things about o.blaat - sound art, experimental electronic music, installation, curation

Friday, October 27, 2006

My first YouTube video clip



"Moire" live at Fusterie de la Temple, OSC\\8 festival, Geneva, Switzerland, curated by Paul Devens
Link

Thursday, October 26, 2006

My summer was... (sorry for non-blogging so long!)

My summer in europe was like this... (sorry but I'm now updating more at myspace.com/oblaat.)
I also have a few pics at flickr.com
http://flickr.com/photos/oblaat/

June 10, 2006 11:30 PM - passos manuel, porto, portugal
Rua Passos Manuel 137
porto, portugal,
Description: solo, with DJs ptudela, return, mcarvalhais - cronica night!

June 14, 2006 08:00 PM - zdb, lisbon, portugal lisbon, PT
Description: with Adriana Sa and Noid (Arnold Haberl)

June 22, 2006 06:00 PM - Citysonic festival. Mons, Belgium
Mons, BE
Description: Sound-installation will be premiered and a concert on the opening night.

June 24, 2006 08:00 PM - L'embobineuse, Marseille, France
Marseille, FR
Description: solo, w/ radikal satan & glen or glenda

June 29, 2006 09:00 PM - Galeria SALADESTAR, Barcelona, Spain
Mart?nez de la Rosa, 40
Barcelona, ES
Description: solo The address & contact info for 'Galeria Saladestar' is as follows; Mart?nez de la Rosa, 40 08012 Barcelona Espanya (+34) 93 218 39 20 xof@saladestar.com

July 6, 2006 09:00 PM - M12 (Berlin, Germany)
Karl-Liebknechtstr. 13, 1st floor, S/U-Alexanderplatz
Berlin, DE
Description: RepeatRepeat und M12 pr?sentieren:

live:
o.blaat (Brooklyn,NYC/share/cronica)
u.:min.: (Wedding,BLN/FeinRaus/RepeatRepeat)

djs:
marius reisser (BLN/RepeatRepeat/aiff.tiff)
conrad shore (BLN/Unknown Quantity/minlove)

u.:min.:
http://www.feinraus.org
http://M12.visomat.com

July 11, 2006 08:00 PM - "University for Media Art and Design Karlsruhe" (HfG), Karlsruhe, Germany
DE
Description: solo, and duo with Phillip Schulze
in "rOundabOut 06"
feat.
Andy Bordenacker / Daniel Fabry / Tom F?rderer / Elmar Fachmin / Shingo Inao / Kira Kaunert / YunJun Lee / Florian Meyer / Paul Modler / Thorsten M?hrmann / Alexander von Pr?mmer / Adam Rafinski / Phillip Schulze / o.blaat (Keiko Uenishi) / David Staack / Nico V?lzow

July 15, 2006 02:00 PM - Konfrontationen Festival 2006, Kleylehof
Kleylehof
near Nickelsdorf, AT
Description: solo with short duo section w/ Phill Niblock and Katherine Liverovskaya
More info about location and festival:
http://www.konfrontationen.at/ko2006/index.html

July 23, 2006 12:00 PM - SHARE at Futuresonic Festival 06, Manchester, UK
The Museum of Science & Industry - 1830 Warehouse, Manchester, UK
Manchester, UK
Description: Co-hosting SHARE within Futuresonic Festival 7/20-23 in Manchester, UK, with Share co-founder, Daniel Smith, in collaboration with Manchester's own SoundNetwork.

The location is at The Museum of Science & Industry (in its '1830 Warehouse' - a world's first railway warehouse)
http://www.msim.org.uk/Galleries.asp?MenuID=874

Share hold free, open jams and workshops in cities including New York, Montreal, San Diego and Weisbaden. You are invited to bring your portable equipment, plug in, improvise on each others' signal and perform live audio and video.
Share provide a forum for fluid, improvised creative processes. Teaming up with the locally based SoundNetwork outfit, this is Share's first visit to the UK.
So this is a call out... bring your laptops, guitars, bent circuits, trumpets, theremins, 16mm's, mini Puppet theaters, projectors, kalimbas and dancing shoes to Share at Futuresonic 2006.
Come to watch and listen; come to play.
Please contact Share at discussion@share.dj or via SoundNetwork to let us know how we can help you participate.
http://10.futuresonic.com/urban_play/collaborative_projects

