Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 7:00pm
Frohnmayer Music Building, 163
961 E 18th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
Future Music Oregon, the UO’s music technology center, is dedicated to the exploration of sound and its creation, to new forms of musical and new media performance, and to the innovative use of computers and other recent technologies to create expressive music and new media compositions.
Featuring John Bischoff, an early pioneer of live computer music. Bischoff is known for his solo constructions in real-time synthesis as well as his development of computer network music. He has been active in the experimental music scene in the SF Bay Area for over 40 years as a composer, performer, and teacher. His performances around the US include NEW MUSIC AMERICA festivals, Roulette and Experimental Intermedia in New York, and the Lampo Series in Chicago. He has performed in Europe at the Festival d'Automne in Paris, Akademie der Künste in Berlin, STEIM in Amsterdam, and Fylkingen in Stockholm among other places. He is a founding member of the League of Automatic Music Composers, the world's first computer network band, and co-authored an article on the League's music that appeared in "Foundations of Computer Music" (MIT Press 1985). He is also an original member of The Hub, a band he has performed and recorded with for over three decades. In 1999 he was awarded an Artist Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in New York. He is also a recipient of an Alpert Award/Ucross Residency Fellowship. As a member of the Hub, he was awarded a GigaHertz Prize for lifetime achievement in Electronic Music in 2018 by ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany. Recordings of his work are available on Artifact, Lovely Music, Tzadik, 23Five, and New World Records. He recently retired from his faculty position in the legendary Music Department at Mills College in Oakland, California.
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