Intermedia Art

New Media, Sound and Performance

Seth Kim Cohen's biography   

Seth Kim-Cohen is a conceptual sonician, writer, and musician. His conceptual sonics works have been presented at venues in the U.K. and North America, including Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, Peer Gallery, PGHSound, Grand Projects, Reception Space, and Static Gallery. He is the co-founder of Unst Collective who, among other activities, presented 12 weekly programs of custom-made transmission art on Resonance FM, London in the Autumn of 2005. His book One Reason To Live: Conversations About Music, is published by Errant Bodies Press. With his bands, the Fire Show and Number One Cup, Seth has released seven albums of experimental rock music and toured extensively in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Europe. He has conceived and curated music and sound events, including: the Sound of Heaven and Earth (featuring Luc Ferrari, Kaffe Matthews, Achim Wollscheid, David Grubbs and Eric Roth), and Open Sound Systems (featuring Alvin Lucier, John White, Johny Lely, Tim Parkinson, Andrew Morgan and Stuart Marshall), both at Tate Modern, London; and five annual Cardigan Festivals (featuring Tortoise, Red Red Meat, Labradford, David Grubbs, Liz Phair, Seam, etc.) at Lounge Ax, Chicago. He is the author of numerous works of fiction, poetry and criticism published in electronic and paper outlets large and small in North America and Europe. Seth is a Lecturer in the School of Art and the Department of the History of Art at Yale University.


Open Sound Systems text

Text by Seth Kim Cohen for Open Sound Systems