NEXT SHOWS:
  • MONDAY JUNE 6, 2022
    High Line Brewing: 1318 9 Ave SE, Unit #113
    (access via Minh Chau parking lot off 9th Ave SE)
    7-10pm, 18+, $10 cover


    JASON KAHN with Chris Dadge (2 solos and 1 duo)

    For our first show back featuring a touring artist, Bug Incision is beyond pleased to present JASON KAHN, an American artist, musician and writer who is currently based, and has been for some time, in Zurich, Switzerland. (read more below image)

Kahn is one of those musicians who is deliciously difficult to describe in a single sentence, or even a paragraph. His work exists largely in the context of improvised music, and encompasses his unique approaches to drums & percussion, analog synthesizers, voice, and more recently, the guitar.

He's known for collaborations with an astounding variety of musicians from the very top shelves of the avant-garde music worlds; he has long-running, ongoing collaborations with Nörbert Moslang (of legendary junk-improv duo Voicecrack) and early EAI pioneer Günther Müller; he released an excellent LP of duets by himself and Swiss percussionist Christian Wolfarth in 2020; he's worked on numerous occasions with US underground guitar hero Joe Baiza (Saccharine Trust, Mike Watt, and Minutemen acolyte); in 2012 he released a trio disc on Consumer Waste with Matt Earle and Adam Sussman, two members of Australia's fertile noise underground; and (rapid-fire style) he's also also played alongside Axel Dörner, Tim Olive, Tetuzi Akiyama, Toshimaru Nakamura, Christian Weber, Bryan Eubanks.... the list does indeed go on.

If one is truly interested in delving into the world of Jason Kahn, it might be advisable to explore his label, Editions, an outlet for his work with large ensembles, solo voice and percussion investigations, field recordings, text, and more. The masterfully produced LPs on this label feature beautifully simple artwork, usually pattern-based uses of paint against thick wrap-around cardboard sleeves, and often contain wonderful extras like thorough, thoughtful liner notes, and in the case of 2013's label highlight Open Space, stunning score for the wonderfully restrained and thought-provoking music contained within. Check out the label's offerings here.

Jason Kahn will be joined on this rare Monday night High Line Brewing performance by percussionist and Bug Incision founder Chris Dadge, who has not performed solo percussion for quite some time now. He is known for work in both the indie pop/rock world with artists such as Chad Van Gaalen, Alvvays, Lab Coast, and Samantha Savage Smith, and has also performed extensively in free improvising contexts with musicians like Tim Olive, Eric Chenaux, Peter Evans, John Oswald, and Eugene Chadbourne. View his website here.

Dadge will play solo, followed by Kahn, and then they will convene for a duo performance. For more information on Jason Kahn, it is highly recommend that you spend a few minutes poking around his website, and also checking out the video below, to get a taste of what this excellent evening has to offer:

Jason Kahn from Jason Kahn on Vimeo.

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AVAILABLE NOW:
 
LATEST RELEASES:

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Monicker: Libr'aerie

A trio of Scott Thomson (trombone), Arthur Bull (guitar), and Roger Turner (percussion) recorded live in concert.

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Cryingsnice: All Greased Up For Nothin'

The debut studio recordings from Eric Hamelin (drums, percussion) and Chris Dadge (violin).

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Collateral: s/t

A reissue of the tour-only disc from this killer trio featuring Sam Shalabi (guitar, oud), Norm Adams (cello), and Tim Crofts (piano). Recorded live in concert.

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Emily Davis/Christopher Riggs/George Romaine: Extinction Burst

A new disc from the world of Chris Riggs, featuring a brutal conceptual piece for guitar, drums, and piano.

These four titles are available now via email or the Bug Incision Bandcamp.
See releases for full album descriptions.

Prices are as stated on Bandcamp page, ordering direct via email are in (USD) $8.00 each or $30.00 for all four, plus shipping, which is calculated upon receipt of order through email or as part of the Bandcamp checkout system.

All orders come with complete set of new Bug Incision bookmarks.


BUG INCISION ARCHIVES:

In January of this year, we began work on the Bug Incision Archives, which will round up all audio, video, & photo documentation, press coverage, and promotional materials relating to the Bug Incision Presents concert series, dating back to early 2006.

While this archive will undoubtedly result in some new documentation being available to the general public, the main goal is for it to be accessible to its participants (the artists and documenters) for their own uses, while also providing a thorough overview of the series' activities for internal purposes.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED: Bug Incision has a huge archive of materials in its possession currently, but there are holes all over the 14 year history, not to mention more and potentially better-quality iterations of exisiting event documentation. If you have any photos, videos, or audio recordings of Bug Incision Presents concerts, we would be very interested in getting our hands on them for inclusion in the archive.

For information on how to get us these media items, as well as information on privacy, credits, and more details about the planned usage of materials, please email: bugincision@gmail.com


STILL AVAILABLE:
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Re-print of 10th Anniversary Zine
2nd edition, 40 copies, $10 + shipping
bugincision@gmail.com to order

Limited supplies remain - if interested, please request with any order.

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