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P KIRN<sup>US/DE</sup>
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05.05 | 5:00 pm_9:00 pm

P KIRN is a composer, journalist, producer/DJ, and media artist of Lebanese-American descent born in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. His music has spanned work in AI, spatial audio, concert music, work for modern dance and fashion, and club music, including releases on FLASH Recordings, TRAPEZ, Kotä, Dark Carousel, Feral Note, Wunderblock, Instruments of Discipline, and his own Establishment. Recent live and DJ appearances have included Kantine am Berghain, Irtijal Festival and Ballroom Blitz in Beirut, Superbooth Berlin, AVA Club, and Tresor.

He has been active in building open platforms for artistic experimentation, including initiating the MusicMakers Hacklab performance laboratory and Inputs at CTM Festival, and diverse collaborations including with SONAR+D, TED, GAMMA, 4DSOUND, and the European Space Agency. He has worked with MUTEK on labs and hacklabs in Mexico City, Montreal, and Tokyo. Kirn studied music composition at The City University of New York, where he co-founded the Graduate Center Contemporary Ensemble; his principal teacher was composer Tania León.

P KIRN / a holograph of the sky In this abstract audiovisual improvisation, clouds and vapors are at once scores for sound, in synesthetic vibrations of sound, in search of a spirit of the sky outside its warrior persona. This solo AV work is part of a series of studies suggested by the artist making an appearance in a dream by tarxun (ترخون).