CANCELED: sfSoundSalonSeries: The Hub

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 — 12:00 AM
Tickets: $10 General, $7 Members
Tickets available at the door only

The Hub is an American “computer network music” ensemble formed in 1986 consisting of John Bischoff, Tim Perkis, Chris Brown, Scot Gresham-Lancaster, Mark Trayle and Phil Stone. The Hub was the first live computer music band whose members were all composers, as well as designers and builders of their own hardware and software.
For this concert, Bischoff, Perkis, Brown, and Trayle join forces with sfSound’s Matt Ingalls, Christopher Burns, and others in a concert of works by The Hub members.
The Hub grew from the League of Automatic Music Composers: John Bischoff, Tim Perkis, Jim Horton, and Rich Gold. Perkis and Bischoff modified their equipment for a performance at The Network Muse Festival in 1986 at The LAB in San Francisco. Instead of creating an ad-hoc wired connection of computer interaction, they decided to use a hub – a general purpose connection for network data.
The Hub was the first band to do a telematic performance in 1987 at the Clocktower in New York.
Since this work represents some of the earliest work in the context of the new live music practice of Networked music performance, they have been cited as the archtypal network ensemble in computer music. The Hub’s best-known piece, Stuck Note by Scot Gresham-Lancaster, has been covered by a number of network music bands, including MiLO- the Milwaukee Laptop Orchestra and BiLE- the Birminham Laptop Ensemble.
They have collaborated with Rova Saxophone Quartet, Nick Collins, Phil Niblock and Alvin Curran. They currently perform around the world after a multi-year hiatus, ending in 2004.