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Jan Thoben

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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 has been teaching at universities and art universities in Germany and the UK since 2013. He worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig from 2015-2017 and at the Mainz Academy of Arts from 2017-2019. Since 2017, he has been the program coordinator for the master's program Sound Studies and Sonic Arts at the Berlin University of the Arts, where he took over as interim program director in 2021.

Jan Thoben has published on experimental music as well as on sound art and media art practices of the early 20th century (

Together with Bernhard Rietbrock and Trevor Saint, he is artistic director of the Ever Present Orchestra ( and has worked on audiovisual transformation in the context of various sound art projects.