John Oswald

~ Person


John Oswald is best known as the the creator of the music genre Plunderphonics, an appropriative form of recording studio creation which he began to develop in the late sixties. This has got him in trouble with, and also generated invitations from major record labels and musical icons. Meanwhile, in the ’90’s he began, with several commissions from the Kronos Quartet, to compose scores, in what he calls the Rascali Klepitoire, for classical musicians and orchestras, including B9 (2012-13), a half hour condensation of all Beethoven’s Symphonies.
He also improvises on the saxophone in various settings, dances, and is a successful visual artist, best known for the chronophotic series Stillnessence.

Annotation last modified on 2014-05-25 12:59 UTC.

Also performs as: Mystery Tape Laboratory (John Oswald)




Year Title RatingReleases
1991 Discosphere 1
1991 Elektrax 1
1993 Plexure 1
2003 Aparanthesi 1
2004 Arc d'apparition; Whisperfield 1
2010 PrePlexure 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2001 Plunderphonics 69/96 1

Album + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
1999 Grayfolded 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1988 Plunderphonics 1

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