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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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Passages – the next release of Collections: Music by Thom Blum

I’ve just released the next album in my series, Collections, presented on sfSoundLabel. It’s called Passages and includes my audio postcards and other place-specific pieces composed over the years. Each track is a sound map of a land I’ve had the good fortune to … Continue reading

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New album series released on sfSoundLabel — Collections: Music by Thom Blum

I’m releasing a series of albums on Bandcamp’s sfSoundLabel. Each album is a collection of thematically like-minded musical works hand-picked from those I’ve produced over recent and past many years. Abstractions 1 artwork: “baooooanh” © 2016 Tuyen Q. Nguyen | www.odyssey7.zone Abstractions 2 artwork: … Continue reading

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