NOISM 2024 Concert series #2: Ilia Belorukov, Jason Kahn, Alex Riva, February 25th at 20h

NOISM 2024 Concert series #2


February 25th, 2024. u 20:00h

Rusinski kulturni centar MATKA

Jovana Subotića 8, Novi Sad

entrance fee: 400 dinars


Ilia Belorukov (Novi Sad) – alto saxophone, small electronics

Jason Kahn (Zürich) – modular synthesizer, radio, samples

Alex Riva (Zürich) – recorders, effect pedals


Ilia Belorukov initiated a recording session with Jason Kahn and Alex Riva in May 2023 in Zürich. With each of them he worked before in duos and other combinations, including several releases with Jason on Intonema, Notice Recordings and Fort Evil Fruit labels. Despite the fact that Jason and Alex both live in Zürich, it was a first time they played together. After that session trio decided to continue collaboration and develop the sound and ideas they shared at that very first meeting. Trio’s aesthetics includes controlled and unpredictable feedbacks, mimicking electronics on acoustic instruments and vice versa, wide dynamic range and exploring internal relationships between three musicians.



Ilia Belorukov is a musician from Saint Petersburg, Russia, now based in Novi Sad, Serbia. He works in improvised, noise and electroacoustic music. Ilia practices an experimental approach to sound extraction using saxophone, modular synthesizers and other instruments. His works have been released on labels such as Clean Feed, SOFA, Moving Furniture, Astral Spirits, Notice Recordings, Raw Tonk, Mikroton and many others. He founded the Intonema label and was one of curators of Spina!Rec label. He has organized events in Saint Petersburg and elsewhere in Russia, and co-curated the Teni Zvuka and Spina!Fest festivals. Recent activities included writing reviews and articles for Jazzist website and as musicworm on Telegram channel as well as working as mixing and mastering engineer for own projects and different musicians and labels. Since 2022, Ilia is based in Novi Sad and he is member of


Jason Kahn is a musician, artist and writer. He lives in Zürich. As an electronic musician, guitarist, vocalist and percussionist Kahn collaborates with many international musicians in the context of free improvised music. He has also composed numerous electro acoustic pieces and graphical scores written for specific groups and musicians. His work can be heard on over two hundred solo, collaborative and compilation releases. Kahn's installations and interventions have been shown in museums, galleries, art spaces and public sites internationally. Written work has appeared in books, magazines and as liner notes to many audio publications. Other activities include sound pieces for radio, film, dance and theater. He has also designed numerous CD, LP and cassette covers. In 2011 Kahn started the Editions imprint to publish his own recordings and writings.


Alex Riva has developed a distinctive way of playing on various recorders. As an improviser and a conceptual musician, AR is an autodidact. He's active in the free impro and underground scene. In 2019, Popkredit Zürich enabled him to spend 3 months in Varanasi (India), where he recorded his playing mainly outdoors with background noises. His album Solos and More was recorded with the singer Bindhumalini at Studio 304 in Bangalore. With the unpredictable trio ZGB (Dario Fariello on saxophones, Mikael Szafirowski on e-guitar), AR has played more than 70 international concerts since 2015. The duo Irlumb with Dominik Blum (analogue synthesizers) became a trio with Mark Kilchenmann on contrabassoon in 2017: Kilirlumb. AR's latest project is Vava Maudit with the drummer Gabriel Valtchev. Currently, AR plays among others with Ilia Belorukov (saxophone, modular synth), Yukari (flute), Marina Mello Andrade (harp), Silvan Schmid (trumpet), Pablo Lienhard (crackle synth). He also works with dancers, visual artists and filmmakers.



The visit in Novi Sad, as part of the concert series program 2024 NOISM - New forms of research in contemporary music, is supported by Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zurich, ProHelvetia, Intonema, Ruthenian cultural center MATKA and