The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde by David BernsteinThe San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde by David Bernstein

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

EditorDavid BernsteinForeword byJohn Rockwell

Paperback | July 8, 2008

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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.
David W. Bernsteinis Professor of Music and Head of the Music Department at Mills College. He is coeditor, with Christopher Hatch, ofWritings Through John Cage's Music, Poetry, and ArtandMusic Theory and the Exploration of the Past.
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Title:The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-GardeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:344 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.89 inShipping dimensions:10 × 7 × 0.89 inPublished:July 8, 2008Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520256174

ISBN - 13:9780520256170

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Table of Contents

Foreword, by John Rockwell
Then, Now, and Then Again (A Preface), by Johannes Goebel
Introduction, by David W. Bernstein

The SFTMC: Emerging Art Forms and the American Counterculture, by David W. Bernstein
The SFTMC: A Report, by Ramon Sender
Overview of the Tape Music Center's Goals, by Ramon Sender
Ramon Sender and William Maginnis, interviewed by David W. Bernstein and Maggi Payne
Memoir of a Community Enterprise, by Pauline Oliveros
Pauline Oliveros, interviewed by David W. Bernstein and Maggi Payne
Music as Studio Art, by Morton Subotnick
Morton Subotnick, interviewed by David W. Bernstein and Maggi Payne
Composing with Light, by Tony Martin
Tony Martin, interviewed by David W. Bernstein and Maggi Payne
Don Buchla, interviewed by David W.Bernstein and Maggi Payne
Michael Callahan, interviewed by Thomas M. Welsh
The Great Grand Kludge! by William Maginnis
Terry Riley, interviewed by David W. Bernstein and Maggi Payne
Anna Halprin, interviewed by David W. Bernstein
Stewart Brand, interviewed by David W. Bernstein
Stuart Dempster, interviewed by Thomas M. Welsh
Chronology, by Thomas M. Welsh

Archival Recordings
DVD Program Notes
Bibliography
List of Illustrations
Index

Editorial Reviews

"Lively . . . [It} not only deflates the notion of New York as the center of experimental music innovation in the second half of the 20th century, but testifies to the ingenuity and invention of a ragtag band of composers, musicians, dancers, visual artists, and explorers."