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18 November 2010 | 21:30 (door open 21:00) | Concert | € 6


curated by Jamie Allen in collaboration with STEIM & OT301


Loud Objects (US)
Jamie Allen's Circuit Music (CA)
Pixel Form (US)
Jo Kazuhiro (JP)
Chung-Han Yao (TW)


Presentation by Artists
Wednesday, Nov 17 2010
Venue: OT301 Cinema Room
OT301, Overtoom 301, Amsterdam 
 Time: 17:00 - 19:00 hrs. 
Charge: € 3

Thursday, Nov 18 2010
Venue: OT301 
Location: OT301, Overtoom 301, Amsterdam
Time: 21:30 (door open 21:00) 
Entrance: € 6

The term “audio-visual” means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. The multimedia gallery installation artist and the video-jockey in a dance club have developed techniques that begin with the desire to fuse visual and audible experience. In recent and international performance practice, we recognize a move towards the use of material, non-representational approaches to this impulse.
MLB (Massive Light Boner) is a project which brings together a set of contemporary performance artists with an interest in the possibilities of minimal and maximal use of white light and noise aesthetics. Hosted by STEIM ( and organized by Jamie Allen (, the project is firstly an ensemble performance project featuring a collection of conceptual noise/white-light performance works together for the first time, live. Further, the project will culminate in a body of research, highlighting and documenting the approaches and motivations of an emerging and radical performance form.


“In a world of ever more powerful technology, it [is] downright inspiring to experience the sort of communication that [can] be accomplished with a simple on-off switch.” – Marc Weidenbaum, 


Massive Light Boner at OT301 - Nov 17 2010 Talks and Presentations - Nov 18 2010 Live Performances


Loud Objects
Loud Objects
Tristan Perich, Kunal Gupta and Katie Shima create electronic noise with minimal components: microchips, a power jack, an audio jack, and wire. The group solders custom audio circuits live, creating audible fluctuations of electricity with these bare elements. The New York City-based trio stage their lush noise constructions with soldering irons on top of overhead projectors, slide projectors, flourescent light towers, and remodeled guitars.

Phillip Stearns aka Pixelform
Phillip Stearns a.k.a. Pixelform
Phillip Stearns works with sound, light, electronics, found objects and biological systems, working directly with material to produce phenomenological experiences. His work approaches electronics as complex artificial living systems - creating new creatures for an electronic ecosystem. Phil shapes his hand-made systems into complex, generative systems. This is the sound of billions of neurons firing at once. Darkness is broken in brilliant eruptions of white light.

Jamie Allen's circuitMusic
Jamie Allen's circuitMusic
Jamie Allen’s circuitMusic project started as a exercise in radical improvisation - analog oscillators were built from bare circuitry and a breadboard while performing. Since then the live show has turned into an noise-synthesis project where signals from the home-made performance rig are offered to the audience as both audible sound and stroboscopic white light. Light and noise are shaped and into drones and pulses of raw static and electricity.

Chun-Han Yao
Chung-Han Yao
An active member of the new generation of sound artists in Taiwan, YAO’s works are mostly concerned with sound, while at the same time, searching for the ultimate connections between video, installation, space and various media. Yao’s live sets launch synchronous sound and fluorescent lamp elements via manipulation of a green laser trigger. The tiny noises emmited from the fluorescent lamps are manipulated and re-amplified.

Jo Kazuhiro
Jo Kazuhiro
Kazuhiro Jo is a researcher and an artist. In his performance work, Kazuhiro subtly shifts sine tones and noise emissions with a set of self-built handheld luminescent orbs. The result is a meditative experience of sound and light being molested and twisted. A prolific researcher focusing on music participation and acoustic design. Jo was a founding member of the Sine Wave Orchestra in Japan as well as an organizer of Dorkbot Tokyo.

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