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Festival: Music

San Francisco Tape Music Festival


Jan 25, 2013 – Jan 27, 2013

Daily (8pm) (schedule)


ODC Theater

3153 17th St



$35 festival pass / $15 per night / $8 underemployed

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The nonprofit SF Tape Music Center was founded in 1962 to offer a space for electronic improv. Its present-day incarnation, the SF Tape Music Collective, continues the center's mission by using updated technology to present concerts featuring audio diffused through a sound space. This year's Tape Music Festival gives listeners three evenings of opportunities to be enveloped by a sound experience. Renowned experimental composers conduct original compositions, as audiences sit in complete darkness, surrounded by more than a dozen speakers. If you thought IMAX was epic, just wait 'til you take the visuals out of the experience.

Bonnie Chan, Flavorpill

SF Tape Music Festival says…

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.