The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde / Edition 1

The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde / Edition 1

by David W. Bernstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520256174

ISBN-13: 9780520256170

Pub. Date: 07/08/2008

Publisher: University of California Press


This book tells the story of the influential group of creative artists—Pauline Oliveros, Morton Subotnick, Ramon Sender, William Maginnis, and Tony Martin—who connected music to technology during a legendary era in California's cultural history. An integral part of the robust San Francisco “scene,” the San Francisco Tape Music Center

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This book tells the story of the influential group of creative artists—Pauline Oliveros, Morton Subotnick, Ramon Sender, William Maginnis, and Tony Martin—who connected music to technology during a legendary era in California's cultural history. An integral part of the robust San Francisco “scene,” the San Francisco Tape Music Center developed new art forms through collaborations with Terry Riley, Steve Reich, David Tudor, Ken Dewey, Lee Breuer, the San Francisco Actor's Workshop, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, the Ann Halprin Dancers' Workshop, Canyon Cinema, and others. Told through vivid personal accounts, interviews, and retrospective essays by leading scholars and artists, this work, capturing the heady experimental milieu of the sixties, is the first comprehensive history of the San Francisco Tape Music Center.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520256170
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
07/08/2008
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   John Rockwell     vii
Then, Now, and Then Again (A Preface)   Johannes Goebel     xi
Introduction   David W. Bernstein     1
The San Francisco Tape Music Center: Emerging Art Forms and the American Counterculture, 1961-1966   David W. Bernstein     5
"When Performance Art Was Performance Poetry"   Lee Breuer     15
"Liquid to Light: The Evolution of the Projected Image Light Show in San Francisco"   Robert R. Riley     21
"Canyon Cinema"   Scott MacDonald     35
The San Francisco Tape Music Center-A Report, 1964   Ramon Sender     42
An Overview of the Tape Music Center's Goals, Autumn 1964   Ramon Sender     47
Ramon Sender and William Maginnis$dInterviewed by David W. Bernstein$dMaggi Payne     50
Memoir of a Community Enterprise   Pauline Oliveros     80
Pauline Oliveros$dInterviewed by David W. Bernstein$dMaggi Payne     95
Music as Studio Art   Morton Subotnick     112
Morton Subotnick$dInterviewed by David W. Bernstein$dMaggi Payne     117
Composing with Light   Tony Martin     136
Tony Martin$dInterviewed by David W. Bernstein$dMaggi Payne     146
DonBuchla$dInterviewed by David W. Bernstein$dMaggi Payne     163
"The Genesis of the Buchla 100 Series Modular Electronic Music System"   Morton Subotnick   Ramon Sender   Maggi Payne     166
Michael Callahan$dInterviewed by Thomas M. Welsh     178
The Great Grand Kludge!   William Maginnis     198
Terry Riley$dInterviewed by David W. Bernstein$dMaggi Payne     205
"The 1958 KPFA Tapes"   Fred Frith     208
Anna Halprin$dInterviewed by David W. Bernstein     222
"321 Divisadero: A Staircase to 1960s Dance Experimentation"   Janice Ross     225
Stewart Brand$dInterviewed by David W. Bernstein     239
"San Francisco Underground Rock"   David W. Bernstein     245
Stuart Dempster$dInterviewed by Thomas M. Welsh     252
Chronology   Thomas M. Welsh     265
Archival Recordings     283
DVD Program Notes     289
Bibliography     303
List of Illustrations     309
Index     313

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