Bob Ostertag talk: Music, Politics, People, and Machines

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 5:15pm - 6:45pm
CCRMA Classroom, The Knoll 2nd floor, Rm 217
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"American sampler artist Bob Ostertag embodies the sociopolitical conscience of late 20th century avant-garde music." (AllMusic)

Composer, performer, historian, instrument builder, journalist, activist, kayak instructor, Bob Ostertag's work cannot easily be summarized or pigeon-holed. He has published 21 CDs of music, two movies, two DVDs, and three books. His writings on contemporary politics have been published on every continent and in many languages. Electronic instruments of his own design are at the cutting edge of both music and video performance technology. He has performed at music, film, and multi-media festivals around the globe. His radically diverse collaborators include the Kronos Quartet, avant garder John Zorn, heavy metal star Mike Patton, jazz great Anthony Braxton, dyke punk rocker Lynn Breedlove, drag diva Justin Bond, Quebecois film maker Pierre Hébert, and others. He is rumored to have connections to the shadowy media guerrilla group The Yes Men. In March 2006 Ostertag made all of his recordings to which he owns the rights available as free digital downloads under a Creative Commons license. He is currently Professor of Technocultural Studies and Music at the University of California at Davis

Bob Ostertag will talk about his life and works on April 19, 2011, 5-15-6:30pm, in the CCRMA Classroom.

At 8pm of the same day on the CCRMA Stage, Bob will play in concert together with his friend and collaborator Jim Magee. Click here for more info about the concert!

WHAT: Bob Ostertag talk - Music, Politics, People, and Machines
WHEN: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 5:15-6:30pm
WHERE: CCRMA Classroom (2nd floor)
660 Lomita Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Also, parking is free at Stanford after 4pm.
Open to the Public
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