Aug 3, 2006 11:00 PM - Interferenze Festival 2006, San Martino V.C. (AV), Italy (near Napoli)
Palco Moog site, San Martino V.C. (AV), Italy
Description: Solo (audio-visual interactive live)
* MOIRE' - una performance audio/video di: O.blaat [Giappone]

shared bill with Emi Maeda + Lia, and Biosphere

more info at http://www.interferenze.org

Aug 19-20, 2006 09:00 PM - 'OSC//8' @Le Temple de la Fusterie, Geneve, Switzerland
Description: Solo - multi-channel audio-visual pieces
Sat. Aug. 19th, starting at 21:00 "Moire"
Sun. Aug. 20th, starting at 18:00 "Suds Dreams"
within 'OSC//8', a part of TDLF festival @Le Temple de la Fusterie, Geneve, Switzerland
http://www.fustival.info/index.php?tid=3&sid=3
'Suds Dreams' and 'Moire' will be performed.

The bill is being shared with Paul Devens (NL)
Link

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

o.blaat interviewed by Miya Masaoka (talking mainly re: Share)

Great performer, composer, musician, researcher, Miya Masaoka, conducted an interview for Critical Studies in Improvisation / Etudes critiques en improvisation, Vol 1, No 3 (2006)
I'll post it at 'interviews' section on my site later... but for now, check the below url:
http://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca//index.php/csieci/article/view/67/88

(Some content in it including a bit of mis-understanding: such as... no one really refers Rich Panciela, one of Share co-founders, as 'Barry' but his name was quoted as such. I also mentioned that my training in tap in NYC was mostly under Peggy Spina - who has been another choreographer exploring and pursueing 'new music' in tap dance field... but was omitted. With Anita Feldman, my relationship was with some attendance to her quite interesting workshops... she is really a top-notch tap-composer, regardless. I may have more explanatory... but will add them later.)
Link

Saturday, February 04, 2006

o.blaat in mini-euro tour in Feb. '06

wed. feb. 15th, 20:00 - vienna @Konzerthaus, with laptopquartet (karlheinz essl, klaus filip, bernhard loibner, o.blaat), with
prompter, noid
as a part of generator: TRAFO meets Computer
http://konzerthaus.at/programm/

thurs. feb. 16th - zurich @Kunstraum Walcheturm - solo
http://www.walcheturm.ch

fri. feb. 17th - paris @project101 - solo
http://www.project-101.com/

sun. feb. 19th - paris @Instants Chavires - solo (acoustic laptop with
portable radio)
http://www.kokeko.net/o.blaat_nol_IC.htm
http://www.instantschavires.com/

tues. feb. 21st - berlin @generalpublic.de - solo (talk & performance)
http://www.generalpublic.de

NOTE!!! Eschschloraque gig is _not_ happening in Berlin!
Thanxx soooo much! for people helped me to get through this short tour!
CU next time! Whoever in Berlin wants to hang out with me in my last day-off here, can send me e-mail;) Cheers 'til the next round.
Link

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Autodidacticism in New Media Art @American Folk Art Museum, NYC, Jan. 29th, 06 at 10 AM

I'll be a part of the following... (come if you're an early riser;)

PANEL DISCUSSION: AUTODIDACTICISM IN NEW MEDIA ART
10:00am
, coffee provided

Moderator Mark Tribe, an artist, curator, and educator whose interests lie at the intersection of emerging technologies and contemporary art, and panelists Mary Flanagan, W. Bradford Paley and Keiko Uenishi, new media artists, will discuss how they gain the conceptual, aesthetic, and technological skills and knowledge to do what they do. The conversation will examine the idea of what constitutes a self-taught new media artist, and whether this terminology applies to digital artwork being created today.

@American Folk Art Museum
45 West 53rd Street
New York NY 10019
T 212. 265. 1040
http://www.folkartmuseum.org/default.asp?id=892
Link

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Short visit to Italy! (Venice & Bologna), Jan. 22-28, 2006

I'll be leaving today for Italy for the first time!!

Venice (Jan. 22nd - 24th, 2006)

Rene Gabri of 16 beavergroup/e-xplo.org, is running around to coordinate something fun event in Venice at this very last minute!!
It'll be on the 23rd or 24th. I'll keep you updated.

