Documentation of the concert by Jan St. Werner on January 29, 2017, n.b.k. Berlin
Jan St. Werner (b. 1969 in Nuremberg) is an artist and musician. He became internationally known in 1993 as the co-founder of the innovative and groundbreaking electro-duo Mouse on Mars, who until today have released more than a dozen albums and gave concerts worldwide. Additionally, in 1995, Werner joined Markus Popp for the project Microstoria and performed as a solo artist under his own name as well as under the pseudonyms of Lithops, Noisemashinetapes and Neuter River. Numerous other influential releases sprang from this. In the mid-2000s, Jan St. Werner was the artistic director of the Amsterdam Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM), which is dedicated to the research and development of new instruments for electronic music and digital art. Werner’s activities also extend into the visual arts, in that he creates installations and produces music for them, as well as for the works of other artists, such as Rosa Barba. In 2013, Jan St. Werner released Blaze Color Burn, which was the beginning of a series of experimental sound recordings entitled Fiepblatter Catalogue (released by Thrill Jockey Records, Chicago), followed by three further conceptual albums until 2016. At Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Jan St. Werner presents selected material from this series.