Music heads, gather ’round. In this episode we welcome Jason Sloan, an electronic musician, sound artist, composer and professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. We talk about instacart, Wrestlemania, doing our best, the music industry, the evolution of streaming, and his top 3 records.
Jason Sloan is an electronic musician, composer, and sound artist practicing in Baltimore, Md. His sound art explores immateriality and its relationship to memory, systems and the virtual world. Besides his notoriety in the ambient and space music scenes for close to two decades, Jason has released over twenty studio albums, and has been included on multiple various artist collections.
In 2012 Jason began working under the moniker L’Avenir. This project explores Sloan’s long time love of dark synth and minimal wave music. L’Avenir’s music is created purely from analog, modular and/or vintage synthesizer equipment and has released multiple albums on Barcelona’s Cold Beats Records, Germany’s Eins:Zwei:Acht and Beläten in Sweden. L’Avenir continues to release LPs, perform live around the world and has now become Sloan’s main creative project.
Sloan received his BFA from Edinboro University and his MFA from Towson University. Locally, he has been the recipient multiple Maryland State Arts Council’s Individual Artist Awards. His installations, network.art, video art and documented performances have been exhibited internationally in cities such as Berlin, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Kiev, Nagoya, Saint-Petersburg, Toulouse, Lisbon, Uden and Vienna. In addition to releasing over a twenty studio albums and E.P.’s over the last two decades, Sloan has played live all over the US, Canada and Europe including the influential Live Constructions radio program at Columbia University, Berlin’s Liquid Sky TV, STEIM in Amsterdam, CMMAS in Morelia, and Philadelphia’s The Gatherings concert series; one of the country’s oldest continuing ambient and electronic music series in the world.
Sloan is a Professor teaching full-time in the Interactive Arts [IA] department in addition to being the founder and program director of the Sound Art program at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.
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