Category Archives: Recent events

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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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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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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Sound portraits for the San Francisco Asian Art Museum

I am creating some sound portraits to go along with specific paintings in the San Francisco Asian Art Museum’s current exhibition, “Picturing Sound, Creating Mood”, which runs from March 23 – November 22, 2015. The small paintings are from 18th … Continue reading

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