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The new video documentation of my collaboration with Katherine Liberovskaya, called "Landfilles". The performance took place at Experimental Intermedia, NYC on June 20, 2009.

------ Schedule of upcomings in autumn 2009 -------

All upcoming events links are here


Sat. Oct 03, 09 - "NIJIKA". It's a project by one of my favorite friends, Sawako. I'm happy to perform w/ her, and other wonderful performers: Chris Jordan (see-j) & Roberto Carlos Lange!

It'll be at outdoors in "Grand Ferry Park" in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The admission is FREE! Hoping you'd be able to swing by!

4 Saturdays, Oct 10, 17, 24, & 31, 09 - A new piece "Shifting Blanks", as a part of 10ms, celebrating 10 years anniversary of "microsound" @Diapason Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Please have a look at the installation schedule. Note: I won't be on the 3rd (contrary to the schedule) due to the conflict with the above performance.

Thurs. Oct 22, 09 - a new piece "Sound Event", a part of "3 pieces" event curated by Roddy Schrock & Deric Carner @PPOW Gallery, NYC. Shared w/ wonderful artists(!): Amanda Curreri + Eric Scollon, & Sal Randolph. 18:30-20:30

Wed. Oct 28, 09 - I'll be participating in "Memorial for Merce", @Park Avenue Armory, NYC. Details TBA.


November dates in Japan(!)

Tues. Nov 10, 09 - Osaka: Solo "kikimimi"- location TBA, in conjunction with Share.Osaka launch!

Fri. Nov 13, 09 - Kyoto: Solo "Car Décalé (Légèrement) / Because Shifted (Slightly)" @UrBANGUILD. Shared w/ Phill Niblock + Katherine Liberovskaya, Atsushi Nishijima, and more.

Sun. Nov 15, 09 - Tokyo: Solo "Kikimimi" @loopline. Curated by Makoto Ooshiro. Details TBA.

Wed. Nov 18, 09 - Tokyo: Solo "Car Décalé (Légèrement) / Because Shifted (Slightly)" @Super Deluxe. Shared w/ Phill Niblock + Katherine Liberovskaya.

Hope to see some of you while I'll be there!!


Closing this weekend! "The ROOM" by o.blaat

@Medien Kultur Haus, Wels, Austria.

Thanks so much!!! to those who contributed sounds & texts!!

The opening was a wonderful success!!!

Now I'm back home in Brooklyn, struggling to finalize my long-stretched thesis paper. so please allow me to update the soundleak.org site:


It's my first wp page. So, forgive me the ugliness of the layout. I'm working on it;)

Anyways, it will be the place where all the information will be updated re: TheROOM. So, please keep checking back!

If you're one of the contributors, you'll hear from me via email in early May (after my paper due.) Besides, all the contributors' soundfiles were already uploaded at archive.org!


Updated: 'Share' flickr photos in slideshow!

Scroll down please. Share.nyc's more recent photos are there. (2008-current) We are currently located @Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY, every Sunday. Please come down. It's FREE as always!


Merce Cunningham Dance Company - Beacon Events @DIA:Beacon, Beacon, NY

went well + fun :))

musicians: Takehisa Kosugi, Alex Waterman, Curtis Bahn, Keiko Uenishi (o.blaat)

o.blaat during rehearsal. (taken by sawako. <<-- thank u!!!)


It's an old-but-new release!!!

More info at 'Object' (Frasconi/Arias/Uenishi(o.blaat)) @Eyesore/Eh!

The live recording made in 2004 at Sculpture Center, NYC, as 'Object (Trio)' with Miguel Frasconi and Ricardo Arias, is finally out on "Eyesore" label's new "Eh? Aural Depository" catalog!!


Broadway Dreams (w/ lots of mini video clips & documentations links) / o.blaat

Conflux 08 link is here.

About o.blaat

o.blaat was named after 'oblaat' - flavourless, melting, semi-transparant thin edible paper, exists only to melt and disappear. In Japan, it was used to wrap bitter medicine (esp. for children easy to swallow it), and candies (not to stick together in hot climate.) o.blaat creates environment and situations where sounds being heard, sounds for circumstances, sounds for bones and spines. o.blaat is curious to experiment one's relationship with sounds. o.blaat is personal, and love to create massive mess to disappear into.

Sudsdreams at Experimental Intermedia, photo by Jodi Shapiro, 12.19.05

I _love_ SHARE on Sundays!!! It's always FREE & OPEN.

Cargo Container for "Aboard: Fillip2", curated by dosensos.org at Fortescue Avenue Gallery in London, UK

'J'ai un secret merveilleux: Midas' by o.blaat in City Sonics Festival 2006, Mons, Belgium

'moire' in Geneva, Switzerland, Aug. 19, 2006

o.blaat video interviewed by tobias c. van Veen, during Mutek 2007

Monogoto (o.blaat + Toshio Kajiwara) @ Issue Project Room, 9/14/07, video documentation by Peter Shapiro - caution! it's really long (may take time to load.) i'm doing all the feedbacks with positions and objects.

Broadway_Dreams 5th trip compiled

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Facts ///

Location :: Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York

Member since :: March 2006

Sounds like :: crackles of radiator, vibration of the small bones in your ears, sounds in J-train when going above-ground, unlocked snare left on stage.

Record Label :: cronica, improvised music from Japan

Type of Label/music :: Experimental, Electronica, Noise, Minimal, and maybe tiny-weenie-bit of Onkyo?? (or not.)

Collaborated with :: Ikue Mori, Christian Marclay, DJ Olive, Toshio Kajiwara, Marina Rosenfeld, Lary 7, Eyvind Kang, Sachiko M, Tetsuji Akiyama, Aki Onda, Kaffe Matthews, Ralph Steinbrüchel, Miguel Frasconi, Ricardo Arias, Anthony Coleman, Kurt Ralske, Lukasz Lysakowski, HC Gilje, Klaus Filip, Ilan Katin, Katherine Liberovskaya, Kosugi Takehisa, Nobukazu Takemura, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, among many others.

Performed at :: venues including recent MUTEK 07 festival, Montreal, Canada; Ultrahang 07 festival, Budapest, Hungary; Whitney Museum

of Art, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Museum, Tonic, Issue Project Room, Chelsea Art Museum, Sculpture Center, SHARE, The Stone, Walter Reade Theater of Lincoln Center, DIA/Beacon. NY; ICA Philadelphia, PA; Netmage 06 festival and Interferenze Festival 2006 in Italy; City Sonic 06 festival in Belgium; Vienna Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria; National Gallery as a part of Prague Biennale 2005 in Czech Republic; Tate Britain and Fortescue Avenue Gallery in UK. Upcoming activities include a lecture/presentation at Institut Intermedii, Prague Czech Republic; a collaboration with Klaus Filip and Noid for a networked composition by Filip "tripple duo" in three locations in Vienna; a site-specific performance at Alte-Schmiede, Vienna; and an installation "The ROOM/SOUNDLEAK" at Medien Kultur Haus, Wels, Austria with funding from Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture.

Activities /////////

upcoming! :: gigs, etc.

o.blaat archive :: what already happened

Links /////////

obla.at :: my main site :: audio exploration

share.dj :: collaborative live multimedia community

Flickr Photolog :: o.bla photolog (NOW ACTIVE!:)

cronica :: sweet label.precious music.

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