|Jeff Kolar (b. Chicago, Illinois, US) is a composer, sound and media artist, and curator. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Radius, an experimental radio broadcast platform established in 2010. His work, described as “wonderfully strange” (John Corbett) and “characteristically curious” (Marc Weidenbaum), activates sound in unconventional, temporary, and ephemeral ways using appropriation and remix as a critical practice. His solo and collaborative projects, installations, and public performances often investigate the mundane sonic nuances of everyday electronic devices. He has ongoing collaborations with Anna Friz, Jennifer Monson, Zeena Parkins, jonCates, and NRRF Radio Collective.
He has performed and exhibited widely across the United States, and at international venues and festivals such as the New Museum, Museum of Arts and Design, Moogfest, The Kitchen, CTM Festival forAdventurous Music (Germany), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Kino Šiška (Slovenia), ORF Radio Kulturhaus (Austria), Radio Revolten International Radio Art Festival (Germany), LAK Festival of Nordic Sound Art (Denmark), among others. His work has been broadcasted internationally on radio stations including ORF Kunstradio (Vienna, Austria), Radia Network, WFMU (New Jersey, USA), Deutschlandradio Kultur (Berlin, Germany), Ràdio Web MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain), WGXC (New York, USA), among others. His work has been reviewed and discussed in international print publications and online platforms such as The New York Times, The Wire Magazine, Red Bull Music Academy and Architect Magazine, .
Sendungen im ORF KUNSTRADIO:
20. 04. 2014: Jeff Kolar
27. 04. 2014: Radius
16. 04. 2023: The Correct Time