January 14, 2023 – Three Improvisitions premiere at the San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2023.
November 29, 2022 – Invited speaker at UCSB-CREATE seminar series. Topic: Approaching music.
November 19, 2022 – Invited speaker/performer at Art-talk Salon, San Francisco. Topic: Making music with found sound. Featuring Hadley McCarroll, piano.
October 18, 2022 – Released digital album “Three Improvisitions” on Bandcamp, consisting of three short improvisation-inspired fixed media compositions.
January 22, 2022 and ongoing – Sound environments, sonifications, and audio animations are embedded in the stacks of the Prelinger Library and speak to visitors on Sundays in 2023, from 1:30 to 4:00 PM.
June 21, 2021 – Featured artist on the Watt From Pedro Show; Mike Watt’s 2-hour interview of me.
February 6, 2021 – Veggie patch, a sound improvisation and video interpretation. Video processing by Brutal Sound Effects. Played at/on Brutal Sound Effects Pestival #91 (Twitch online).
June 2020 – January 2021 – Curated “Collections”, a set of four digital albums released by SfSoundLabel. These consist of categorized selections of my compositions, written between 1973 and 2018.
January 11, 2020 – To My Son Parker, Asleep in the Next Room premiered at the San Francisco Tape Music Festival, The Victoria Theater, San Francisco, CA. http://www.sfsound.org/tape
October 27, 2019 – Nature or Nuture and Conjuring waves/Soniferous climates, solo improvisations for live-processed sound, at the Prelinger Library in San Francisco on Sunday, Oct. 27. archived post here
January 5, 2019 – Epenthesis premiered at the San Francisco Tape Music Festival, The Victoria Theater, San Francisco, CA. http://www.sfsound.org/tape
January 5, 2018 – Tabula Rasa premiered at the San Francisco Tape Music Festival, The Victoria Theater, San Francisco, CA. http://www.sfsound.org/tape
March 17, 2017 – Cascade – diffused over the same CCRMA-hosted speaker network at Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University.
January 6, 2017 – Cascade premiered at the San Francisco Tape Music Festival, The Victoria Theater, San Francisco, CA. http://www.sfsound.org/tape
January 8, 2016 – Spanish Panoramas premiered at the San Francisco Tape Music Festival, The Victoria Theater, San Francisco, CA. http://www.sfsound.org/tape
July 4, 2015 – J-Wake – played at Like Now’s HorlursFestival which, this year, was devoted to the theme or “Waters soundscapes”. The Festival took place in Solleftea, Sweden.
March 23 – November 22, 2015 – Picturing Sound, Creating Mood audio portraits at The San Francisco Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA.
January 11, 2015 – Walkways of the Hopeful and the Hopeless premiered at the San Francisco Tape Music Festival, The Victoria Theater, San Francisco, CA. http://www.sfsound.org/tape
March 10, 2014 – Soundscraper Capsule 1 – inside/outside premiered at Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA. http://www.soundscraper.org/?p=750
February 16, 2014 – Soundscraper project’s online launch, http://www.soundscraper.org/?page_id=470
January 4, 2014 – J-Wake performed at the San Francisco Tape Music Festival, Z Below at Z Space, San Francisco, CA. http://sfsound.org/tape/Fest2014.htm
May 5, 2013 – Emancipation was performed at The Lab, San Francisco, CA. http://www.thelab.org/schedule/events/681-may-2013-pancakes.html
January 2013 – Couplings on CD compilation of October, November, December 2012, Undae! Concert Series, Madrid, Spain. https://proyectoundae.wordpress.com/undae-2012-album
April 12, 2012 – Couplings was performed as part of CREATE / MAT’s “? and beyond” 2012 Spring concert. The concert took place at 8:00 PM in the Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Click here for more details.
January 20-22, 2012 – Couplings premiered on the Friday night program of The 2012 San Francisco Tape Music Festival at the ODC Theater. Click here for details.
