Jonathan Warren Bechtolt was born on December 2, 1980, better known as Jona Bechtolt, is an electronic musician and multimedia artist based in Portland, Oregon, United States. He is a former member of The Badger King and The Blow, and has released solo records under the name YACHT (sometimes printed as ‘YΔCHT) since 2003. Nearly all of his recordings have been distributed by both Marriage Records & States Rights Records.
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In Jan. 2006, YACHT was commissioned for 2 performances for the New York based art and technology platform Rhizome, as part of their “Crap-tops vs Laptops” show. In February 2006, he performed at the Museum of Modern Art’s P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center and produced an hour-long internet radio program with Clear Cut Press; a Northwest-based publisher of new literary work. In 2007, YACHT released I Believe in You, Your Magic Is Real on Marriage Records. For the release party, Bechtolt performed a concert on an actual yacht on the Willamette River in Portland. His live performances include dancing to the music that he has created as well as elaborate PowerPoint presentations. He documents his professional & sometimes personal life via video, text, and images on his blog.
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