October 2008

the San Francisco Tape Music Center

Cory Arcangel

THE SAN FRANCISCO TAPE MUSIC CENTER: 1960 COUNTERCULTURE AND THE AVANT- GARDE, EDITED BY DAVID W. BERNSTEIN. BERKELEY: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS, 2008. 322 PAGES. $28.  I FIRST LEARNED OF the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the late 1990s, when I was a student of one of its early members, Pauline Oliveros, at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. In class, Pauline …

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