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For pictures, movies, and information about the (((RE:SOUND))) free renegade sound-system party see: http://toneburst.com/resound

For information on current post-Toneburst events happening in the Boston area check out the Beat Research website:

Beat Research: experimental party music - Mondays at the Enormous Room - Weekly excursions into the depths of jungle, reggae, hiphop, rock, bhangra, garage, and just about everything else that'll make ya move. Featuring DJ mashups, and live sets with residents DJ C, and DJ Flack, along side special guests, and live video manipulations by Manor Machine.

The list below contains descriptions of some Toneburst events. It is chronological from most recent to oldest. Many of the earliest event descriptions have been lost. We will try and update them at some point in the future.


Navigating through actual and virtual space
Friday, May 4th 2001 8pm-12am
ONI Gallery, 684 Washington St.
China Town, Boston
all ages $5 donation

Through music, video, film, and other environmental manipulations, Schema will explore the origins of cybernetics. The artists involved will create an environment to navigate through as they navigate their equipment. A mixture of tools old and new will be used to create the environment. Computers, video and film projection, samplers, synthesizers, slides, MIDI, video and audio mixers, turntables, effect processors, guitars, and more will all be part of the mix. The public will be invited to explore and learn about the environment through a series of schematics and maps.

sound and image
will be provided by:

DJ Flack
Z Nitrate

DJ Ripley
Matt Coffi
Entropy Struct
The Mad Switch
dokDex w/selsy


Saturday, February 10th, 2001.7-12 in the pm
at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly MA. (Directions)
$5, all ages. $3 Monster Art students.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the school's radio station.
there will be live broadcast.

watered by:
dj c
dj flack
esp Mr. Output
entropy struct
player 2
dj soulkiss
Roman Stange
sper parts

installations and environments
planted by:
Sarah Fox
Tiffany Dumont
Jenn Wade
Jessamyn McTwigan
Mary Beth Mungovan
Jason Asselin
Susan Catandella
live form video


\We come from where the collection of consciousness resides in the elements, in its invokers. We are continuously pushing ourselves forward, searching always for new ways to create and express. And yet we are always going back to our roots, to our instinctual impulses. We sometimes forget to think about what has brought us here. We rely on the resources our earth has provided and we must remember to treat that with the utmost respect and not waste our energies creating for the false reality that has been built up around us. This is another way to look at the "grassroots" movement. We, meaning you, don't need to rely on the institutions infiltration into our everyday life to produce something of worth, of value to the self, in order to communicate. So let's make beautiful music out of these resources and unite on the dance floor.


ps: Bring yr own home made instrument or drums for improv session.


toneburst <<rewind<<
friday september 22nd 2000 8pm - 2am
at massachusetts college of art
$5 all ages

featuring all the original members of the collective
together one night only for this reunion event
along with special guests.

a limited edition toneburst <<rewind<< compilation cd,
featuring music by artists in the collective,
will be given away to the first 100 attendees at the event

providing soundz on the night:
antipop consortium (didn't show. click here to see their excuse)
(nyc, soot)
(reckankreuzunqsklankewerkzeuge, planet µ)
dj c vs eoss
(blissrecordings, duotone)
dj flack
(blissrecordings, duotone)
(esp, entropy struct)
scuzzy (los angeles)
(puerto rico)
x rae
(san francisco)
(snowball studio)
(nyc, street forest)
(antipop consortium)
(hotel-lotte, emi/harvest, liquid sky)
thee joker
(cologne, reissdorf-force, emi, hotel-lotte)
dj link
(cologne turntablist)
(liquid sky, hotel-lotte)
(monster art)
mad switch

and environments by:
lynns (nyc)
live form video
robot kid

sound system provided by: whistle and bell sound systems



DJ Flack
Spent (ESP, Entropy Struct, X-Rae)
Howard Stelzer & Brendan Murray
Art installation by Alan Campbell

July 6th 2000

Middle East (downstairs)
18+ $7 @ door $5 with canned good.
1/2 of the proceeds will be going to
the Mark Sandman Music Education Fund.


