Felder

Felder LP, CD, Download / Felder Interventions / Jan St. Werner, a well-respected artist and musician known for his solo compositions, his work with Mouse On Mars, and his conceptual art pieces, has created a beautifully rhythmic, instantly gripping work with his new album Felder. Felder is an infinite, boundless creation that unravels upon every listen. Werner has created […]

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Kinetic Speakers and Experimental Sound Creations at MIT

ACT – MIT program in art, culture and technology http://act.mit.edu/people/lecturers/jan-st-werner/ MIT sound creations blog There is a profound relationship between sound, body and space. To explore these concepts, this class connects traditional and theoretical knowledge with hands on experimentation to experience sound as an unstable yet sculptural art form. We reject the notion that recorded […]

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Apparat, mit dem eine Kartoffel eine andere umkreisen kann

  (Experiment of an electro-acoustic composition in commemoration of Sigmar Polke) by Jan St. Werner and Damo Suzuki APRIL 23 rd – JULY 5th 2015 MUSEUM ABTEIBERG MOENCHENGLADBACH The singer Damo Suzuki, originally from Japan, was the singer of the band CAN from 1970 to 1973. He developed the improvised singing in psychedelic music, disappeared for […]

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MISCONTINUUM

Electroacoustic opera featuring Kathy Alberici, Taigen Kawabe, Markus Popp & Dylan Carlson The central concept of Miscontinuum Album explores misconceptions of time and memory, inspired by unique acoustic phenomena derived through digital phasing and musical time stretching techniques. There is an aura of doom that pervades the work. Much of the album’s evocative nature comes […]

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Rotationsstudien, Sequenzen 20-5

  Created by Jan St. Werner and Karl Kliem, this series of audio-visual compositions of constantly and subtly shifting antidromic sounds and images experiments visually and acoustically with Gestalt principles from the field of cognitive psychology, and triggers sensory irritation in the recipient. Composed of 60 frames per second, the visual component of the “Rotationsstudien” […]

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MOLOCULAR MEDITATION

Experimental listening enviroment & surround sound composition by Jan St. Werner featuring Mark E Smith for Cornerhouse, Manchester Musician Jan St. Werner has created Molocular Meditation, a bespoke light and sound enviroment with a soundtrack featuring the voice of the Fall’s Mark E Smith. Smith is heard making observations on mundane objects, events and a range of […]

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KOMPOSITION FÜR EINEN LAUTSPRECHER MIT UMGEBUNG

Klanginstallation von Jan St. Werner “Klänge, die in den Räumen der Neuen Nationalgalerie Berlin aufgenommen und mit elektronischen Elementen versetzt wurden, dienen als Material für diese elektro-akustische Komposition. Sprache und Bewegung verbinden sich auf einer abstrakten Ebene, die Möglichkeiten konkreter und absurder Aktivitäten in einem sozialen Raum thematisiert. Die Komposition mischt sich zurück in die […]

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KRTS MARFA PUBLIC RADIO

“The piece is 36 minutes in length and draws into itself a diverse range of sounds that Jan St. Werner has recorded during his stay in Marfa along with elements recorded elsewhere but which reasserted themselves in this place. The piece manages to be site specific, but without being orthodoxly so. The train is a […]

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SPLIT ANIMAL SCULPTURE 10″

As the title Split Animal Sculpture suggests, this piece manages to sound simultaneously biotic and fabricated. An impressionistic rendering of church bells and organ drone is suggestive of a large man-made structure, while in-between can be heard the flutters and whistles of something animated navigating it’s way through the reverberating buzz. This circling and spatial […]

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BLACK MANUAL

On “Mordendo” the dynamics of speaker compositions intertwine with concrete Afro-Brazilian sounds pattern, with special “toques”, drum beat sequences also found in Samba and Candomblé… Sounds rear up, diffuse, and rhythms dissolve into tones thereby creating a “total music”. “Black Manual” was formed in 2012 after Jan St. Werner had heard the percussionists Valdir Jovenal, […]

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DAS ASYMMETRISCHE STUDIO 1-4

DAS ASYMMETRISCHE STUDIO 1 Black Manual concert streamDAS ASYMMETRISCHE STUDIO 1 Black Manual concert videoDAS ASYMMETRISCHE STUDIO 2 Helmut Lachenmann / Jan St. Werner DJ session & talk DAS ASYMMETRISCHE STUDIO 3 Andrey Smirnov: Music out of Noise, Light and PaperDAS ASYMMETRISCHE STUDIO 4 miscontinuum opera with Kathy Alberici, Taigen Kawabe & Markus PoppKUNSTVEREIN MUENCHEN

