The Squid's Ear Magazine


Belorukov, Ilia / Jason Kahn: Studio Album [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] (Notice Recordings)

Recorded in two studios — Saint-Petersburg, Russia and Zurich, Switzerland — capturing 5 encounters between experimental improvisers Ilia Belorukov performing on modular synthesizer, and Jason Kahn, who steps away from his electronics and drums in favor of stark vocalizing, each providing perfectly caustic responses to the other's intense and determined tactics.
 

Price: $8.95



Quantity:

In Stock

Quantity in Basket: None

Log In to use our Wish List Shipping Weight: 3.00 units

Sample The Album:





product information:

Personnel:



Jason Kahn-voice

Ilia Belorukov-modular synthesizer


Click an artist name above to see in-stock items for that artist.




Label: Notice Recordings
Catalog ID: NTR056
Squidco Product Code: 29570

Format: CASSETTE
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: USA
Packaging: Cassette
Side A recorded by at Sdvig in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, on September 30th, 2018.

Side B recorded at WIM in Zurich, Switzerland, on Feburary 28th, 2019.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"This studio recording of Jason Kahn (voice) and Ilia Belorukov (modular synthesizer) is tense and taut, as dry, crumbling sonic swathes manifest both as machine and human, facilitating an almost ceremonial liberation. Kahn has historically been known for electronic sounds exhibiting stasis and abrasive, enduring minimalism; as of late his work has been primarily concerned with his own unaltered voice. Belorukov's work exists within the realm of improvised noise and electroacoustics, as he prioritizes a wide range of collaborations. Kahn's voice provides a stark contrast to Belorukov's jagged synthesis, like examining oneself close-up in a mirror. Here, these prolific musicians share a unique, intimate intensity through drastically different approaches."-Notice Recordings


"At times Studio Album is a real treat. Ilia Belorukov and Jason Kahn have released incredible music over the years but combined they have released something else. Both are known for their electronic releases but here Kahn is just contributing his vocals. The combination of Berlorukov's caustic electronics and Kahn's grunts and moans are memorable, to say the least. Kahn's vocal style is somewhere between Yoko Ono's shrill wails and David Thomas' guttural bellows. Kahn sounds like a wounded beast trying to avoid its hunter one frenzied lunge at a time. As it crashes its way through its once peaceful home it is being stalked, mercilessly, at a distance by its predator. This is how Studio Album feels. Berlorukov's stark electronics give Kahn's vocals enough room to breathe, but when they need to, BAM, they give him another swipe to know they still have the will to overpower him."-Fran de Waard, Vital Weekly


Get additional information at Vital Weekly

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)
11/29/2023

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Ilia Belorukov is a musician from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. He works in the directions of improvised, noise and electroacoustic music. He's a member of different projects with local and foreign musicians. He collaborates with artists who work in other musical directions (from hardcore and metal to academic contemporary music); with dancers and painters; with theater. Ilia practices an experimental approach of sound extraction on alto saxophone with objects, uses electronics and other instruments. Also he is a founder of Intonema label (www.intonema.org) and one of curators of Spina!rec label (www.spinarec.bandcamp.com). Organizer of events in Russia, co-organizer of the SpinaFest and Teni Zvuka festivals in Saint-Petersburg. He writes reviews for his own blog on Syg.ma, was reviewer of Contemporary Music, Music & Time, Topot and GEZeta journals.

Ilia had played with such musicians as Keith Rowe, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, David Stackenas, Radu Malfatti, Lucio Capece, Jason Kahn, Birgit Ulher, Ignaz Schick, Jonas Kocher, Gaudenz Badrutt, Stefan Thut, Arturas Bumsteinas, Thomas Buckner, Bryan Eubanks, Jack Wright, Andrew Drury, Andrey Popovskiy, Alexei Borisov, Kurt Liedwart and many others. Released his works on labels Copy For Your Records, Ilse, Cabin Floor Esoterica (USA), Hideous Replica (UK), Creative Sources (Portugal), QuasiPop (Ukraine), 1000fussler (Germany), Mikroton, Intonema, Spina!Rec (Russia) and many others.

He participated in various festivals: SKIF, Teni Zvuka, Aposition, ReMusik (Saint-Petersburg); Noise & Fury, Long Arms, Tilde 2 (Moscow); Budapest Spring Festival (Budapest); Gogolfest (Kiev); Jauna Muzika (Vilnius & Klaipeda); Angelica (Bologna); Baba Fest (Rome); Altera Festival (Naples); Jazz Bez (Lvov); John Cage Year (Lublin); Theses (Kemerovo); Helsinki City Festival, Chance Meeting (Helsinki) etc."

-Ilia Belorukov Website (http://belorukov.blogspot.com/p/bio_8023.html)
11/29/2023

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.


Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. Saint-Petersburg_1 10:08

2. Saint-Petersburg_2 11:03

SIDE A



1. Zurich_1 6:02

2. Zurich_2 11:50

3. Zurich_3 6:11

Related Categories of Interest:


Cassettes
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Improvised Music
Electronic Forms
Unusual Vocal Forms
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Duo Recordings
Physical Releases that include Download Codes
New in Experimental & Electronic Music

Cassettes
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Improvised Music
Electronic Forms
Unusual Vocal Forms
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Duo Recordings
Physical Releases that include Download Codes
New in Experimental & Electronic Music

Search for other titles on the label:
Notice Recordings.


Recommended & Related Releases:
Kahn, Jason
All Along the Way [BOOK + CD]
(Editions)
Swiss sound artist Jason Kahn chronicles his 37-solo concert tour through North America from the US to Canada, exploring the state of DIY experimental music scenes post-pandemic, including a CD of concert recordings in Portland and Chicago in 2022 using local radio and field recordings from each city, along with mod synths, tube amp, electromagnetic transducers and contact mics.
Belorukov, Ilia
Someone Has Always Come
(Sublime Retreat)
The third in Ilia Belorukov's series of electroacoustic compositions on Spina!Rec and Moving Furniture, here in a set of four compositions, each presenting detailed layers of acoustic and electronic instrumentation and field recordings captured throughout Europe and Russia, carefully placed over heavily laden synthetic drones that guide the motion of each piece.
MKM (Norbert Moslang / Jason Kahn / Gunter Muller)
Bangalore [VINYL]
(Mikroton Recordings)
A stunning album of electroacoustic improv that truly pushes the envelope, from the MKM trio of Gunter Muller on iPods & electronics, Jason Kahn on modular synthesizer, mixer & radio, and Norbert Moslang on cracked everyday electronics, three masters of the form in their 5th Mikroton release after decades working together in configurations on labels like For4Ears.
Dorner, Axel / Jason Kahn
For Berner Munster (Im Berner Munster)
(Confront)
The pairing of German trumpeter Axel Dorner, and NY-born experimental artist Jason Kahn living and performing in Zurich, brings the tradition of avant free jazz and nonidiomatic improvisation into an unusual merging of techniques and approaches, each applying their advanced virtuosity to this intense concert, recorded during Hamburg's Zoom In Festival, 2017.
Kahn, Jason
Songline [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Editions)
Swiss improviser Jason Kahn continues his forays into vocal experimentation with this solo album, recorded in the rooms of a former Swisscom telephone relay station in Zurich, recorded in a single take, pushing himself over the edge in these unique vocal compositions that are stark examples of his creative and confrontational skills.
Kahn, Jason
Space Text Sound [BOOK]
(Editions)
A 244 page book documenting text material used in three of sound experimenter Jason Kahn's recent installations: "An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Hong Kong (After Perec)" (2016), "Drifting" (2016) and "Other Ghosts" (2015), emphasizing how words can convey the sense of place sounds can, and how these words impart a feeling for inner spaces.
MKM (Muller / Kahn / Moslang)
Teplo_Dom
(Mikroton Recordings)
Since 1971 the trio of Norbert Moslang on cracked everyday electronics, Jason Kahn on analog synthesizer & radio, and Gunter Muller on ipods & electronics, aka MKM, have convened for free improvisations of rhythmic noise, samples and fractured electronics, here in three concert recordings, two from Russia at DOM Cultural Center and one at Art Space Teplo.
Kahn, Jason
Voice and Sky [BOOK + CD]
(Editions)
Sound experimenter and electroacoustic organizer Jason Kahn revisits previous works and expands on them with the book and CD release, with an essay on his approach towards public space interventions and text / sound installations, a track listing, photographs from the locations of his field recordings, and texts and prose poems to accompany the listener.
Akiyama, Tetuzi / Jason Kahn / Toshimaru Nakamura
IHJ / Ftarri
(Winds Measure)
Two live recordings of electroacoustic improv from the Japanese tour of guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama, Jason Kahn on synthesizer, and Toshimaru Nakamura on electronics, spacious yet detailed interaction that draws the listener into remarkable sound worlds.
Kahn, Jason
Songline [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Editions)
Swiss improviser Jason Kahn continues his forays into vocal experimentation with this solo album, recorded in the rooms of a former Swisscom telephone relay station in Zurich, recorded in a single take, pushing himself over the edge in these unique vocal compositions that are stark examples of his creative and confrontational skills.
Kahn, Jason
Things Fall Apart
(Herbal International)
Sound artist Jason Kahn performing in Zurich at the Kunstraum Walcheturm arts organization, recording fourteen short improvised sections, focusing on heavily effected drums and percussive elements augmented with synthetics, radio, plus work exclusively for voice.
Kahn, Jason
Beautiful Ghost Wave
(Herbal International)