Bologna (Jan. 25th - 28th, 2006) for Netmage06 Festival.
I'll perform with Katherine Liberovskaya (<-- visual) for this festival.
Our performance was scheduled on the 26th at 22:30.
More info available at: http://www.netmage.it/

I'll also flip back to Euroland as of Feb. 10th.
I'll post it separately.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

In a car-service from 330 Ellery heading to Willyburg.

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Saturday, November 12, 2005

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ORTPLAY @ORT, Sat. Nov. 12th!

ORTPLAY @ORT, as a part of BAP (Bushwick Art Projects)

Sat. Nov. 12, 2005, approximately running from 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. (also check updated hours on this page, or join our txtmob!)

music and sound, installed, performs. dance improvises. space gets invested. a climate occurs. text is produced and pronounced. projects on screen, an instigation, an animation, fashion. play. two floors, a rooftop, nesting spaces like Russian dolls unfold against and into each other. live. work. play.

Arbeit (Ariana Reines)
Samir Bitar
>> http://ibitar.com
Ines Esnal
Kaibrina Sky Buck
Toshio Kajiwara >> http://phonomena.org
David Linton >> http://unitygain.org
o.blaat (Keiko Uenishi) >> http://obla.at
Erica Yorio

+ invited special guests

ORT=SPACE: PLAY

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ORT is located at 330 Ellery St., 1st + 2nd floors (between Broadway & Beaver St.), Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11206
map is here.

daily updates >> http://obla.at/ORTPLAY.php

about ORT >> http://www.ortnyc.org



JOIN ORTPLAY txtmob!

instruction:

if you have a mobile phone which can receive text messages, you can get instant updates & secrets from ORTPLAY throughout its performance/salon hours on 11/12/05. Only ORTPLAY admin will be able to send you text messages w/o causing unnecessary traffic.

SELECT 'ORTPLAY' from 'public group' list, once you signed up!

Let's play with us!!
Link

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Symposium for Sound Art @University of the Arts, Connelly Auditorium, Philadelphia

I will make a brief visit to Philadelphia this Wed. Nov. 9th for 'Symposium for Sound Art'.

Speakers for the symposium including: Douglas Irving Repetto, Liz Phillips, Annea Lockwood, and myself (o.blaat).

@University of the Arts, Connelly Auditorium, 211 So. Broad St., 8th Flr., Philadelphia
if interested, here is more info: http://www.terragizmo.net/Sound_Art_Symposium/
Link

Cardiff/Miller piece via phone...

audioblogged from Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site - "Pandemonium" by Cardiff/Miller. It was really.... something!

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Saturday, October 29, 2005

UnityGain @Issue Project Room, Sat. Nov. 12th

Unitygain <www.unitygain.org> rides again Saturday Oct 29th
at the issue Project Room
in Carroll Gardens Brooklyn.


Active since 1998 the Unitygain platform for live AV electro-media
performance was among the first of the NYC 'immersive' events coming
out of the 'Illbient' period to concentrate on a balanced architectural
integration of live (and only live) electronic music and realtime video
performance.
Originally the unrequited love child of 80's thru 90's musical
adventurer David Linton - who organized the sound system participants -
and 70's avant 'analog' video accolade / proto VJ enfant terrible
Benton-C Bainbridge - who did something analogous for the video - UG
eventually morphed into a late nite Manhattan Cable TV show: UGTV (MNN
channel 34 1 AM Sundays) and then almost out of existence
entirely.
But it's not over till the fat lady sings and since we've large and of
late managed to steer clear of the vocal arts we've no lasting worries
in that regard and so:....
Here we are again... This time at Suzzane Fiol's incredible Gowanus
Canal Playground for the Avant Guard 'Rich and Famous' - The Issue
Project Room - with a lovely lineup of dazzling electronic darlings
from all over the map of today's personal media expression landscape in
a bodymind banging collaborative soiree of electronic art... ya dig?

featuring darlings performing audio:
> Aerostatic (NYC)
> David Last (NYC)
> David Linton (NYC)
> o.blaat (NYC)
> Sariah Storm (LA)
> Socks and Sandals (NYC)
> Steve Nalepa (LA)

on stephan moore's 16 channel hemispherical speaker system


& featured darlings performing video:
>Chika (NYC)
>Chris Jordan (NYC)
>David Lublin (Troy NY)

<>on the hausofouch semi- spherical beg borrow and steal projection system


honorary guest darlings
(doing whatever they want to):
>Bill Etra
>Benton C Bainbridge

Door @ 9PM
this is a seemless 4 hour event where audio artists rotate 15 min sets
with continuous multi channel video 'over' mixing.

