An evening of pre-recorded, multi-channel works by Amy X Neuburg, Jim O’Rourke, and My Cat Is An Alien at Envelop SF, a next-generation immersive audio venue located within The Midway in San Francisco, 900 Marin St., SF.
Amy X Neuburg is known for her unique “avant-cabaret” works for voice, electronics, and ensembles. She began her electronic music explorations in the ‘80s with vocal multi-tracks and modular synths, and then was one of the earliest artists to work creatively with live digital looping, which she combines with percussion and colorful lyrics.
Composer/improviser/producer Jim O’Rourke has recorded as a member of the experimental rock groups Gastr Del Sol, The Red Krayola, Brise Glace and Yona Kit, recorded albums of pop rock, guitar improvisation and musique-concrète on the Drag City, Staalplaat, Extreme, Divided, Entenpfuhl and Metamkine labels, released collaborative recordings with Loren Connors, Henry Kaiser, K.K. Null, Gunter Muller, Eddie Prevost, Evan Parker, Phill Niblock and Mats Gustafsson, and produced albums by Tony Conrad, Faust, Melt Banana and Space Streakings.
MY CAT IS AN ALIEN (MCIAA) are the outsider duo of experimental instantaneous composers, performers and visual artists formed by brothers Maurizio and Roberto Opalio in 1998. They live and work between Turin (Italy) and a secret location in the Western Alps. Multi-instrumentalists, they shape their sound with self-made string instruments and modified electronic devices—“alientronics”—alongside Roberto ’s distinctive vocalizations.
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.
Thursday September 12, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cover Notes: Tickets are only available in advance online
Midway SF, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival at Envelop SF