[Microsound-announce] San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Sept 5-9

Matt Davignon mattdavignon at sbcglobal.net
Tue Sep 4 17:44:35 EDT 2007

September 5-9
Project Artaud Theater
450 Florida Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

The 2007 San Francisco Electronic Music Festival
consists of five evenings of electrifying performances
by internationally recognized composers and musicians
in the electronic music field. This year’s impressive
line-up features both respected pioneers and emerging
artists whose work spans the sonic spectra - from
ambient to rhythmic, from tonal to melodic. The SFEMF
brings together the varied practices of artists
working with laptop generated sound, processed live
acoustic instruments, amplified found objects,
projected video, improvisation, and performance art.

This year SFEMF is honored to present two renowned,
New York-based, electronic music pioneers composers,
Annea Lockwood and David Behrman – both of whom will
be performing on Saturday evening, September 8th.
Lockwood will be presenting the West Coast premiere of
a work called "Jitterbug (2007) involving 6 channels
of audio and three performers (herself, Behrman, and
bay area percussionist William Winant.) She will also
be presenting "Bow Falls", with 2-channel sound and
video by Paul Ryan. Behrman will present "Long Throw"
(2007) with the composer on stringed instruments &
computer and William Winant on percussion. This is
also a West Coast premiere.

This year’s international participants include
Canadian Musician and Sound artist Tim Hecker, who
appears on Thursday’s concert, and two Mexican
artists: Murcof (Nortek Collective), and the duo .pig,
who will be kicking off the 2007 festival on
Wednesday, September 5th in a special evening
sponsored by San Francisco’s NEXMAP– a new San
Francisco non-profit organization dedicated to the
production and appreciation of contemporary and
experimental performing arts. And from Los Angeles,
SFEMF presents Letiecia Castaneda and Univac.

This year’s local artists include
flutist/composer/”aspiring rock star” MaryClare
Brzytwa, electro-cellist Zoe Keating, media artist
Kadet Kuhne (collaborating with Mem1), award-winning
laptop composer Lesser, renowned ballet & modern dance
composer Les Stuck, and the inimitable Fred Frith, who
will be presenting an FEMF-commissioned collaboration
with Patrice Scanlon.


Wednesday, September 5th, 2007 
doors 8pm, show 8:30pm
(sponsored by NexMap)

Thursday, September 6th, 2007 
doors 8pm, show 8:30pm
    Tim Hecker
    MaryClare Brzytwa

Friday, September 7th, 2007 (buy tickets)
doors 8pm, show 8:30pm
    Les Stuck
    Zoe Keating
    Leticia Castaneda

Saturday, September 8th, 2007 
doors 8pm, show 8:30pm
    David Behrman &
    Annea Lockwood
    with William Winant
   (solos and in collaboration)
   Behrman and Lockwood will have an informal Q&A at

Sunday, September 9th, 2007 
early start time: doors 7pm, show 7:30pm
    Fred Frith (with Patrice Scanlon)
    Kadet Kuhne (with Mem1)
    Nommo Ogo

All nights: Sound installations by local artists.

$16 general, $12 Senior/Student
$55 Festival pass, $45 Senior/Student Festival Pass

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