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Jan Thoben

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Program Coordinator  | Sound Studies (M.A.) Program Coordinator | Sound Studies and Sonic Arts (M.A.
Lecturer | Sound Studies and Sonic Arts (M.A.)

Jan Thoben is a Berlin based musicologist, art historian and musician. He studied at Humboldt University, Berlin and became a research fellow at Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute in Linz in 2009/10. During this period, he co-edited the print and online compendium “See This Sound”, an interdisciplinary survey of audiovisual culture. Since 2013 he has lectured at universities and art academies in the UK and Germany. From 2015-2017 he worked as teaching assistant at the Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig and was research assistant at the Art Academy in Mainz from 2017-2019. Since 2017 he has been program coordinator for the master's program Sound Studies and Sonic Arts at the Berlin University of the Arts. In 2017 he joined the Ever Present Orchestra dedicated to the performance of Alvin Lucier’s instrumental compositions. He has published on experimental music, sonic arts as well as early 20th century media arts practices.