The Game Changers #10. Met een special over het werk van Jake Harper oftewel Banrei.
Jake Harper (Banrei) was born in Washington DC in 1988.
Formerly of New York and Berlin-based Soundwalk Collective, his work has been exhibited internationally in museums including the Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the National Museum of China, Beijing and the New Museum, New York. Since 2013, he has been working with sound and site-specific installation under the name Banrei. He was recently selected as one of the artists to exhibit in the Antarctic Pavilion in the Venice Biennale of Art 2017, the first supranational pavilion in the history of the biennial.
In 2015, he founded Public Decibel, a sonic architecture firm whose aim is to solve place-making and urban design challenges through sound.
A suite of 796 bursts – by Banrei.
Bursts are incredibly short-duration electronic compositions – the rejectamenta of the music sampling process. Reduced to a gestural abstraction, sources are obscured and listeners are confronted with the primal qualities of the wavelines – roughness, harmonies, shapes. Bursts are experienced emotionally as well as physically, invoking the listener to break apart authoritatively linear narratives into a collection of simultaneous possible states.