Jake Harper was born in Washington DC in 1988.
Based in Los Angeles and Tokyo.
Formerly a member of the New York and Berlin-based Soundwalk Collective, his work has been exhibited internationally in museums including the New Museum, New York; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the National Museum of China, Beijing; and the Tate Modern, London.
Since 2013, He has been working with sound and site-specific installation under the name Banrei.
In 2015, he founded Public Decibel, a sonic architecture firm whose aim is to solve placemaking and urban design challenges through sound.
Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, Banrei's work prompts questions of field, perception and duration. Live performance and installation are used to frame a kind of ritual, within which audiences are asked to ponder subtle transformations of space and become aware of that which exists at the edge of perception. Ultimately, Banrei seeks to break apart the notion of the living being as a discreet object. The ritual draws the listener out, to rediscover themselves as a vibrating fabric containing multitudes.
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