Ali Sethi and I took some fragments of my album Telas from 2020 and made a new record of Ghazals. Mastered by Heba Kadry. Art Direction and Design by Somnath Bhatt.
For the next 3 weeks, the Shock Forest Group will be at Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven, giving a workshop to a dozen participants on Radio and Collective Research. Participants were invited to join a collective learning environment and an open research process to reflect on the past, present and future of radio in the broadest sense of the word, its cosmic and terrestrial forms, military and colonial roots.
A durational improvisation structured in the manner of a long fabric of sound, Weavings 2 ensemble features Aho Ssan, Angel Bat Dawid, Antonina Nowacka, Khyam Allami, Oren Ambarchi, Pak Yan Lau, Paweł Szamburski, Raphael Rogiński, Resina, Tomoko Sauvage, and Valentina Magaletti. Improvisation score and curation by Nicolás Jaar. Additional curation by Mat Schulz and Gosia Plysa. Mixed by: Pantxo Bertin at Loom Audio. Mastered by: Stefan Betke.
(English Below) Este sábado realizaremos un conversatorio con Alexis Escalona Mankian Kimelfe - Pichingual lofche, la abogada de DDHH Karina Riquelme, la investigadora mapuche Ximena Mercado Catriñir, y el mediador Nekul Nuñez. Eli Wewentxu y yo tocaremos entre las presentaciones. Además, hablaré sobre la situación en Palestina, tratando de dar contexto sobre el horror que se está sufriendo allí. Actividad a beneficio // No a la militarización de las escuelas en Wallmapu .- desde las 18hrs , KOM (Aldunate 898, Temuko, Gulumapu)
This Saturday in Temuko (Chile), we will hold a discussion panel with Alexis Escalona Mankian Kimelfe - Pichingual lofche, human rights lawyer Karina Riquelme, Mapuche researcher Ximena Mercado Catriñir, and mediator Nekul Nuñez. Eli Wewentxu and I will perform between the presentations. Additionally, I will speak about the situation in Palestine, trying to provide some context about the horror that is being experienced there.
The residency in Bethlehem with Eli Wewentxu has been cancelled due to the ongoing situation. Instead, I will go to Wallmapu in Southern Chile. More details soon.
I will be inviting Eli Wewentxu to Bethlehem for a 9 day artist residency starting on October 18th in the music studio we built there.
The workshop is called "The Middle Ear" and will take place twice a week for the whole month of July.
You can find the article, written by Sukanya Deb, on the e-flux education site.
Open from 25.03–28.05.2023, Compulsive Desires — The Extraction of Lithium and Rebellious Mountains addresses the entanglement between extractivism and exhaustion, productivity and burn-out, across scales. Curated by Marina Otero Verzier, the exhibition takes as its starting point the ongoing lithium extraction plans in the North of Portugal and the struggles sustained by local communities for their lives and rights. Battles that emphasize how, in what has been described as "green colonialism", the development of the "renewable energy futures", too often involves the dispossession of communities and degradation of ecosystems. https://www.galeriamunicipaldoporto.pt/en/programas/das-exposicoes/desejos-compulsivos/
"Research group Shock Forest Group investigates electromagnetic radiation and radio in all forms and does so in Eindhoven, the birthplace of the medium. Katya Abazajian, Sheryn Akiki, Axel Coumans, Susanna Gonzo, Nicolás Jaar, Daria Kiseleva and Jelger Kroese introduce themselves and talk about their research methods at the Van Abbemuseum during an informal Talk moderated by museum director Charles Esche." https://vanabbemuseum.nl/nl/zien-en-doen/tentoonstellingen-activiteiten/shock-forest-group
The world premiere is on April 24 at "Visions du Reel" film festival in Switzerland. https://variety.com/2023/film/global/the-quest-luigi-lineri-nicolas-jaar-impronta-films-1235575471/?sub\\\_action=logged\\\_in
"Ocho jóvenes músicos y productores provenientes de Chile, Argentina, México, Venezuela, Colombia y Perú se encontraron el domingo pasado en Santiago para iniciar una semana de residencia y participar del encuentro multidisciplinario Ladridos este fin de semana en el Persa Víctor Manuel en Franklin, y que en su primera versión abrirá diálogos sobre inteligencia artificial, sonido, artes visuales, cultura, política, instalaciones, performance, además de música en vivo." https://dfmas.df.cl/capital/cultura/nicolas-jaar-cada-vez-que-estoy-aqui-es-un-momento-de-gran-aprendizaje
"Held between March 14th and 20th by the Bhavani river in Attappadi, Free.wav is now inviting applications for their residency, instructed by Shams, Jaar, Palestine artist Bint Mbareh (who’s brought in by Jaar), producer Flux Vortex aka Aditya Kapoor, filmmaker, photographer and founder of artist platform REProduce, Rana Ghose and bassist-producer Krishna Jhaveri, from prog band Skyharbor and more recently, a co-founder of music project Ear To The Ground with Mumbai producer Sandunes aka Sanaya Ardeshir. Jaar says about his involvement in an email, “Music education and collective practices have been at the center of my life for the past four years so I am very happy and honored to be included as one of the many invited guests of this year’s residency. The history of Bhoomi Farms is very inspiring and I am looking to learn more about this part of India and very excited to get to listen, among others, to our surroundings and to each other.”
