Jana Irmert is an
acclaimed sound artist and composer based in Berlin. Her
practice involves audiovisual installations and performances,
electroacoustic multichannel compositions, experimental film work and
sound design and music for film and stage productions. Being interested
in less tangible aspects of existence like temporality and impermanence,
she creates atmospheric audiovisual or sonic spaces ‘that work with
dis/harmony in such a way as to mirror our imperfect world at the
moment.’ (TJ Norris, Toneshift)
Her compositions and installations have been presented at international festivals and exhibitions such as the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Sound Explicit (Slovenia), the I-Park Environmental Arts Biennale (USA), the Academy of Arts Berlin and the Banff Centre (Canada).
Jana Irmert's album debut End of Absence was released in 2016 on Fabrique Records,
followed by her second album FLOOD in 2018. Both received critical
praise from various music blogs and magazines and have been
internationally broadcast on RAI 3, Resonance FM, RTVE and BBC Radio 3. In 2017
Jana Irmert was invited by British avantgarde composer Christopher James Chaplin to rework his epic piece Aelia Laelia. Her impressive new version is
included on Chaplin's versatile Deconstructed Remix EP.
In 2019 Jana received The German Documentary Film Music Award at DOK.fest Munich for her work on Florian Baron's film 'Stress'. She is currently working on her third solo album.
FLOOD (released in July 2018)
"An innovative sound that oscillates like the bridge between robots
and future tech. It is a look to the skies, beyond the distant clouds,
to other galactic bodies. Yes, FLOOD is space age music for a new
generation. Breathtaking!" (Toneshift)
"Jana Irmert has created a metaphoric world of billowing harmonic clouds, gently crackling sounds and abstracted field recordings. All three parts of the album are marked by perpetual subtle shifts, memory turning into an imperfect compass: You can walk through the music in all directions without ever passing the same point twice.
Inside this world of concrete sounds and pure abstractions, of organic timbres and alien noises, all sense of perspective is lost: What is far can seem close, tiny sounds suddenly appear enormous. In a sense, FLOOD is about the desire for change, a sensation that fills us both with anticipation and anxiety. That is why this album is more than just a sonic novel, and why there is more than one story to it - just enter the flood and allow the current to carry you far, far away“ (by Tobias Fischer)
|Sep, 14. 2019||-||live @ Extreme Chill Festival (IS)|
|Feb, 07. 2019||-||live @ Acud w/ Robert Lippok & The Allegorist, Berlin (D)|
|Oct, 20. 2018||-||live @ Silent Green w/ Christopher Chaplin, Berlin (D)|
|Sep, 01. 2018||-||live @ Festival Noite Branca, Braga (PRT)|
|May, 08. 2018||-||live @ ausland, Berlin (D)|
|Oct, 13. 2017||-||FLOOD, live premiere @ CRCLR, Berlin (D)|
|May, 12. 2017||-||Fabrique 15 Label Night @ ORF Radiokulturhaus, Vie (A)|