Jason Kahn / Günter Müller / Christian Wolfarth
Jason Kahn is a musician, artist and writer. He was born 1960 in New York and grew up in Los Angeles. He moved to Europe in 1990 and is currently based in Zürich.
Kahn exhibits 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.
As an electronic musician 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’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, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Turkey and South Africa.
From 1998 until 2008 Kahn ran the label Cut, releasing twenty-five CD’s which included both his own work and that of many other artists.
In 2011 Kahn started the Editions imprint to publish his own recordings and writings.
Born in München in 1954, living in Switzerland since 1966, percussionist Günter Müller has been playing a unique drum set with a mobile pick-up and microphone system of his own invention since 1981. The system allows hand-generated sounds on drums and percussion to be modulated electronically.
Müller continues to distance himself from his roots as a more traditional percussionist, currently incorporating such electronic devices as minidiscs (since 1998) and an iPod (since 2002). He’s been involved with innumerable projects and other musicians over the past thirty years, including long-term musical relationships with Jim O’Rourke, Lawrence D. Butch Morris, Voice Crack, eRikM, Ralph Steinbrüchel, Jason Kahn, Tomas Korber, Philip Samartzis, Otomo Yoshihide, Norbert Möslang, Taku Sugimoto, Toshimaru Nakamura, Lê Quan Ninh, Keith Rowe, Carlos Zingaro, Sachiko M, Urs Leimgruber, Christian Wolfarth, Mark O’Leary and Michel Doneda. Müller has released more than thirty records on his own For 4 Ears label, as well as others on Grob, Rossbin, Cut, Charhizma, Creative Sources, Audiosphere, Amoebic and List.
Günter Müller was a founding member of Nachtluft with Andres Bosshard and Jacques Widmer who have been creating sound installations and sound architecture and of the electronic quartet poire_z with eRikm and Voice Crack. He is a part of mkm_trio with Jason Kahn and Norbert Möslang and Signal Quintet with Jason Kahn, Norbert Möslang, Tomas Korber and Christian Weber.
Christian Wolfarth, *1960 in Zürich/Switzerland, studied in the early 80th’s with Billy Brooks and later with Pierre Favre and with composer Siegfried Kutterer.
Since the middle of the 80th’s he’s involved in different styles of jazz and improvised music.
John Butcher, Gene Coleman, Jacques Demierre, Bertrand Denzler, Axel Dörner, John Edwards, Malcolm Goldstein, Barry Guy, Jason Kahn, Hans Koch, Annette Krebs, Urs Leimgruber, Paul Lovens, London Improvisers Orchestra, Werner Lüdi, Albert Mangelsdorff, Norbert Möslang, Günter Müller, Andrea Neumann, Lucas Niggli, Evan Parker, Lè Quan Ninh, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Günter Sommer, Irène Schweizer, Phil Wachsman, Michael Zerang and many others.
Since 1991 Christian Wolfarth plays solo concerts in all over Europe.
Regular works with dancers, actors and for movies and videos.
“Unlike many contemporary drummers, Wolfarth has never expanded his instrument with electronic devices, nevertheless he explores an aesthetic that could be called «electronic» in some respects. Reduction plays an important role in Wolfarth’s music as does an almost obsessive love for the detail and an impressive palette of sonic possibilities that the drummer has been developing over the past 20 years of intense solo-playing.”