“Utopia” by Augusto Meijer was presented at the San Francisco Tape Music Festival on the 2nd show on Saturday, January 10, 2015.
Pieces by Brian Eno, Pauline Oliveros, and Cliff Caruthers were also on the program.
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 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 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.
The 2015 Festival features two concerts showcasing the entire range of the “fixed media” artform; a Saturday late-night concert of longer, psychedelic, and ambient tape pieces (including the premiere of the 17-minute, 16-channel “full” version of BRIAN ENO’S Golden); and a concert featuring SFSOUNDGROUP musicians performing electroacoustic works by French and American composers.
The Saturday 11pm concert features a premiere by BRIAN ENO. In 2007, Eno composed a 16-channel piece, Golden for our festival. He created multiple versions of various lengths, and the “full” 17-minute version will have its public debut on this program. In addition, we present a rare performance of PAULINE OLIVEROS’S The Day I Disconnected The Erase Head And Forgot To Reconnect It – one of her classic analog synth tape pieces from 1966 that predates the Bay Area Noise scene by decades. The program also includes a new work by dutch composer AUGUSTO MEIJER and a sonic landscape composition by San Francisco Tape Music Collective’s own CLIFF CARUTHERS.