John Driscoll


John Driscoll a composer / sound artist who has collaborated on David Tudor's Rainforest IV since its inception in l973, and was a founding member of Composers Inside Electronics (CIE). He has toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe with CIE, Douglas Dunn & Dancers, David Tudor, and as a solo performer.

His work involves rotating robotic loudspeakers, compositions for unique architectural spaces, and sound installations.  He was a curator of the Arts &

Technologies program and developed an exhibition of audio technologies while at the NY Hall of Science and has developed numerous educational software projects. He was Dir. of New Media for Slingo Inc. (a N.J. game company producing and licensing games for digital media) and was in charge of the development of two new TV game shows.  He has recently been teaching a course on Game Design Concepts at CUNY CityTech in Brooklyn.

His work Listening Out Loud was released on a CD “From the Kitchen Archives No. 4 – Composers Inside Electronics” (Orange Mountain Music), and other recordings include Wafer Flats (Editions Giannozzo - Berlin), and a Rainforest IV LP released by Edition Block/ Grammavision.  He recently released on iTunes “FIshing for Sound (Berlin)” with works developed and performed during a DAAD fellowship in Berlin.

He is dedicated to completing the documentation and perpetuation of David Tudor’s Rainforest work and has created with Phil Edelstein and Matt Rogalsky a self-playing installation version entitled “Rainforest V”.

He completed a new ensemble work for  CIE titled “Speaking in Tongues” for both performance and installation.  The performance version premiered in Dec. 2011. 

In 2014, he received an artist-in-residence grant from Harvestworks to create a new performance/installation work “Voices in my Head” for multiple highly focused robotic loudspeakers.  He will be the David Tudor composer-in-residence at Mills College in Oct. 2014.

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bio                                                                                      WORKS:

A gift für den Geist Bamboo/Ebers & Mole
Bottom Coasting
Its In Them...
Listening Out Loud
Speaking in Tongues
Voices In My Head

Unsung Voices
A Hall is All
Second Mesa
Wafer Flats
Speaking in Tongues
Trout Fishing in Berlin

Ebers & Mole Parts 1,2,3
Clay Banks
Fishs Eddy
Lums Pond
Second Mesa
Bog Works