The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2016

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 32 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 2016 Festival begins by showcasing the entire range of the “fixed media” art form. Both Friday and Saturday 8pm concerts include a diverse range of music: from cinematic “radio plays” to abstract acousmatica – from sound-design works to full-spectrum drones. Iconic works by JAVIER ALVAREZ, BEBE + LOUIS BARRON, JOHN CHOWNING, TOD DOCKSTADER, PAUL LANSKY + BRAD GARTON + ANDREW MILBURN, and TETSU INOUE + CARL STONE will be presented.

Featured Bay Area composers include LEAH REID, MAGGI PAYNE, MATT INGALLS, ADAM HIRSCH, CLIFF CARUTHERS, THOM BLUM, TOM BICKLEY, L.J. ALTVATER, and JOSEPH ANDERSON.

The Saturday 11pm show is a special concert surveying a history of works originally intended to be performed over a multichannel surround sound system. Classic compositions by IANNIS XENAKIS and MORTON FELDMAN will be performed alongside recent works by ELIZABETH ANDERSON, BJARNI GUNNARSSON, and the Bay Area duo, VOICEHANDLER (JACOB FELIX HEULE and DANISHTA RIVERO).

Sunday’s concert features large scale works by FRANÇOIS BAYLE and FRANCIS DHOMONT. Both composers — now in their 80’s — are considered to be two of the most prominent and prolific stalwarts of acousmatic music, having been involved in the field from its beginnings.

In addition, a selection of cylinder recordings from the nascent days of recorded sound will be performed throughout the festival.

COMPLETE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY 8p
A Selection of Wax Cylinder Recordings (1887–1894)
Tod Dockstader (1932 – 2015) – Selected Works
John Chowning – Tureneas (1972)
Joseph Anderson – mpingo (2003)
Maggi Payne – Black Ice (2014)
Matt Ingalls – Collage 3 (2016)
Adam Hirsch – ellipses (2015)
Sam Salem – Himlen Var (2015)
Timothy Cooper – Soundlines: After Infold (2015)

SATURDAY 8p
A Selection of Wax Cylinder Recordings (1887–1894)
Bebe and Louis Barron – excerpts from Forbidden Planet Soundtrack (1956)
Paul Lansky/Brad Garton/Andrew Milburn – Wasting (1986)
Javier Alvarez – Mambo a la braque (1990)
Tetsu Inoue and Carl Stone – @.fine (2001)
Thom Blum – Spanish Panoramas (2015)
Cliff Caruthers – New Work (2016)
L.J. Altvater – Urban Paradise (excerpt) (2015)
Leah Reid – Ring, Resonate, Resound (2015)
Tom Bickley – Middle Armand Bayou (2015)
Mirtru Escalona-Mijares – L’ermitage au toit de chaume (2014-2015)
Rodney Waschka II – Mayday: Requiem for Those Lost at Sea (2015)

SATURDAY 11p – multichannel works
Morton Feldman – Intersection (1953)
Iannis Xenakis – Hibiki Hana Ma (1969-70)
Voicehandler (Jacob Felix Heule & Danishta Rivero) – I am a recording instrument (2016)
Elizabeth Anderson – Solar Winds..and Beyond (2012-2014)
Bjarni Gunnarsson – Ubieties (2015)

SUNDAY 8p
large scale works by
FRANÇOIS BAYLE and FRANCIS DHOMONT

François Bayle – Tremblement De Terre Très Deux (1978)
François Bayle – L’Expérience Acoustique (1969-1972)
1. L’écriture acoustique
2. L’Energie libre, énergie liée

Francis Dhomont – Cycle du Son
1 Objets retrouvés (1996)
2 AvatArsSon (1998)
3 Novars (1989)
4 Phonurgie (1998)

 

Friday January 8, 2016 (8pm)
Saturday January 9, 2016 (8pm)
Saturday January 9, 2016 (11pm)
Sunday January 10, 2016 (8pm)
Gray Area Grand Theater
2665 Mission St

$15 [$10 underemployed] each concert
$40 festival pass
purchase tickets

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

http://sfsound.org/tape/

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