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
    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:
    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"
    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]
    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 )
    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]
    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