Since his one-year around-the-world concert tour in 2015-2016, Bob Ostertag has been doing less concert touring, in part to reduce his carbon footprint, and in part to focus more on writing books and making the Thanks to Hank feature documentary.
When he does travel to perform, he prioritizes opportunities to present multiple aspects of his work. Examples include:
- A 2016 residency at the historic Teatro Colón in Bueno Aires, presenting the world premiere of A Book of Hours, a solo performance of Sooner or Later, a Living Cinema concert with Pierre Hébert, and more.
- An April 2017 trip to the University of Arizona at Tucson, which included a solo concert, a lecture about his book Sex Science Self: A Social History of Estrogen, Testosterone, and Identity sponsored by the UA LGTB Institute, a masterclass sponsored by UA School of Information and Center for Digital Society and Data Studies, and a panel on Sound and Politics at the Tucson Jewish History Museum.
- Music festivals at which he performs more than one project. Most recently these have included the Angelica Festival in Bologna, the Music Unlimited Festival in Wels (Austria), and the Vs. Interpretation Festival in Prague.
From 2015-2016, he did a year-long world tour, the result of which is the Wish You Were Here recording. His reflections on this somewhat epic experience form the basis of the title essay in his most recent book: Facebooking the Anthropocene in Raja Ampat: Technics and Civilization in the Twenty-first Century.