up from Boston's underground during the late 1990s, the Toneburst Collective
was a loose-knit crew of DJs, electronic musicians, and video-and installation-artists,
who together produced approximately 20 large-scale multi-media events
in offbeat locations around New England and New York. More carnival
than rave or concert, the crew's productions mixed experimental beats,
video, and performance art in unorthodox spaces. One event, called "Junk,"
featured jungle DJs and punk bands feverishly trading 20 minuet sets,
with free rice and beans, interludes of spoken word and political puppet
theater, a live pirate radio broadcast, and, like every Toneburst night,
the 7-hour production cost only $5. Lush video projections and otherworldly
installations would complement the sonic and social experimentation
typical of a Toneburst party.
is no longer an official collective, many of it's former members are
still actively producing music, art, and events, in Boston and around
the world. For more information check the Toneburst links