Known as one of today's most intrepid and sought after sound explorers, Rob Mazurek is an American electro-acoustic composer, cornetist, improviser and multi-media artist working within a multitude of stylistic contexts. His solo endeavors utilizing modular synthesizer, electronics, an assortment of keyboards and computer reflect his interest in musique concrète and electronic sound manipulation. Mazurek’s multi-media works often involve solo performance with visual


scores and exhibitions of his video, painting, lithography and sculpture. Usually, his artistic practice combines sound and vision in ever-changing constellations, creating audiovisual composites. Aural and visual experiences are treated interchangeably, with one influencing the other.


Mazurek also leads and composes for a wide variety of ensembles, including Exploding Star Orchestra, Chicago Underground Duo, São Paulo Underground, Black Cube SP, Pharoah & the Underground (featuring Pharoah Sanders), Alternate Moon Cycles, Jeff Parker + Rob Mazurek, Thollem/Mazurek and his newest project Chicago/London Underground (featuring Alexander Hawkins and John Edwards). Although, he first rose to prominence in the fertile mid-1990s Chicago creative music scene, he quickly ventured beyond the traditional tenets of the jazz idiom to become one of the most compelling improvising composers of his generation.