Bob Ostertag Solo // Jim Staley + Ikue Mori

Tuesday, March 17, 2015. 8:00 pm

Composer, performer and electronic instrument builder Bob Ostertag performs a rare solo show of new works.

Bob Ostertag arrived in the East Village in 1978, and immediately fell into the underground music scene of the time as a frequent collaborator with John Zorn, Fred Frith, and others. In the 1980s Ostertag left music for the revolutionary movements of Central America, then relocated to the west coast at the end of the decade.

Since that time he has published a couple dozen CDs of music, two movies, two DVDs, and five 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, John Zorn, Mike Patton, Anthony Braxton, Lynn Breedlove, Justin Vivian Bond, and many more. 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.