Member:
2000 Front Line Assembly - keyboards  
Live musician:
1999 Strapping Young Lad - keyboards  


Personal information

Born on: 22.12.1970
Official website

Jason Filipchuk who performs under the name The Hobbyist is a Vancouver BC based electronic musician. Experimenting with various styles, The Hobbyist stays away from recycled samples or prescribed beats that fit into set genres. His music delights the mind with psychedelic soundscapes while keeping the rhythmic ebbs, flows and pulses of dance music.

The Hobbyist draws on his love for the singer-songwriters that he grew up with such as John Prine and Townes Van Zandt and injects that sense of storytelling and craft into his electronic pieces; often incorporating audio recordings of friends, family and unsuspecting strangers.

After spending years recording and touring with electronic and industrial bands Jason tired of playing other people's music and embarked on the path to produce his own sound.

The Hobbyist's Live PA sets are a sight to see with a glut of gear: Up to 4 synthesizers, 3 drum machines, Kaoss pads, guitar, and a laptop that he runs through a 16 channel mixing board to conduct each machine into deftly orchestrated layers of sound.