Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 Visiting Artists

Spring 2021

John Bischoff

Bischoff will present solo compositions remotely to the ESP Forum and discuss them. The compositions are live electronic music performances incorporating custom analog circuits and digital synthesis using the Max programming language.

John Bischoff (b. 1949, San Francisco) is a composer known for his solo constructions in real-time synthesis and the pioneering development of computer network music. 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 network band that continues to expand on the network music form today. Recordings of Bischoff’s work are available on Artifact, 23Five, Tzadik, Lovely, and New World Records. In 1999, he was a recipient of a prestigious $25,000 Artist Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (NY). As a member of the Hub, he was awarded a GigaHertz Prize for life-time achievement in Electronic Music in 2018 by ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany. He is an emeritus professor of music at Mills College in Oakland, Calif.

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