Con entrada gratuita en el Galpón 5, del Persa Víctor Manuel, y bajo el nombre de LADRIDOS, el sello Other People, y Plataforma Grieta, traerán a Chile la primera versión del encuentro que cobijará diálogos sobre inteligencia artificial, sonido, artes visuales, cultura, política, instalaciones, performance y, por supuesto, música en vivo. Lista de invitadxs: AOIR (Valentina Villarroel y Camila Cijka) (Chile) + Aria (Chile) + Astro Melou (Colombia) + Brigitte Olivares (Venezuela) + Chantal Peñaloza (México) + Cinna Peyghamy (Francia-Irán) + Cristián Reinas (Chile) + Edna Martínez (Colombia) + Georgina Canifrú (Chile) + Hexorcismos (México) + hypereikon (Chile) + Josef Paternina (Colombia) + Lavina Yelb (Chile) + marchani (Perú) + Merma Suelo (México) + Nicolás Jaar (Chile) + QOA (Argentina) + Seba Calfuqueo (Chile) + Stéphanie Janaina (México) + Sukubito (Chile).
Free.wav 2.0 is a week-long sonic arts & electronic music residency hosted in the Bhoomi Farms in Kerala from March 14-20th 2023. The residency is meant for those with an ear for electronic music production, sonic arts, deep listening, field recording, and sound synthesis. We invite applicants with varying levels of experience with music and audio. This year's instructors are Bint Mbareh, Flux Vortex, Krishna Jhaveri, Nicolás Jaar, Nithin Shams & Rana Ghose. Free.wav welcomes people from all walks of life. We believe that the world of electronic music/art needs to be opened up for participation and experimentation, regardless of financial constraints. Keeping this in mind, we are offering full and partial scholarships. We encourage participation from women, non-binary, transgender, and other socially underrepresented and disadvantaged communities. No prior production experience is necessary. Deadline to apply is February 25th 2023: https://nithinshams.work/freewav2
The 5 week workshop includes around 35 students who want to learn the basics of sound editing. The class is taught in English and Arabic, by myself alongside Firas Harb. To learn more about Al-Rowwad, visit here.
Darkside, comprised of Dave Harrington on guitar, Tlacael Esparza on drums and myself on vocals and electronics is going on tour. Here are the dates.
Palabra Pública es una revista cultural trimestral de la Universidad de Chile. https://palabrapublica.uchile.cl/nicolas-jaar-el-miedo-es-una-cuarentena-dentro-de-uno-mismo/
Esta es la segunda entrevista con Javiera Tapia. La primera es esta.
With Valentina Magaletti, Marina Herlop, Linda Sikhakhane, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe aka Lichens, Antonina Nowacka, Cyro Baptista, Dormeshia, Luca Rossi, Tlacael Esparza, Susie Ibarra, and Bint Mbareh. Tickets here: https://www.lincolncenter.org/series/lincoln-center-presents/weavings-271
Listen to the podcast episode entitled "The Art from Dar Jacir" here.
aqui esta el primer capitulo de archivos de radio piedras
A polyphonic essay by the research collective that I've been a part of since 2019 (Shock Forest Group) entitled "This Forest Was Built To Be Bombed", is featured on a new digital exhibition and research project curated by Xenia Benivolski for e-flux entitled "You Can’t Trust Music". Working from an assumption that internal and external soundscapes resonate in collective execution, You Can’t Trust Music (YCTM) is a research project connecting sound-based artists, musicians, writers, and thinkers who explore the way that landscape, acoustics and musical thought contribute to the formation of social and political structures. Shock Forest Group is a decentralized collective started in 2019 by Nicolás Jaar in Zandaam, NL. The text includes excerpts from “This Forest Was Built To Be Bombed: Shock Forest Diaries (2019-2022).” More info here: https://yctm.e-flux.com/sonic-boom
Overtones is a grant program and workshop to reduce barriers to electronic music production, nurture creative exploration and provide music industry education. Overtones are the layers of frequencies above a harmonic sound — things we hear but aren’t always aware we’re hearing. This program will explore the concept of overtones in the creative process and in the music industry, led by Jaar and special guests. The in-person, 8-week program consists of 2 workshops per week. One on electronic music production with Ableton Live 11 led by Jaar, the other providing tools to navigate and demystify the music industry led by The Rising Artist Foundation, Jaar and guests. The program will culminate in a local showcase. All participants will be granted a stipend of $4,375 and receive funds to cover health care costs and obstacles to entry (child/elder care, transport, etc.) for the duration of the program. OVERTONES is presented in partnership with Jaar's independent record label Other People. More info here: https://ra.co/news/77185
You can find pictures from the closing event for (un)building listenings 2 at Dar Jacir's instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/p/CfTrfs1oI9s/?hl=en
The second edition of Nicolás' (un)building listenings workshop began on may 9th with 17 local participants. It is taking place in-person in Bethlehem, Palestine at Dar Jacir for Art and Research until the end of June.
