Composer, performer, historian, instrument builder… Bob Ostertag’s work cannot easily be summarized or categorized. He has published 21 CDs of music, two movies, two DVDs, and three books. 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, and others. 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 is currently in the middle of a one-year sabbatical from his university position to do a world tour. In China he’ll give solo and collaborative performances, lectures, and workshops in Xi’an, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hangzhou.

Bob will be playing at Meridian Space on October 28, taking part in the MIJI Concert Series #29. More info soon!

10.12 西安 Concert @ Aperture Club (System Error)
10.15 上海 Lecture @ Shanghai Conservatory
10.17 上海 Concert @ Basement 6 Collective w/ Soundspade
10.19 杭州 Concert @ LINEOUT w/ Wang Changcun 王长存
10.21 北京 Lecture @ CAFA 中央美术学院
10.23 北京 Concert @ fRUITYSHOP (BEME) w/ Liquid Palace, 洪启乐 Hong Qile + VJ Mao Wengweng
10.24 北京 Concert @ Modernsky Lab (BEME) w/ Soviet Pop + Vavabond
10.29 北京 Concert @ Meridian Space (MIJI) w/ John Richards / Dirty Electronics Orchestra


Photos from the MIJI Concert Series #24, which took place at Meridian Space on May 12th, 2015. Featuring CT-808, Mikko Savela and Yan Jun.

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Photos from the MIJI & Multiple Tap Festival, which took place at Meridian Space on April 4th-5th, 2015.

Featuring: Toshimaru Nakamura (no-input mixer), Tetuzi Akiyama (guitar), Katsuyoshi Kou (guitar), Ko Ishikawa (Japanese shō), Jojo Hiroshige (Hijokaidan) (guitar & electronics), JUNKO (Hijokaidan) (voice), Liu Xinyu (no-input mixer), Soviet Pop (analogue synth & elecronics), Yan Yulong (violin), Yu Yiyi (pedals), VAVABOND (laptop), and the Mongolian Impro Committee.

Those below are from Yu Yiyi and Jojo Hiroshige’s epic final duo, which closed the festival, unleashing torrents of noise onto a ravished audience.

Photos from the MIJI Concert Series #22, which took place at Meridian Space on March 3rd, 2015. Featuring Sachiko M, Yan Jun and Li Weisi.

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