Nicolás Jaar is a Chilean sound maker born in 1990. Since his first full length (Space Is Only Noise, 2011), he has embarked in multiple divergent paths that span music for film, multiple improvisational projects and installations.
He has released a large volume of recordings through his label OTHER PEOPLE (including music by Lydia Lunch, Lucretia Dalt, Pierre Bastien & Tomaga and others). In 2015, Nicolás scored DHEEPAN by director Jacques Audiard (winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2015). In the spring of 2019, Jaar was commissioned for a 9 hour improvisation in the Oude Kerk church in Amsterdam which he performed alongside two organists and a dozen surround speakers. Nicolás is currently curating a residency for sound artists in the West Bank that takes place in a 130 year-old converted food storage shack in Bethlehem (within the Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for art and research دار يوسف نصري جاسر للفن و للبحث.) Residents so far include composer Sebastián Jatz Rawicz and researcher and artist Rolando Hernández. Recently, Nicolás has collaborated with Fka Twigs (on 7 songs from her acclaimed album Magdalene), and experimental composer Patrick Higgins under the name AEAEA. He is also a current member of improvisational ensemble ¡miércoles! alongside dancer and choreographer Stéphanie Janaina, founding member of multidisciplinary research collective Shock Forest Group, and half of the band Darkside.