Spectric Acid – fiepblatter catalogue #5

Spectric Acid, CD, 2017 Jan St. Werner summons flux and fragmentation on Spectric Acid, building up the record’s blistering, locomotive beat structures around the correlation of musical spectra. Their movements triggered in part by peaks in frequency envelopes, rhythms buckle and fracture according to a complex logic that slides past aural perception and harmonic resolution; a “phenomenological […]

Dynamische Akustische Forschung – Akademie der bildenden Künste nürnberg

Project based class led by Jan St. Werner at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg Germany. DAF explores sound as an unstable art form which merges with other disciplines and yet makes strong claims for disciplinary autonomy. A critical awareness is developed of how sound as a field for artistic exploration is performed, produced, and distributed. https://daf.adbk-nuernberg.de/ The class explores contemporary and historical […]

Glottal Wolpertinger – documenta 14

Glottal Wolpertinger (multi-fragmented composition, commission for documenta 14, 2017) Jan St. Werner, composition, computer Aaron Dessner, guitar Bryce Dessner, prerecorded guitar Glottal Wolpertinger deconstructs the principle of the musical drone, the timelessly dense, continuously spreading mass of sound, and uses idiosyncratic spatial movements to break with the linear narrative of music. Eight microtonally tuned feedback […]

NOISEMASHINETAPES

Collages, sound pieces and videos by Jan St. Werner. ACID DECEIT kassette was released on Mouse on Mars & Frank Dommert’s Sonig label in an edition of 100 on the occasion of A-Musik‘s 20th anniversary, Oct 3rd 2015. Tape Digital An archive of Noisemashinetapes cutup experiments is hosted by Chickenhed. Noisemashinetapes “Live at Farbvision” CD can be ordered […]

Live DVD – n.b.k.

Documentation of the concert by Jan St. Werner at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein on January 29, 2017 Jan St. Werner 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 […]

Felder – fiepblatter catalogue #4

Felder, CD, 2016 “Felder” means “fields” in German, and here the word refers to conceptual frameworks and subjects, and sound fields. Werner is a cultivator — a farmer — of the various sounds, from metal scratched on a big glass window to piano phrases found on a private Popul Vuh compilation. He mixes organic sounds […]

Kinetic Speakers and Experimental Sound Creations – MIT

    The MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) is an academic program and hub of critical art practice and discourse. Through an integrated approach to pedagogy, hosting, public event programming, and publication, ACT builds a community of artist-thinkers around the exploration of art’s complex conjunctions with culture and technology. The program’s mission is […]

MISCONTINUUM album – fiepblatter catalogue #3

Electroacoustic opera featuring Kathy Alberici, Taigen Kawabe, Markus Popp & Dylan Carlson, 2015 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 […]

Rotationsstudien, Sequenzen 20-5 – CTM

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” uses […]

MOLOCULAR MEDITATION – Cornerhouse Manchester

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 […]

KOMPOSITION FÜR EINEN LAUTSPRECHER MIT UMGEBUNG – Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin

Klanginstallation von Jan St. Werner, 2014 “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 […]

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 […]

SPLIT ANIMAL SCULPTURE 10″ – infinite greyscale

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 […]