Kirn’s work ranges from teaching creative coding with open tools to making experimental live techno. As a writer he focuses on trends in live and interactive visuals and designs in new music technologies. Classically trained in composition and piano, his music and visuals meld minimalist and experimental dance music influences with attention to texture and abstraction. He is also a frequent collaborator with dance, as well as a veteran of Dance Theater Workshop's dance and technology residency.
Kirn will lead the MusicMaker’s Hacklab at CTM Festival for the fifth year in a row, this time together with the Berlin artist Byrke Lou. The Hacklab is a collaborative, improvisatory, experimental environment that encourages the conception and realisation of new ideas in a week of intensive activity. This year, in keeping with the festival’s theme FEAR ANGER LOVE, participants will explore the irrational and non-rational and the sense of mind as more than simply computer, delving into the deeper frontiers of human wetware.