Jon Leidecker aka Wobbly is a San Francisco–based musician/composer of experimental electronic music. Member of the multimedia collective Negativland. Jon has just joined the Thurston Moore Ensemble and recorded with them a new album in Brussels.
Jon Leidecker has been engaged with the medium of electronic music since the mid-1980s, performing in collaboration with others and appearing solo under the unchosen pseudonym Wobbly with an emphasis on live performance and improvisation. His early works utilized sonic collage and musical appropriation, growing out of a series of appearances on Negativland’s live-mix radio program Over the Edge, which involved improvising with recorded sounds to produce music that inherently resists the act of being recorded. Recent work includes investigations of the history and musical aesthetics implied by the physics of acoustic and electrical feedback; research into the technology and creative workflow required for immersive sound diffusion (including five years of work as a member of the engineering team for Dolby’s 3D sound format Atmos); and the use of mobile devices and their built-in microphones as cybernetic improvising partners.
Negativland : Time Can Do So Much (It's All Iin Your Head - Seeland - 2014)
Negativland : Off Air Survey : You Must be Hearing These Recordings! (Presents Over The Edge Vol. 4 ; Dick Vaughn's Moribund Music Of The 70's - Seeland -2001)
Wobbly : Latent Moitress 2c (Originally broadcast, 29 or 30 September 2017, Over The Edge, KPFA FM Berkeley)
Over The edge : program KPFA 94.1 FM April 23 2010
Tania Chen & Jon Leidecker : Bears 2 (Live in Japan - selfreleased - 2018)
Moebius Story Leidecker - Familiar (Familiar - selfreleased - 2016)