HERE is a quick demo (in pajamas) I did, showing the littleBits synth coupled with two light sensors… The latter add a useful ‘performance interface’ to the bits.


The Orb

December 15, 2015

Some video of the Orb performing in Atlanta.

Cellphone vid and very distorted audio…


Monomania, live at ArtLab

April 24, 2015

On this date in 2010. First set included guitar, saxophone, flute, ukulele, and toy keyboards. Second set was heavier electronics, radio, mbira.




4-24-2010-Monomania at Artlab

This snippet was recorded on a cellphone (electronics and mbira):

These are all board recordings of the show are at

And here is short movie:

24 April 2010, Monomania at ArtLab from Jonathan Ciliberto on Vimeo.



Exit Sound

March 5, 2015

Here is a last bit of improvised play in the big reverb space of Poem 88. The gallery is emptied and is amid moving to a new space (opening in May). . .


Movies are from Monroe, Louisiana.

On the road to long ago from Jonathan Ciliberto on Vimeo.


Old New Mountain Forest

October 17, 2014

Old New Big Mountain Forest from Jonathan Ciliberto on Vimeo.

My parents bought a ‘cabin’ in North Georgia in the early 1990s. Then they sold that, bought a house in the same mountainous area, sold that and bought a house in the same mountainous area, and just recently sold that and bought another house in the same mountainous area. This last house’s property shares a border with the very first cabin’s property. Back in the 1990s I spent lots of time up in those woods, finding my own ways from the deeply forested backyard down a stream eventually to join the main trails in the area. When I went to visit the newest house recently, I explored the woods and found many familiar sights, twenty years later… I filmed cell phone video, and then that evening made some music using an old MXR equalizer, no inputs, plus Roland Space Echo. Here it is. Headphones recommended.

“Still noisy after all these years…”


Books as burden/benefit

July 30, 2014


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And see also their performance of Mendelssohn’s Trio No. 2 at Poem 88 Gallery (on Vimeo).


My part is from around 1:14 – 1:40. (But watch it all! Great stuff throughout!)

Performance using two tin cans connected with string, with an FM wireless intercom unit at each can, plus rocks, sticks, leaves, radio, small electronics.

Called “A Natural History of Noise”

Here is how it sounded:


On this date in 2011.

Improvising: Dick Robinson, Pedro Rivadeneira, Jon Ciliberto from {Poem 88} Gallery on Vimeo.

Dick Robinson, Pedro Rivadeneira, and Jon Ciliberto improvising in the Robinson’s studio. 4/10/2011



And here is some of the recorded music!