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November 29 – Guest speaker at UCSB-CREATE seminar series

On November 29 I gave a 45-minute talk about my music at the Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The seminar was hosted by Curtis Roads, Professor and Chair of Media Arts … Continue reading

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November 19 – Guest speaker at “Art-talk Salon”

In his light-filled Sculpture Studio, Artist Brian Goggin presents The latest Project Artaud and Developing Environments Art-talk Salon When: Saturday November 19, 2022, 2-5pm(Note: If it rains we will reschedule for December 3)Where: Project Artaud401 Alabama StreetThe Sculpture Studio #123San Francisco, … Continue reading

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Sound Sundays in July at the Prelinger Library

Continuing to stock and mine the sound-stacks on Sundays in July, when printed matter in the stacks of the Prelinger Library mingles and merges with its sound counterpart. Come in, browse the unique collections a while, and experience the Library in … Continue reading

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Sundays in May — Sound Installments in Prelinger Library

On Sundays in May Prelinger Library visitors will find themselves urged into the stacks by an unusual sound environment that sometimes pipes up. A couple hours a week I power up, softly play, and occasionally improvise on a twelve channel … Continue reading

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A “sonified library” in San Francisco

A couple hours a week I power up, play, and occasionally improvise with the sound installation that I’ve created here in San Francisco for Prelinger Library. These hours occur within the Library’s public hours, making it possible for visitors to … Continue reading

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Sound installation installments — Prelinger Library

For the next four Wednesdays, Prelinger Library visitors who are there any time between 4:00 and 6:30 PM will be treated to an “audio animation” of the stacks. I’ll be nudging the installation (instrument) through its latest paces and pirouettes. … Continue reading

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Openings – an audio animation of and at Prelinger Library, San Francisco

Prelinger Library and I will be co-hosting two initial launches of my new sound-art installation (see below for a description). Please drop by during one or both of these openings — They’ll be different — and spend some time floating … Continue reading

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Featured artist on The Watt From Pedro Show

Hear Mike Watt’s interview of me on his eclectic, boisterous, and fun podcast. (Recorded June 21, 2021.) Now in the show’s 20th year! Listen here: https://www.twfps.com/past-episodes/on-air-guest-thom-blum-from-san-francisco-ca-via-skype The Watt From Pedro Show is available from your favorite slinger of podcasts and … Continue reading

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Brutal Sound Effects Pestival #91

Once again~~~~~~~~~it’s~~~~~~~~~~~efficient?~~~~ Brutal Sound Effects Pestival #91THIS SAT FEB 6TH!!!6pm PST!!!! https://www.twitch.tv/brutalsoundfx JUSTICE YELDHAM AND THE DYNAMIC RIBBON DEVICE! (Oz)Fumio Kosakai (Incapacitants, CCCC) (Japan)Dominic CrampAnti Ear (New Orleans)Bill T Miller Orgy of Noise Zonkulator (Boston)Matt RobideuxThom BlumInstinct Control (Chicago)Mas Coad … Continue reading

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New (and final) addition to the “Collections” series

Available now, the new and final album in my Collections series presented on sfSoundLabel (Bandcamp). This album contains five selected early works that I composed from 1972 to 2000. The album’s title is Foundations because these were the keystones to … Continue reading

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