JohnBischoff  
 
Country:   USA
URL:   http://www.johnbischoff.com
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an early pioneer of live computer music. He is known for his solo constructions in real-time synthesis as well as his ground-breaking work in computer network bands. Bischoff's music is built from intrinsic features of the electronic medium: high definition noise components, tonal edges, imperfections, transitions, digital shading, and non-linear motion. Through empirical play and investigation he builds pieces that can be described as sonic sculptures, shaped in real-time and present for the duration of a performance. Recently, he has fashioned pieces that combine electronically-triggered bells with synthetic computer sounds. In such works bells are distributed around the performance space in a pattern distinct from the speaker locations. His idea is to disperse the sense of source in electronic music—to release the music from being trapped in the speaker enclosure—while highlighting the beauty of speaker-transmitted sound at the same time. Bischoff studied composition with Robert Moran, James Tenney, and Robert Ashley. He has been active in the experimental music scene in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 year as a composer, performer, teacher, and grassroots activist. He was a founding member of the League of Automatic Music Composers (1978), considered to be the world's first Computer Network Band, and he co-authored an article on the League's music that appears in "Foundations of Computer Music" (MIT Press 1985). He was also a founding member of the network band The Hub with whom he performed and recorded from 1985 to 1996.
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      Worktype Info Year Country Admin
Sign Angle Side - - 1970 USA Edit
Summer Network - - 1973 USA Edit
Silhouette - - 1977 USA Edit
Dimensional Tide, Vertical Neighborhood Live computer music - 1982 USA Edit
Next Tone, Please Live computer music - 1983 USA Edit
Artificial Horizon - - 1985 USA Edit
The Curve Behind the Line Live computer music - 1987 USA Edit
Perry Mason in East Germany - Computer network music 1988 USA Edit
The Industrial Revolution Live computer music - 1989 USA Edit
The Glass Hand Live computer music - 1991 USA Edit
Drift Live computer music - 1993 USA Edit
Surface 11-5-2 Live computer music - 1995 USA Edit
Striped Cloth Live computer music - 1998 USA Edit
Immaterial States Live computer music - 1999 USA Edit
Graviton Live computer music - 2000 USA Edit
Piano 7hz Live computer music - 2002 USA Edit
Eternal Network Music - Aperture Online Project http://crossfade.walkerart.org/ 2003 USA Edit
Interlude 1.5 Soundwork - 2003 USA Edit
Local Color Live computer music - 2003 USA Edit
Aperture CD - 2003 USA Edit