sfSound and ODC Theater

The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2013

January 25-27, 2013
ODC Theater
3153 17th
San Francisco

8pm, $15 [$8 underemployed] each night
$35 festival pass
Box office: 415.863.9834 or buy tickets online

“Cinema for your ears.” -- SF Weekly     “…literally surrounded by sound.” -- San Francisco Chronicle
“Tape Capsule” -- The New York Times

America's only festival devoted to the performance of audio works projected in three-dimensional space, The San Francisco Tape Music Festival features three distinct evenings of classic audio art and new fixed media compositions by 20 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 consisting of 16+ high-end loudspeakers while the audience is seated in complete darkness. It's a unique opportunity to experience music forming - literally - around you.

This year features a special evening devoted to the works of Bernard Parmegiani. A former student of Pierre Schaeffer, Parmegiani (b. 1927, Paris, France) is one of the most well known and influential composers of acousmatic tape music. For the festival's Sunday concert, we will present a retrospective of his works spanning the years 1967 to 2004. The concert concludes with his magnum opus, De Natura Sonorum.

The two other concerts feature a diverse range of music for which the festival is known: classics by Luciano Berio and Hugh Le Caine; a piece by Japanese sound artist Ryoji Ikeda; and modern acousmatic works by international composers Jullian Hoff, Monique Jean, Panayiotis Kokoras, Raúl Minsburg, Sam Salem, Chris Tarren and Chester Udell.

We also remember the work of British composer Jonathan Harvey, who passed away last month.

Local composers Pamela Z, Andrea Williams, Spencer Owen, Matt Ingalls, Thom Blum and Joseph Anderson will also be presenting their works.

Finally, we insert one last piece into our year-long celebration of John Cage's centennial with a new realization of Williams Mix by Tom Erbe with sounds contributed by Cooper Baker, Bobby Bray, Clay Chaplin, Kent Clelland, Greg Davis, Greg Dixon, Tom Djll, Sam Dunscombe, Tom Erbe, Jeff Kaiser, Scot Gresham Lancaster, J Lesser, Elainie Lillios, Carl Stone, Stephan Mathieu, Rick Nance, Maggi Payne, Michael Trigilio and Doug Van Nort.

The San Francisco Tape Music Festival -- It's cinema for your ears!


FRIDAY 8p (order tbd)

Luciano Berio (1925-2003) - Visage (1961)
Hugh Le Caine (1914-1977) - Dripsody (1955)
Pamela Z (San Francisco) - De-Spangled (2008)
Monique Jean (Montréal) - Givre (2011)
Panayiotis Kokoras (Greece) - Magic (2010)
Chris Tarren (UK) - Resonance (2012)
Joseph Anderson (UK) - Seven Gates of Thebes (1995)
Thom Blum (San Francisco) - Emancipation (2013)

SATURDAY 8p (order tbd)

Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012) - Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco (1980)
Ryoji Ikeda (Japan/Paris) - C (1997)
Tom Erbe (San Diego) - a realization of John Cage's Williams Mix (1953/2012)
Jullian Hoff (Montréal) - Scratch! (2011)
Raúl Minsburg (Argentina) - Paisajes Ocultos (2009)
Sam Salem (UK) - The Sun Warms the Memory (2010)
Chester Udell (Oregon) - Steel Golem (2011)
Matt Ingalls (Oakland) - poem (2011)
Spencer Owen (Oakland) - You Shall Sample My Blade (2008)
Andrea Williams (Oakland) - So there's some confusion... (2012)


A concert of works by Bernard Parmegiani (France)

L'Instant mobile, Capture éphémère (1967-1968)

Espèces d'espace (2004)

:: intermission ::

De Natura Sonorum (1975)
1 Incidences / Résonances
2 Accidents / Harmoniques
3 Géologie Sonore
4 Dynamique De La Résonance
5 Étude Élastique
6 Conjugaison Du Timbre
7 Incidences / Battements
8 Natures Éphémères
9 Matières Induites
10 Ondes Croisées
11 Pleins Et Déliés
12 Points Contre Champs

funded in part by The San Francisco Grants for the Arts and individual contributions
equipment kindly provided by The Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University


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