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"Across-Offshoot" by Keiko Uenishi (o.blaat)

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Across-Offshoot was recorded and broadcast by ORF radio in Vienna in April of 2005. In the words of the artist: it is an ‘acoustic laptop’ recording with radio and laptop computer interaction as pure sound.

One of these pure sounds became the feedback that Keiko Uenishi, aka o.blaat, used for her radio piece “across-offshoot.” The artist used a portable radio to create feedback in the laptop speaker. As we listen we hear airwave communication between two everyday devices – laptop and transistor radio – in the form of feedback off the FM carrier frequency.

Based in Brooklyn, New York, sound artist, composer, [electroluxe] event schemer, core member of SHARE (, o.blaat (Keiko Uenishi) is known for creating various interactive audio environments. Her sound and interactive works ceaselessly pursue ways in which to erase the performer's presence and ultimately alter a listening situation.

Her powerbook performance has appeared at many music venues/events/museums including; Tonic, The Kitchen, SHARE, Whitney Museum of American Art, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, American Museum of Moving Image, Chelsea Art Museum, UnityGain, phonomena,, White Columns, MIT, Cornell University, and toured extensively in Europe.

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Listen to Across-Offshoot (.mp3)

Diane Ludin