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John Bischoff

Computer and Electronic Music
John Bischoff (b. 1949, San Francisco) has been active in the experimental music scene in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 35 years as a composer, performer, and teacher. He is 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 in 1978, the world’s first computer network band, with Jim Horton and Rich Gold. He is also a founding member of The Hub, a computer network band that has further developed the network music form since 1987. Recordings of Bischoff’s work are available on Artifact, 23Five, Tzadik, and Lovely Music. A solo CD titled "Audio Combine" was release by New World Records and was named Best of 2012 by WIRE magazine. He is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Mills College in Oakland, California.
Upcoming Events:

Sunday, August 31 2014 8:00 PM
Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Quattuor Elephantis ::||:: John Bischoff

Quattuor Elephantis represents an intelligible entirety, dynamic and volatile, perceived through the kaleidoscopic effluence of the Four Cosmic Pillars.

John Bischoff will perform solo electronic pieces which incorporate a custom analog circuit of his own design.  More...
Saturday, September 6 2014 8:00 PM
Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Littlefield Concert Hall

DAVID WESSEL AND COMPOSERS FROM THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Works by guest composer David Wessel, and Mills CCM composers Maggi Payne, Guillermo Galindo, James Fei, and John Bischoff.  More...
CDs on which John Bischoff appears:
ArtistTitleLabelNumber
Tim Perkis/John Bischoff Artificial Horizon
Artist: Tim Perkis/John Bischoff
Title: Artificial Horizon
Label: Artifact 1003
Label page on this site: Artifact
Artifact 1003
News:
04/01/2003
Now available to play online: Chris Brown & John Bischoff "Eternal Network Music" two real-time sound pieces for quartets of networked players at either of these locations: Crossfade or Walker Art These pieces run in your browser on both PC and Mac, and require a one-time installation of Phil Burk's "JSyn" java plugin, which is easily installed through links at the site. Collaborate online with other players, or make an appointment through the online calendar. See also Brown and Bischoff's article at the same Crossfade site "Indigenous to the Net: Early Network Music in the San Francisco Bay Area" for some historical background on the network music genre.