The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde. SAN FRANCISCO TAPE MUSIC CENTER, David W. BERNSTEIN.
The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde.
The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde.

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The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde.

Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2008. First edition. Cream cloth. Lge. 8vo. 322pp. Illustrated, including an 8pp. colour photo-insert (with 3 photos of the Trips Festival). Foreword by John Rockwell. Preface by Johannes Goebel.

Includes interviews with SFTMC co-founders Ramón Sender, Morton Subotnick and Pauline Oliveros; technician William Maginnes; light artist Tony Martin; Don Buchla (inventor of the Buchla Box, an electronic modular synthesiser); Michael Callahan (the SFTMC's first technical director and, following his meeting there with Gerd Stern, a member of USCO); Terry Riley (whose composition 'In C' was premiered at the SFTMC in November 1964); dancer and choreographer, Anna Halprin; Stewart Brand (in which he discusses the intersection of the San Francisco avant-garde arts scene and the counterculture at the Trips Festival); and musician Stuart Dempster + chronology and bibliography + "Wow & Flutter: The San Francisco Tape Music Center, 1961-Now", a DVD featuring a concert series re-uniting many of the above. Book

Fine (no dustwrapper, as issued); DVD unplayed and still sealed. Uncommon in the cloth edition.

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