I contributed to the score for Tassili alongside felicita, Sega Bodega and Yawning Portal. More info here: https://www.sculpture-center.org/exhibitions/13458/lydia-ourahmane-tassili
Other People está lanzando dos programas de talleres y becas. LADRIDOS ¿Qué significa ser de aquí? es un taller digital en octubre-noviembre para hispanohablantes residentes en las Américas (de Chile a Canada). Para saber mas = https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdB1\\\\\\\_-ZfV3BPuDO\\\\\\\_f4zaGweDaGpqLtObLf1MfF9IrJKm9Fvbw/viewform OVERTONES is an in-person workshop for Los Angeles residents running from 12 July until 01 September. For more information = https://risingartistfoundation.org/artists/grants/overtones/
Con Javiera Tapia Flores de Coolt = https://www.coolt.com/artes/nicolas-jaar-stephanie-janaina-peces-rojos\_564\_102.html
¡miércoles!, el grupo de improvisación formado por la bailarina Stéphanie Janaina (México) y el músico Nicolás Jaar (Chile) se presentará en Madrid durante el festival "Teatros del Canal" el 2 y 3 de Abril de este año. Aquí esta el enlace para comprar entradas: https://www.teatroscanal.com/espectaculo/stephanie-janaina-nicolas-jaar/
Shock Forest Group is contributing works for "You Can’t Trust Music", a digital exhibition and research project curated by Xenia Benivolski and presented by e-flux. The series also features works by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Ayesha Hameed, Felicia Atkinson, and others. More here: https://www.e-flux.com/announcements/451539/you-can-t-trust-music/
I will speak about my work with my research collective, the Shock Forest Group for the School of Architecture at the RCA next Tuesday, March 1st.
'Weavings' is a collaborative improvisation that I conceived and curated as part of the Unsound 2020 edition. Artists include Aho Ssan, Ka Baird, Angel Bat Dawid, Ellen Fullman, Dirar Kalash, Księżyc, Laraaji, Resina, Paweł Szamburski, Juliana Huxtable, Rolando Hernández Guzmán, Wukir Suryadi and Rully Shabara of Senyawa. Art by Susanna Gonzo.
Join us for the '(un)building listenings' workshop closing performances featuring Malak Abdel Wahab, Ayed Arafah, Essa Grayeb, Amani Yaqob, and Elias Wakeem on Saturday 19th February, 4:30 pm, at Dar Jacir, Bethlehem. *Doors open at 4. Nicolás Jaar's '(un)building listenings' workshop is coming to an end. After an initial online phase of 4 months in 2021, the group met (mostly) in person at Dar Jacir from November 2021 until February 2022. Workshop participants, all of which had never made electronic music before, learned how to use audio editing software to create sound pieces and performances. The performances will be introduced by Nicolás Jaar.
I will be a guest at Federico Campagna's philosophy course “What Is Reality?” at KABK on Tuesday Dec 7.
I will be leading the second part of my '(un)building listenings' workshop from today until the second week of February 2022 at Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research. Dar Jacir is a multi-faceted project devoted to educational, cultural, and agricultural exchanges in Bethlehem, Palestine.
