John Driscoll

New John DriscollJOHN DRISCOLL is a composer/sound artist who is a founding member of Composers Inside Electronics (CIE) and collaborated on David Tudor’s Rainforest IV project since its inception in 1973.  He tours extensively in the US and Europe with robotic instruments, compositions and sound installations for unique architectural spaces, and music for dance.  He recently had a one-man show of his instruments at the Fridman Gallery in NYC, and has works in the collections of MoMA (NY), Museum der Moderne (Salzburg), MAC (Lyon), and Arter Museum (Istanbul) John has created works for Merce Cunningham, Douglas Dunn, and has been the musical director for Maida Withers Dance Construction Company, 1974-1980, and composer/musician for 17 projects with the Company.

In 2014, he was artist-in-residence at Harvestworks Inc. developing a work for robotic-driven highly focused speakers, and has recently completed new works for an array of ultrasonic instruments.  In 2015, Driscoll co-created a Rainforest V installation version with Phil Edelstein which has been acquired by Museum der Moderne in Salzburg Austria for their collection, and was recently on exhibit in Warsaw Poland. His recent album “Fishing for Sound (Berlin)” is available on iTunes. He is working on the revival of David Tudor’s Pavilion works in conjunction with CIE, E.A.T. and the David Tudor Project.  He was recently the David Tudor Composer-In-Residence at Mills College and is currently performing Tudor’s original Rainforest work as part of a reconstruction of Merce Cunningham’s RainForest by the Stephen Petronio Company.

photo with sculpturesJohn Driscoll with Robotic Sound Sculptures


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Historic Photographs from Yesterday’s Garlands & Yesterday’s Kisses
Sm YesterdayJohn Driscoll plays saw
John Driscoll with tube in mouth300_rotated
Sm YesterdayJohn Driscoll holding instrument above table
John Driscoll Photo MCTheatre_DC