Jan St. Werner, Porträt von Mizuki Kin
Damo Suzuki & Jan St. Werner, Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, 2014, Foto: Ulrich Riedel
Mouse on Mars, HAU21, Berlin, 2015, Foto: Mizuki Kin
Jan St. Werner, Black Manual, Kunstverein München, 2013
Jan St. Werner, Molocular Meditation Surroundsoundsinstallation, Cornerhouse Manchester, 2014
Jan St. Werner is an artist and electronic music composer based in Berlin. Best known as one half of the innovative electronic duo Mouse on Mars, he has also pursued a solo career creating music under his own name as well as Lithops, Noisemashinetapes and Neuter River. Starting in the mid-1990s, St. Werner released a steady stream of influential records both as a solo artist and with Mouse on Mars. He has been collaborating with Oval’s Markus Popp as Microstoria and writing music for installations and films by visual artist Rosa Barba. During the 2000s, he acted as the artistic director for Amsterdam’s Institute for Electronic Music (STEIM). In 2013, St. Werner released Blaze Colour Burn, the first of a series of experimental recordings called the Fiepblatter Catalogue on Thrill Jockey Records, Chicago. He collaborated with orchestras and ensembles like Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Musikfabrik Köln, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and Ensemble neoN from Norway. Werner is currently a visiting lecturer at the Arts Culture and Technology ACT department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT and has been directing a new field of studies on the future of record producing for NYU in Berlin.