Conceived and co-curated with Unsound 2021, Weavings will feature Oren Ambarchi, Angel Bat Dawid, Pak Yan Lau, Valentina Magaletti, Antonina Nowacka, Tomoko Sauvage, Aho Ssan, Paweł Szamburski, Khyam Allami, Raphael Roginski, Resina and Nicolás Jaar. More info here: https://www.unsound.pl/en/dp-authentic/events/weavings-unsound2021
'Dime lo que es ser de aquí' acción colectiva de Pésimo Servicio en colaboración con Mercvria y Tsonami Arte Sonoro. Jueves 5 de agosto, 19.00 horas (chile) vía streaming (https://lafuente.cl/red3/) en el marco del hito de cierre de 3º RED encuentro de festivales de cine de Chile. // The songs "cangilón", "piedras" and "aquí" are featured in a video called 'dime lo que es ser de aquí' made by Pesimo Servicio in collaboration with Mercvria, and Tsonami Arte Sonoro. Streaming live this thursday at 7pm Chile time to mark the end of the festival Encuentro de Festivales de Cine de Chile. More info + link for stream : https://lafuente.cl/red3/
En Mayo, Mala Memoria V convocó a jóvenes a componer temas utilizando el archivo sonoro que el Museo de la Memoria posee en sus colecciones. (https://malamemoria.cl/playlist/) El Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos y Balmaceda Arte Joven seleccionaron a 12 proyectos que serán parte de un taller de tres meses, impartido por Nicolás Jaar (todo el mes de Agosto), Matías Aguayo, Miguel Conejeros (F600), Alisú y René Roco. // Nicolás will be hosting a 12 person workshop for the month of August in collaboration with the Museum of Memory and Balmaceda Arte Joven in Santiago, Chile. The workshop will work with the sonic archive of the museum, which hosts hundreds of hours of sounds from and about the dictatorship years (1973-1990)
¡miércoles! 007 took place at the Philarmonic in Paris, the show was called "Piedras" https://www.lesinrocks.com/musique/entretien-avec-miercoles-nicolas-jaar-et-stephanie-janaina-melent-abstraction-et-politique-395887-13-07-2021/
Nadia Hallgren’s film “Omnipresence” tells the story of a Bronx housing project’s floodlights, which some residents find oppressive. https://www.newyorker.com/video/watch/omnipresence-film
The three sets from the Radio Alhara Sonic Liberation Front broadcast are archived here : https://soundcloud.com/nicolas-jaar/sets/radio-alhara-sonic-liberation
Ali Sethi and Nicolás speak about veils, solidarity, the poetry of Faiz Ahmad Faiz and how they met through their common friend Somnath Bhatt. They also play their new song Yakjehti Mein that features the poetry of Faiz. This show was first aired on Radio Alhara (https://yamakan.place/palestine/) on May 25 2021, as part of the Sonic Liberation Front broadcast. (https://soundcloud.com/otherpeoplerecords/op-mix-28-yakjehti-mein-a-conversation-with-ali-sethi-nicolas-jaar?in=otherpeoplerecords/sets/other-people-mixes) To listen to the song go here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=picGLpsZluQ)
Nicolás will lead “(un)building listenings”, an introductory study group on how to use audio editing software to (un)build stories. Workshop attendants will learn the basics of the software 'ableton live 11', a free copy of which will be given to each participant. The 16 person group will meet for 5 weeks from May 7 to June 4. https://www.instagram.com/p/CN5l7uwhmQt/?utm\\\\\\\_source=ig\\\\\\\_web\\\\\\\_copy\\\\\\\_link
Nicolás will spend the day with ADS8 for a presentation and workshop, titled REEDS.
Rewire festival in the Hague has released a live recordings of Nicolás Jaar & Group from 2019. https://rewirefestival.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-the-hague
The 50th edition of the Dutch gathering will take place online from 1-7 February. https://iffr.com/en/2021/events/big-talk-dea-kulumbegashvili-nicol%C3%A1s-jaar
Earlier this year, Nicolás' label Other People became fully not-for-profit. For more information, check out the label's website (www.other-people.net) & this spreadsheet which details all donations so far: https://cutt.ly/IhS77Mj
Nicolás has worked on the music for Dea Kulumbegashvili's 'Beginning'. The film has been selected at Cannes 2020, and premiered at Toronto Film Festival and San Sebastian Film Festival this month.
The opening show of this year’s edition of Unsound is WEAVINGS, a durational improvisation conceived and co-curated by Nicolás, structured in the manner of a long fabric of sound, with performers playing with the artists coming before and after them. Performers so far confirmed include Aho Ssan, Angel Bat Dawid, Dirar Kalash, Ellen Fullman, Księżyc, Laraaji, Ka Baird, Paweł Szamburski, Raphael Roginski, Resina, Rolando Hernández and Wukir Suryadi & Rully Shabara of Senyawa.
On 19 September 2020, Het Nieuwe Instituut opens Lithium, an exhibition in which the eternal human search for energy is highlighted through the work of researchers, designers and artists. Nicolás worked with Godofredo Pereira for his section of the exhibit, entitled 'The Ends of the World'.
