The 2006 San Francisco Electronic Music Festival consists of four evenings of electrifying performances by internationally recognized artists 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.
For this year's festival, SFEMF has invited a wide-ranging field of artists from across the globe, including the United Kingdom's audiovisual duo Semi-Conductor(in a late-night performance on Saturday at Recombinant Media Labs); Norwegian duo Alog (in their first North American performance); Mexico City-based sound artist Manuel Rocha; Los Angeles-based James Tenney whose piece will feature a performance by percussionist Willie Winant; Montreal-based automaton builder Maxime De La Rochefoucauld; New York-based voice and computer musician Dafna Naphtali; and Los Angeles-based lowercase music pioneer Steve Roden, who will present a piece based on Nam June Paik's "primitive music" sculpture. SFEMF 2006's local artists include composer/intermedia artist Elise Baldwin, long tube performer Brenda Hutchinson, multimedia artist Barbara Golden, experimental drum machinist Matt Davignon, sonic explorerJoe Colley and electro-acoustic trio shudder.
The seventh annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival will take place Thursday, August 10th to Sunday, August 13th, 2006 at SomArts Cultural Center located at 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. We are planning a full festival this year with electroacoustic composers, sound installation artists, and interdisciplinary performance with events at SomArts and Recombinant Media Labs
2006 SFEMF artists include:
Elise Baldwin (California)
Joe Colley (California)
Matt Davignon (California)
Barbara Golden (California)
Brenda Hutchinson (New York/California)
Dafna Naphtali (New York)
Manuel Rocha (Mexico)
Maxime De La Rochefoucauld (Canada)
Steve Roden (California)
SHUDDER (Lance Grabmiller, Kyle Bruckman, and Philip Greenlief) (California)
James Tenney (California) with William Winant
SFEMF events are offered as parallel programming in conjunction with ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge and ISEA2006 Symposium, a gathering of artists and culture-makers from around the world featuring some of the most innovative, astounding art ever seen or experienced. From August 7-13, ZeroOne San Jose will offer a variety of one-of-a-kind, many never-before, only-here experiences. See 01sj.org for further details.