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Full Name  Jaan Patterson
Movement  Surrism

Name  Jaan Patterson
Role  Composer
Jaan Patterson
Born  October 23, 1975 (age 40) (1975-10-23) Heidelberg, West Germany
Notable work  Tarentaliogy Defloration, Interieur, Music for Shadows, Surrism Manifesto, The Dark Side of Chewing Gums
Awards  Honorable Mention for WFMU & Free Music Archive's Masters Remastered
Albums  Ergo Protagonists, Masters Remastered
Known for  Computer music, Video, Spoken word, Poet, Performance art
Similar People  Bryan Lewis Saunders, The Kyoto Connection, David Fenech, Kommissar Hjuler, Steve Mackay

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Jaan Patterson is a German composer and poet, and runs the Surrism-Phonoethics netlabel he had founded 2007. He is best known for his various Dada and Surrealist inspired experimental music and spoken word projects—such as Undress Béton, André Pissoir, Crawl Max, Dusk Euphoria, Reve Steich. Additionally, together with Goran Ivkovic, he works as Surrism on improvised music projects. Patterson's music has been played on numerous Community radio stations and Internet radio stations—including, Resonance FM, WFMU, Zoviet France, NTNS Radio by Mark Stolk and L'étranger, Radio Panik & In Memory of John Peel Radio.


Since 2010, Patterson, has a role as curator for WFMU's Free Music Archive. Later the same year, Patterson, started to curate together with Anthony Donovan (Murmurists) the Classwar Karaoke netlabel, which releases quarterly compilations of experimental music and short-films, by artists from around the world.

Some of his musical collaborations include—Anthony Donovan & Classwar Karaoke, AG Davis, Kommissar Hjuler & Mama Baer, Hopek Quirin, Alessandra Celletti, William Davison (Recordism), Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten) & Vania Rovisco, Jeremy Gluck (The Barracudas), John M. Bennett, Lee Kwo & PostVerbal, Bryan Lewis Saunders, Carmen Racovitza, J. Karl Bogartte, Leif Elggren, Dada AG, Yoshihiro Kikuchi, John Hyatt (The Three Johns), Kosta T, Bernard Dumaine, and Fake Cats Project.


  • Tarentaliogy Defloration (Surrism-Phonoethics 2008)
  • Interiéur (Surrism-Phonoethics 2008)
  • The 16,370 Character (Surrism-Phonoethics 2008)
  • Postlude Presumption Architecture (Surrism-Phonoethics 2009)
  • Handmade Temper (Surrism-Phonoethics 2009)
  • Sat Du Pond (Surrism-Phonoethics 2010)
  • Stuckhousing Quantum Gums (Surrism-Phonoethics 2010)
  • Alessandra Celletti / Jaan Patterson - W.C. (Bubutz Records 2011)
  • El Salmon Poseido (Surrism-Phonoethics 2013)
  • Crystallization of the Quantum Availability (Surrism-Phonoethics 2014)
  • Contemporary Teleportation (Surrism-Phonoethics 2014)
  • Headless Poets & The Album that Composed Itself with AG Davis (Surrism-Phonoethics 2014)
  • The Dark Side of Chewing Gums (Classwar Karaoke 2015)
  • Music for Shadows (Surrism-Phonoethics 2015)
  • suRRism - If I appear as a God, you will be no more than I (Surrism-Phonoethics/Alrealon Musique 2016)
  • Videography

  • Surround the Gap (2008)
  • Mary Exceeded Her Handkerchief (2009)
  • Rejected Trust Leaves you Stained (2009)
  • André Pissoir on Discussion (2010)
  • EOS (2010)
  • wwwArt in VIVO (2010)
  • Centered Closets (2010)
  • Leif Elggren & Jaan Patterson - 'Centered Envelope (Red)' (2011)
  • Alessandra Celletti & Jaan Patterson - 'WC' (2011)
  • Jaan Patterson and Zaro Ostrich Lunch 'Niño Patata Erster Satz für 77 Stimmen'
  • Jaan Patterson & Zaro Ostrich Lunch - 'Underwater Clown' (2014)
  • References

    Jaan Patterson Wikipedia