10 bux

@
ISSUE PROJECT ROOM
400 Carroll Street
on the Gowanus Canal
~ between Bond & Nevins Sts~
F or G train to Carroll St Stop
www.issueprojectroom.org
Link

Factory, 304 boerum st., brooklyn - photos/video clips







(this post is temp post for Share people,)
please take a look at some photos as your ref.
the link is for 2 mov files RJ (part of BAP) took also for your ref.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

'Aboard: Fillip2' ended on 7/31/05, now here is the link & a photo


here is the link
and here is the photo

more photos will become available soon. (+ maybe video footage & sound??)











(and, adding the following on 9/6/05...)

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Sat. 7/23 at 9pm - Smokin' Sessions at Smo~King Church

Smokin' Sessions at Smo~King Church - a night of audio and visual stimulation
7/23 (sat)
9:00 pm ~

absolutely free (but donations are very welcomed)
http://at.or.at/smokin/
B.Y.O.( ) (there will be No Bar there!)

Smokin' Sessions is a night of performances and installations at The Smo~King Church, a collection of artists' studios in Red Hook. There will be 5 audio/visual performances by outstanding artists who utilize unique custom software and hardware instruments. A multi-channel sound installation by one of Smo~King Church's dwellers Hans-Christoph Steiner will be presented and sculptures and structures by Madagascar Institute's Hackett, Mike Ross, and Ryan O'Connor will be installed. There will be no bar, so please bring your own beer.

Audio/Visual Performers:
- Amit Pitaru ----- http://pitaru.com/
- o.blaat ----- http://obla.at/
- Robert Huott & Ed Hartley
- NCP (Manlio Lo Conte & Scott Fitzgerald) ----- http://www.droolcup.com/performance/ncp_smo/
- dj sniff ----- http://www.smashtv.org

Audio Installation:
Hans-Christoph Steiner ----- http://at.or.at/hans/

Sculptures:
Hackett ----- http://www.madagascarinstitute.com/
Ryan O'Connor ----- http://www.madagascarinstitute.com/
Mike Ross ----- http://www.mikenon.com/nonson/index.html

Directions:
The Smo~King Church is in Red Hook at
111 Pioneer St. btw Van Brunt and Richards.

- map
http://mygmaps.com/show/0.0.8/?url=http://at.or.at/maps/getting_to_the_church.xml

- transit
A/C/F to Jay St.

Transfer to the B61 bus right outside of the MTA building (up the escalator)

F/G to Smith/9th St.

Walk down 9th St. towards the highway/Manhattan/water. When 9th St. ends, veer to the right of the projects on to Verona St. then take a left on Richards, and a right on Pioneer.

2/3
Get out and walk two blocks towards Manhattan/West, cross Jay St., take a right, walk one short block to the B61 bus stop.

B61 bus
Get off at Verona St. Walk down Van Brunt one and half blocks, past Visitation to Pioneer St. Take a left.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

BECOMING II: "Quanta" @ Participant INC Gallery, NYC

Thursday 14 July @ Participant INC Gallery
The Roberta Beck Memorial Cinema presents
BECOMING II: "Quanta"
Presenting unique and individual approaches to music, light, and audiovisual performance...

Thursday, July 14, 8pm,
@Participant INC gallery - 95 Rivington Street, NYC
admission: $5

Ian Epps - video, acoustic guitar & processing
o.blaat (Keiko Uenishi) - 'fillip' - audio/light interactive performance
David Daniell - processed field recordings
Hitoshi Toyoda - slide projection
Sean Meehan - percussion
Ilan Katin - live video, sound, and objects
mpld - slide projection & sound processing

For more info go to www.participantinc.org or www.rbmc.net

Thursday, June 23, 2005

dates in europe (june-july, 05)

Prague, Czech Republic

Thurs. June 23rd:
a concert in collaboration with Martin Blazicek and Ondrej Vavrecka (S-28 square) at Skolska Gallery

Fri. June 24th:
a concert/performance within National Gallery Biennale, curated by Pavel Klusák at Veletrzni Palace - The National Gallery's Contemporary Collection

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Kleylehof (1.5 hr away from Vienna, near Nickelsdorf), Austria

Sat. June 25th:
veza.klingt.org festival for Elias Canetti's 'Ear Witness: 50 Characters' - held in & out of farm house in country(!)

