"Irmert always manages to reconcile the principle boundaries of sound art, advanced electronic composition and installation art with the popular of ambient, electronica and post-rock, without the conceptual rigour, headiness or, on the other hand, the accessibility of her pieces having to suffer. It's a rare talent."
Jana Irmert is a sound artist and composer who works across spatial composition, film soundtracks and live performance, often exploring the borderline between musical sound and noise through extensive experimentation with field recordings. Examining temporality and impermanence in times of ecological crisis, she creates atmospheric audiovisual and sonic spaces ‘that work with dis/harmony in such a way as to mirror our imperfect world at the moment’ (Toneshift).
Her music has been released on Fabrique Records, Important Records and Longform Editions. Jana has contributed sound design and music for feature films, documentaries, VR experiences and video installations and has directed several experimental short films. She won the German Documentary Film Music Award in 2019 and has been nominated for an Icelandic Edda Award in 2021 for her sound design on Jóhann Jóhannsson’s film “Last and First Men”.