The San Francisco Tape Music Festival Starts in a Week

Source: The San Francisco Tape Music Festival.

America’s only festival devoted to the performance of audio works projected in three-dimensional space, The San Francisco Tape Music Festival features four distinct concerts of classic audio art and new fixed media compositions by 26 local and international composers. Hear members of the SF Tape Music Collective, along with guest composers, shape the sound live over a pristine surround system (24 high-end loudspeakers) with the audience seated in complete darkness. It’s a unique opportunity to experience music forming – literally – around you.

The 2017 Festival features two concerts showcasing the entire range of the “fixed media” artform, including “Then” (2014) by CURTIS ROADS. The Saturday late-night concert features longer and ambient tape pieces, including excerpts from the 1977 Soundtrack to DAVID LYNCH‘S “ERASERHEAD.” The Sunday evening concert is devoted to the tape music of PAULINE OLIVEROS (1932 – 2016).

The festival also performs classic works by San Francisco Tape Music Center technical director WILLIAM MAGINNIS (1938 – 2016), computer music pioneer JEAN-CLAUDE RISSET (1938 – 2016), and Denmark’s “Grandmother of Electronic Music,” ELSE MARIE PADE (1924 – 2016). Compositions created with DON BUCHLA‘S (1937 – 2016) original BUCHLA 100 SERIES SYNTHESIZER by Bay Area Composer WARNER JEPSON (1930 – 2011) and others will also be presented.

Recent works by international composers PETE STOLLERY (UK), PAOLO PASTORINO (Italy), NICOLAS MARTY (France), BRONA MARTIN (Ireland), LUIGI MARINO (Italy), MAXIME CORBEIL-PERRON (Canada), MARIE-HELENE BREAULT (Canada), and MARTIN BEDARD (Canada) will be performed alongside local tape musicians DONALD SWEARINGEN, MAGGI PAYNE, KRISTIN MILTNER, THEO MATHIEN, KENT JOLLY, MATT INGALLS, CLAIRE HAAS, MATTHEW GOODHEART, SIVAN ELDAR, CLIFF CARUTHERS, THOM BLUM, and KYLE BRUCKMANN.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Friday January 6, 2017 (9pm)
JEAN-CLAUDE RISSET Sud (1986)
WARNER JEPSON selections from Tulliam (1969)
MARIE-HELENE BREAULT/MARTIN BEDARD Replica (2013)
THOM BLUM Modulations (2016)
KYLE BRUCKMANN Predictable Epiphanies (2016)
MAXIME CORBEIL-PERRON Cubic (2016)
SIVAN ELDAR On Air | Behind Glass (2013)
MATT INGALLS Buchla Piece (2017)

Saturday January 7, 2017 (8pm)
CURTIS ROADS Then (2016)
WILLIAM MAGINNIS Two Improvisations for Electronic Sounds (1965)
ELSE MARIE PADE Rejsen til Bloksbjerg og Valborgsnat (from Faust Suite) (1962)
MAGGI PAYNE Sferics (2016)
BRONA MARTIN A bit closer to home (2014)
PAOLO PASTORINO Dimensione aggiuntiva (2016)
CLIFF CARUTHERS Last Breaths (1996)
CLAIRE HAAS Crossing Under (2002)
KENT JOLLY Mirrors (1995)
THEO MATHIEN Throatsong to the Four-leggeds (2013)

Saturday January 7, 2017 (11pm)
DAVID LYNCH/ALAN SPLET’S “ERASERHEAD” SOUNDTRACK excerpted (1977)
PETE STOLLERY Three Cities (2012)
MATTHEW GOODHEART Berlin Head Metal – I (2016)
LUIGI MARINO Hau: a form of bistability (2013)
NICOLAS MARTY Une des chambres n’aurait presque pas de fenêtre (2015)
KRISTIN MILTNER new work (2017)
DONALD SWEARINGEN In The Kitchen (1992)

Sunday January 8, 2017 (8pm)
PAULINE OLIVEROS Time Perspectives (1961)
PAULINE OLIVEROS Bye Bye Butterfly (1965)
PAULINE OLIVEROS Rock Symphony (excerpted) (1965)
PAULINE OLIVEROS Big Mother Is Watching You (1966)
PAULINE OLIVEROS Alien Bog (1967)
PAULINE OLIVEROS Lion’s Tale (excerpted) (1989)
PAULINE OLIVEROS Sayonara Sirenade 20/21 (2000)

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