Jason Kahn / Tim Olive


DATE : 18th May, 2014 (Sun)
OPEN : 19:00 / START : 20:00
TICKET : 1500 yen + 1 DRINK (500 yen)

Jason Kahn / Tim Olive

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.



Tim Olive has been writing about himself in the third person since the beginning of this century, when he left his minimal-prog-noise-rock band Nimrod, rejecting periodic rhythms and tempered pitch in favor of improvisation and open forms, exploring the full sonic possibilities of steel strings, magnetic pickups and simple analog electronics.

Extensive live action in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia has provided opportunities to play with a wide range of musicians in event-specific one-off contexts, as well as ongoing collaborations with Katsura Mouri, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Kelly Churko, Jeffrey Allport, Cal Lyall and others. Recent collaborators include Madoka Kouno, Jason Kahn, Joe Foster, Crys Cole, James Rushford, Darren Moore, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Jin Sangtae, Ryu Hankil, Choi Joonyong and Che Chen.

A Canadian residing in Kobe, Olive has CD releases on Japanese, European and North American labels, receiving positive reviews in Musicworks, Signal To Noise, The Sound Projector and The Wire magazines. Upcoming releases include recordings with Nick Hoffman, Jason Kahn, Crys Cole, Bryan Day, Horacio Pollard, Anne-Francoise Jacques, Kelly Churko and Martin Tetreault. He launched his artist-run label 845 Audio in 2012.