Detroit Commissioning Project Presents An Evening Of Electronic Music With Bob Ostertag

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Detroit Commissioning Project Presents An Evening Of Electronic Music With Bob Ostertag
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>>On Friday, September 25
doors 9 pm ./ performance 9:30 pm; $5 suggested
Trinosophes artist-in-residence Bob Ostertag is passing through Detroit halfway through a year-long world concert tour. In the last six months he has played in Mexico, Central America, the Balkans, Europe, and the Middle East. In the coming six months he will perform in China, the Philippines, Malaysia, India, Peru, and more. Ostertag will perform an evening of electronic music which, while new, has more in common with the concerts of electronic music in the 1960s than with today’s scene.

>>On Wednesday, September 30
doors 6 pm / talk 7:30 pm / performance 8:30 pm
$8-$10 / $20 includes light dinner served from 6-7:30
Ostertag will give a short talk about his work, followed by a performance of Sooner or Later. Probably his best known work, the music is created using only the sounds of a young boy burying his father during the Salvadoran civil war in the 1980s. Ostertag recently performed the piece in Beirut, Belgrade and San Salvador, three cities at the heart of three protracted and bitter civil wars.

For those unfamiliar with his work, Ostertag has published dozens of CDs of music, two movies, two DVDs, and four books. His writings on contemporary politics have been published on every continent and in many languages. Electronic instruments of his own design are at the cutting edge of both music and video performance technology. He has performed at music, film, and multi-media festivals around the globe. His radically diverse collaborators include the Kronos Quartet, the avant garde's John Zorn, heavy metal star Mike Patton, jazz great Anthony Braxton, punk rocker Lynn Breedlove, transgender diva Justin Viviane Bond, Quebecois film maker Pierre Hébert, and others. He is rumored to have connections to the shadowy media guerrilla group The Yes Men. In March 2006 Ostertag made all of his recordings to which he owns the rights available as free digital downloads under a Creative Commons license.

Earlier in the evening, from 6-8:30 pm, Trinosophes will be serving light food and drink, accompanied by music performed by some previous Detroit Commissioning Project artists and other friends We will announce the winners of "The Trinosphere", a cash prize awarded to under-recognized artists who have made great impact in the area.
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By: Trinosophes

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