The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2009

January 30, 31 & February 1
2050 bryant st
san francisco

$12 [$7 underemployed] each night
$24 for festival pass
click here to purchase advanced tickets
(tickets must be purchased at the door the day of show)

A three night festival of new and classic audio art by 30 local and international composers diffused live over a pristine surround system consisting of 20+ speakers. Seated in the dark, it's a unique opportunity to experience music forming, literally, around you. This year marks both 50- and 60-year anniversaries, being 50 years since many now-classic "tape music" pieces had their world premieres, and being 60 years since Pierre Schaeffer presented "Concert de Bruits," the first concert of musique concrète.
An affordable and refreshing way to start 2009!

Friday, January 30, 2009 8pm
click here to download program notes
Pierre Schaeffer Étude Aux Sons Animés (1958)
György Ligeti Artikulation (1958)
Vladimir Ussachevsky Linear Contrasts (1958)
Paul Lansky Six Fantasies On A Poem By Thomas Campion (1978)
Ashley Bellouin Black Hole (SF Bay Area)
Thom Blum [new commission] (SF Bay Area)
Kyle Bruckmann & Olivia Block Untitled (SF Bay Area / Chicago)
Dugal McKinnon Catalogue with Analogues (New Zealand)
Janis Mercer Amsterdam (SF Bay Area)
Aaron Ximm (aka Quiet American) [new work] (SF Bay Area)

Saturday, January 31, 2009 8pm
click here to download program notes
The Fireman (aka Paul McCartney and Youth) Untitled (2008)
Luciano Berio Thema (Omaggio a Joyce) (1958)
John R. Pierce Stochatta (1959)
Geraud Bec buzzz (France)
Cliff Caruthers [new commission] (SF Bay Area)
George Cremaschi Winter Light (for Ingmar Bergman) (SF Bay Area)
Kent Jolly [new commission] (SF Bay Area)
Jon Leidecker/Wobbly Chart Tempo & World Retrograde (SF Bay Area)
Zhiye Li Dimanche Détendu (China/New Orleans)
Felipe Otondo Ciguri (Chile / UK)
Maggi Payne Arctic Winds (SF Bay Area)
Goran Vejvoda Pre-fader: Highly reverberant states (France)

Sunday, February 1, 2009 8pm
Edgard Varèse Poème Électronique (1958)
Iannis Xenakis Concret PH (1958)
Olivier Messiaen Timbres-Durées (1952)
Matt Ingalls [new commission] (SF Bay Area)
Jon Nelson objet sonore/objet cinétique (Texas)
Moe! Staiano Tape Piece No.2: Extraordinary Path of Being (SF Bay Area)
Lisa Whistlecroft Walking with Ghosts (UK)

Diffusion Workshops
CELLspace (2050 bryant st)
Wednesday, January 28, Noon-1p
Thursday, January 29, Noon-1p
The festival will be hosting two free lunchtime workshops open to the public.
A demonstration and introduction to the basics of sound diffusion. Participants will be given the opportunity to try out their skills on the festival's sound system. We will have some example pieces on hand, but participants are free to bring their own music. Both workshops will cover the same topics, so please only attend one to make room for others. email for more information.

Radio Appearances
Monday, Jan 26, approx 6:45p-8p
Pirate Cat Radio, 87.9fm San Francisco
click here for live stream
Thom Blum and Matt Ingalls interview

Friday, Jan 30, 3p-4p
KUSF, 90.3fm San Francisco
(web site also has internet stream)
Guest DJ: SF Tape Music Collective presents a festival preview radio concert.

Saturday, Jan. 31
( see this page for stations and broadcast schedules )
Weekend America Public Radio
Produced segment: interview with Thom Blum

funded in part by Meet the Composer and Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund
and sponsored by
KFJC 89.7 FM

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