Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Illuminating » John Bischoff

Sushi Contemporary Performing and Visual Arts
390 Eleventh Ave. (at J St), San Diego, CA 92101
Reservations: 619-235-8466
$15.00 / $10.00 students
8PM - Map

John Bischoff, electronics (San Francisco)

John Bischoff will present an evening in two parts. In Part 1, he will give an historical slide show of images and sounds from his early work with live computer electronics during the years 1978-1990. He will comment on the various solo and group contexts he performed in using early personal computer technology only just then available. Extending the American Experimental tradition of instrument building as represented by Henry Cowell, John Cage, and Harry Partch. In Part 2, he will perform three recent pieces for laptop and sound-making objects. One can think of the pieces as the real-time construction of a sonic collage whose materials are automatically clipped and juxtaposed together based on performer timing.

John Bischoff

John Bischoff has been active in the experimental music scene in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years as a composer, performer, and teacher. He is known for his solo constructions in real-time computer synthesis and the pioneering development of computer network music. His performances around the US include New Music American festivals, Lampo (Chicago), and the Beyond Music Festival (LA). He has performed numerous times in Europe at such venues as the Festival d'Automne in Paris, Akademie der Künst in Berlin, Fylkingen in Stockholm, TUBE in Munich, and Tesla in Berlin. He was a founding member of the League of Automatic Music Composers (1978) and he co-authored an article on the League's music that appears in "Foundations of Computer Music" (MIT Press 1985). He is also a founding member of the network band The Hub. In 1999 he received an award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (NYC) in recognition of his music. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at Mills College in Oakland, California.