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 nameMark Howard Hosler
Born1962 (age 59–60)
Concord, California, United States
Sound collage
Years active1978–present
LabelsSeeland 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 February 22, 2013.
  2. ^ Davenport, William; F., Tamara (1985). "Negativland: No Other Possibility". Unsound. San Francisco. 2 (2): 15–19. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  3. ^ "Mark Hosler". LinkedIn. 2012. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  4. ^ "A walk in Asheville with Negativland". April 6, 2005. Archived from the original on December 18, 2005. Retrieved February 22, 2013.