Jason Kahn uses feedback and electronic noise to create a large work created from static, hiss, and unusual electronic sound, dynamic and ever-shifting aspects of both lovely and aberrant electronics, captivating in ever-shifting sounds that inform but do not overwhelm.
Anderson, Casey / Jason Kahn / Norbert Moslang / Gunter Muller / Mark Trayle
Five Lines
(Mikroton Recordings)
This meeting of 5 EA-Improv heavyweights from Europe and the Pacific US happened during the MKM trio tour in Northern America 2010, capturing this extended performance at CalArts for 40 minutes of engaging, burbling electronics, pulses, and short wave introspection.
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.
Kahn, Jason
Open Space [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Editions)
Jason Kahn developed these graphic scores, commissioned by the 2012 now NOW Festival in Australia, to push these specific players into situations outside of their comfort zone, as heard in this double LP which includes copies of the score plus notes and interviews.
Kahn / Millioud / Wiget / Weber
sin asunto
(Creative Sources)
Inspired by Albert Ayler's work for strings, Jason Kahn wrote this graphical score for amplified percussion, Vincent Millioud on violin, Bo Wiget on cello, and Christian Weber on contrabass.
Kahn, Jason
Timelines Los Angeles
(Creative Sources)
Jason Kahn brought Olivia Block, Mark Trayle, and Ulrich Krieger together to create this work for the 2008 Cal Arts Center for Experiments in Art, Information and Technology Festival.
Other Recommended Releases:
Skumsnes Moe, Guro / Philippe Petit
Guro Skumsnes Moe & Philippe Petit
(Public Eyesore)
Bringing together two noise improvisers and experimenters, Guro Skumsnes Moe from Sult and MoE performing on octabass & electric bass, and Philippe Petit (who has albums on Aural Terrains, Monotype and Bolt) performing on synthesizer and turntables, both also providing vocal utterance, for two thick journeys of twisted, diverse and often deep sonics bridged by an abstract interlude.
Lipson, Evan
Echo Chamber
(Public Eyesore )
A foundational player for bands including Dynamite Club, Virtual Balboa, Normal Love and work with Jack Wright and Mike Pride, double bassist Evan Lipson presents his debut solo release, a multi-channel recording presenting a single uninterrupted improvised double bass performance recorded live.
Belorukov, Ilia / Gabriel Ferrandini
Sculptor
(Tripticks Tapes)
Red Trio drummer Gabriel Ferrandini joins alto saxophonist Ilia Belorukov for a three-part freely improvised set captured live at Masterskaya Anikushina, in St. Petersberg, Russia, the former workspace of architect Mikhail Anikushin, a large space that creates a unique resonance that the two improvisers take advantage of through insistent yet discerningly constrained dialog.
Kahn, Jason / Franzt Loriot / Christian Wolfarth
Koln
(Editions)
Recalling the For4Ears era of electroacoustic improvisation, the ea-improv trio of Jason Kahn on electronics, Frantz Loriot on viola and Christian Wolfarth on percussion are heard in this extended improvisation recorded in concert at Plattform nicht dokumentierbarer Ereignisse in Atelier Dürrenfeld/Geitel, Köln, Germany, as part of the trio's 2022 European tour.
Denzler, Bertrand / Jason Kahn
Translations
(Potlatch)
The seventh release on Potlatch for tenor saxophonist Bertrand Denzler and the first for electronic artist Jason Kahn, in an extended electroacoustic improvisation, Denzler performing his instrument in ways Adolphe Sax did not intend intersected by Kahn's bent and crackly emissions, each increasingly assertive through to a engrossing, exhalable end.
Munden-Dixon, Adrianne / Leo Chang
Some Time [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Notice Recordings)
Unusual interactions between electronically manipulated violin and an AMPIRI--an electronically enhanced Korean double reed instrument--from the Brooklyn duo of Leo Chang and Adrianne Munden Dixon, seven improvisations numbered "Sixteen" to "Twenty-Two", each a uniquely idiosyncratic exchange from quick slippery dialog to raspy dissonance of unexpected directions.
Motl, Kyle / Patrick Shiroishi
Apparitions [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Notice Recordings)
The second album on Notice Recordings for West Coast free improvising saxophonist Patrick Shiroishi is a duo with San Diego-based double bassist Kyle Motl, in an exceptionally well-balanced example of powerful expression from both players, free blowing and turbulent exchanges offset by experimental introspective passages in four extended and excellent improvisations.
Kahn, Jason / Jon Mueller / Greg Davis
Green Door
(Autumn Records)
Recorded on the 7th of 8 concerts in a tour with the electroacoustic-improvising trio of Jason Kahn on percussion & electronics, Greg Davis on percussion & electronics and Jon Mueller on percussion & tape, an exemplary performance of close listening, highly textured and evolving ea-improv, each motion subtle and contributing to a richly diverse journey.
Liyou, Lucy / YSKA
A Need/A Want [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Notice Recordings)
Narrated by text-to-speech vocalization, Korean-American pianist and composer Lucy Liyou collaborates with Bulgarian-born guitarist Ivana Kafedjiyska (YSKA) in an album of languorously floating and understatedly abrasive music complemented by subtle field recordings, two works of curiously philosophical, baffling and observational verse; unique and compelling.



The Squid's Ear Magazine

The Squid's Ear Magazine

© 2002-, Squidco LLC