friday april 21st 2000
montserrat college of art
hardie building
23 essex st beverly ma
all ages all night (begins at 9pm)

come out of your shell and dance the night away
to your favorite electronic soundz provided by:

in the beat basket:
hrvatski (laptop manipulations)
dj flack (1s and 2s)
config.sys (1200s)
mike esp (?)
dj c (turntables)
entropy struct (electronic gear)
salmon, cod, and sole dinner (knobs and sliders)

in the plastic egg:
zipper spy (cee deez and wreckords)
catalyst (wheels of steel)
sper parts (vinyl manipulation)
r0man ztange vs. wham ('lectronic improvosation)
jason hurley (spinning)
dj soul kiss (djing)
lippa (?)
staag (mixing records)

providing the visual sweets:
sasha hodges
tiffany dumont
lynn stabile
ken alonso
chris colt
and more...


the stillings street wake
Sat. March 11, 2000
17 stilling St. (just off congress)
fort point channel, Boston

a free all night event to usher out an
an era of artists on stilling St.

featuring performances by:
hrvatski (reckankreuzunqsklankewerkzeuge)
dj c (eoss)
config.sys (snowball studio)
dj flack (duotone)
and many more

live video mixing and projection by:
walter wright
ken alonso
cris colt
and others

Stillings Street has been a part of the
artist community in Boston for 25 years.
At the end of this month all of the artists there
are being evicted from the building in order
to build a parking garage. The building may be dying,
but the artists there want to show that they continue to thrive.

This weekend, and for the rest of the month,
the doors will be open to all in order to
give this space the great energy it deserves.

Visual arts include paintings, ceramics,
sculpture, and installation.

Performances during the opening will include
poetry readings, live music, DJs, performance art,
video and live installations, and more.

The opening will begin at 4 PM, Sat. March 11
and will continue to move through the building during the evening.

We will hold a procession with a candlelight vigil and ceremony @ 9 PM.
We request guests to bring a candle and their own refreshments.

The building will continue to be open for viewing until March 25.
Gallery hours will be Thursdays and Fridays 5-8 PM,
Saturdays and Sundays 12-5 PM.

For more information contact:
Sand T at (617)350-8769 fax or phone
Sara Thompson at sarastillings@rcn.com or (617)423-9824
Dennis Sagwitz at (617)728-4954

17 Stillings Street is located in the Fort Point Artist's Community
near the South Station T Stop on the Red Line.
Four blocks past the Children's Museum,
left off of Congress Street.


umbrella man presents:
digestion (toneburst djs meet wzbc djs)
friday november 26 (the day after thanxgiving) 1pm-1am

at the milkyway lounge and lanes
403 centre st., jamaica plain,

a 12 hour all ages party
featuring live performances and mix sets
from members of the toneburst collective,
as well as 4 of the boston's best radio/club djs,
and special guests djs brother cleve and dj brynmore

before 6pm:
$5 21+
$7 under 21
after 6pm:
$8 21+
$10 under 21

from toneburst:
mike esp
config.sys (snowball)
dj c (eoss, bliss)
/rupture (soot)
duotone (dj flack, dj c)
soplerfo (live pa)

from zbc:
vincent/jk (al-kemical engineering)
schwilly b (circle, green)
mark flynn (disc error)
glies dickerson (flatplastic fm)

brother cleve (solaris)

visualz by:
the curious spy
robot kid


record-release party for
sound thoughts featuring dj moosaka
downstairs at the middle east
this sunday, november 14th

true world order (prof. shuman and radioactive)
electro organic sound system (eoss) (blissrecordings)
/splice and moosaka (street forest, 5 finger)
/rupture (soot)
skinny B (5 finger)
selector (street forest)
fakts one (brick records)
alien (abductiontherapy)


voix and 911 gallery present
cyber mass eve
a 24 hour event

saturday 10.30.99 exhibitions open @ noon
costume ball starts @ 8pm
and goes through 10.31.99 @ noon
100 middle st. lowell mass
3 huge floors of madness

