Jamie Allen (CA/UK)
jamie allen’s circuitMusic
“Just as the audience began nodding along, Allen dove even deeper into the sounds, working single tones like the sonic equivalent of clay, shaping drones from raw static, feedback and electricity.” – Marc Weidenbaum
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.
Hi. I’m Jamie Allen and I like to make things with my head and hands. These things often involve peoples’ relationships to creativity, technology and resources – and mostly attempt to give people new, subversive and fun ways to interact with all of these.
I work as Assistant Director of Culture Lab (Newcastle University, UK), where I lead the Digital Media course, teach and develop projects. I am also a PhD candidate with the European Graduate School (Media & Communications).
My work has been featured in a number of media outlets, including Wired.com and the New York Times.
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