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Jason Kahn "Noema"

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noema

Jason Kahn
Noema
(2014)
Editions 003 Double LP

http://jasonkahn.net/editions

Edition of 250
Heavy weight 180 gram vinyl
Hand-painted covers on thick gray cardboard

Source material recorded July to October 2012 in Kyoto.

Pieces composed January 2013 to March 2014 in Zürich.

Mastering, liner notes and LP artwork Jason Kahn.

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Noema is a collection of 37 short pieces composed from
source material
I recorded in and around Kyoto during a
three-month stay there with my family in 2012.

The over-arching theme of the record is the idea of exploring
social space through everyday sound – and
especially in the
case of
Kyoto, not just focusing on what we've come to know
the city for (temples, shrines, etc. – though some of these are
in there as well).

The pieces also deal with the idea of memory, much as the
famous "episode of the madeline" in
Marcel Proust's Remembrance
of
Things Past, in which the taste of the madeline dipped in tea
triggers a flood of involuntary memories.
For me, many of the
sounds used in these pieces work the same way
.

The word noema is often used in philosophical discourse to describe
the object of thought – and in the case of this record, the sounds
themselves and the structures they contribute to in the
production of social space.

More information here.

 


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