NowSpace is pleased to present an Evening of Experimental Sound featuring solo performances by Jason Kahn, Joe Baiza, and Devin Sarno.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Door 7pm | Show: 8:00 - 11:00pm
$5 Suggested donation at door
JASON KAHN (solo voice)
Jason Kahn is a musician, artist and writer. He was born in New York and grew up in Los Angeles. He re-located to Europe in 1990 and is currently based in Zürich. As an electronic musician, vocalist 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 has exhibited 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. 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, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey and South Africa.
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JOE BAIZA (solo guitar)
Joe Baiza is a punk rock and jazz guitarist whom Eugene Chadbourne cites as one of the most noteworthy guitarists to emerge from the Southern California punk rock milieu. Baiza is a founding member of the bands Saccharine Trust, Universal Congress Of, and The Mecolodiacs. He has also performed guest guitar spots on several Minutemen tracks and played alongside Black Flag's Greg Ginn and Chuck Dukowski in the SST Records band October Faction. Baiza was also part of the musical side project Nastassya Filippovna which featured Bob Lee (drums), Devin Sarno (bass) and Mike Watt (bass). He substituted for Nels Cline during Mike Watt's European and American tours behind his second solo album, "Contemplating the Engine Room", in 1997 and 1998. Also in 1997, he and Cline played in the band Solo Career with Lee (drums), Richard Derrick (bass), Walter Zooi (trumpet) and Gustavo Aguilar (percussion). Currently, he is in the reunited Saccharine Trust as well as the improvisational unit Unknown Instructors with former Minutemen Mike Watt and George Hurley. Baiza is also an accomplished visual artist. In 1983 he illustrated the cover of the Minutemen's record "Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat". In late 2013 The Cornelius Projects in San Pedro, CA hosted the exhibition: "The Mind of Joe Baiza - Paintings, Drawings, Photographs & Artifacts."
DEVIN SARNO (solo bass)
Devin Sarno originally began recording & performing under the name “CRIB” in 1990 as a solo bass sound project focusing on improvised subsonics. Over time, this music evolved from high volume feedback experimentation to a sonic examination of the meditative properties of low-end drone music. Inspired by the unexpected nature of everyday ambience as well as the value of silence, Sarno’s sound work embraces the subtle and atmospheric. Sarno has toured both coasts of the United States, sharing concert bills with artists as diverse as: Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth), Charles Gayle, Z’EV, Nels Cline (of Wilco), Foetus, Merzbow, Borbetomagus, Blonde Redhead, Pauline Oliveros, Masonna, Ben Harper, Gus Gus, William Hooker, Kato Hideki, Carla Bozulich, Banyan (feat. Mike Watt & Stephen Perkins), White Out & many others. In recent years, Sarno’s compositions have been featured in numerous commercial & short film projects that have been screened at renowned venues such as the Toronto & Venice Film Festivals and broadcast on network television (Bravo, CBS) as well as featured on the NYC Times Square Jumbotron.