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Interview with Keiko Uenishi (aka o.blaat)

Miya Masaoka

Published: 2006-05-01

In this interview with fellow Japanese/American sound artist Keiko Uenishi (aka o.blaat), Miya Masaoka works outwards from the personal to consider the radical potential of internet-based sound and video improvisation to build community across ethnic and gender lines.

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Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.