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San Francisco Electronic Music Festival (SFEMF)



San Francisco Electronic Music Festival (SFEMF)

Italian musicians will perform at the opening

The San Francisco Electronic Music Festival (SFEMF) is an artist-run organization founded in 1999 by a committee of eight Bay Area electro-acoustic music and sound art practitioners. Its mission is to provide a highly visible public forum for the diverse community of composers and sound artists working with electronic-based technologies in the Bay Area. Designed as an annual multi-day event consisting of concerts, installations and discussions, the primary focus is on independent artists whose innovative aesthetics challenge academic and commercial standards. Since the first festival in 2000, SFEMF has presented works that span the sonic spectra from ambient to rhythmic and atonal to melodic by participants ranging from new and emerging young artists to respected pioneers of the electronic music field. Each festival features artists working in a variety of modes including: laptop generated sound, processed live acoustic instruments, amplified found objects, projected video, improvisation, and performance art. This year’s SFEMF opening night will feature the performances of Alessandro Cortini and Tom DiMuzio at the Exploratorium (Kanbar Forum) at Pier 15 in San Francisco. Alessandro Cortini is an Italian musician best known as the lead electronics performer in Nine Inch Nails’ live unit, and is also the frontman for the Los Angeles based electronic-alternative band SONOIO. He has also served on the staff of Musician’s Institute in LA and guest lectured at Berklee School of Music in Boston. Thomas Dimuzio is a musician, composer, improviser, sound designer, mastering engineer, label proprietor and music technologist residing in San Francisco. Inspired as much by John Cage as Led Zeppelin, Dimuzio’s music is like a sonic excursion that transports the listener into other worldly aural realms. He has made a large number of internationally released recordings and most recently played at AngelicA Festival Internazionale di Musica as a featured soloist with the Orchestra of Teatro Comunale of Bologna for a performance of Chris Cutler’s p53. For a full festival programme, please click here. To find out more about the festival, please visit


Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Entrance : Free