[Microsound-announce] San Francisco Electronic Music Festival this week!

Matt Davignon mattdavignon at sbcglobal.net
Wed Aug 9 03:51:40 EDT 2006

San Francisco Electronic Music Festival 2006
Thursday, August 10, 2006 through Sunday, August 13,
SomArts Cultural Center (934 Brannan Street, San
Doors at 8PM, performance at 8:30 PM
Further Information: http://www.sfemf.org
For ticket purchases:

The 2006 San Francisco Electronic Music Festival
consists of four evenings of electrifying performances
by internationally recognized artists 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 atonal to melodic. As the
only San Francisco music festival dedicated solely to
electronic music, 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.

For this year's festival, SFEMF has invited a
wide-ranging field of artists from across the globe,
including the United Kingdom's audiovisual duo
Semi-Conductor (in a late-night performance on
Saturday at Recombinant Media Labs); Norwegian duo
Alog (in their first North American performance);
Mexico City-based sound artist Manuel Rocha
(performing with a refrigerator); Los Angeles-based
James Tenney whose piece will feature a performance by
percussionist Willie Winant; Montreal-based automaton
builder Maxime De La Rochefoucauld; New York-based
voice and computer musician Dafna Naphtali; and Los
Angeles-based lowercase music pioneer Steve Roden, who
will present a piece based on Nam June Paik's
"primitive music" sculpture. SFEMF 2006's local
artists include composer/intermedia artist Elise
Baldwin, long tube performer Brenda Hutchinson,
multimedia artist Barbara Golden, experimental drum
machinist Matt Davignon, sonic explorer Joe Colley and
electro-acoustic trio shudder.
More artist info:

Thursday, August 10th, 2006
SomArts 8:30pm
Elise Baldwin
Manuel Rocha
Brenda Hutchinson

Friday, August 11th, 2006
SomArts 8:30pm
Barbara Golden
Steve Roden
James Tenney

Saturday, August 12th, 2006
SomArts 8:30pm
Matt Davignon
Joe Colley

Also Saturday:
Recombinant Media Labs 10:30pm (call for location:

Sunday, August 13th, 2006
SomArts 8:30pm
Maxime De La Rochefoucauld
Dafna Naphtali

SomArts Doors open at 8pm, Concerts start at 8:30pm
all nights. (Order within a given evening subject to

Also stop by Recombinant Media Labs 5:30-8pm on Friday
and Saturday to see Installations by SEMICONDUCTOR,
Miba (Kristin Miltner & Mark Bartscher), Patrick
Parnell, & Pamela Z

Tickets & Festival Passes: $16 General; $12
Student/Discount for all SomArts performances;
Semi-Conductor performance at RML $10 General; $8
Student/Discount (combined Saturday ticket $20
General; $16 Student/Discount); Full festival
pass: $48 General; $40 Student/Discount,
purchases online via Paypal at www.sfemf.org or
at the door.

Information: Festival hotline: 415.861.3257;
SomArts 415.552.2131;
RML location info:

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