Tony Conrad was born in 1940 in New Hampshire. He is recognized as an experimental film maker, composer, musician, and sound artist. He began to work in video and performance in the 1970s as a professor at Antioch College in Ohio. His most famous film is “The Flicker (1966)” and is considered to be a key early work of the structural film movement. His work has been shown at many museums including The Whitney Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1 in New York. Conrad is also known as being indirectly responsible for the name of The Velvet Underground, although he was not an actual member of the famous group. Lou Reed and John Cale found a book entitled The Velvet Underground, which had belonged to Conrad, after moving into his old apartment on Ludlow Street in New York City.
Tony Conrad is featured in Edition: Small Wonder