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WICHTEL & DIE WUCHTELN PICTURE DISC

Wichtel & die Wuchteln: “falscher Auerhahn” 12″ picture disc, no label Ingrid Wiener, Oswald Wiener, Rosa Barba, Klaus Sander & Jan St. Werner. Edit of a live performance at Villa Romana, Florence, 2011. Curated by Angelika Stepken. “Sound & noise collages played live with additional singing, percussion and subtle instrumentation. Somewhere between early Franco Battiato, […]

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A WARNING FROM SPACE

“Blinded by political tongue twisting and the vacuum that is my deep pockets, this escapist piece is the first of the Island Universe Research works being generated. With the heavier words getting ready to weigh you down about the realities of breathing let this be the beginning of remembering that this is infinite.” This first […]

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ENTLANG DER ZEITACHSE

Radio composition for WDR Studio Akustische Kunst. “36 Sekunden dauerte der Satz, in dem Karlheinz Stockhausen während eines Vortrags in den frühen 1970er-Jahren die heute gängige kompositorische Praxis des Time Stretchings voraussah: „Wenn wir einen beliebigen Klang nehmen und ihn ausbreiten, also entlang der Zeitachse ausdehnen, bis zu einer Dauer von 20 Minuten, einen Klang, […]

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GLASAUGE

exhibition A P R I L 2 6 — M A Y 6 Wednesday – Sunday, 5 – 9 pm Virchowstraße 6 10249 Berlin WORKS BY AEAEAEAE, Rune Bosse, Julius von Bismarck, Julian Charrière, Merlin Carter, Andreas Dzialocha, Leon Eixenberger, Olafur Eliasson and TR, Eric Ellingsen, Tomas Espinosa, Maresa Fiege, Fabian Gisler, Andreas Greiner, Felix Meyer, Rodrigo Maltez Novaes, Markus Hoffmann, Jeremias […]

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ROTATIONSSTUDIEN

First instalement of a new audiovisual series by Jan St. Werner with assistance of Karl Kliem on the occasion of Oswald Wiener’s symposium “Innenschau/Zusammenschau”, Sept. 16th/17th 2011, Kunsthaus Muerz, Austria.

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FORMATIONEN

“The sources for “Formationen” are early solo recordings produced with synthesizers and tapes in 1992 and 1993, during Werner’s collaborations with F.X.Randomiz and his first experiments with Andi Toma that should be released later under the alias Mouse on Mars. Werner found those early tapes a while ago, re-mastered and carefully re-worked them, and the […]

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A SERIES OF ACTIONS

A new composition for the ICA that uses the structure and daily sounds of the building. Arranging drones from harmoniums with soundpockets produced by ICA staff, the work exists throughout the ICA for one day. “Three players and three harmoniums are located in separate areas of the ICA. The sound of the first player who […]

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Fahren 1

Score for an undefined number of cars on a highway to be performed until all actions are exercised. By Volker Hormann, Michael Rauter & Jan St. Werner. On the occasion of “Nordkurve”, Künstlerische Arbeiten am Ort der ehemaligen Autorennstrecke AVUS und heutigen Autobahn A115 Berlin kunstraum avus

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SPIAZZACORALE

Spatial composition for church bells, church organ, brass orchestra, bicycle sound system, vibraphone, recorders, street noises and electronics.Piazza Della Repubblica, Foligno, Italy, June 27th, 2009, 9.00 – 19.00

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NOISE ROOM CUBITT

Noise Room An artificial listening site created by Jan St Werner Friday 29 August to Sunday 28 September 2008 CUBITT Gallery and Studios 8 Angel Mews London N1 9HH T +44 (0)20 7278 8226 F +44 (0)20 7278 2544 Open: Wednesday-Sunday 12-6pm cubittartists.org.uk/

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sonig

sonig is an independent music label for experimental, electronic and non genre specific music. the artist roster is international and features bands, solo artists and art related music projects. sonig is based in cologne and shares offices with a-musik, the specialist shop, distributor and label for all kinds of outsider music. sonig is also running […]

