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Bob Ostertag at Salon 12B on december 14 at 6:30 pm

Internationally celebrated Grenzgänger Bob Ostertag offers a varieté evening around his groundbreaking work as an electronic musician and composer, (political) journalist, (queer) historian, and activist. In addition to sights and sounds from recent projects, we will be treated to a sneak peek into his current "instrument" -- a single 80 Euro plugin connected via max to a gamepad -- and thoughts on Liveness from his most recent book, Facebooking the Anthropocene in Raja Ampat: Technics and Civilization in the 21st Century.

aktualisiert am:

Salon 12B
on december 14 at 6:30 pm

Doctoral School for Artistic Research    
University of Music and Performing Arts 
Maiffredygasse 12B/II   

For further information and registration please contact: christopher.williams@kug.ac.at

Salon 12B is a series of evening events at Doctoral School for Artistic Research dedicated to artistic research and its key topics in an open round of conversation. The founding idea is to offer an informal and inspiring space for joint reflection and exchange, initiated by concrete musical and artistic research practice. We welcome not only KUG-affiliated colleagues and students who are close to or want to learn more about artistic research, but also invited, knowledgeable guests and interlocutors from the international scene.

Bob Ostertag

Composer and musician, historian and journalist, film maker, podcaster, activist, and kayak instructor, Bob Ostertag’s work cannot easily be summarized or pigeon-holed. He has published one feature film, seven books, more than twenty CDs of music, one DVD, and two podcasts, and was an original member of the media guerrilla group The Yes Men.

His writings on contemporary politics have been published on every continent and in many languages. The topics of his books range from music composition to climate change, endocrinology to civil war, and migration to dancing and yoga.

He has performed at music, film, and multi-media festivals around the globe. His radically diverse collaborators include the Kronos Quartet, postmodernist John Zorn, heavy metal star Mike Patton, transgender cabaret star Justin Vivian Bond, British guitar innovator Fred Frith, Quebecois film maker Pierre Hébert, EDM star Rrose, and many others.

He currently runs one podcast on poverty with Maureen Taylor, lifelong soldier for the poor and State Chair of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, and another which features queer oral histories of the San Francisco Bay area. He works with Manos Amigues, an LGBT-run soup kitchen in Mexico City, as well as Kebaya, a shelter for victims of gender and sexuality based violence run by Waria (traditional Javanese transwomen) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.



Many thanks to the Center for Gender Studies and Diversity ZFGD for the support.