August 28, 2011 – Performed an episode of Bedbug Strategies (live electroacoustic improvisations), with Charles Kremenak, at Godwaffle Noise Pancakes at The Lab in San Francisco, California. For details check this out.
March 3, 2011 – The Logos Tetrahedron Theater concert series, New Media, presented Combustible by Thom Blum, along with works by Marko Timlin and Pete Stollery, on March 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM. The Logos Tetrahedron Theater is located at Bomastraat 26-28, 9000 Ghent, Belgium. For information about this concert see http://www.logosfoundation.org/concerts/concerts.html. For information about the Tetrahedron Theater see http://www.logosfoundation.org/architecture/tetrhall.html.
January 7-9, 2011 – 2011 San Francisco Tape Music Festival performance of Post from Rajasthan (2007, rev. 2010). Southside Theater, The Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California.
July 11, 2010 – godwaffle noise pancake show presents VMDCR (featuring Thom Blum and Charles Kremenak) at the at The Lab, San Francisco, California, noon.
June 17 through July 17, 2010 – An installation of pieces by San Francisco Tape Music Collective (Thom Blum, Cliff Caruthers, Matt Ingalls, and Kent Jolly), and media works by Bonnie Banks, Aaron Finnis, Jacqueline Gordon, and Kiearan Daly & Isaac Linder, will be running Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at NOMA GALLERY, 80 Maiden Lane, San Francisco, California.
May 12, 2010 – Poodle Sound Effects #3 presents VMDCR (Thom Blum and Charles Kremenak), in Poodles for Peace. Also performing: Slusser, Head Boggle, Darph Nader, Terror Apart, and Gumball Rimpoche, in concert at The Lab, San Francisco, California.
April 30 – May 9, 2010 – Deborah Slater Dance Theater’s Men Think They Are Better Than Grass – interpretations of W.S. Merwin’s environment-inspired poetry, featuring music by Carla Kihlstedt & Mattias Bossi and soundscapes by Thom Blum and Floor Vahn, Theater Artaud, San Francisco, California.
November 9, 2009 – Mills College presented Combustible and other works by members of San Francisco Tape Music Collective and sfSound in concert at Mills College, Oakland, California.
|August 21-29, 2009 – Music for group A dance company’s FIELDS4, at the Garage, 975 Howard Street, San Francisco, California.|
|April 25, 2009 – Live performance of untitled, at Godwaffle Noise Pancakes, the GOLDEN TRAPPER KEEPER LODGE, 1687 Hayes at Central Street, San Francisco, California.|
|January 30, 2009 – Premiere of Combustible, electroacoustic composition mixed for 7.1 surround, at the2009 San Francisco Tape Music Festival, CELLspace, San Francisco, California.|
|June 21, 2008 – Live soundscape performance – for Deborah Slater Dance Theater’s performance of “Men Think They are Better than Grass,” at 1:00 PM in the esplanade at Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, California.|
|March 28 & 29, 2008 – Sound Installation – The Long Hall – along the entry corridor of Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California, in conjunction with Deborah Slater Dance Theater’sperformance of “The Desire Line”.|
|January 10, 2008 – Contributed sounds for work-in-progress performance and benefit of Mordake, an opera by Erling Wold, starring John Duykers. Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco, California.|
|May 24, 2007 – performing with film-sound band EPIC [abridged], in the “Music by the Eyeful” series, presented by Outsound.org at The Luggage Store, San Francisco.|
|March 30, 2007 – Cycle presented by EAR – new music collective (Dublin, Ireland), in collaboration with The San Francisco Tape Music Collective, at Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland. More info here.|
|February 25, 2007 — Three Studies for Pedal Steel presented at GodWAFFLE Noise PANCAKES, San Francisco.|
