John Kannenberg


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John Kannenberg creates quietly reflective work in image, sound and performance that blurs the boundaries between intention and accident. Using techniques derived from free improvisation, musical composition and digital/analog minimalism in their construction, his works deal with a wide variety of themes including the sonics of space and place, the psychology of collection, the processes of making and observing art, and the human experience of time.

John's work has been presented across the globe including appearances at the ZKM Medienmuseum in Karlsruhe, Cairo's 100Live electronic music festival, the 2010 festival in Amsterdam, Neighborhood Public Radio's "American Life" project for the 2008 Whitney Biennial, Laptopia 2007 in Tel Aviv, Israel, the FILE 2007 conference in Rio De Janeiro, and several broadcast appearances on Resonance 104.4 FM in London. He has released recordings on the Entr'acte, Crouton, Topscore, Grain of Sound, Retinascan, Earlabs, Cohort and Why Not LTD labels, and has been a co-presenter of the Something Else radio program on WLUW 88.7 FM in Chicago.

Since April 2002, John has served as the creator, designer and curator of, an experimental music label and interdisciplinary digital art space presenting works by a diverse collection of artists from around the globe. His blog Phonomnesis contains writings about sound, art, time, museums, philosophy, and culture.

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  1. Iris Garrelfs
  2. SoundFjord
  3. cabina
  4. sound locations
  5. tim prebble
  6. invisible birds
  7. The Wire Magazine
  8. Holly Rumble
  9. Gene Kannenberg Jr
  10. Reed Esslinger
  11. matralab
  12. KLRU-TV
  13. Chip Lord
  14. Matthew Sansom
  15. Reed Esslinger
  16. Ann Bartges
  17. Kris Hunt
  18. exquisite.what

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