Kevin Toksöz Fairbairn is a performer, sound artist, and scholar working around the edges of installation, improvisation, composition, and craftsmanship. He is a regular guest of the premiere new music ensembles of the world, such as Klangforum Wien and Talea Ensemble, with whom he performs at preeminent festivals and concert halls worldwide. He is also a founding member of experimental chamber music groups hoodwink (with Winnie Huang), Blechtrommel (with Joao Carlos Pacheco), and les Trombones de Bale. As an accomplished instrument builder, he performs concerts and builds installations using a variety of instruments of his own design and construction. He publishes about sound studies, artistic research, and musicology, and has given masterclasses and lectures throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. His recent book, dis/cord: Thinking Sound through Agential Realism, was published in 2022 by Punctum Books.
His docARTES doctoral defense took place on June 11, 2020 at Leiden University.
Photo by Anna Lischka
Academiegebouw, Rapenburg 73, Leiden
On June 11, 2020, trombonist Kevin Toksöz Fairbairn received his doctorate for his research “Poiesis and the Performance Practice of Physically Polyphonic...