>> look at the flyer! or simply click 'kleylehof13' on the left frame in the veza.klingt page.

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London, England

Six Sites for Sound - installation/performance/book
http://www.sixsitesforsound.net/pressrelease.htm

Artists: Jem Finer, Mathias Gmachl (farmersmanual), Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Douglas Henderson, Brandon LaBelle, o.blaat (Keiko Uenishi), Dawn Scarfe, Michael J Schumacher.


SIX SITES FOR SOUND
involves several possible explorations of sound in space and in art through three different forms or supports: in a visual arts context, in a music context and through writing. The first aspect of the project takes place simultaneously in three galleries in the East End, and present new works by British artist Jem Finer and New York based sound artists Keiko Uenishi aka o.blaat and Michael J. Schumacher.


Thurs. June 30th:
gallery opening
(part of '6 sites/6 soundart): a new site-specific installation 'Aboard: Fillip2' at fortescue avenue gallery

Fri. July 1st:
a celebration event for '6 sites/6 soundart' at Tate Britain

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Lisbon, Portugal

Sat. July 9th:
ZDB
zdb - galeria ze dos bois
rua da barroca 59
also on the bill is: Quarteto de Carlos Zingaro

Monday, June 06, 2005

o.blaat & Toshio Kajiwara @The Stone, E. Village, NYC

yes. i'll debut at 'The Stone' which John Zorn recently opened (& really newly opening a night before we'd be performing!)

i'm doubly happy that i'm splitting the bill with one of my greatest friends, toshio kajiwara!
at this point (late, late, night of friday - eh.. saturday morning!), i still have 'nada' idea what's the h*** i'd be performing for the night.
i hear that the space is nice & intimate... so i'll probably would do 'nice & intimate'(?!?) ;p - ah... i dunno!

we set the admission half the normal, at $5 each. (or $10 together... )

plz come for your 'typical sunday hangover' fix!!

Monday, June 6th, 8 p.m.


o.blaat (keiko uenishi) at 8:00 p.m. (possibly with mystery something)

toshio kajiwara at 10:00 p.m.
(possibly with mystery guests)

@The Stone
corner of E. 2nd. st. & Ave. C
East Village, NYC

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

austria dates - fri. 15.04 and sat. 16.04

Friday, 15.04

noid
- cello
bernhard loibner
- max/msp
silvia fassler
- lloopp
cordula bosze
- flote
o.blaat - lloopp
klaus filip - lloopp

spielen:
laptop conduction #1


@Studio Amann, Vienna.at
tonstudio amann
wien 7 , neustiftgasse 68

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Saturday, 16.04

karlheinz essl
bernhard loibner
klaus filip
o.blaat

@Jazzgalerie
, Nickelsdorf.at

Friday, April 01, 2005

Fri, April 1st & Sat, April 2nd: o.blaat at 'Onkyo Marathon' @Japan Society

i'm so happy to announce that i'll be also a part of 'Onkyo-Marathon' curated by Carl Stone, at Japan Society, on Fri. April 1st & Sat. April 2nd!!
the tix price is a bit high.. but with this line-up, it's like 3-4 concerts packed in one! you would never get to see them in one place. so... really recommended!! (& it would be the only concert they will appear in this occasion.) - o.bl

Onkyo Marathon
Curated by Carl Stone

Improvisational electronic computer music

Performing Arts Winter/Spring 2005

Friday, April 1st.
&
Saturday, April 2nd.
7 - 11 pm
@Japan Society

333 East 47th Street (between 1st & 2nd aves.)
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212.832.1155
Box Office: 212.752.3015

Presented in association with Roulette.

featuring...

(from japan)
Otomo Yoshihide
Nobukazu Takemura
Sachiko M
AOKI takamasa
Taku Hannoda
Yoshimitsu Ichiraku


(from nyc)
Elliott Sharp
o.blaat (Keiko Uenishi)


Saturate yourself in onkyo - an umbrella term (fast becoming an international expression) for a new genre of computer music that is primarily atonal, noise-based and improvised. Eat, drink and be merry—with Japan’s most revolutionary composer/musicians of electronic sound pieces, curated by Carl Stone, the U.S. pioneer of live computer music hailed by the Village Voice as The king of sampling. Held in a hanami party (spring night flower-gazing) atmosphere, the audience is encouraged to come and go during the four-hour marathon.