The Ends of the World addresses the socio-environmental destruction resulting from the extraction of brine for the production of lithium. Focusing on the microbial and symbiotic ecologies of the Atacama Desert in Chile, our contribution to the exhibition looks at salt lakes or salares as environments that both live and give life. More than an analysis of lithium, we aim to re-frame the ways by which resource extraction is to be understood and debated. More info here: https://lithium.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en/contributions/ends-world
Telas is out today. It was made between December 2016, and January 2020. You can find it here = https://nicolasjaar.bandcamp.com
Special thanks to Somnath Bhatt (art) , Susanna Gonzo (voice) , Milena Punzi (cello) , Heba Kadry (mastering) , Abeera Kamran (website), Mario Zorio & Anna Ippolito (custom instruments), Andrea Zarza & Matthew Kent (Mana) and Mark Byrne (Other People)
Local Palestinian artists as well as the Radio Alhara founders will share mixes during the 80 hour, three day anti-colonial and anti-racist broadcast called 'Fil Mishmish". Nicolás' set will feature "Telencima", "Telahumo" from forthcoming album Telas and a new song called "Cangilón". Here are the lyrics to "Cangilón" :
hay agua en el poso también hay armas, restos de guerra no me sorprendería, si habrían muertos silvando ahí adentro
traeme el cangilón que tengo que tomar tengo una sed no importa si hay sangre
que pasó aqui? que vamos hacer? todo lo que puedo decir, lo dijo la mujer.
As of today, Other People will begin directing all its profit from record sales and streams towards a list of organizations battling causes we believe in. The first batch of organizations we will be donating to are active in the fight against systemic racism in the US, help the rights of protesters putting themselves on the front lines in order to demand justice for victims of racist crimes and invest resources in the health and well being of black communities.
End White Supremacy. Black Lives Matter.
The Bail Project / Assata's Daughters / Loveland Foundation - Therapy Fund / NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
First 'Telas' stream will begin tomorrow (May 23) at 20:00 Central European Time (2pm NY) link : https://yamakan.place/palestine/
Telas (Veils) is multiple things at once. It's a visual terrain created by artist Somnath Bhatt. It's a record by Nicolás Jaar, with key contributions from Milena Punzi (cello), Susanna Gonzo (voice), Anna Ippolito & Marzio Zorio (instrument makers), and Heba Kadry (mastering). It's a digital terrain created by Abeera Kamran where the sounds and illustrations of Telas live in their primordial states. The site was imagined by Abeera, Somnath and Nicolás as a panspermic terrain where no matter -whether existing in thought, physical form or other- has a solid or unmovable origin.
Multiple parts of the music were first played during two shows at The Kitchen in NYC in the fall of 2017, alongside performances by Africanus Okokon and Patrick Higgins. (https://thekitchen.org/event/other-people-presents-two-shows)
Telas is Nicolás Jaar's 6th full length album, and follows Cenizas from earlier this year.
Telas is out on July 17th on Other People. The physical edition of the album will be handled by Mana Records
All upcoming shows for 2020 have been cancelled.
You can listen to the new album here
Cenizas is comprised of 13 songs and can be pre-ordered here: https://nicolasjaar.bandcamp.com/
RTE is a performance by Vincent de Belleval and Nicolás Jaar based around 10 rotating parabolic reflectors that capture and emit sound and light. The reflectors scan a building’s interior volume, creating an ever-changing ecosystem of reflections and feedback chains. Due to their parabolic shape, the reflectors emit focalized transitory sound fields, encouraging an active and ambulatory listening. It was developed with Pantxo Bertin & Adam Paikowsky. https://urvakan.com/
First aired on NTS Radio on January 27 2020, you can find it archived here.
Más de 4 mil personas asistieron al concierto cultural que celebró los 10 años del Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos. El evento recorrió la historia de la institución durante estos diez años, artistas como Los Coros Ciudadanos, Inti-Illimani junto a Quilapayún, Grupo Congreso, Ases Falsos, Nicolás Jaar, Manuel García, Javiera Parra, Zaturno, Joe Vasconcellos, y Moral Distraída invitaron al público a reflexionar sobre la memoria, la migración, los pueblos indígenas, la diversidad y los derechos humanos a través de sus canciones. https://ww3.museodelamemoria.cl/
Recording starts at the 1h 18min mark https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000bgvb AEAEA is Nicolás' duo with composer Patrick Higgins
Nicolás will be performing at the first Sharjah Architecture Triennale. The 1h 15 minute piece will consist of 16 speakers buried underground and placed in a circle around the audience in the archeological site of Mleiha Fort. More info: https://www.sharjaharchitecture.org/pages/featured/-1
This is a collaboration between Vincent de Belleval & Nicolás Jaar (with help from Pantxo Bertin) and it consists of 10 large rotating reflectors. The parabolas create an ever-changing environment of interlinked reflections and feedback chains. The title alludes to light and sound diffusion, signifying how the energy of the sound and light is kept in its reflections but not in its source. Due to their parabolic shape, the reflectors can also focalize sound, creating hallucinatory surround fields.
Nicolás worked on 7 of the album's songs alongside Twigs. The album comes out November 8th.
