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Wednesday, September 5 at 8:30pm
.pig (Mexico City), Murcof (Tijuana, Nortec Collective)
Presented by NEXMAP
Thursday, September 6 at 8:30pm
MaryClare Brzytwa, univac, Tim Hecker
Friday, September 7 at 8:30pm:
Leticia Castaneda, Zoë Keating, Les Stuck, Lesser
Saturday, September 8 at 8:30pm:
Annea Lockwood, David Behrman with William Winant
Sunday, September 9 at 7:30pm:
Nommo Ogo, Kadet Kuhne with Mem1, Fred Frith with Patrice Scanlon
The Eighth Annual SAN FRANCISCO ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
San Francisco’s only festival dedicated to electronic music featuring five nights of performances by emerging and internationally renowned artists.
San Francisco Electronic Music Festival 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007 through Sunday, September 9, 2007
Project Artaud Theatre (450 Florida Street, San Francisco)
Doors at 8:00PM, Show at 8:30 PM
Tickets and Further Information: www.sfemf.org
Festival Hotline: (415) 861-3257
The 2007 San Francisco Electronic Music Festival consists of five evenings of electrifying performances by internationally recognized composers and musicians in the electronic music field. This year’s impressive line-up features both respected pioneers and emerging artists whose work spans the sonic spectra - from ambient to rhythmic, from atonal to melodic. As the only San Francisco music festival dedicated solely to electronic music, the SFEMF brings together the varied practices of artists working with laptop generated sound, processed live acoustic instruments, amplified found objects, projected video, improvisation, and performance art.
This year SFEMF is honored to present two renowned, New York-based, electronic music pioneers composers, Annea Lockwood and David Behrman– both of whom will be performing on Saturday evening, September 8th. Lockwood will be presenting the West Coast premiere of a work called "Jitterbug (2007) involving 6 channels of audio and three performers (herself, Behrman, and bay area percussionist William Winant.) She will also be presenting "Bow Falls", with 2-channel sound and video by Paul Ryan. Behrman will present "Long Throw" (2007) with the composer on stringed instruments & computer and William Winant on percussion. This is also a West Coast premiere.
This year’s international participants include Canadian Musician and Sound artist Tim Hecker, who appears on Thursday’s concert, and two Mexican artists: Murcof (Nortek Collective), and the duo .pig, who will kicking off the 2007 festival on Wednesday, September 5th in a special evening sponsored by San Francisco’s NEXMAP– a new San Francisco non-profit organization dedicated to the production and appreciation of contemporary and experimental performing arts. And from Los Angeles, SFEMF presents Letiecia Castaneda and Univac.
This year’s local artists include flutist/composer/”aspiring rock star” MaryClare Brzytwa, electro-cellist Zoe Keating, media artist Kadet Kuhne (collaborating with Mem1), award-winning laptop composer Lesser, renowned ballet & modern dance composer Les Stuck, and the inimitable Fred Frith, who will be presenting an SFEMF-commissioned collaboration with Patrice Scanlon.
The San Francisco Electronic Music Festival is an artist-run organization founded in 1999 by a committee of eight, Bay Area, electro-acoustic composers and sound art practitioners. Its mission is to provide a highly visible public forum for the diverse community of composers and sound artists working with electronic-based technologies. Designed as an annual multi-day event consisting of concerts, installations, and discussions, the primary focus is on independent artists whose innovative aesthetics challenge academic and commercial standards. The committee's goals are long-term: to establish the festival as an annual presence in the Bay Area; to foster a greater sense of community among the diverse group of Bay Area sound artists; to stimulate the creation of new electronic sound works; to increase public awareness of new sound-based technologies and their creative applications; to raise the level of discourse surrounding music and sound-art; and to raise the national and international profile of the Bay Area as a center for electronic music and sound art.
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