Audio and Video
© 2005-2014 John Bischoff
"Bischoff has a mesmerizing lightness of touch--but then sweeps you away with a blast of something far more base and unruly, into squally shadows and deeps."
"What I find myself appreciating most about Bischoff's work is the originality of his counterpoint. It's made up of very different timbres, rather than melodic lines, whose punctual appearance and disappearance, and overlapping, create an impression of layers of sounds coexisting and evolving... This is work whose seriousness of purpose would reward those curious to explore the outer limits."
"It's refreshing to
hear computer-processed composition of such stately slow-moving delicacy
which, even at its most abstract and challenging, show Bischoff's absolute
control over his resources."
"APERTURE's title track provides neat closure
to a disc that is both challenging and remarkable in its potential for
repeated listening and accessibility as a cohesive statement. (It) condenses
much of the ideas represented in the previous six tracks... emphasizing
the seductive aura of Bischoff's music as a whole."
"Best of all, Bay Area-based John Bischoff demonstrated
the vitality and breadth of electronic music as a live medium.ć Visceral
impact was the upshot: You were there, even without understanding where
"...Bischoff holds an important position in the
development of electronic music, both within the American academic tradition
and without—and one whose contemporary endurance is not simply limited
"Bischoff creates organic and primal music, which
touches at the very nerve of reality. Working with the computer as an
intelligence....the aural results are not at all cold, but raw and powerful."
"Bischoff succeeded in riding a middle ground
between chaos and order...every time that he introduced chaos into order
he also knew how to control this chaos, which made his concert an exciting
"Bischoff's ARTIFICIAL HORIZON...is moving and
evocative. I was especially attracted to AUDIO WAVE. It is music as idiomatic
to the computer as a Paganini piece is to the violin."
"Mr. Bischoff showed a consistently interesting
musical sensibility...a satisfying sense of form.ć His AUDIO WAVE was