Relocated in Switzerland,
Universal Congress' drummer Jason Kahn continued the band's punk-jazz program
with Cut's two albums, Cut and Popular Music, and
with Repeat, a duo with guitarist
Toshimaru Nakamura, adding
sampling and austere compositional techniques to his repertory.
Miramar (Sirr, 2004) collects synthesizer drones that were created via a complex
arrangement of microphones.
Paper Cuts (Crouton, 2005) is an 18-minute collaboration with
Jon Mueller that seems to consist only of noises made by cutting paper.
Timelines (june 2004 - Cut, 2005) and
Sihl (Sirr, 2005)
are highly experimental solo albums of subliminal noise.
Vista (And/OAR, 2008) is a collaboration between Jason Kahn
and Asher Thal-Nir devoted to manipulating field recoridngs.
Jason Kahn & Richard Francis (Monochrome Vision, 2009) documents
live performances with New Zealand's Richard Francis.
Vanishing Point (23five Incorporated, 2009) continued the project of
Timelines and Sihl:
elegant, glacial and skeletal meditative music.
(on percussion and synthesizer) assembled
a quartet with Olivia Block (prepared piano), Ulrich Krieger (alto and
sopranino sax and live electronics) and Mark Trayle (laptop and
Timelines Los Angeles (april 2008).
The trio of Jason Kahn (analog synthesizer), Günter Müller (electronics), and Christian Wolfarth (percussion) is documented on Drumming (Creative Sources, 2005) and Limmat (march 2009).
Intervals (april 2009 - Monotype, 2010) documents live collaborations between Z'ev and Jason Kahn (also on analogue synthesizer).
Planes (2011), recorded in september 2008,
was a collaboration between Kahn
(on analogue synthesizer and percussion) and Martin
Asher (on recording and playback devices).
Beautiful Ghost Wave (2011) was scored for
"analog synthesizer, mixing board, contact microphones, short wave radio and electromagnetic coils".
Fields (2007) collects recordings from around the world of the
previous two years.
Kahn's For Nam June Paik (Absence of Wax, 2011) documents
a live performance of november 2008.
The 60-minute suite Sin Asunto (december 2008) featured a quartet with violinist Vincent Millioud, celloist Bo Wiget and contrabassist Christian Weber.
Espírito Santo (october 2009 - Mazagran, 2011), a collaboration with guitarist Manuel Mota, was inspired by
the poet Pessoa.
On Metal Shores (Editions, 2011),
created between 2008 and 2010, was just one 37-minute suite of droning music
that mixes studio manipulation of found sounds and
long-thin-wire instruments a` la Eliane Radigue; a sort of follow-up
Jason Kahn formed an improvising trio with Jeroen Visser (organ, electronics) and Christian Weber (contrabass), Tetras, first documented on Pareidolia (february 2011), a double-LP whose four side-long jams run the gamut from
hypnotic jazz-rock a` la Necks to industrial and ambient music.
The trio of Stephen Cornford (electronics, amplified fibre-optic
flower), Patrick Farmer (upturned turntable, prepared cd players)
and Jason Kahn (analog synthesizer, radio) recorded the live Bristol
(february 2012 - Pilgrim Talk, 2012).
Jason Kahn's Draught (june 2009 - Consumer Waste, 2012) was an all-electronic collaboration with Stasis Duo's members Matt Earle and Adam Sussmann.
Another trio project, paring Kahn (on analog synthesizer, radio and mixing board) with Richard Francis (modular synthesizer and computer) and Dead C's Bruce Russell (on analog electronics) recorded the lengthy improvisation of Dunedin (january 2011 - CMR, 2012).
Open Space (january 2012) featured Chris
Abrahams (piano), Laura Altman (clarinet), Monika Brooks (accordion),
Matt Earle and Adam Sussmann (electronics), Rishin Singh (trombone),
Aemon Webb (guitar), John Wilton (percussion) and Kahn (as usual on electronics).
Fronts (march 2012) documents live performances by
Jason Kahn and guitarist Mark Trayle.
Jason Kahn's solo performances on drum set,
voice, metal objects, radio, mixing board, contact microphones, magnetic
coil, speaker, computer, chairs and plastic bags
Things Fall Apart (april 2013)
inspired by Chinua Achebe's namesake novel.
Kahn's solo album is
Broken Place (november 2012) contains two pieces for
voice, analog synthesizer, mixing board and short wave radio.
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