Nicolás Jaar is a Chilean sound maker born in New York in 1990. Among his notable works are the albums Space Is Only Noise (2011), Pomegranates (2015) and Sirens (2016). He is known in the club world for his various dance 12″ EPs and remixes he put out from 2008 to 2011. Since his first album, he has embarked on more explorative directions, performing a five-hour improvisational concert at PS1 (NY) and releasing a large volume of experimental recordings through his label Other People (including works by like-minded artists Lydia Lunch, William Basinski, Patrick Higgins, Dj Slugo, Lucretia Dalt, Pierre Bastien Tomaga, Vtgnike and others). In 2015, Jaar scored Dheepan by director Jacques Audiard (winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2015).
In 2016, Jaar launched The Network, a web of 111 fictional radio mixes and artworks done in collaboration with Jena Myung and Maziyar Pahlevan. A mixture of these mixes was aired on London based NTS radio and is archived here. In 2017, The Network became a book, published by Printed Matter. A review of the book noted that "reading with Jaar is more akin to solving a book of logic puzzles. Or seeing, hearing and reading simultaneously. Or failing to do so entirely.” Jaar is also half of the now defunct band Daπkside and current member of improvisational ensemble ¡miércoles! alongside dancer and choreographer Stéphanie Janaina.
Supported by Nicolàs Jaar.
For his residency at Dar Jacir Nicolàs Jaar's project was to transform our storage space into a sound studio for the creation of site specific sound pieces for Dar Jacir. Photo: Emily Jacir 2019