Betting Long

Martin Rees is a top shelf astrophysicist. England’s Royal Astronomer, Cambridge Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics, Royal Society Research Professor, foreign associate of both the National Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Sciences, long list of prizes, etc.  In 2001, he published a book titled Our Final Hour: Read more…

Go to Your Room!

No one knows for sure how much global greenhouse gas emissions have fallen with the coronavirus pandemic, but it is within reason to think that it could hit 40%.  According to the United Nations, a 40% reduction is what humanity has to achieve by 2050. And there are credible climatologists who Read more…

Performance > Living Cinema

Living Cinema was a 16-year live performance duo of Bob Ostertag and Quebecois artist and animator Pierre Hébert.  The first performance took place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco in 2000, and the last at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires in 2016. Altogether Living Read more…

A Book of Hours

Commissioned by WDR 3 open: studio akustische kunst.  World premiere radio broadcast on Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) Radio Köln, February 17, 2012. Ensemble: Theo Bleckmann, Shelley Hirsch, and Phil Minton: voice; Roscoe Mitchell: reeds. Recording released direct-to-internet, June 2012.Ensemble: Theo Bleckmann, Shelley Hirsch, and Phil Minton: voice; Roscoe Mitchell: reeds. World premiere Read more…

Performance > Duos and Trios

Bob Ostertag often performs improvised duos and trios. Usually he does with very long-time collaborators, such as Fred Frith or Phil Minton. More recent duos include Roscoe Mitchell and Mazen Kerbaj. In recent years he has maintained an improvisational trio with long-time collaborators Jon Rose and Gerry Hemingway.Probably his best-known Read more…