World Tour 2015-2016

New Music Release: Wish You Were Here: World Tour 2015-2016
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Pleased to announce the release of music from my a-year-a-month-and-a-day world tour from March 2015 through April 2016. https://bobostertag.bandcamp.com/album/wish-you-were-here Like most of my recent releases, this is download only, pay what you like, no minimum. The music is played an the Aalto virtual...
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March 26+28, 2016: Montevideo, Uruguay
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Two solo concerts in Montevideo, courtesy of the tireless organizing efforts of Nandy Cabrera. Nice gigs, and Montevideo turns out to be a very appealing, relaxed city. https://www.facebook.com/events/657674097703648/ https://www.facebook.com/events/1761832967385769/ Shared one bill with Brian Mackern, interesting Montevideo-based musician with an unusual...
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January 31, 2016: Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
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Really nice and surprising show last night in Makassar. Everyone in Java was confused about why I was playing in Makassar. No one had ever heard of anyone playing in Makassar. "There is no scene there." But actually the scene...
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January 22, 2016: Jogja Noise Bombing Festival 2016
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Mind Blown! Jogja Noise Bombing Festival 2016 was maybe the most fun, exciting, crazy, energetic, communal, punk rock nights of live electronic music I have ever experienced. Wow. Performers included Timeghost (USA) Wayan Mižu Sumitro (Slovakia) Artmosf (Muara Enim) RJML...
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Spectrum, Brooklyn NY. August 27, 2015
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Played a set at the Spectrum, a way underground experimental queer arts and party space in Brooklyn. The kind of space that queer culture desperately needs but is in such short supply. Many many thanks to Gage Boone for making...
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Performing “Sooner or Later” in El Salvador
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Yesterday I performed my composition Sooner or Later in El Salvador at the Perquin Summer Festival. This is the music I made from a recording of a young Salvadoran boy burying his father. Perquin is a tiny mountain town in...
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Leaving Europe after Four Months
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Leaving Europe. With the exception of a week in Beirut, I have been here four months. So many people to thank. Jon Rose and Gerry Hemingway who I played with in Nickelsdorf, Phil Minton who I played with in Porto...
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Rose-Hemingway-Ostertag at Konfrontation Festival, Nickelsdorf
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Nice photos courtesy of Bogdan Edi Dimitriu. Thank you!
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Interview published in Mexico
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Interview by Mexico City-based musician Walter Schmidt today published in Spanish in Milenio, one of Mexico's major national newspapers. Bob Ostertag: Periodista Radical y Músico Experimental
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July 19: with Hans Falb in Nickelsdorf.
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The Nickelsdorf festival was a joy. High points certainly included hearing Eddie Prevost's set with John Edwards and Tom Chant, and hearing Olaf Rupp play in a trio with vibist Els Vandemeyer. After doing this for 30 years, I cannot...
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