March 2020

Performance > Duos and Trios
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Bob Ostertag often performs improvised duos and trios. Usually he does with very long-time collaborators, such as Fred Frith or Phil Minton. More recent duos include Roscoe Mitchell and Mazen Kerbaj. In recent years he has maintained an improvisational trio...
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A Book of Hours
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Commissioned by WDR 3 open: studio akustische kunst.  World premiere radio broadcast on Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) Radio Köln, February 17, 2012. Ensemble: Theo Bleckmann, Shelley Hirsch, and Phil Minton: voice; Roscoe Mitchell: reeds. Recording released direct-to-internet, June 2012.Ensemble: Theo Bleckmann, Shelley...
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Performance > Living Cinema
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Living Cinema at El Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires Living Cinema was a 16-year live performance duo of Bob Ostertag and Quebecois artist and animator Pierre Hébert.  The first performance took place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in...
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Solo Performance
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Bob Ostertag most often performs solo. These performances may include compositions such as Sooner or Later [link to the Sooner or Later recording page], or improvisations on a wide variety of electronic instruments (gamepads, iPads, modular synthesizers, etc.) From 2015-2016,...
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An Open Letter to Young Queers in the Time of COVID-19
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Several younger queers have asked those of us who live through the worst of AIDS have any lessons from that. My answer is yes, and the lesson is that THIS IS NOT AIDS. Why does that matter? HIV is difficult...
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