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Kahn, Jason

All Along the Way [BOOK + CD]

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.
 

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370-page bookn 15cm x 14cm, plus CD.

UPC: 9783033099586

Label: Editions
Catalog ID: 014
Squidco Product Code: 33820

Format: BOOK + CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: 370-page book + CD
Track 1 recorded at the Discordance Concert Series, in Portland, Oregon, on June 1st, 2022.

Track 2 recorded at the Elastro Concert Series at Elastic Arts, in Chicago, Illinois, on June 15th, 2022.

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"All Along the Way chronicles a concert tour through the United States and Canada from May 5 to June 30, 2022. The book explores the state of the DIY experimental music scenes just as these countries began to hold shows again after the Covid pandemic.

Written after the tour, these diaristic accounts offer a ground-level view of Kahn's travels, as he drives his way alone around North America in a series of thirty-seven solo concerts played in bars, clubs, arts spaces, galleries, museums, book stores, diners, basements, record stores, churches, people's living rooms and Fraternal Order of Eagles lodges.

In addition to the book, a CD is included with concert recordings from Portland and Chicago. Each of these concerts was a site-specific work, using local radio and field recordings made before every show. In addition, Kahn worked with modular synthesizer, mixing board, tube amplifier, electromagnetic transducers and contact microphones for these improvised pieces."-Editions

CD contents:

Portland (27.07) recorded June 1, 2022 at the DiscordanceConcert Series, Portland, Oregon.

Chicago (27.54) recorded June 15, 2022 at Elastic Arts,Chicago, Illinois.


370-page bookn 15cm x 14cm, plus CD.

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)
2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Portland 27:13

2. Chicago 27:45

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