Original Poster for the SF Dancers' Workshop Super Jam. San Francisco Tape Music Center, San Francisco Dancers' Workshop.

Original Poster for the SF Dancers' Workshop Super Jam

[SF]: [SF Dancers' Workshop], [ca. 1964]. 8.5 by 14 inches [22 x 36 cm]. Offset printed red on green stock. Light horizontal fold to middle, some toning to edges, else a very good example. "Printed by the Neighborhood Arts Program/ S.F. Art Commission" vertically along right edge.

No examples located in OCLC and in our experience any non sound recording material related to the Tape Center is scarce. Item #27513

When the San Francisco Tape Music Center moved to its most significant location at 321 Divisadero in 1963, cofounder Morton Subotnick invited dancer Anna Halprin to move her Dancers' Workshop into extra space at the center. "It was no accident that Halprin shared the Divisadero space, since she used Tape Music Center Composers and they used her and her dancers." Halprin says of the arrangement: "It was a wonderful time for a kind of Bauhaus type of experimentation by multidisciplinary artists working together. As a matter of fact, that word 'multidisciplinary art" was really invented during that period."

Founded in 1962, The San Francisco Tape Music Center (later the Mills College Tape Music Center) was at the forefront of experimental electronic music on the West Coast. The Center grew out of an improvised music studio created by composers Ramon Sender, Terry Riley, Pauline Oliveros, and others. The original mission was to form a "nonprofit cultural and educational corporation, the aim of which was to present concerts and offer a place to learn about work within the tape music medium." The mission later expanded to include electronic pieces that could be performed live with light projections and interactive tape systems. In 1966 the center moved to Mills College, where it was renamed the Center for Contemporary Music with a roster of students and faculty that was (and continues to be) a Who's Who of the musical avant-garde including Steve Reich, Anthony Braxton, and Iannas Xenakis.  Refs.: Thomas Holmes. Electronic and Experimental Music: Technology, Music, and Culture; David W. Bernstein. The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant Garde.

Price: $750.00

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