Main Contact First Name:  John

Main Contact Last Name:  Driscoll

Main Contact Address: 114 Devonshire Drive, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, USA

Main Contact Telephone Number:  +1 516 410-3597

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Main Contact Country: USA

Main Contact did not receive funding in the New Works Program in 2011/2012

Main Contact is not currently enrolled in an arts-related university or college program


JOHN DRISCOLL is a founding member of Composers Inside Electronics (CIE) and collaborated on and managed the Rainforest IV project since its inception in 1973.  He has toured extensively in the US and Europe with: Composers Inside Electronics, Douglas Dunn & Dancers, David Tudor, and also as a solo performer.  His work involves robotic instruments, compositions and sound installations for unique architectural spaces, rotating loudspeakers, and music for dance.  He has received dance commissions for his music including: the Merce Cunningham Dance Co., Douglas Dunn & Dancers, and the Dance Construction Company.  He has received numerous awards including a Berlin Residency from the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogram.

Driscoll was Manager of Arts & Technologies at the New York Hall of Science where he created an innovative Artist-in-Residence program.  He also developed the first interactive computer-based exhibits in science museums titled “Science Links” and managed the development of “Sound Sensations” (an interactive exhibition on Audio Technologies) for the NYHOS. 

He founded Shadow Interactive Inc. which developed educational software for Classroom Inc., Shedd Aquarium, NY State Dept. of Health, and others.  He worked for over 15 years with Slingo Inc. developing one of the most popular online games titled “Slingo”, slot machines, lottery tickets, designing game websites, and most recently developed and executive produced two TV game shows “Dodge the Devil”, and “Every Second Counts”.

Driscoll has lectured extensively on interactive media, sound installations, online game development, and Rainforest IV, and has taught Game Design at CUNY College of Technology in 2012/2013.  He co-authored a paper on Rainforest with Matt Rogalsky for presentation at the Getty Museum.  He holds an MFA (Sculpture) from Tyler School of Art and an MFA (interdisciplinary arts) from SUNY Buffalo.

His work is available on Edition Block/Gramavision “Rainforest IV”, “Soundings” – Neuberger Museum (video), “20 jahre Inventionen II” – Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD, Orange Mountain Music’s “Composers Inside Electronics” – from the Kitchen Archives No. 4, and on “The Art of David Tudor” New World Records (2013). He recently released a new album “Fishing for Sound” (2012) available on iTunes.

As part of CIE, he co-created a self-running Rainforest V - installation version with installations in Mexico City (2009) and Governors Island, NY (2010). He recently created a new set of performance/installation works “Speaking in Tongues” (2012) using ultrasonic instruments. From 2010 to present, he has been performing with members of CIE extensively, (Phil Edelstein, Doug Van Nort, Tom Hamilton, and Matt Rogalsky) at Experimental Intermedia Foundation, NY Center for the Arts & Media Studies, Theaterlab, Roulette, Spectrum, Electro-Music, Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery, and Norte Maar.

In 2014, he will be taking on the administration of the David Tudor Trust. As a curator, he is currently developing a traveling exhibition on David Tudor “Teasing Chaos” initially at the Burchfield Penney Arts Center in Buffalo, N.Y in 2015. 

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