Silent Music, Secret Noise
An evening of live performance featuring
some of the best small sound and eloquent
static from Winnipeg, Canada and Zurich.
not half [Winnipeg]
Jason Kahn [Zurich]
Friday, October 21 2005
at the Urban Shaman Gallery
203-290 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg MB Canada
Doors: 8:15 pm | Performances: 9:00 pm
Winnipeg¹s Allan Conroy [aka not half] began making audio experiments in 1983. He developed an obsession for radios, tape-loops, squeaky sounds and unusual acoustic phenomena,
all recorded to tape in a largely improvised fashion. Acquiring samplers in 1992, he began to sample this comprehensive body
of work, a project which continues to the present day. not half frequently uses anything and everything to make sounds, either exclusively or combined with other working methods.
I8U¹s audio art can be understood as sound-sculpture.
It reveals powerful, opaque and complex sound environments
where analog and digital meet. Her web art can be said to follow
a parallel path, intertwining both musical and visual elements.
From classical music to blues, it took only one chance meeting
with David Kristian to get her involved in electronic music.
This is I8U¹s second visit to Send + Receive.
Originally a percussionist, Zurich¹s Jason Kahn has collaborated with artists including Evan Parker, Chirstian Marclay and Steve Roden. Kahn currently performs using a laptop and analogue synthesizer and combines these with percussion. Kahn is the founder of the CD label cut, has composed music for theatre
and dance and has given concerts around the world. In the past several years Kahn has exhibited several sound installations.