Jason Kahn at Re:Sound Festival

Zurich-based musician Jason Kahn performs at Mare Island Shoreline Preserve.

Event Details


Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
Magazine A-168, Vallejo, California United States


April 29, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 10:55 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)


$10 suggested donation

Jason Kahn’s performances explore the physical and spiritual limits of breath, stretching the voice to its breaking point. The disintegration of each vocal gesture leads to the next, creating a structure where what remains of each evacuating breath creates a context for the entire piece.

Originally a drummer and electronic musician, Kahn turned to the voice to find a more direct connection to himself and the audience. Without the benefit of having an instrument shielding him, Kahn contends with the vulnerability of laying himself bare to the listener.

Re:Sound is an experimental music series which explores the relationship between forgotten spaces, sound abstraction, and the natural environment. The series takes place on the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve, a 215-acre park that formerly served as one of the first Naval Ammunition Depots.

The event is held in a concrete munitions storage magazine measuring 55’ x 100’ with ceilings over 15’. The architecture of the building traps sound resulting in a prolonged reverberation.

Also performaing: Jean-luc Guionnet  (France), Adria Otte, Kristina Dutton and Kanoko Nishi-Smith string trio (Oakland). All ages are welcome. Bring your own seating, blanket or chair.

A percentage of the sales go to the Mare Island Shoreline Preserve.


3pm- doors open


Born 1960 in New York and growing up in Los Angeles, Jason Kahn moved to Europe in 1990. He currently lives in Zurich, Switzerland.

Photo: Jason Kahn, courtesy of the artist.