Saturday, September 12, 2009

All the Electronic Music You Want

From email I received -

San Francisco Electronic Music Festival 2009
Wednesday, September 16th 2009 through Saturday, September 19, 2009
Brava Theater Center, 2789 24th St, San Francisco, CA
Doors at 7:30 PM, performance at 8:00 PM
Further Information: www.sfemf.org
Purchase advance tickets

The 10th Annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival consists of four evenings of stimulating performances by internationally recognized artists and musicians in the electronic music field.

This year's lineup includes a wide array of electronic music pioneers, modern innovators, and emerging artists, ranging in diverse styles and methods from contemporary classical, glitch, music concrete, sound art, free improvisation and experimental pop. The technology represented will range from old school synthesizers to laptop computer patches, including exploration of interactions between acoustic and electronic instruments and charting the artistic evolution of several of the festival’s founders. In celebration of it’s 10th Anniversary, SFEMF 2009 will feature four of the festival’s founding organizers – Miya Masaoka, Pamela Z, Ed Osborn, and Donald Swearingen – one on each of its four evenings.

For this year's festival, SFEMF has invited a diverse group of artists from across the field of electronic music, including critically- acclaimed symphonic and electronic composer Mason Bates, Berlin-based analog audio/video pointillist Frank Bretschneide, avant-cabaret electro-diva Amy X Neuburg, music and new media pioneer and professor Mark Trayle, improvisational New York turntablist Maria Chavez, composer and pioneer of extended vocal techniques Joan La Barbara, electronic experimental pop artist Preshish Moments, installation and media artist Ed Osborn, multimedia and sound artist [ruidobello] aka Jorge Bachmann, composer and interface innovator Donald Swearingen, poly-rhythmic composer Lukas Ligeti, Bay Area percussionist and improviser Gino Robair, and the entire festival will be bookended with a debut of new work by the festival's founder Miya Masaoka on Wednesday evening and an intermedia performance by the festival's longest standing organizerPamela Z on Saturday evening. In addition, there will be a sound installation every evening in the theater lobby by Dokuro, the artistic maelstrom formed by the duo of Agnes Szelag and The Norman Conquest, and there will be a pre-show panel discussion/talk in the theater before Friday evening's concert featuring several of the festival artists.

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