The light + sound piece takes over the entire 200 meter long tunnel in the basement of the former ammunitions factory. 'Incomprehensible Sun' will be on view in Zaandam from September 18th until December 21st. Tickets here: https://hethem.nl/en/Tickets
Nicolás Jaar and Patrick Higgins will play at the opening concert of this year's Le Guess Who festival in Utrecht under the name AEAEA. (https://leguesswho.nl/)
For the first time, Dave Harrington, Will Epstein, Nicolás Jaar and Tlacael Esparza bring the Bladerunner project to Europe for 8 intimate shows in the basement of het HEM in Zaandam. Starts Thursday the 10th of October. more info : https://hethem.nl/en/
Nicolás will be working with the Shock Forest Group, an ensemble of 12 researchers from various different fields, for the next three months. They will be investigating the sounds, histories and stories in and around Hembrug, an ex-military terrain in the north of Amsterdam. A log of the operation can be found here.
From August 5th-11th Rolando Hernandez will be staying and working at the Dar Jacir Studio in Bethlehem. He is Nicolás' second guest at his new residency program in the West Bank.
For Dar Jacir's inaugural exhibition on the 21st of June, Nicolás installed a 6 meter water pipe from Hebron that broadcasts the resonant frequency of the Jacir Studio mixed with the natural droning of the pipe. This frequency was mixed with the live amplification of the naturally occurring droning of the pipe. The piece is entitled "Echorot". Other artists in the exhibit include Ayed Arafah, Duncan Campbell, Sam Durant, Jumana Manna, Tai Pomara, Mohammed Saleh and Vivien Sansour.
The first resident of the new Dar Jacir Studio is chilean sound artist and composer Sebastian Jatz Rawicz. From the press release: When Sebastián first entered the small square building made of stones in Dar Jacir´s garden, he perceived it as a sacred structure, a hiding place from which listening would be possible without being seen. A protected place for silence and contemplation. A place of geographical convergence, where the wind rises perfectly towards the four walls. In order to bring his experience back to Santiago, Sebastián decided to create a narrative of the Sound Studio building, tracing its coordinates through sounds and voice recordings. An archive of the work created in the studio is in the works via Other People.
For his residency at the Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research, Nicolás transformed Dar Jacir’s storage space into a sound studio for the creation of site specific sound pieces. Throughout his two weeks in the space, Nicolás met with musicians from Bethlehem, Ramallah and Haifa and also had sound workshops with kids from Aida and Dheisheh refugee camps. These sound workshops introduced children to the practice of music and sound´s creation, experimenting with instruments and tools available in the new studio. A residency program for international artists will be curated by Nicolás for 2019-2020.
¡miércoles! will be performing at CA2M in Madrid for their Picnic Sessions.
¡miércoles! the collaboration between Nicolás and choreographer, artist and dancer Stéphanie Janaina will be performing at Sarāb festival in Wadi Rum on June 8th
Nicolás will be improvising for 9 hours at the Oude Kerk Church in Amsterdam on Sunday May 12th. A dozen+ surround speakers + two organs will be in use. (first function: 6am-9am, second function: 4pm-7pm, third function: 10pm-1am)
The main theme from 'Voula' a piece commissioned by the Oude Kerk church in Amsterdam will be playing every hour at the bell tower carillon for the next 5 months.
Nicolás will be the artist in residency at the Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research (دار يوسف نصري جاسر للفن و للبحث) from the 22nd of April to the 5th of May 2019.
¡Miércoles! will be performing in Rome on October 5th 2019 for Roma Europa Festival.
On March 26, Nicolás will be joined by Norwegian saxophone player Mette Henriette (ECM), Italian percussionist Valentina Magaletti – who will be playing new instruments created by Turin based artists Anna Ippolito and Marzio Zorio – Hamlet Nazaretyan and Ivane Mkirtichyan, who will be playing duduk and Johan Lindvall who will round out the ensemble on piano. (https://clubtoclub.it/en/other-people-night/)
6 hour NTS mix archived here, available for download
Tremlett presents Nicolás Jaar’s multi-channel radio network as an installation across the rooms of a five floor medieval tower in Spoleto: http://www.mahler-lewitt.org/events/public-program-artists-books-program-2018
Nicolás will be performing new works at Rewire Festival in The Hague.
more info here
¡miércoles! Is a live project by dancer Stéphanie Janaina and Nicolás. The premiere, entitled "Fiesta desde el Vacío" will take place on November 21st 2018 in San Cristobal, Chiapas (Mexico) for the contemporary dance festival 4 x 4.
Nicolás will be doing a residency at the Oude Kerk from the 15 to the 21st of October. He will be working on a piece for two organs and electronics which will be premiered in the Spring 2019, alongside a piece by Philip Glass. The residency will be closed to the public. more info : https://oudekerk.nl/
Farah Nayeri will conduct a live interview with Nicolás for Unfinished, in Bucharest (Sep 27-30)
Video of Nicolás performing 'Three Sides of Nazareth' Live in Ramallah on September 30th 2017
Nicolás will be performing at the Kitchen alongside Bush Tetras, James Chance, JG Thirlwell & ensemble, Veronica Vasicka, and Lydia Lunch on May 16, 2018.
