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19th Annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival

  • Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA (map)

19th Annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival

SEPTEMBER 7 - 9, 2018


With three exciting nights of performances featuring a diverse cadre of internationally renowned and emerging composers, this year's Festival lineup includes a distinctive group of artists from across the field of electronic music ranging from modular synthesis, concrète experimentalism, psychoacoustics, soundscapes, electro-acoustic environments, ambient noise, and improvisation. At Brava Theater Center, SFEMF will present modular synthesis vocalist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Japanese-American artist of the Fluxus movement Yasunao Tone, Paris-based concrète and electro-acoustic experimentalist Kassel Jaeger, New York artist Vanessa Rossetto with a new film, multimedia artist and composer Collin McKelvey, noise artist Attilio Novellino from Italy, electro-acoustic multi-instrumentalist Glochids, evocative soundscape ritualists OMMO, and feedback systems and voice composer Sally Decker.

Friday Sept 7
8pm at Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St, San Francisco
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe. Sally Decker. Collin McKelvey.

Saturday Sept 8
8pm at Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St, San Francisco
Yasunao Tone. Vanessa Rossetto. Glochids.

Sunday Sept 9
8pm at Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St, San Francisco
Kassel Jaeger. Attilio Novellino. OMMO.

Special Event
Saturday Sept 8
3pm at Adobe Books & Arts Cooperative (live music at 4pm)
Join SFEMF artists and staff for an Afternoon Reception & Album Release featuring dark-ambient artist Leila Abdul-Rauf.

The San Francisco Electronic Music Festival is an artist-run organization founded in 1999 by eight local sound artists and musicians. Since the first festival in 2000, SFEMF has presented works that span the sonic spectra from ambient to rhythmic and atonal to melodic by participants ranging from new and emerging young artists to respected pioneers of the electronic music field. Recent festivals have featured performances by clipping., zoviet france, William Basinski, Dieter Moebius, Christian Marclay, and Maja Ratkje. For more info:


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