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John Bischoff


JOHN BISCHOFF is a composer of live computer music. He is known for his solo constructions in real-time synthesis as well as the pioneering development of computer network bands. He has been active in the experimental music scene in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 40 years as a composer, performer, and teacher. Bischoff has performed in many parts of the US, as well as in Europe, including such venues as the Festival d’Automne in Paris, Akademie der Künst in Berlin, and Fylkingen in Stockholm. He was a founding member of The League of Automatic Music Composers (1978), considered to be the world’s first computer network band. He is also a founding member of The Hub (1987), a band that continues to expand on the network music form in innovative ways. Recordings of Bischoff’s work are available on Artifact, 23Five, Tzadik, Lovely, Other Minds, and New World Records. A solo CD on New World titled Audio Combine was named one of the “Best of 2012” by The Wire magazine. He is a professor of music at Mills College in Oakland, California.

Website: www.johnbischoff.com