Bob Ostertag became an early success in New York City's collaborative improvisation scene, leading him in the late 70s to use sampling, tape manipulation and electric custom-made instruments. By the 80's, a politically-minded Ostertag moved to El Salvador to participate in the turbulent revolutions and counter-revolutions of South America but returned to the musical world with Sooner or Later, a piece summarizing his time abroad. By the 90's, groups like the Kronos Quartet took notice of Ostertag, and they commissioned All the Rage, a piece addressing gay rights issues. We hear this piece tonight along with music by Kosaku Yamada and Bobby McFerrin.
The first hour of Evening Music is available for streaming soon after 8pm.