Mark Hosler

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Mark Hosler
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Mark Hosler performing at the 20th Olympia Experimental Music Festival, 2014
Background information
Born Concord, California
Genres Experimental
Sound collage
Years active 1979–present
Labels Seeland Records
Lumberjack Mordam Distribution

Mark Hosler is an American musician who is a founding member of the sound art collective Negativland.


Through his public speaking, lectures and extensive interviews, he serves as the primary spokesperson for the group.[citation needed] Hosler grew up in Concord, California.

In 1979, he produced the first Negativland recordings on cassette, primarily as an attempt to feel that he accomplished something before graduating high school.[1][2]

Hosler may currently reside in Asheville, North Carolina.[3][4]

He was the keynote speaker at the 2004 Allied Media Conference, spoke at the Regional Conference to End Corporate Dominance in Portland, Oregon, at the Conference On The Public Domain at Duke University, as part of alternative events during the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, and at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in 2008.

Negativland's 2008 release, Thigmotactic, was a work of more traditional song-writing, primarily written by Hosler.

He has worked on alternative copyright practices with Creative Commons and also lobbied the United States Congress for Digital Freedom.

He has lectured at the universities of Arizona, Chapel Hill, Georgia, Houston, Oregon, Rice University, Tennessee, and Virginia, as well as at MIT, Yale, New York University, Seattle University School of Law, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and in cities including Washington, D.C., New York City, London, Berlin, Barcelona, Toronto, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Honolulu, and Melbourne, Australia.


  1. ^ "Negativland". All Music Guide. 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Davenport, William; F., Tamara (1985). "Negativland: No Other Possibility". Unsound (San Francisco) 2 (2): 15–19. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mark Hosler". LinkedIn. 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "A walk in Asheville with Negativland". 6 April 2005. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 

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