8. Enryaku-ji 2:05

9. Little Shrine 2:00

SIDE D



1. Shimogama 1:57

2. Rains 1:35

3. Underground 1:55

4. Above 1:43

5. Coffee Shop 1:43

6. Announcement 1:25

7. Night Out 2:19

8. Sword Fight 1:40

9. Casting Wish 2:11

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