Tenth Annual SAN FRANCISCO ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
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The 10th Annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival consists of four evenings of stimulating performances by internationally recognized artists and musicians in the electronic music field. In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, SFEMF 2009 will feature four of the festivals founding organizers Miya Masaoka, Pamela Z, Ed Osborn, and Donald Swearingen one on each of its four evenings.
Wednesday, September 16:
MIYA MASAOKA, LUKAS LIGETI, and AMY X NEUBURG
Thursday, September 17:
MARK TRAYLE, DONALD SWEARINGEN, MARIA CHAVEZ, and MASON BATES
Friday, September 18:
ED OSBORN, PRESHISH MOMENTS, FRANK BRETSCHNEIEDER, and JOAN LA BARBARA
Saturday, September 19:
[RUIDOBELLO], GINO ROBAIR, and PAMELA Z
General Tickets $16 available here and at the door.
Full Festival Passes $50 (will be available here and at the door)
Student/Senior Discount Tickets $10 (only available at the door -Cash Only)
This year's lineup includes a wide array of electronic music pioneers, modern innovators, and emerging artists, ranging in diverse styles and methods from contemporary classical, glitch, music concrete, sound art, free improvisation and experimental pop. The technology represented will range from old school synthesizers to laptop computer patches, including exploration of interactions between acoustic and electronic instruments and charting the artistic evolution of several of the festivals founders. The entire festival will be bookended with a debut of new work by festival founder Miya Masaoka on Wednesday evening and an intermedia performance by longest standing festival organizer Pamela Z on Saturday evening.
For this year's festival, SFEMF has invited a diverse group of artists from across the field of electronic music, including critically- acclaimed symphonic and electronic composer Mason Bates, Berlin-based analog audio/video pointillist Frank Bretschneider, avant-cabaret vocal artist Amy X Neuburg, music and new media pioneer and professor Mark Trayle, improvisational New York turntablist Maria Chavez, composer and pioneer of extended vocal techniques Joan La Barbara, electronic experimental pop artist Preshish Moments, installation and media artist Ed Osborn, multimedia and sound artist [ruidobello] aka Jorge Bachmann, composer and interface innovator Donald Swearingen, voice and electronics innovator Pamela Z, poly-rhythmic composer Lukas Ligeti, Bay Area percussionist and improviser Gino Robair, as well as the debut of a new performance by New York sound artist Miya Masaoka. In addition, there will be sound installations in the theater lobby including a work by Dokuro, the artistic maelstrom formed by the duo of Agnes Szelag and The Norman Conquest.
THE ORGANIZATION: The San Francisco Electronic Music Festival is an artist-run organization founded in 1999 by a committee of eight Bay Area electro-acoustic music 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 in the Bay Area. 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.
Brava Theater Center
2789 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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