Anthony Schmalz "Tony" Conrad (March 7, 1940 – April 9, 2016) was an American avant-garde video artist, experimental filmmaker, musician, composer, sound artist, teacher, and writer. Active in a variety of media since the early 1960s, he was a pioneer of both structural film and drone music. He performed and collaborated with a wide range of artists over the course of his career, most prominently the 1960s New York experimental music group Theatre of Eternal Music.
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Conrad first became known as a musician and filmmaker in the downtown Manhattan avant-garde of the 1960s. He created sound works based on drones, such as "Four Violins," 1964, and a film work in 1966, "The Flicker," created with alternating black and white frames. He performed with La Monte Young's Theater of Eternal Music, and assembled the soundtrack of Jack Smith's "Flaming Creatures," in which he also appeared as an actor. His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art,
Artist, Computer Programmer, Educator, Professor, Writer, Musician, Painter, Performance Artist, Video Artist
Tony Conrad, Anthony Schmaltz Conrad
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