John Kannenberg, Ann Arbor, Michigan Member Since April 2009 Artist Statement
John Kannenberg creates quietly reflective works in both image and sound that blur the boundaries between intention and accident. Using digital additive and subtractive techniques derived from free improvisation, musical composition, field drawing, minimalism, cubism and abstract expressionism in their construction, his works deal with a variety of themes including time, nature, mindful contemplation, abstracted narratives, the sonics of space and place, and the processes of both making and observing art.
John's work has been presented extensively worldwide, including appearances at the 2008 Sonic Fragments Festival at Princeton, the FILE 2007 conference in Rio De Janeiro, the 2006 Soundwalk festival in Long Beach, the 2005 John Cage Musicircus at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the 2005 so.cal.sonic festival in Long Beach, the 2004 International Symposium on Electronic Art in Tallinn, the 2004 Biennale of Electronic Arts in Perth, the 2003 Placard Festival in New York, the 2002 MAXIS festival in Sheffield, the 2001 Outer Ear festival in Chicago, and several broadcast appearances on Resonance 104.4 FM in London. He has released recordings on the Crouton, Topscore, Grain of Sound, Retinascan, Earlabs, Furthernoise, Cohort and Why Not LTD labels, and has been a co-presenter of the Something Else radio program on WLUW 88.7 FM in Chicago.
Since April 2002, John has served as the creator, designer and curator of Stasisfield.com, an experimental music label and interdisciplinary digital art space presenting works by a diverse collection of artists from around the globe.