Event Jason Kahn

Jason Kahn


01 November 2023

  • Event Cost:
    $10 / Free
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For our final MONO this year, we welcome US-born, Swiss-based musician Jason Kahn. A decade since his last visit, Kahn returns to Brisbane with a new embodied performance work. Using a chaotic feedback system, he creates sound by placing his body in the circuit. Grabbing the open leads of a modular synthesiser, he makes and breaks circuits, causing his synthesiser to overload or momentarily collapse. Via a mixing board, contact microphones, electromagnetic inductors, and the synthesiser’s outputs are used to modulate the synthesiser’s parameters. This results in a dynamic system, difficult to control, but allowing great expressivity—much like any acoustic instrument, only electronic.

MONO is a program of experimental sound curated by Lawrence English of Room40.

Doors — 6.30pm
Performance — 7.00pm




We are committed to making the IMA accessible to people of all abilities, their families, and carers, as well as visitors of different ages and different backgrounds.

The gallery entrance is on the ground floor of the Judith Wright Arts Centre, on Berwick Street. There is wheelchair access and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities also located on the ground floor, and we welcome guide and support dogs.

If you plan to attend this event and have specific support needs we can accommodate, please contact engagement@ima.org.au, call (07) 3252 5750, or ask our friendly staff on-site. Read our access information for visitors here: Word Doc or PDF.

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    MONO is a program of experimental sound curated by Lawrence English of Room40.

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