Composer, historian, instrument builder, journalist, activist: Bob Ostertag’s work cannot easily be summarized or pigeon-holed. He has published more than twenty CDs of music, two DVDs, and five books. His writings on contemporary politics have been published on every continent and in many languages. He has performed at music, film, and multi-media festivals around the globe. His radically diverse collaborators include the Kronos Quartet, postmodernist John Zorn, heavy metal star Mike Patton, transgender cabaret starring Justin Vivian Bond, British guitar innovator Fred Frith, EDM star Rrose, and many others.
He is rumored to have connections to the shadowy media guerrilla group The Yes Men. In March 2006 Ostertag made all of his recordings to which he owns the rights available as free digital downloads under a Creative Commons license. Though his Living Cinema duo with Pierre Hébert has done live cinematic performances at major international film festivals around the world since 2000, this will be his first conventional feature film.