|January 26, 2007 — nomen plaid presented at the 2007 San Francisco Tape Music Festival at ODC Theater, San Francisco|
|November 3 – 4, 2006 — Cycle (a.k.a. bog dance, with video by Mark Bartscher), choreographed by Alyssa Lee Wilmot and group A dance company, presented at at CounterPULSE, in San Francisco.|
|July 11, 2006 — Squelch, Medi(t)ations – Australasian Computer Music Conference – hosted by Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.|
|May 18 – June 3, 2006 — Brushes with Satie – a suite of electroacoustic orchestrations of Erik Satie’sGymnopedies, produced specifically for Deborah Slater Dance Theater’s “Furniture Dances”. Presented at CounterPULSE in San Francisco.|
|January 28, 2006 — Squelch was presented at 2006 San Francisco Tape Music Festival|
|November 10 – 13, 2005 — Cycle was presented at 2005 Seoul International Computer Music Festival.|
|June 3-19, 2005 — Japanese Postcard, Maroc, and Note from Patzcuaro (audio postcards) was presented within the SOUNDSCAPEpgh at Pittsburgh, PA’s Three Rivers Arts Festival on Penn Avenue.|
|April 28-30, 2005 — Brushes with Satie – a suite of electroacoustic orchestrations of Erik Satie’sGymnopedies, produced specifically for Deborah Slater Dance Theater’s “Furniture Dances”. Presented at ODC Theater in San Francisco.|
|November 18, 2004 — Cycle — presented at San Jose State University Concert Hall, co-sponsored by SJSU’s Center for Research in Electro-Acoustic Music and Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) as part of Electroacoustic Music Month. San Jose, CA.|
|August 24, 2004 — Untitled — a piece for 9 dancers choreographed by Deborah Slater Dance Theaterinvolving live mix of field recordings projected in the Yerba Buena Gardens. Summerfest, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA|
|July 23-24, 2004 — Trio — a piece for 3 dancers choreographed by Deborah Slater Dance Theater with music composed by Erling Wold and Thom Blum. Performed at ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA|
|May 1, 2004 — Japanese Postcard — Presented at The University of Edinburgh presents Soundings, Reid Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh, Scotland.|
|April 17, 2004 — Cycle — Choreographer Alyssa Wilmot and group A, 21 Grand, Oakland, CA.|
|February 21, 2004 — Cycle — New San Francisco Tape Music Center Festival, CELLSpace, San Francisco, CA.|
|October 23, 2003 — Note from Patzcuaro — Strictly Ballroom concert series, CCRMA, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.|
|July 27, 2003 — nomen plaid — San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, SomArts, San Francisco, CA.|
|May 29-June 1, 2003 — soundtrack for Deborah Slater Dance Theater’s Survival of the Fit Enough: The Galapagos Project v.2 — Dance Mission, San Francisco, CA.|
|February 24-March 10, 2003 — on XStreamRadio ‘top ten’ list — XStreamRadio.|
|February 14-18, 2003 — Things Frankie Heard, J-Wake, Parker — XStreamRadio webcast, Clichy, France.|
|January 4, 2003 — Things Frankie Heard and Maroc — Bobo Teatre, Sao Paolo, Brazil.|
|August 17, 2002 — Things Frankie Heard — Tranparent Tape Music Festival, sponsored by the New San Francisco Tape Music Center, Berkeley, CA.|
|August 10, 2002 — Japanese Postcard and Maroc — Field Effects 6, Space 964 Natoma, San Francisco, CA.|
|May 18, 2002 — interview broadcast and webcast — Quiet Please on KFJC, San Jose, CA.|
|January 12, 2002 — J-Wake — Tranparent Tape Music Festival, sponsored by the New San Francisco Tape Music Center, Berkeley, California.|
|December 21, 2001 — five haiku — La Cucina, Barcelona, Spain.|
|September 26, 2001 — five haiku — broadcast and webcast — “art @ radio” with Steve Bradley, WMBC, Baltimore, MA.|
|November 16, 2000 — five haiku — Lotte Lebmann Concert Hall, sponsored by the Dept. of Music, Media Arts & Technology, and CREATE, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.|