Nicolás is no longer represented by WME, Windish, Geist or We Are Free. For all further requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Plastered in bold white letters on the cover to Nicolas Jaar’s Sirens are the words “YA DIJIMOS NO PERO EL SI ESTA EN TODO” - which translates as “We already said no, but the yes is in everything” – making clear, before even a sound is heard, the phrase’s thematic significance. Taken in its historical context it underscores the subtle, constantly political bent of the Chilean-American’s work; it refers to a phrase used by young Chilean artists and activists in the late 1980s, highlighting the contradiction inherent in the fact that to vote “No” was to answer “Yes” to the question of ousting military dictator Augusto Pinochet. Sirens, above all, is a musical and political exploration of this contradiction—of the division between “yes” and “no,” past and present, Chilean and American, curator and composer—and the creative possibilities that open up in the space between.
You can listen here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqjhIrys238
For Eleven Times – which refers to the number of times Garner said "I can't breathe" as police grabbed and choked him – the New York-based photographer and filmmaker worked with musician Nicolas Jaar and legendary producer Brian Jackson – long-time collaborator of the late Gil Scott-Heron – to create new music inspired by Jackson and Scott-Heron’s classic anthem “Winter in America.” With the help of Cory Rowe, who holds a PhD in criminal justice, Casolari found 11 protagonists whose testimonies bring the experience of police brutality to the fore. http://amp.nowness.com/story/nicolas-jaar-brian-jackson-eleven-times-samantha-casolari
Nicolas Jaar has composed an alternative score for The Color Of Pomegranates, a 1969 film written and directed by Sergei Parajanov. https://ra.co/news/28390
“Low income housing, 16 floors, 10 apartments on each floor, 2 to 3 families in each apartment, you do the math”
"The Dance Mania legend reflects on life in the ghetto with a poignant spoken word number produced by Nicolas Jaar." Read the article on Fact mag here: https://www.factmag.com/2014/11/30/stream-dj-slugos-ghetto-produced-by-nicolas-jaar/
Since 2008, Nicolás Jaar has released music under various guises spanning shades of pop, ambient, noise, and club music. Since 2013, he has curated the Other People label, releasing the visual & audio work of artists Africanus Okokon, Jena Myung, Maziyar Pahlevan and the music of Aho Ssan, Saint Abdullah, Dienne, and Lydia Lunch among others. He is a current member of performance ensemble ¡miércoles! alongside dancer and choreographer Stéphanie Janaina, and part of the band DARKSIDE alongside multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington and percussionist Tlacael Esparza. In 2019, Jaar assembled a group of 12 researchers called the Shock Forest Group in order to explore the myriad layers of accumulated colonial, ecological and institutional violence that interlink on the site of a forest built to be bombed. In 2018, Jaar transformed Dar Jacir’s food shack in Bethlehem, Palestine into a sound studio where he has held sound workshops for children and artist residencies. His latest records, entitled Cenizas and Telas came out in 2020. In recent years, Nicolás has mainly focused on education, teaching sound-editing and listening workshops to emerging musicians and non-musicians alike in institutions such as the Museo de la Memoria in Santiago, Chile, Akademie Der Kunst in Munich, Germany, free.wav in Attappadi, India, RCA London, UK, Festival 4x4, Chiapas, Mexico, Dar Jacir and Alrowwad Center in Bethlehem, Palestine, among others.
Fun facts: Nicolás studied comparative literature at Brown university in Rhode Island, US from 2008-2012. His mother was born in Chile to Chilean mother and French father. She used to be a contemporary dancer in the 80's and studied in NYC at the Merce Cunningham dance school. She currently writes about design, architecture and urbanism. His father was born in Chile to parents of Palestinian descent. Both families (Hasbún on his mother's side and Jaar on his father's side) originate in Bethlehem, Palestine. He is an architect and artist. Nicolás is a Capricorn and once walked from Turin to Marseille.
Desde el año 2008, Nicolás Jaar ha creado ambient, pop experimental, noise, y bandas sonoras. Es parte del equipo de Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir para Arte e Investigación, una iniciativa independiente fundada en 2014 ubicada en Belén, Palestina. Jaar transformó el almacén de comida de Dar Jacir en un estudio de sonido donde ha realizado talleres de sonido para niños y residencias de artistas. Es miembro de ¡Miércoles! junto a la bailarina y coreógrafa, Stéphanie Janaina, y parte de la banda DARKSIDE. En 2019, Jaar reunió a un grupo de 12 investigadores (Shock Forest Group) para explorar la historia y el futuro de un sitio militar convertido en institución de arte en los Países Bajos. La exposición, titulada "No Camouflage" (het Hem, 2019) descubrió, a través de conciertos e instalaciones de sonido, las capas de violencia colonial, ecológica e institucional acumuladas que se entrelazan en el sitio. Sus últimos discos se llaman Cenizas y Telas, los que salieron en 2020 a través de su propio sello, Other People.