featuring music by:
members of the toneburst collective:
.....eoss (blissrecordings)
.....dj flack (duotone, blissrecordings)
.....config.sys (snowball studio, soot records)
.....mike esp (soot records)
...../rupture (soot records)
members of soundlab - cultural alchemy -nyc:
.....i sound
.....acoustyk (byzar, asphodel)
from london
.....christoph fringeli (praxis, datacide, zhark, b.m. jed uk)
.....ben fear (bomb dogs, audio illusion/prone uk)
.....hecate (homewrecker foundation, praxis, zhark uk)
from sanfrancisco
.....the haters
artists from advance recordings
.....dj timestretch
.....niqodemus jones
members of the syndicate
.....k cathode
also featuring
.....hekla (reckankrezungsklankewerkzeuge)
.....emil beaulieau (rrrecords, pure)
.....zipperspy (vinyl communications, rrrecords, homewrecker)
.....ultraflash (homewrecker foundation ny)
.....ludiKRIS (metropolitan hostilities)
.....ojamoj (verity)
.....saturnalia w. daniel carter (sublingual)
.....dj emil (nyc)
.....the junkman (nyc)

visualz by:
the curious spy
turbine 2
walter wright
dr. t

and many more...

cyber mass eve exhibitions
oct 30 - jan 15 2000

installations, films, & cybernetic sculptures by:
bonnie brown
mark dwinell
justin gordon
barry crowell
maria moran
doug babin
walter wright
cat diabolis
alberto roblest
the digital atelier
members of video space

stereoscopic images
lenticular prints
video installations interactive sculpture

seminars on 10.30.99 starting @ noon:
video software developers speaking:
.....dr. emile tobenfield
.....walter wright
.....pretty colors

history of noise and recording:
.....gx jupitar larson
television and media:
..... george preston (director of lowell telecommunications corp.)


tones bursting
at voix 564 dutton street, lowell ma
saturday, august 28, 1999, 8pm-2am
all ages

featuring dubbedout ninjaphonic
junglized beet phreekery (music) by:

hrvatski (reckankrezungsklankewerkzeuge)
kosmopolous (liquidsky cologne)
triotone (mike rivard [club d'elf] dj flack, dj c)
dj c (eoss)
config.sys (configuration systems)
splice (embryo)
vincent (wzbc)
dj ripley (tactile subversives)
dred (projekt 3, wmbr)
irie la (rockers, wers)

kinetic photonic environmentalizms (lights) by:

curious spy (beyond the qe2)
sabrina zanella-foresi

august 1999: toneburst month at solaris
milky way lounge and lanes,
403 centre st., jamaica plain,

8/11 mike esp : live pa, mix set of experimental techno
8/18 eoss (electro organic sound system ): live pa, mix set dubtronic wreckstep
configuration system: breakbeats/ jungle
8/25 splice & musaka: live pa of hip-hop and breakbeats

the residents start the music flowing at 9
and the guest comes on at 11:30 til 1am
the night is 18+
admission is free.

toneburst: roots
at art space in gloucester ma
august 5, 1999, 8pm till...
$5, all ages

a return to the original toneburst venue

featuring phat sperimentalizms and beat phreekery by:
kid 606 (vinyl communications/tiger beat)
lexaunculpt (musik aus strom/orange)
cathars (miau-miau international, ex ultra vivid scene)
cex (underscore)
hrvatski (reckankreuzungsklankewerkzeuge)
eoss (electro organic sound system)
duotone (dj flack and dj c)
mike esp (heon)
vincent (wzbc)
dj ripley (tactile subversives)
eva frick (kracfive)

visual environment manipulations by:
sabrina zanella-foresi
kristin pierimarchi

duotone: antics
at the harvard film archive
saturday july 24 1999, 10pm
$5 at the door

dj flack and dj c will be performing a live soundtrack
to experimental silent films from the early part of the century:

l'etoile de mer by man ray 1928
ballet mecanique by fernand leger 1924
entr' acte by rene clair 1924
the conquest of the north pole by georges melies 1910

after which there will be a reception featuring phat beats by
dj ripley and esp as well as film loops by sabrina zanella-foresi.

