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Amore Vieni for Isolated Ensemble by Cenk Ergün & Friends

Cenk Ergün had a great idea, inspired by the 2020 Pandemic and shelter-in-place: enlist a group of his musical friends, yours truly among them, to contribute sound recordings that Cenk would then assemble into a composition. He executed the idea … Continue reading

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Another side — Due Pesci releases debut album

Buon Viaggio by Due Pesci Another side to my music-making over the last 3 or 4 years has been playing in a duet with drummer extraordinaire and widely recognized Jazz disk jockey, Ron Pelletier. We’ve called our duet Due Pesci … Continue reading

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San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2020, Fri-Sun, Jan 10-12

The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2020 Friday, January 10, 8:30pm Saturday, January 11, 7:00pm Saturday, January 11, 9:30pm Sunday, January 12, 7:00pm Victoria Theatre 2961 16th Street San Francisco $20 general ($10 Sat 9:30 concert) $10 balcony/underemployed $50 fest … Continue reading

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Recital at the Prelinger Library, San Francisco, October 27th

I’ll be giving a late afternoon recital of solo prepared and improvised electro-acoustic pieces at the Prelinger Library in San Francisco on Sunday, Oct. 27. The first work Nature or nurture is a suite of four pieces for prerecorded and … Continue reading

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San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2019

sfSound and The San Francisco Tape Music Collective present The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2019 I’ll be premiering a work titled epenthesis, for electroacoustics and drum kit, on Friday January 4th at 9:00 PM. Friday, Jan. 4 (9:00 PM) … Continue reading

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Cascade plays at SF Tape Music Festival and Stanford

On January 6, 2017, my new electroacoustic composition Cascade was diffused live over 20 loudspeakers at the 2017 San Francisco Tape Music Festival at The Victoria Theater. On March 17, 2017, Cascade was again diffused over the same CCRMA-hosted speaker … Continue reading

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Spanish Panoramas – Guided Improvisations with SoundFisher

I performed my improvisation + fixed media composition, Spanish Panoramas – Guided Improvisations with SoundFisher at the 16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference in Malaga, Spain on October 28, 2015. The concert was held in the 15th Century … Continue reading

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The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2016

sfSound, The San Francisco Tape Music Collective, and Gray Area Arts present: The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2016 I’ll be playing a new audio postcard, Spanish Panoramas, at The 2016 San Francisco Tape Music Festival on Saturday January 9th … Continue reading

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My second “audio portrait” for the SF Asian Art Museum

Lovers Departing in the Rain — an audio portrait © 2015 by Thom Blum For the full experience, go to the San Francisco Asian Art Museum’s Picturing Sound, Creating Mood exhibit, through November 22, 2015.

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J-Wake performed at the Hörlursfestival 2015

My piece J-Wake was performed at the Hörlursfestival in Solleftea, Sweden, on July 4th. The theme of the Festival was “water soundscapes” and, according to the organizers, Like Now, the sixth annual Festival took place, “under the dome coupole in … Continue reading

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