Mark Hosler

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Mark Hosler
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Hosler performing at the 20th Olympia Experimental Music Festival, 2014
Background information
Birth name Mark Howard Hosler
Born 1962 (age 53–54)
Concord, California, United States
Genres Experimental
Sound collage
Years active 1978–present
Labels Seeland Records
Lumberjack Mordam Distribution

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


Starting in 1978 Mark made his first experimental music recordings on cassettes, with the first Negativland LP being released in 1980 while he was still in high school.[1][2] He continues to record and perform with Negativland, and often performs solo as well.

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

Hosler grew up in Concord, California, and he may currently reside in or near Asheville, North Carolina.[3][4]


  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.