Nicolás estudió literatura comparada en la universidad de Brown en Rhode Island, EE. UU. de 2008 a 2012. Su madre, Evelyne, nació en Chile de madre chilena y padre francés. Solía ser bailarina contemporánea en los 80 y estudió en Nueva York en la escuela de danza de Merce Cunningham. Actualmente escribe sobre diseño, arquitectura y urbanismo. Su padre, Alfredo, nació en Chile de padres de ascendencia palestina. Ambas familias (Hasbún por parte de su madre y Jaar por parte de su padre) son originalmente de Belén, Palestina. Es arquitecto y artista.
Nicolás Jaar was born in New York and grew up in Santiago de Chile, the birthplace of his parents. Since 2008, he has released music under various guises spanning shades of pop, ambient, noise, and club music. He has also worked on soundtracks for Jacques Audiard, Pablo Larrain, and most recently Dea Kulumbegashvili. He has performed at festivals such as Le Guess Who (2019), Unsound (2019 + 2020), Rewire (2019), Primavera (2014), Mutek (2012, 2014), Sonar (2010, 2012, 2017), and shown comissioned pieces/performances at Het Nieuwe Instituut (2020), Sharja Architecture Triennale (2019), Romaeuropa (2019), het Hem (2019), Oude Kerk (2018), and Moma Ps1 (2012).
In 2019, Jaar assembled a group of 12 researchers (Shock Forest Group) in order to explore the history and future of a military complex-turned art institution in the Netherlands. The resulting exhibition, entitled "No Camouflage' (het Hem, 2019) uncovered the myriad layers of accumulated colonial, ecological and institutional violence that interlink on the site through archival media findings, data gathering, performances and sound installations.
Jaar is part of the team at Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research, a grass-roots independent artist–run initiative founded in 2014 located in Bethlehem, Palestine. Jaar transformed Dar Jacir’s food shack into a sound studio where he has held sound workshops with kids from Aida and Dheisheh refugee camps. These sound workshops introduced the children to the practice of electronic music creation, experimenting with instruments and recording techniques available in the new studio. A residency program for international artists has been curated by Jaar since 2019, with Sebastián Jatz Rawicz (Chile) and Rolando Hernández (Mexico) as guests so far. Jaar has also held workshops at RCA Architecture Program (2021), Werkplaats Typografie, NL (2019, alongside research group SFG), 4x4 festival (Chiapas), Sonar Barcelona (2012) and Berklee College of Music, US (2015).
From 2017-2019, Jaar worked as producer / writer with FKA Twigs on her lauded album 'Magdalene'. He has recently collaborated with artist Somnath Bhatt (2018-2020), artist/designer/coder Abeera Kamran (2020-2021), composer Patrick Higgins (2019-Ongoing), artist Lydia Ourahmane (2018), installation artist Vincent De Belleval (2016-Ongoing), saxophone player Mette Henriette (2014-Ongoing) and fado singer Carminho (2011) among others. As a producer, he's been comissioned remixes by Brian Eno (2013), Cat Power (2012), Florence and The Machine (2015) and more. His song "Killing Time" was sampled on "Call Out My Name", a 2018 song by The Weeknd. He is also a current member of performance ensemble ¡miércoles! alongside dancer and choreographer Stéphanie Janaina, and part of the band DARKSIDE alongside multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington.
Since 2013, he has curated the Other People music label (www.other-people.net), releasing music by Lydia Lunch, John Wall, Pierre Bastien, Terepa collective (Kouhei Matsunaga, Laurel Halo, Lucrecia Dalt, Rashad Becker, Charlotte Collin, Grégoire Simon, Julia Holter), William Basinski, Okokon, VTGNIKE, High Water, Lucrecia Dalt, Dave Harrington Group, Sary Moussa, Patrick Higgins and more. Other People has also featured the visual & audio work of artists Africanus Okokon, Jena Myung, Maziyar Pahlevan and Jaar. In 2017, The Network (www.other-people.network) a website of 111 fictional radio stations created by Jaar became a book, published by Printed Matter. In 2020, Other People began donating all of its profit revenue in forms of grants to artists, collectives and organizations around the world.
latest mix --------------------> https://soundcloud.com/prcvl/nicolas-jaar-april161900gmt
from 2008--------> https://soundcloud.com/otherpeoplerecords/nicolas-jaar-live-fall-08
selected 𓆨 network mixes:
la resistencia de ayer es la resistencia de hoy
pomegranates in the sky
you can find the Network Book on Sale https://www.printedmatter.org/catalog/47011/
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