jason kahn

Advanced tickets available £8 WAGED £5 UNWAGED

If you want to come we’d prefer you to purchase an advance ticket please as it makes our life on the night and covid safety a bit easier!

To purchase one simply paypal £8 or £5 to curiousearmcr at gmail dot com along with your name. There will be tickets available on the door on the night.

The church is large and has seating but please bring a mask.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Jason Kahn

Born 1960 New York. Moved to Europe in 1990 and is currently based in Zurich, where he is active as a musician, artist and writer.

Kahn’s work with electronics involves chaotic feedback systems and placing his body in the circuit flow. Grabbing open leads with his hands makes and breaks circuits, causing the synth to overload or collapse. Various contact microphones and electro magnetic inductors and the synthesizer’s own output via a mixing board are used to modulate the parameters of the synth, which oscillates between saturation and a brittle sputtering, like the death rattle of a machine on its last gasp. Live radio captures during the concert and recordings made in the performance space and its environs provide further working material for each concert. These performances are essentially site-specific works, improvising with the space at hand, both in the sense of its physicality and the sounds found there.

Among many others, Kahn has collaborated with Kevin Drumm, Jason Lescalleet, Norbert Möslang, Günter Müller, Axel Dörner, Tetuzi Akiyama, Toshimaru Nakamura, Magda Mayas, Mark Wastell, Olivia Block, Chris Abrahams, Arnold Dreyblatt, Alan Courtis, Ulrich Krieger, Sainkho Namtchylak, Z’ev, Shelley Hirsch, Peter Kowald, Taku Sugimoto, Elliott Sharp and Keith Rowe.

http://jasonkahn.net https://vimeo.com/544697116 https://jasonkahn.bandcamp.com https://soundcloud.com/jasonkahn

Adam Fairhall

Over the past decade, Adam Fairhall has forged an international reputation as a jazz pianist and improviser of exceptional versatility. Based near Manchester, England and highly active on that city’s burgeoning creative music scene, he is perhaps best known as the pianist in Nat Birchall’s Coltrane-inspired band, and as a free improviser with such acclaimed groups as The Spirit Farm. His previous release under his own name, The Imaginary Delta (SLAM 2012), was named Album of the Year by influential US blog Bird Is The Worm, and revealed a deep understanding of early jazz and the ways in which it can connect to free jazz and contemporary idioms. He has continued this synthesis in his recent solo piano album, Friendly Ghosts (Efpi 2017); in Adam’s playing, idioms drawn from any period of jazz history may be blended, collided, subverted, hinted at or played completely ‘straight’. His aim is to place his deep knowledge of jazz piano techniques, from ragtime to free jazz, at the service of playful, spontaneous invention, within a freewheeling and sometimes rough-edged improvisational style that creates its own momentum and energy. Friendly Ghosts garnered excellent reviews from the Wire, Jazzwise and various websites, and received airplay on BBC Radio 3 (Late Junction), Daniel Spicer’s radio show The Mystery Lesson and multiple plays on Jazz FM. Adam performed solo sets at Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival 2018 (on the bill with Matthew Shipp, Ivo Perelman and Peter Brotzmann) and the London Jazz Festival 2018 (as part of Ethan Iverson’s residency at King’s Place)

About Adam

Andrew Cheetham
Drummer and drum teacher from Standish, Lancashire based in Manchester since 2004, with a special interest in improvisation. I teach private drum lessons in the Northern Quarter, Manchester and online on Skype or Zoom. I’ve had tours funded by Arts Council England, Jazz Services & Jazz North’s Northern Line scheme. I’m available for live or studio work and am always open to new collaborations – whether free or composed. I perform with Richard Dawson, Jane Weaver, Irma Vep, Waterless Hills, Yerba Mansa, Kiran Leonard, TVAM and others. I previously performed with Lonelady and have guested with Damo Suzuki (CAN), Rhys Chatham plus dozens of free improvising musicians.