John Young's 'Arioso' at the 2023 San Francisco Tape Music Festival

Prof. John Young's 2021 work Arioso has been selected for one of the four concerts comprising the 2023 San Francisco Tape Music Festival. The three-day festival—produced in conjunction with the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University and sfSound—features international and Bay Area composers along with some classic compositions by Vangelis, Ennio Morricone, and legendary experimentalists Krzysztof Penderecki, György Ligeti and Alvin Lucier. 

Arioso is based around a field recording made in Tappan Square, Oberlin, Ohio, which consists of an unlikely blend between the rich stridulation of crickets and the prosaic beeping of pedestrian crossing signals.  It was premiered at St. Ruprechtskirche, Vienna in June 2021, diffused by Thomas Gorbach.