Event Press Release


SFMOMA Presents Selection Of Sound Works As Part Of Acustica International Sf 2000, September 11–24

Release date: July 12, 2000

Guest curator Klaus Schöning is head of
What As part of a two-week international sound festival, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has commissioned guest curator Klaus Schöning to present Jukebox, a mix of recorded acoustic art and experimental music by John Cage, Alvin Curran, Bill Fontana, Nicola Sani and other composers and acoustic artists drawn from the archives of Studio Acoustic Art in Cologne, Germany.

Acoustic art is a melting pot of heterogeneous elements: noise, language and music organized by means of electronic techniques into a new, unique genre. Jukebox will run daily in four rotating programs in the Museum's Phyllis Wattis Theater (see program listings and schedule, attached).
WhoStudio Acoustic Art, the experimental sound studio of the German television and radio network Westdeutscher Rundfunk in Cologne, Germany. This presentation is organized by Benjamin Weil, SFMOMA curator of media arts.

Jukebox is presented as part of Acustica International SF 2000, a sound festival that will bring works by local and international sound artists to multiple locations in and around San Francisco. The festival is presented by the Goethe-Institut of San Francisco.
Where San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street (between Mission and Howard)
Phyllis Wattis Theater
When Daily (except Wednesdays), September 11 through September 24, 2000
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays)
More Jukebox is free with Museum admission. For more information on Acustica International SF 2000, call 415/263-8760 or visit www.goethe.de/sanfrancisco or www.arsacustica.net (after Sept. 1).


JUKEBOX PROGRAM I: 2 hours 56 minutes
Bill Fontana
Earbridge Cologne#&151;San Francisco, 1987
Satellite#&151;Soundsculpture
58 minutes

Susan Stone
Terra Infirma, 1999
A catastrophic soundscape
26 minutes

Charles Amirkhanian
Metropolis San Francisco, 1986
27 minutes

Tom Marioni
The Yellow Sound, for Kandinsky, 1991
24 minutes

Mauricio Kagel
Nah und Fern/Near and Far, 1994
For bells and trumpets with background
41 minutes


JUKEBOX PROGRAM II: 3 hours 51 minutes
Alison Knowles
Bean–Sequences, 1982
29 minutes

Gerhard Rühm/Klaus Schöning
Ophelia and the Words, 1987
23 minutes

Pauline Oliveros
Humayun's Tomb, 1987
30 minutes

Alvin Curran
For Julian, 1988
32 minutes

George Brecht
The Hsin Hsin Ming by Seng Ts'an, 1983
A multilingual realization of the text by the third Chinese patriarch of Zen Buddhism
31 minutes

Malcolm Goldstein
as it were, another, 1998
Homage to John Cage
21 minutes

John Cage
James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet, 1990
65 minutes


JUKEBOX PROGRAM III: 2 hours 56 minutes
Randy Thom
Ear Circus No. 2, 1998
25 minutes

Ferdinand Kriwet
Radio, 1983
A multilingual collage
29 minutes

Michael Riessler
Ji–Virus, 1995
29 minutes

Sorrel Hays
Sound Shadows, 1990
30 minutes

Josephine Truman
Sdreamings, 1991
27 minutes

Anthony Moore
JamJemJimJomJum, 1999
21 minutes

Ernst Jandl & Friederike Mayröcker
Five Man Humanity, 1984
15 minutes


JUKEBOX PROGRAM IV: 3 hours 53 minutes
Pierre Henry
La Ville. Die Stadt. Metropolis Paris, 1984
65 minutes

Jürgen Becker
Houses, 1991
43 minutes

Nicola Sani
Matera Sassi, 1988
21 minutes

Douglas Quin
Australis/Borealis, 1998 Polar Soundscapes
45 minutes

R. Murray Schafer
Winter Diary 1997, 1997
A Canadian Soundscape
59 minutes


SCHEDULE OF JUKEBOX PROGRAMS
Please note: SFMOMA is closed Wednesdays.

Monday, September 11
11 a.m.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Program I
2 p.m. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Program II

Tuesday, September 12
11 a.m.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Program IV
3 p.m. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Program III

Thursday, September 14
11 a.m.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Program I
2 p.m. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Program IV
6 p.m. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Program III

Friday, September 15
11 a.m.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Program III
2 p.m. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Program IV

Saturday, September 16
11 a.m.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Program II
3 p.m. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Program I

Sunday, September 17
11 a.m.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Program III
2 p.m. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Program IV

Monday, September 18
11 a.m.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Program III
2 p.m. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Program IV

Tuesday, September 19
11 a.m.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Program II
3 p.m. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Program I

Thursday, September 21
11 a.m.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Program III
2 p.m. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Program II
6 p.m. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Program I

Friday, September 22
11 a.m.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Program II
3 p.m. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Program I

Saturday, September 23
11 a.m.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Program III
2 p.m. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Program IV

Sunday, September 24
11 a.m.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Program II
3 p.m. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Program I

Media Contacts

  • Polly Winograd, 415/357-4173,
  • Libby Garrison, 415/357-4177,

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