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San Francisco Tape Music Center

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The San Francisco Tape Music Center, or SFTMC, was founded in the summer of 1962[1] by composers Ramon Sender and Morton Subotnick as a collaborative, "non profit corporation developed and maintained" by local composers working with tape recorders and other novel compositional technologies, which functioned both as an electronic music studio and concert venue.[2] Composer Pauline Oliveros,[3] artist Tony Martin and technician William Maginnis eventually joined the SFTMC.

Ramon Sender 2011.
Morton Subotnick 2012.

The SFTMC was an active and important hub for experimental music and interdisciplinary art in the Bay Area from 1962 to 1966.