Cellist // Improviser // Composer
Guido Kohn is an improviser/cellist/noise musician. Born in Buenos Aires in 1988, he studied Chamber Music in Buenos Aires Conservatory and music composition with Ricardo Capellano, Marcelo Katz and Fernando Tarrés. He played tango for many years (winning the “Hugo del Carril” award in 2010 with his Barro y Pampa quintet) and later decided to move on to modern jazz music (Camila Nebbia Sexteto, Proyecto Jampara, Juan Bayon’s Ultramar), original compositions and experimental music (Camilo Angeles’s group “Palabra”, or Amanda Irarrázabal’s “Dactilar”, “Arre” cello ensemble or the company “El Sueño de los Elefantes”), as well as free improvisation. He won a double scholarship from Argentina’s National Fund for Arts in 2015 to participate in both levels of the Encounter of Composition and Improvisation which took place in Bariloche (Patagonia) and the Kirchner Cultural Centre. He participated in various tours and festivals around Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Japan, Spain and Germany, and has recorded various albums with musicians from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay and Perú.
First solo album now available on Bandcamp:
El Segundo Es Terrible - "Reiki y Plusvalía"
(TVL REC, 2019)
(TVL REC, 2017)
Guido Kohn - Disecciones
(Sello Postal, 2021)
"Dissections is a fatuous attempt to order the unstable. To find patterns in the unreachable, in what’s hidden. The sound, and therefore the instrument, are just an excuse that masks another idea: smashing one's own head against the wall is sometimes the most noble possible action."
(TVL REC, 2019)
Camila Nebbia Sexteto - "A vece, la luz de lo que existe, resplandece solamente a la distancia"
(KUAI MUSIC, 2017)
El Arca - "Intraterreno"
(Ears & Eyes, 2021)