Wednesday, December 13, 2017

San Francisco Tape Music Festival, 2018

How's this for a lineup? Press release:

Friday January 5, 2018 (9pm
Saturday January 6, 2018 (8pm
Saturday January 6, 2018 (11pm
Sunday January 7, 2018 (8pm

San Francisco

$20 general
$10 balcony/underemployed
$60 fest pass (general admission all 4 concerts)

or at the door (cash only) the day of show after 7pm

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 2018 Festival's first two concerts showcase the entire range of the “fixed media” artform; the Saturday late-night show presents longer, psychedelic, and ambient tape pieces; and the Sunday concert features an entire concert of “audio postcards” and “sound walk” compositions. Throughout the festival, composers from the empreintes DIGITALes label will be highlighted. 

Remembering the pioneering work of one of the fathers of musique concrètePierre Henry (1927-2017), the festival presents a performance of his seminal work, Variations For a Door And a Sigh (1963). Other tape music classics include Karlheinz Stockhausen's quadraphonic Gesang der Jünglinge (1956) and James Tenney's proto-plunderphonic composition, Collage No.1 (Blue Suede) (1961). 

Recent works by international artists Hildegard WesterkampJonty HarrisonFrancis DhomontNatasha Barrett, and others will be performed alongside bay area composers Thom BlumCliff CaruthersNathan CorderMatt IngallsFernando Lopez-LezscanoMaggi PayneAdam SohnSophia Shen / Gabby WenTim Walters, and Chamberlain Zhang

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visit for program order for each individual concert 

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