Japanese artists include Otomo Yoshihide, considered the founder of the onkyo movement and leader of Ground Zero, who has been featured in major music festivals worldwide; leading electronica composer and former DJ Nobukazu Takemura, whom Spin magazine called An enigma who stitches elegantly guileless symphonies out of a zillion delicate obsessive compulsive ticks; Sachiko M, whose cutting-edge recordings consist entirely of sine wave improvisations that have become the focus of international interest; Paris-based AOKI takamasa, a rising figure in electronic music worldwide; rough-edged sound from Taku Hannoda, a young guitar-electronica virtuoso from Osaka; and Yoshimitsu Ichiraku, acclaimed for his drum/live video sampling performance Doravideo. Select New York-based composer/musicians, including the famed Elliott Sharp and o.blaat (Keiko Uenishi), will join this stellar group for improvisation sessions.

Tickets: $25/$20 Japan Society & Roulette members,
two-day pass $40/$32 Japan Society & Roulette members.
Re-entry permitted with hand stamp.

more info is avail at Onkyo Marathon @Japan Society

Monday, March 21, 2005

o.blaat @Brooklyn College(CUNY), Whitman Theater on Monday, March 21st, 2005!

i'm really happy to perform within this wonderful line-up to celebrate more than 30 years of computer music at brooklyn college.
website is still mis-spelling my performance name (it's not two t's! it is two a's!!;) but yeah. it'd be a great night and it's FREEEEE! (hear that?!?
you gotta travel down to brooklyn!!) come down & have fun! - o.bl



More then 30 years of Computer Music at Brooklyn College

TOMORROW BEGINS TODAY (an opening night of CERF Festival 2005!!)


Monday, March 21, 7 PM
Whitman Theater, Brooklyn College
free

2900 Bedford Ave Brooklyn, NY 11210



The Festival will open with performances representing a cross section of what is new in music, showing the way to a diverse musical future.

Featuring

Phill Niblock
Thomas Buckner
o.blaat (Keiko Uenishi)
TV Pow with Boris Hauf
Katherine Liberovskaya
Tania Leon
Martha Mooke


The concert is on stage at Whitman Hall on campus. If you come by subway, you will enter the campus through the Hillel st. entrance, and Whitman would be the second large building on your left. (its actually two buildings connected by a small building.)

campus map here

travel info here

yahoo map here


by SUBWAY
Q Local to the Avenue H station, at Avenue H & East 16th Street. Walk 4 blocks east (you’ll see the famous LaGuardia bell tower; walk towards that) to the Ocean Avenue entrance.
Q Local to the Avenue J station, at Avenue J & East 16th Street. Transfer to the B6 or B11 bus and take either to Bedford Avenue at Campus Road.
#2 (7th Avenue Local) or #5 (Lexington Avenue Express) to the Flatbush Avenue/Nostrand Avenue station.

by BUS
B6 or B11 on Avenue J, to Bedford Avenue at Campus Road.
B8 on 18th Avenue, to Flatbush Avenue at Foster Avenue.
B41 on Flatbush Avenue, to Nostrand Avenue.
B44 on Nostrand Avenue, to Flatbush Avenue.
B49 on Ocean Avenue, to Avenue H.
Q35/Green Bus Line, to Flatbush Avenue at Nostrand Avenue.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

i must've been sleeping... nah!

yeah. what happened?!
i f**ked up my bla.gger link unnecessarily.
it wasn't on purpose... but, things happen.
and i got lazy & busy with quite boring stuff.
now, the year has changed, and the 2nd. month is about to end.
i got the link fixed as well. (i think??)
let's try all over again.

my beloved 'share' has become officially homeless. ('openair' is over! the name has been changed, and it has become a quite boring generic bar. so who cares?!)
'share' is now totally mobile! every week is the new experience!! it's actually a new & exciting phase for us.
find where we are every week >>> here.

so many things i have to scribble.
a lot are coming up, but more later.
(i'll promise i'll update & organize this site, shortly!!)

