Jason Sloan is an electronic musician, composer, new.media, sound and net.work artist working from Baltimore, Md. His work explores the aspects of spirituality and its connection in life, death, memory, religion and the virtual world. Through his performances, installations, audio environments, videos net.work actions and sound recordings, he examines the need for transcendence beyond the body through a vehicle of visual ritual and sonic stimulation. With this dialog, Sloan feels an urgency to evoke a collective experience between the viewer, listener and artist that can bridge the gap between the physical and non-physical world. The focus of this transcendence is not to conform to any current trends or systems, but to take a non-dogmatic approach of artistic and intellectual inquiry that explores the basic human need for some type of spiritual alignment or wholeness.
In 2002 Sloan co-founded SLO.BOR Media with sound artist & web designer Matt Borghi as a vehicle for their individual releases and a 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 is also quite concerned with packaging, design, new media, and conceptual art.
Sloan received his BFA from Edinboro University in 1996 and his MFA from Towson University in 1999. In addition to being the recipient of a $3000 Maryland State Arts Councils Individual Artist Award, Sloans performances, installations, net.art and video works have been exhibited internationally including Berlin, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Kiev, Nagoya, Saint-Petersburg, Toulouse and Vienna. Sloan's net art works are also a part of the Rhizome Artbase permanent collection run by the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. In addition to releasing over a dozen studio albums and e.p.s over the last decade on various record labels, Jason has played live all over the US and Canada, including the influential Live Constructions radio program at Columbia University and Philadelphias The Gatherings, one of the countrys oldest continuing ambient and electronic music series.