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Jason Kahn
"Noema"
Editions 003
Double LP

Edition of 250
Heavy weight 180 gram vinyl.
Hand-painted covers on thick gray cardboard.

Source material recorded July to October 2012 in Kyoto.
Pieces composed January 2013 to March 2014 in Zürich.
Mastering, liner notes and LP artwork Jason Kahn.

Download liner notes here.

Side A (15.51):
1. Warning Tone (1.14), 2. Temple Dance (1.55), 3. Checkout (1.38), 4. Haunted House (2.05),
5. Winds Away (1.21), 6. Sporting (1.56), 7. Musician (1.16) 8. 100 Yen (1.59)
9. Shopping Arcade (1.38)

Side B (17.32):
1. Kids (2.05), 2. Outside Karaoke (1.47), 3. Hara (2.07), 4. Kyoto Station (1.22), 5. Big Ship (1.30), 6. Parlor (1.51), 7. For Alms (1.12), 8. Fire Warning (1.34), 9. Flea Market (1.34),
10. Ghost Pond (1.36)

Side C (18.49):
1. Sender (2.00), 2. Summer Phase (2.01), 3. Shopping (2.06), 4. Kamogawa (1.38),
5. Temple Ground (2.09), 6. Daybreak (2.10), 7. Footstep (1.55), 8. Enryaku-ji (2.05),
9. Little Shrine (2.00)

Side D (17.16):
1. Shimogama (1.57), 2. Rains (1.35), 3. Underground (1.55), 4. Above (1.43), 5. Coffee Shop (1.43), 6. Announcement (1.25), 7. Night Out (2.19), 8. Sword Fight (1.40), 9. Casting Wish (2.11)

Excerpts:











Noema is a collection of 37 short pieces composed from source material I recorded in and around Kyoto during a three-month stay there with my family in 2012.

The over-arching theme of the record is the idea of exploring social space through everyday sound--and especially in the case of Kyoto, not just focusing on what we've come to know the city for (temples, shrines, etc.--though some of these are in there as well).

The pieces also deal with the idea of memory, much as the famous "episode of the madeline" in Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, in which the taste of the madeline dipped in tea triggers a flood of involuntary memories. For me, many of the sounds used in these pieces work the same way.

The word noema is often used in philosophical discourse to describe the object of thought--and in the case of this record, the sounds themselves and the structures they contribute to in the production of social space.

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Jason Kahn / Toshimaru Nakamura / Tetuzi Akiyama
"ihj / ftarri"

Jason Kahn: analog synthesizer
Toshimaru Nakamura: no-input mixing board
Tetuzi Akiyama: guitars

Recorded August 18, 2012 at Ftarri, Tokyo and
October 12, 2012 at the International House of Japan, Tokyo

"ihj / ftarri" documents two concerts performed during 2012 in Tokyo.

wm39 CD

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Track 1:



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Jason Kahn / Tim Olive
"Two Sunrise"

Jason Kahn: electronics
Tim Olive: pickups, electronics

Recorded in Kyoto, Osaka 2012

Recorded in the autumn of 2012 in Japan, “Two Sunrise” is a document of the first meetings of Jason Kahn and Tim Olive. Tracks One to Three were recorded in a studio session in Kyoto on September 27; Track Four was recorded at a live performance in Osaka on October 6. These four untitled pieces are eventful and intricately structured with a distinct developmental momentum. Chosen from several hours of recordings, minimally edited and sequenced for maximum impact, “Two Sunrise” highlights both the melding and divergence of Kahn’s analog electronics and Olive’s one-string magnetic pickup device, shaping an active, thoughtful and somehow organic real-time electronic music. Mixed and mastered by Jason Kahn.

845audio 845-3 CD

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hear Track 1

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