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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:

Friday, August 28 2015 8:00 PM
Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Tonal Masher meets Bari Blaster: Aram Shelton & Jon Raskin + John Bischoff Solo Electronics

Raskin’s Bari Blaster meets Shelton’s Tonal Masher in their first meeting as a duo. This set aspires to shed light on innovative ways in which the saxophone can be used. This will be a no rules event. John Bischoff will perform a set of solo electronic pieces built from intrinsic features of the electronic medium: high definition noise components, tonal edges, imperfections, transitions, digital shading, and non-linear motion.  More...
Tuesday, September 8 2015 7:30 PM
Omni Oakland Commons [4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series Presents: John Bischoff, Las Sucias, Miranda Hill  More...
CDs on which John Bischoff appears:
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
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.