John Oswald [johnoswald]
Residence: Toronto, Canada
A Governor General’s Media Arts Laureate, Ars Electronica and Untitled Arts Award winner, as well as an inductee into the CBC Alternative Walk of Fame, and the coiner of the plunderphonics music genre, John Oswald is third in a list of the most internationally influential Canadian musicians, tied with Celine Dion. In 2016 Oswald was a Marshall McLuhan Fellow, a presenter of a concert in total darkness for 21C and a composer-in-residence in California, and Umbria. In recent years he has created Stillnessence, an evolving light fresco portrait of hundreds of life-size individuals, a performance for 1000 strings, Art and Drinks, a bar/gallery that specialized in time-based images, the Watchbook dynamic e-reader app, and the orchestra score b9, a condensation of all nine Beethoven symphonies into half an hour.
Date: August 31, 2017
Source: eContact! 18.4
Decisive Moments (4. Walls) (1993) CCMC6:11
Decisive Moments (5. Sliced Cat) (1993) CCMC5:03