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
     
 

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 developed

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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 Rockwell, John

Then, Now, and Then Again (A Preface) Johannes Goebel Goebel, Johannes

Introduction David W. Bernstein Bernstein, David W. 1

The San Francisco Tape Music Center: Emerging Art Forms and the American Counterculture, 1961-1966 David W. Bernstein Bernstein, David W. 5

The San Francisco Tape Music Center - A Report, 1964 Ramon Sender Sender, Ramon 42

An Overview of the Tape Music Center's Goals, Autumn 1964 Ramon Sender Sender, Ramon 47

Ramon Sender and William Maginnis David W. Bernstein Bernstein, David W. Maggi Payne Payne, Maggi 50

Memoir of a Community Enterprise Pauline Oliveros Oliveros, Pauline 80

Pauline Oliveros David W. Bernstein Bernstein, David W. Maggi Payne Payne, Maggi 95

Music as Studio Art Morton Subotnick Subotnick, Morton 112

Morton Subotnick David W. Bernstein Bernstein, David W. Maggi Payne Payne, Maggi 117

Composing with Light Tony Martin Martin, Tony 136

Tony Martin David W. Bernstein Bernstein, David W. Maggi Payne Payne, Maggi 146

Don Buchla David W. Bernstein Bernstein, David W. Maggi Payne Payne, Maggi 163

Michael Callahan Thomas M. Welsh Welsh, Thomas M. 178

The Great Grand Kludge! William Maginnis Maginnis, William 198

Terry Riley David W. Bernstein Bernstein, David W. Maggi Payne Payne, Maggi 205

Anna Halprin David W. Bernstein Bernstein, David W. 222

Stewart Brand David W. Bernstein Bernstein, David W. 245

Stuart Dempster Thomas M. Welsh Welsh, Thomas M. 252

Chronology Thomas M. Welsh Welsh, Thomas M. 265

Archival Recordings 283

DVD Program Notes 289

Bibliography 303

List of Illustrations 309

Index 313

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