Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Jan 12 2020 7:00 PM

Victoria Theatre
2961 16th Street San Francisco

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 35 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 2020 Festival features contemporary “fixed media” compositions by eighteen international composers, including FRANCIS DHOMONT, NATASHA BARRETT, ROBERT NORMANDEAU, and BARRY TRUAX alongside tape classics by PIERRE SCHAEFFER, PAULINE OLIVEROS, and TORU TAKEMITSU. Bay area artists KENNETH ATCHLEY, BRUCE BENNETT, Kyle Bruckmann, BRAN(...)POS, THOM BLUM, CLIFF CARUTHERS, Matt Ingalls, DOUGLAS MCCAUSLAND, KRISTIN MILTNER, MICHELLE MOELLER, MAGGI PAYNE, and Ken Ueno will also be presenting their works.

Saturday's 9:30pm concert features late-night-appropriate works that lean towards ambient and long-form-exploration.

In a special collaboration with SFSOUNDGROUP, the Sunday program features works for instruments and spatialized electronics, including the premiere of Ghosts of Ancient Hurricanes, a new comission by Ken Ueno, the North American premiere of Force Fields by JONTY HARRISON, and DENIS SMALLEY'S classic Clarinet Threads.

The festival also pays tribute to MARIO DAVIDOVSKY (1934-2019) and KEN NORDINE (1920-2019).

Sunday January 12, 2020 (7:00pm)
a special 3-set concert of works for instruments and fixed media featuring sfSoundGroup

Ken Ueno - Ghosts of Ancient Hurricanes (2020)
- interval -
DENIS SMALLEY - Clarinet Threads (1985)
MARIO DAVIDOVSKY - Synchronisms #2 (1964)
Matt Ingalls & SFSOUND - Blue Sedan (2020)
- interval -
JONTY HARRISON - Force Fields (2006)
MARIO DAVIDOVSKY - Synchronisms #3 (1964)
Kyle Bruckmann - Clutterfields (2019)

Diane Grubbe, flutes
Kyle Bruckmann, oboe & english horn
Matt Ingalls, clarinets
John Ingle, saxophone, conductor
Tom Dambly, trumpet
Brendan Lai-Tong, trombone
Hadley McCarroll, piano
Kjell Nordeson, percussion
Benjamin Kreith, violin
gabby fluke-mogul, violin
Natalia Badziak, viola
Monica Scott, cello
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Ken Ueno, voice

$20 general ($10 Sat 9:30 concert)
$10 balcony/underemployed
$50 fest pass (general seating all concerts)
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Cost: $10/15/50
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Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
avantNOIR, a suite of compositions for jazz quartet plus guests, is a musical companion to the crime novels of Dashiell Hammett and Paul Auster. All music by Lisa Mezzacappa.
The premiere, at the 2013 Outsound New Music Summit, of Wrack ...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire (made possible by the Chamber Music America New Jazz Works commissioning program).