Embassy of Foreign Artists     

Jason Thorpe Buchanan

*1986 in San Mateo, California, lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA
Residency period: January to June 2018
Composer, conductor, educator, and video artist

Jason Thorpe Buchanan’s work explores temporal dissonance, memory, and perception through the structural intersection of physical gesture, fragile sounds, and behavior of live audio/video processing. During his residency, he will develop an immersive multimedia processing environment for ensemble and multiple projection surfaces, working towards completion of a cycle titled PSYCHASTHENIA and his multimedia opera Hunger.

He is currently working as Artistic Director of the [Switch~ Ensemble] and Curator for the San Francisco Center for New Music. Commissioned and performed internationally by ensembles such as Alarm Will Sound (USA), Talea (USA), Interface (DE), Nikel (Israel), Linea (FR), Insomnio (NL), EXAUDI (UK), Slagwerk Den Haag (NL), Eklekto Percussion (CH), Mivos Quartet (USA), Iktus Percussion, The Industry, wild Up, FÜNF+FÜNF Festival (DE), and the Eastman Musica Nova Ensemble, among others. Scenes from Hunger have received performances at Darmstadt, Los Angeles and NYC with the [Switch~ Ensemble].


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