[SF]: [San Francisco Tape Music Center], . Single sheet, 11 by 8.5 inches. Paper slightly tanned, else very good. Original program for an event consisting of three parts: Public Roads by Patrick Gleason, Etude Poetique by Darius Milhaud, Video/Laser by Lowell Cross and David Tudor, with an untitled intermission by Anthony J. Gnazzo. As noted on the program, all works a receiving their first public performances. Item #27760
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.