[Microsound-announce] San Francisco Tape Music Festival - Jan 26-28, 2007

Thom Blum thom at musclefish.com
Fri Jan 19 19:48:02 EST 2007

The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2007

January 26-28, 2007
ODC Theater
3153 17th St (@ Shotwell)
San Francisco

$12 [$7 students/seniors/underemployed] each night
$24 [$14 students/seniors/underemployed] for festival pass
Box Office: 415-863-9834 [2pm-5pm, Wed-Sat]
To purchase tickets online:


The 2007 San Francisco Tape Music Festival returns to ODC Theater with
three distinct programs of audio art over a pristine 16-speaker surround
sound system. Seated in complete darkness, experience new and classic
compositions by local and international artists, including a world
premiere from rock innovator BRIAN ENO, three classic pieces by GYÖRGY
LIGETI, a new multichannel realization of JAMES TENNEY's seminal work,
"For Ann (rising)", and a rare performance of KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN's
epic multichannel work, "HYMNEN".  Featured local composers include THOM
MATT INGALLS, KENT JOLLY, and MOE! STAIANO.  These artists' development
of sound diffusion as a compositional technique creates an immersive
sonic experience unique in the Bay Area. Come and enjoy this cutting
edge art form at its best.

SF Classical Voice: "mind and ear expanding"
Computer Music Journal: "a rich and flowing sonic environment"
California Report: "crazy quilt collages of found sound"
SF Weekly: "strange and beautiful"
East Bay Express: "cinema for the ear"


Friday, January 26th, 8pm

György Ligeti (1923-2006) 'Pièce Électronique no.3' (1957) 'Glissandi'
(1957) 'Artikulation' (1958)
James Tenney (1934-2006) 'For Ann (rising)' (1969) [ new 16 channel
realization ]
Jonty Harrison (UK) 'Unsound Objects' (1995)
Thom Blum (San Francisco) 'Nomen Plaid' (2003)
Moe! Staiano (Oakland) 'Tape Piece No.1: Collapse of Travel and Time' (2006)
George Cremaschi (Oakland) 'Our Blood Was Boiling' (2006)
Jen Boyd (Oakland) 'Rain Blossom' (2006)
Matt Ingalls (Oakland) 'Fingerlingette' (2002)
Suk-Jun Kim (South Korea) 'Kotmun' (2005)
Jason Rabb (Salt Lake City) 'Hum Vamp (for Snap)' (2004)

Saturday, January 27th, 8pm

Brian Eno (UK) World Premiere (2007)
Datach'i (Brooklyn) 'I'm Not Afraid to Watch You Die' (2004)
MaryClare Brzytwa (Oakland) 'karenv8' (2006)
Cliff Caruthers (Oakland) 'The House on the Hill' (2007)
Kent Jolly (Berkeley) 'Sleep Walker' (2007)
Travis Ellrott (Los Angeles) 'Studies Suite' (2006)
Martin Bédard (Canada) 'Topographie de la noirceur' (2005)
Lisa Whistlecroft (UK) 'Almost Nothing But (Butterflies and Clouds)' (2006)
Maximilian Marcoll (Germany) 'folgesätze #5' (2002)
Sébastien Beranger (France) 'Le Complexe de la Goutte d'eau' (2006)
Martin Stig Andersen (Denmark) 'Rabbit at the Airport' (2006)
Pete Stollery (UK) 'scènes, rendez-vous' (2006)

Sunday, January 28th, 8pm

Karlheinz Stockhausen (Germany) HYMNEN (1967)


About Tape Music and SFTMF

In the early part of the 20th century when the idea of recorded sounds
was still novel, a new kind of music began to emerge.  This music did
not treat the recording medium as a stand-in for an absent performer, or
a document of a musical performance, but as a vital and unique territory
for exploration in and of itself.  Tape music does not worship the
technology with which it was produced, or the medium in which it is
contained.  It is a sonic inquiry, sculpting a new kind of music from
the entire palette of sound.

The San Francisco Tape Music Festival began eight years ago in true
underground fashion in a warehouse in Oakland.  A small collective of
composers wired the space with their own equipment to hear their
favorite works in surround sound and experiment themselves with
multichannel composition.  Since then they have become one of the
premiere presenters of fixed media music on the West Coast.

SFTMF would like the thank the following organizations for their
generous support: 
ODC, TheatreWorks, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, 
American Composers Forum San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (Subito), 
The San Francisco Tape Music Collective, and sfSound.

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