here is a description from the boston globe, wednesday, july 21, 1999:

Dueling DJs to perform at Harvard Film Archive

OK, how's this for mixing up genres? DuoTone (DJ Flack and DJ C from the Boston art and electronic music collective Toneburst) will perform a live soundtrack to experimental silent films at the Harvard Film Archive Saturday. They'll be doing their signature mixing and scratching of snippets of sound effects and melodies to hip-hop and jungle rhythms to such 1920s Dada classics as Georges Melies 's ''Conquest of the North Pole.'' [sic] After the screening, there will be a reception, featuring music by DJ Ripley and ESP as well as film loops by Sabrina Zanella-Foresi.


friday, May 14, 1999, 7-11pm
museum of science, Boston
free all ages event

the toneburst collective presents an evening of
cyber-accessibility, lush environments and phat beats.

with musical performances by various selectors including:
dj flack

installations and interactive visual treats by:
etienne delacroix
dj flack
nita sturiale
live form video
ben thompson
adam keller

this event is part of the boston cyber-arts festival
and is sponsored in part by video space and the museum of science.


may 8 and 9, 1999
downstairs at the middle east
12345 massachussetts ave.
central square, cambridge

mobile axis: jungle.dancehall.hiphop.distant beat transmission.
saturday may 8th @ 9pm... $10 advance (ticketmaster). $12 at the door

dj olive the audio janitor (we, soundlab, asphodel records, nyc)
akustyk (byzar, soundlab, alphodel records, nyc)
true world order
(elements, next level)

stationary axis: live processed acoustic instruments.experimental sounds.intersecting lines
sunday, may 9 @ 7pm $5 or free with ticket from mobile axis (previous night)

from mit:
teresa marrin (w/wearable musical instrument)
livesexact (sampled sounds and furry bodies)
andrew schloss (radio drum and robot piano)
pete rice (electro-accoustic sketchable music)
the golden age (wireless sensor amalgam)

from harvard:
the magic number (improvisation w/percussion, guitar, sampled loops)
fleur de vie weinstock (processed mbira)
jace clayton (sand in the sampler)
sasha costanza-chock (reassemblage of entire coaxial program)

from brandeis electro-acoustic music studio (beams):
eric chaselow


eventworks presents:
an evening of experimental music

may 1 1999 @ 7pm
massart north hall
$5 students $10 general

toneborscht (featuring: dj flack, esp, config.sys and eoss)
will be starting off the evening at 7pm
followed by:
joshua fried
gentry densley
thurston moore
(of sonic youth)

for info:
eworks: 617.2321555 x 561
email: eventworks@massart.edu


sunday, april 18, 1999.
metcalf hall, on the 2nd floor of the gsu building,
boston university.
775 commonwealth ave.

featuring a collective collaboration by the toneburst crew from 8-11pm.


dj flack

cave dogs
vincent archer
etienne delacroix
t.l. kennedy
mark warhall
sabrina zanella-foresi

audio/visual overlap: genlock

from 7-8pm: the BU drum circle
(open to all)

from 11pm-12am: DJ shwilly b
(open drumming)


rough green glass
saturday, march 6, 1999
8pm-12am, 5 bucks, all ages
montserrat college of art
23 essex st.
beverly ma
3rd floor of the hardie building

three spaces of rough broken beats,
lush green improvisations
and glass-smooth vinyl manipulations

sper parts

shwilly b

tim o'keefe
dj dred

environmental manipulations:
lynn stabile
jenn leong


smashing dub spys dueling djs with deaf defying noise-beats.

saturday january 16th 1999
dusk 2 dawn
$5, all ages
portland maine fine arts cinema
627 congress st.

