Jan Thoben is one of the members of the brilliant Berlin based group, Pan Am Scan. The group went under their own individual names for the release of 'Tesseract' in the summer of 2012. Jan is a Berlin based musician whose projects include Taunus (Ahornfelder), Gaston (Beau Rivage) and Kinn (Audio Dregs). He also works together with composer and sound artist Boris Hegenbart, combining electronically prepared drums with digital audio processing.
Jan is currently working on his PhD thesis in musicology and is doing research on audiovisual media art. He also curates the Oscillation Series which are an ongoing series of talks, performances and presentations in Berlin. More information for this can be found here: http://sonictheory.com/
Here's a little more about Jan Thoben:
Jan Thoben, born 1978, studied musicology and art history at Humboldt University in Berlin. In his masters thesis he investigated intermediality with regard to electroacoustic and experimental electronic music. Today his research focusses more specifically on the relations between sounds and images in different aesthetic contexts.
In 2009 Thoben was a research fellow at Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute in Linz and is co-editor of the print and online compendium “See This Sound”, an interdisciplinary survey of audiovisual culture. He receives a scholarship from Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung for his research on audiovisual transformation as aesthetic strategy (PhD, supervisors Wolfgang Auhagen at University of Halle and Michael Diers at Humboldt University Berlin).
Thoben’s activities as musician range from post-rock oriented band-projects to improvised music and audiovisual performance.
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