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Jan Schacher

A doublebass-player, composer and digital artist, Jan Schacher is active in electronic and exploratory music, in jazz, contemporary music, performance and installation art. He writes music for chamber-ensembles, theatre and film.

As artist-researcher, Jan Schacher is active in exploratory, open forms of music and performance. His main focus lies on works that combine technology, performing and gestural interactions, both on stage and in installations. He has been invited to numerous institutions and has presented installations, screenings, and performances in clubs and at festivals such as the Sonar Festival, Barcelona, Transmediale Festival, Berlin, Holland Festival, Amsterdam, Singapore Arts Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Sonic Circuits Festival, Washington DC, Ultima Festival, Oslo, Sound Reasons Festival, Delhi, as well as many other venues throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

His central research topics cover performance, embodiment, and awareness as well as investigations into listening, motion and gesture in music. He uses a mixed-method approach and develops methodologies that bridge artistic practice and scholarly reflection.