two rooms 2 full of bump, noise, gaber, bombing beats,
crushing jungle, body-bending grooves,
xtreme electronics, ultravisuals & more.

performances by:
lessor (vinyl communications, sanfransisco)
emil beaulieau (rrr records)
(vinyl communications)
(esp, toneburst)
dj c
dj hekla
crank sturgeon
skin crime
head w/wings
howie stelzer
ultravision video


toneburst and metropolitan hostilities present:

signal to noise

a night of sonic extremism

saturday december 19th. 8pm-midnite
washington st. arts center, somerville

all ages. $5

featuring short sets inna soundclash stylee by:

chocolate-hazelnut (toneburst djs c & rupture

dj i-sound (soundlab nyc / ambush records

zipper spy (vinyl communications

dj ludikris (metropolitan hostilities

hrvatski (reckank records

nettle (toneburst dj esp

john entox (skreem

with environmental surprises by lynn stabile and others....

the washington st. arts center is at 321 washington st. in somerville, just past the cambridge-somerville border and near inman and union squares. this space holds less than 200 people so please come early.



Sunday, December 13th, 2-6pm
Dudley House, Harvard University (right in Harvard Square)

Dance & Learn about the Government's new sonic weapons -
bass that can kill - riot control - coming to a city near you

Hip Hop, Dancehall, Dub, and Jungle w/

/splice (toneburst)
DJ /rupture (toneburst)
Irie-La (dancehall selectress)
DJ C (electro-organic, toneburst)
Moosaka (True World Order)
Whistle and Bell Sound System

this event is FREE


metropolitan hostilities and eventworks bring you....

friday, december 11th 1998
8pm till midnight
mass college of art, north building, room 175

esp and /rupture soundtracking eraserhead (david lynch)

c and config.sys soundtracking thx1138 (george lucas)

$2 donation at the door



a night of large beats and audio-visual mixology celebrating our 2nd anniversary.
saturday november 21st
9pm - 6am
at The Space in worcester
$5 with a canned good (donated to food not bombs)
$6 without
all ages

1 room of underground junglists, dancehall selectors, hiphop headz and techno minimalists, with performances by:

Duotone (DJ Flack and C)
True World Order
shwilly b (gnomefatty kollective)
Timothy O'Keefe (Soular Music, Providence)
DJ Etna (decontrol magazine)

1 room of audio-visual mixology and DJs soundtracking silent films:

Hrvatski (Reckank)
ESP (Spool)
Splice (Embryo)
Vincent (WZBC)
Asmodeus Spectre
Supercell (config.sys and soplerfo)

environmental manipulations by:

Lynn Stabile
Jenn Leong (Synergy Promixions)
Liveform Video (Gene Preble)
Scotte's E-Flex (3D soundstick)

please come early. The Space holds only 400. besides you don't want to miss any of the ripe beets!

directions to the space, 85 harding st. worcester ma


Central Square, outdoor, Friday evening, music series

5:30-8:30pm at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Prospect St. in Cambridge, MA.

This series of Friday evening, Central Square, street performances will feature bands and musicians selected by and including members of the Toneburst crew. Sounds and styles including, hip-hop, Delta blues, jungle, dancehall, avant-tronica, quirk-rock and dub, will all be in the mix. It promises to be a wrecksteppin good time!

calandar of events

September 25: Schwilly B, Ire-La, Depeche Mode

  • Schwilly B: slammin minimal-techno
  • Ire-La: back by popular demand / dancehall massive
  • Depeche Mode: quirky synth pop / punk rock

Oct 2: Config.Sys, Verb 9

  • Config.Sys: ragga junglist steppin inna sperimentalstylee
  • Verb 9: triphop, weirdstep dubtronics etc...

Resident DJs: /rupture, C, esp, Flack, splice/, Moosaka

lineups are subject to change. In the case of rain, that evenings event will be canceled.


