John Oswald

~ Person


John Oswald is best known as the the creator of the music genre Plunderphonics, an appropriative form of recording studio creation which he began to develop in the late sixties. This has got him in trouble with, and also generated invitations from major record labels and musical icons. Meanwhile, in the ’90’s he began, with several commissions from the Kronos Quartet, to compose scores, in what he calls the Rascali Klepitoire, for classical musicians and orchestras, including B9 (2012-13), a half hour condensation of all Beethoven’s Symphonies.
He also improvises on the saxophone in various settings, dances, and is a successful visual artist, best known for the chronophotic series Stillnessence.

Annotation last modified on 2014-05-25 12:59 .

Also performs as: Mystery Tape Laboratory (John Oswald)




Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Discosphere John Oswald 1
1991 Elektrax John Oswald 1
1993 Plexure John Oswald 1
2003 Aparanthesi John Oswald 1
2004 Arc d'apparition; Whisperfield John Oswald 1
2010 PrePlexure John Oswald 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Plunderphonics 69/96 John Oswald 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Plunderphonic John Oswald 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Plunderphonics John Oswald 1
1991 Rubáiyát Plunderphonics 1
1994 Plunderphonic John Oswald 1

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