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a-musik

a-musik is a highly recommended record store, label, mail order service and distributor for experimental music a-musikKleiner Griechenmarkt 28-30D-50676 KölnTel.: 0221 – 510 7591 (mailorder)Tel.: 0221 – 169 30 600 (shop, distribution)Fax: 0221 – 510 7592mail(a)a-musik.com Shop-hours: tuesday – saturday 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.every 1st thursday/month until 11 p.m. a-musik blogspot

Travel Controller

a one octave micro keyboard with transpose up/down buttons and 8 rotary controllers. the travel controller uses a junxion board to translate controller data to a junxion software patch which generates midi. it is connected to a powerbook via usb. the travel controller was contrived by jan st werner and built by jorgen brinkmann at […]

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VORGEMISCHTE WELT

„Mit Vorgemischte Welt legen Klaus Sander und Jan St. Werner die anregendsten Gedanken zum Thema Musik und deren ästhetische Bedingungen seit Jahren vor. Wer sich auch nur ein wenig über Musik als traditionelles Beruhigungsmedium hinaus für tatsächlich auch soziologische, biologische, ökonomische oder ästhetische Fragen des Kunstschaffens interessiert, darf an diesem Buch nicht vorbeigehen. Pflichtlektüre!“ (Der […]

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NOISEROOM

The NOISEROOM is an autonomous surround sound installation built for pre-recorded musical works and sonic experiments. It is a musical deconstruction of a room-within-a-room as much as it is a sound studio sculpture. Each musical work which is performed in the NOISEROOM has been selected, edited and arranged for a listening situation in which the […]

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Marshall Amp Fire

sound event @ CASCO Office for Art Design and Theory, Utrecht, Netherlands St Werner adapted electric harmoniums to create a subtle continuous sound that is every now and again disrupted by other noises that were recorded in the space, quietly harmonising and conflicting with the social setting.Casco archive

doku/fiction Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

Starting from the idea of producing a remix album of Mouse on Mars in book-form, Jan St.Werner and Andi Toma, in conjunction with the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, asked over 30 artists, musicians, designers and scientists to document their imaginative responses to and associations with Mouse on Mars. They were invited to contribute works for the project […]

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Otto Rössler: Descartes’ Traum

Otto E. Rössler: Descartes’ Traum“Der Chaosforscher Otto E. Rössler (geboren 1940), Professor für Theoretische Chemie und Spezialist für Nichtspezialisiertheit, ist ein hinreißender Erzähler, der seine Hörer mit Begeisterung anzustecken versteht. Der Entdecker des nach ihm benannten Rössler-Attraktors hält die Wissenschaft für eine wichtige Aufgabe und gleichzeitig für ein Spiel, er schätzt Gehirngleichungen und die Theorie […]

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Rosa Barba

Sound for films and installations Outwardly from Earth’s Center Somnium Definition Landfill Subconcious Society The Empirical Effect Who can tell if I’m inveting? The Long Road Time as Perspective Vertiginous Mapping The Color from out of Space Fosse d’Orchestre Vertigenous Mapping Bending to Earth a.o. “The work of Rosa Barba points towards a future cinema […]

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doku/fiction Book

doku/fiction publication edited by Kunsthalle Düsseldorf 160 pages & CD 16.8 x 24 cm released: April 2004 ISBN: 3-89955-03-8 Softcover, incl. CD with 9 audio tracks by Mouse on Mars. Design by Frieda Luczak, Icon Communications Design, Cologne Using Mouse on Mars’ songs, albums and concerts as inspiration, 37 artists, musicians, designers and academics have […]

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Sound Speaker

Comprised of unequal parts concert, exhibition, lecture and theatre play, “sound speaker” presents interdisciplinary performances highlighting the inconsequential and the unpredictable in music. The artists and performers take the stage and use sound itself as the medium to address questions of musical aesthetics, dynamics and logics. SOUND SPEAKER 1: David Michael DiGregorio and Sung Hwan […]

DasArts Open Lab 123 “On Being A Band”

Musical Reading & Workshop by Jan St WernerOctober 11th – 23rd 2005DasArts, Mauritskade 56, 1092 Amsterdam “By learning with others you can get instant feedback from other creative minds (each bringing to the table different experiences and insights) DURING the learning process. This enables a kind of collective experience that can be drawn upon when […]

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The meshbox is a real-time sample-based drum sequencer designed for live performances. It allows the sampling of any soundsource on the fly and is syncable to midi. It’s using a junxion board to send controller data to a junxion software patch which translates the controller events into midi. A mac powerbook running LISA is used […]

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