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Bruce Tovsky is a visual/sound artist who began painting at the age of 7 and started playing with tape recorders at the age of 10. Ever since then he has been guring out ways of putting sounds and images together. After earning his MFA degree in
video/performance/installation art in 1979, he began showing
video art around the USA, Europe and Japan. In the 1980s he collaborated as a sound designer with a cross-section of seminal NYC bands, such as Liquid Liquid, Y Pants, Del Byzanteens and Dog Eat Dog. (He recently produced two reissue projects for Liquid Liquid, one a CD release on Domino Records in the UK and the other a forthcoming DVD release on DFA in the USA.) In the 1990s Tovsky collaborated with choreographers such as Muna Tseng, Charles Dennis and Cydney Wilkes, presenting works at PS122, Joyce Theater, The Kitchen and Lincoln Center. For the past several years he has been creating live multimedia improvisations, often in collaboration with artists such as John Hudak, Richard Garet and Kim Cascone, in a variety of spaces around New York City, including Diapason, Experimental Intermedia, Issue Project Room and his own installation space 106BLDG30 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. His video/sound work UNDERPASS ran for a month at Diapason in October 2006 and toured the EU in Spring 2007, with performances at Literaturhaus in Copenhagen, Steim in Amsterdam and “64” in Paris. His live audio/video duo with visual artist Shimpei Takeda has been appearing in planetariums, rural arts festivals and galleries around New York State.

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