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Paul Jasen

Multimedia Technician

Degrees:MA (Carleton), PhD (Carleton)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 8327
Office:418 St. Patrick's Building

Paul Jasen is the Multimedia Technician for the School for Studies in Art and Culture. Working with the three SSAC sub-units – Music, Film Studies and the History and Theory of Architecture – his duties span web development and graphic design, design and installation of multimedia studios, support for online course delivery, and maintenance of everything from vintage film projectors to digital audio systems.

He is also an educator, writer and musician, with a professional background in visual and audio design. He specializes in combining technology and pedagogy. Since 2014, he has managed the SSAC Digital Audio Studio and overseen the expansion of Music’s studio production curriculum.

Left: Inside the SSAC Digital Audio Studio.

Since 2017, Paul has also worked with the MacOdrum Library’s Emerging Technology Collection on the acquisition of accessible and portable digital instruments and production tools. 

He writes on sound and technology in the arts. His 2016 book, Low End Theory: Bass, Bodies and the Materiality of Sonic Experience is a radically interdisciplinary of examination of sound, sonic practice and affect.


Left: ±° (2019); Right: 4WGEP (2018). 

As a musician, his work has been featured on radio and podcasts in Europe and the Americas. His current projects revolve around modular synthesis, handmade electronics and explorations of radio in its humanly-generated and naturally-occurring forms. Some of this work can be found at

Paul has been active in the Ottawa arts scene for many years, as an organizer and performer, sometimes teaming up with Artengine and the Electric Fields Festival.


Paul Jasen, ‘Perfect Music’ in Perfect Music: High Voltage (exhibition catalogue; Vernon Art Gallery, 2017).

Jasen, Paul.  Low End Theory: Bass, Bodies and the Materiality of Sonic Experience. (Bloomsbury, February 2016).

Jasen, Paul. “Transversal Strategies: Perceptual Abstraction from Eleh to Op Art,” The Senses and Society. 9 No. 1 (March 2014).

Jasen, Paul, editor. Surrounding Sound – An Electric Fields Symposium. Ottawa: Art Engine. (Fall 2013).

Jasen, Paul. “Acoustemes: How does sound shape knowledge?” in Surrounding Sound – An Electric Fields Symposium. Ottawa: Art Engine. (2013; in above)

Braunn, Glenn, Sebastien Caquard, Paul Jasen, Benjamin Wright. “Designing Sound in Cybercartography: From Structured Narratives to Unpredictable Sound/Image Interaction,” International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 22 No. 11 (2008).