Toneburst : CHILDSTYLE
@ The Children's Museum, Boston

Saturday, July 25th from 7pm-12am
$5 at the door, all ages

Featuring 3 spaces of youth oriented beats and sounds (raggajungle, wreckstep, dubtronic, abstrakt hiphop, experimental dancehall, soundscapes, etc...), plus, video, installations and interactive playspaces:

In the Science Playground:

  • True World Order (featuring Moosaka, Professor and RadioActive)
  • C (EOSS)
  • ESP
  • Duotone (featuring DJ Flack and C)
  • Morgan

On the Giants Desktop:

  • O.J.A.M.O.J.
  • Spool
  • Embryo
  • Irie-la
  • Config Sys
  • Verb 9

In Grandparents Attic:

  • Slide and the Eez
  • Jessica Rylan
  • and special guests

Video and Installations by:

  • Lynn Stabile
  • Jenn Leong (Synergy Promixions)
  • Antony Flackett
  • Live Form Video
  • Sasha Costanza-Chock
  • Sabrina Zanella-Foresi

Other spaces include:

  • Under the Dock
  • Grandparents House
  • Supermercado
  • Raceways
  • Bubbles
  • Tinkers Workshop
  • Teen Tokyo


Or call the museum @: (617) 426-8855



An out door event
with big phresh beets and strange soundz provided by the Toneburst crew,
featuring: DJ /rupture, DJ C (EOSS), DJ Flack (Duotone), ESP and Alex (Spool), Scuzzy and Splice (Embryo)
and a performance of Harmonic Bridge by Odland+Auinger

FRIDAY JULY 3 1998 6 - 9 PM (with a warehouse afterparty)

Route 2 underpass at Marshall Street, North Adams

EarMarks (July 3 - October 20) is an exhibition of sound art at locations throughout northern Berkshire County, including MASS MoCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), the city of North Adams, and the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown. Pick up a free guide to EarMarks in stores and tourist centers in northern Berkshire County. Featured artists are: Bruce Odland & Sam Auinger, Christina Kubisch, Ron Kuivila, Ulrich Eller, Alvin Curran & Melissa Gould, Ed Osborn, and Roswitha von den Driesch, Jens-Uwe Dyffort & Klaus Lebkucher. For more information contact MASS MoCA at 413-664-4481 or http://www.massmoca.org.



Friday May 22nd
@ the Beach Club / Pavillion at Salisbury Beach
(Massachusetts on New Hampshire line on the Atlantic ocean)
+18 $10

Large Multimedia Fest
Live electronic music performance
video instilations,
Performance art

Featuring the first Eastern MA full performance in over 2 years from

featuring DARRYL HELL

As well as performances by:

  • Electro Organic Sound System
  • Spool/Embryo AKA Merge (featuring DJ Flack)
  • O.J.A.M.O.J.
  • Zero Times Infinity
  • Bionaut
  • Battery Cage
  • Terretron
  • Rising! Man! Incinerator!
  • Pine Tree State Mind Control
  • Live Sex Act

Video/installations by:

  • Synergy Promixions
  • Dr. T
  • Alex Westner
  • and more

Contact Deftly-D for info or to set up an instilation or book non-sonic performance art at the show (sorry electronic bands and DJ's are booked solid) at 617-580-2122 or deftlyd@pop.tiac.net

club info line 978/922-9988





We Will Play featuring in 3 sonic spaces:


Pissed Offecers
Noiz Toyz room
and many more

Imagery by:

Gene Prebble
Synergy Promixions
Robot Kid
and many more


Jungle vs. Punk

Fat Day
Pissed Officers
Tom Stir
DJ Scud Missile
and many more




Sci-Fi Lounge with:

DJ Spooky
Ben Nneil
Spool Embryo
DJ Flack
Noise Labs
and many more




The first ever Toneburst took place in October 1996 at ArtSpace in Glochester MA
The second Toneburst took place in November 1996 at the ANE Architecture Studio in Alston MA
Both events featured music by the Toneburst founders /rupture, DJC / EOSS, and Splice, as well as visuals by Jenn Leong, and DR T.