The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2006


    Jan 19 2006 | 6:31 pm
    Cinema for the Ear
    The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2006
    January 27-29, 2006 8pm ODC Theater 3153 17th St (@ Shotwell) San Francisco
    $12 [$7 students/seniors/underemployed] each night $24 [$14 student/seniors/underemployed] for festival pass Box Office: 415-863-9834 [2pm-5pm, Wed-Sat] To purchase tickets online: http://www.ticketweb.com/user? region=3Dsfbay&query=3Dschedule&venue=3Dodctheater
    The New San Francisco Tape Music Center returns to ODC Theater for its annual Festival. This three day event of fixed media audio art features an impressive and meticulously placed arrangement of sixteen speakers, immersing the audience in an exploratory and experimental sound environment focused on the listening experience. Highlights include classics by Toru Takemitsu, Ilhan Mimaroglu, Herbert Brun, Louis and Bebe Barron, Jackson MacLow and a complete evening celebrating the work of Luc Ferrari (1929-2005), including a video profile by Veronique Larcher and ELSA Productions. Featured local composers include Cenk Ergun, Maggi Payne, Joseph Anderson, Ava Mendoza, Cliff Caruthers, MaryClare Brzytwa, Thom Blum, and Matt Ingalls. In an era when 'surround sound' has become commonplace, these artists' development of sound diffusion as a compositional technique creates a sonic experience you won't soon forget. 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"
    PROGRAM
    Friday, January 27th, 8pm
    Frank Lambert - Talking Clock [1878] MaryClare Brzytwa - Maxy Waxy [2005] Marc Ainger - Shatter [1998] Herbert Brun - U-TURN-TO [1980] Trevor Wishart - Tongues of Fire [1994] -- Tetsu Inoue and Carl Stone - @.fine [2001] Ilhan Mimaroglu - And Yet, There Could Be Love [1971] Horacio Vaggione - Schall [1995] Jackson MacLow - 1st Milarepa Gatha [1993] Joseph Anderson - St. Cutherbert's Parish Church, Edinburgh [2005] Triptych Ballard Locks, Seattle Hermitage of Braid, Edinburgh Maggi Payne - Motor Rhythms [2005]
    Saturday, January 28th, 8pm
    John Young - Allting runt omkring [1998] Toru Takemitsu - Vocalism Ai [1956] Ava Mendoza - To the Larynx! Metastasis [2005] Josh Goldman - Language [2003] Cenk Ergun - Excerpts from Cal ( bir + pilak-muzik + Trio for Video ) [2005] -- Thom Blum - Squelch [2006] Louis and Bebe Barron - excerpts from Forbidden Planet Soundtrack [1956] Cliff Caruthers - Blue Sky [2006] Bernhard Gal - It's Like [2001] Curtis Roads - Volt Air, Parts I-IV [2003]
    Sunday, January 29th, 8pm A celebration of the work of french composer Luc Ferrari (1929-2005)
    A video profile by Veronique Larcher and ELSA Productions [2006] Etudes Aux Sons Tendus [1958] selections from Cycle Des Souvenirs [2002] Strathoven [1985] Tautologos 1 [1961] Place des Abbesses [1977] Les Anecdotiques [2004]
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    About Tape Music and nSFTMC
    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 depend upon the posturing of performers. It does not worship the technology with which it was produced, or the physical medium in which it is contained. It is a sonic inquiry, sculpting a new kind of music from the entire palette of sound.
    The New San Francisco Tape Music Center (nSFTMC) began seven years ago in true underground fashion in a warehouse in East Oakland. They wired the space with speakers, borrowed professional equipment and threw a concert. Since then they have become one of the premiere presenters of fixed media composition on the West Coast. They have deliberately assumed the name and model of the 1960's San Francisco Tape Music Center. In doing so they recognize the history of the Tape Music Center and their past contributions to electronic music while looking and listening to the future.
    For more information please visit http://sfsound.org/tape