oh before i'm going... i had a totally touristic early p.m. activity yesterday!
went to check out christo & jeanne-claude's 'the gate' in central park (finally;)
it was actually quite cool. esp. since it took 26 years (to obtain all the permits etc.) for them to realize the project, and the gigantic installation was funded by themselves. geez!!!
they refused to take volunteers. - they hired hundreds of workers.
they donated all the sales rights to nurture the nature org. my! a friend who accidentally saw a documentary about them on ch. 13, thought they were nuts (& she thought jeanne-claude was quite bitchy.)
well, i don't quite care how nutty they are. the walk in the park was quite cool!
elsa & i walked around through many gates (like many others) in shiny snow background.
that colour looked like the one hare krishnas wears.
elsa said she & her friend in cathoric girl school once worn hare krishna robes for halloween, and everybody in the school treated them like 'weirdos'. i thought it was totally amazing!

the hare krishna gate...

Saturday, November 06, 2004

"Che Shire"- sound movement composition by o.blaat @ Chelsea Art Museum

Preliminary announcement here.
I'll be premiering a work-in-progress piece called 'Che Shire', sound movement composition tool, pre-beta v.0.3 at Chelsea Art Museum on Saturday, November 6th.
It is made possible by a generous Artist-in-Residence grant from Harvestworks.org, with support by Matthew Ostrowski (programming) and Klaus Filip (open-source Max/MSP patch development, 'lloopp'.)
Time & other details will be announced very soon!! Please mark your calender and save your date:)

Friday, September 17, 2004

o.blaat's appearance for Ryuichi Sakamoto's CD launch party!

(newly updated info for this concert)
Hello! I'm really happy to announce that I'd be performing for Ryuichi Sakamoto's new CD 'Chasm' launch party, this Friday, Sept. 17th!!
It's to be at Soho Grand Hotel's lounge at upstairs (where the hotel's check-in couter is located) - please do not confuse with 'Tribeca Grand'! It's the same ownership (so I believe), but it's some blocks away although quite close from each other.
My long time dear friend, Christina Wheeler is performing too! We will perform altogether besides our sets. It'd be lots of fun:)
and for this occasion, I'm planning to do some unusual version (my kinda) of live remixing plenty of tidbits of material culled from the CD.
Don't miss this _very_ rare chance to hear me to do live remixing(!)
The party is free but it may get congested, so please send email or call up to put your name on the list just in case.
See you! - o.bl

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Friday, September 17
7:30 - 10:30 PM
at Soho Grand Hotel (in the Grand Lounge)
310 West Broadway (between Canal & Grand) in New York City
Hotel Tel: 212-965-3000

PASSIONATE Music & Film, KAB America,
Niebaum-Coppola SOFIA Blanc de Blancs, and TOKION Magazine
Present a Very Special Event
Celebrating "White Label at Soho Grand Lounge" 4-Year Anniversary
Please join us as our Guest to Celebrate the Release of the legendary Ryuichi Sakamoto's new CD "Chasm" and "War & Peace" - The Remixes.

DJ Sets: DJ Ben Butler & DJ Kenosha

INDOCHINA (A. Fiend & Philippe Painson)
premiering their Remix of the track "War & Peace" from Ryuichi Sakamoto's new album "Chasm."

Special Live Electronic Performance by Ryuichi Sakamoto
With Special Guests: O.blaat and Christina Wheeler
(solos, duets, and a trio)

Complimentary Sofia Sparkling Wine courtesy of Niebaum-Coppola
From the Niebaum-Coppola Estate Winery in the Napa Valley comes a gift from father to daughter -- Sofia is a sophisticated sparkling wine that is perfect for every celebration.


RSVP: 212-675-8002
or to E-Mail: sakamotorsvp@passionatemarketing.net

Ryuichi Sakamoto New CD "Chasm"
A founding member of Yellow Magic Orchestra, legendary Japanese Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a big impact on the electronic music scene. His career in film launched with the score for Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (in which he co-starred with David Bowie!), and his score for The Last Emperor earned him an Oscar & a Grammy. Chasm, Sakamoto's 15th solo record is available exclusively via iTunes, and is set to be released this Fall on his own KAB America Records.

Special Thanks to SOHO Grand Hotel

Passionate Eclectic Music Community
www.passionatemusic.net

www.sitesakamoto.com

www.obla.at

www.cronicaelectronica.org

www.blentwell.com

INDOCHINA

www.christinawheeler.com

www.pinknoises.com

Friday, September 10, 2004

web site launched!

my new web site is up.

Sunday, July 11, 2004

my CD is released from cronicaelectronica.org!