Jason Sloan is an electronic musician, composer, and sound artist practicing in Baltimore, Md. His work explores immateriality and its relationship to memory, systems and the virtual world. Besides his notoriety in the ambient and space music scenes for close to two decades, Jason has released over a dozen solo albums, collaborations and has been included on multiple various artist collections.
In 2001 Sloan co-founded Slo.Bor Media with sound artist & web designer Matt Borghi as a vehicle for their individual ambient releases and platform for other artists. Slo.Bor Media is primarily a record label, but focuses on a variety of media and forms of distribution. Slo.Bor Media also puts an emphasis on packaging, design, new media, sound and conceptual art.
In 2012 Jason began working under the moniker L’Avenir. This project explores Sloan’s long time love of synth-pop and minimal wave music. L’Avenir’s music is created purely from analog, modular and vintage synthesizer equipment and has released albums on Barcelona’s Cold Beats Records and Beläten in Sweden.
Sloan received his BFA from Edinboro University and his MFA from Towson University. Locally, Sloan has been the recipient multiple Maryland State Arts Council’s Individual Artist Awards. His installations, net.art, video art and documented performances have been exhibited internationally in cities such as Berlin, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Kiev, Nagoya, Saint-Petersburg, Toulouse, Lisbon, Uden and Vienna. In addition to releasing over a dozen studio albums and E.P.’s over the last decade, Sloan has played live all over the US, Canada and Europe including the influential Live Constructions radio program at Columbia University, Berlin’s Liquid Sky TV, STEIM in Amsterdam, CMMAS in Morelia, and Philadelphia’s The Gatherings concert series; one of the country’s oldest continuing ambient and electronic music series.
Sloan is a Professor teaching full-time in the Interaction Design and Art [IDA] department along with being the founder and program coordinator for the Sound Art concentration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.
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