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Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:30 PM

SFMusic Thursdays: Vocallective (sponsored by SFFCM)

$15 General, $10 Members

Vocallective performs contemporary vocal chamber music in this concert featuring Unwritten by Mohammed Fairouz and Far Away Songs by Nico Muhly, as well as music by Samuel Barber and Maurice Ravel. These pieces were chosen specifically for their ethereal character and because all of the instruments, including the voice, play as equals. Joining Vocallective founder and director Indre Viskontas, flutist Meerenai Shim, and the Town Quartet.

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Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:30-10:30 PM

Open Salon with Wild Rumpus

Free!

Wild Rumpus and the Center for New Music are partnering to offer a free, open reading session and salon! Composers can sign up for spots to have their works read by the ensemble, and Wild Rumpus will also share works-in-progress, including new commissions! Have a drink and some snacks and hear some new music get made!

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Sat Mar 28, 2015 8 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: A Tribute To Robert Ashley

Free!
Curator: Matt Ingalls

A Tribute To Robert Ashley, presented by New York based baritone Thomas Buckner.

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Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:30 PM

Ritual #1: FluxGathering

$15 General, $10 Members
Drawing from her experience in Fluxus and religious ceremonies, Amy Foote curates and performs a concert ritual of Flux events and chance based refrains, culminating in a sermon: John Cage's Lecture on Nothing. This is the first performance in Miss Foote's Human Works series and is curated in part by SF based composer, Danny Clay. Please bring your own mug for various communal offerings throughout the performance.
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:30 PM

Del Sol String Quartet: Soundings 2.2

$20 General, $15 Members

The second concert of this season’s Del Sol Quartet’s “Soundings” project features the soulful but fiery music of composer Huang Ruo. The evening focuses on the creative exploration of his quartet “Calligraffiti” in conjunction with new artwork by visual artist Kate Rannells. Read about this special concert format in a review of Soundings 2.1 in San Francisco Classical Voice.

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Wed Apr 1, 2015 7:30 PM

Weston Olencki and Athletics: [HEAVY MATTER]

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jen Wang

SF-based trombonist Weston Olencki will present [HEAVY MATTER], a program of radical solo and chamber works featuring world premieres by Peter Ablinger (Austria), Joan Arnau Pàmies (Catalonia), and Pablo Santiago Chin (Costa Rica), with North American premieres from Bernhard Lang (Austria) and Ann Cleare (Ireland). Olencki will also be joined by Eric Wubbels (piano), and Jessie Marino (cello).

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Thu Apr 2, 2015 7:30 PM

SFMusic Thursdays: Sheldon Brown/Lorin Benedict/Jonathan Alford/Eric Vogler – Solos, Duos, Trios . . . (sponsored by SFFCM)

$15 General, $10 Members

Sheldon Brown, Lorin Benedict, Jonathan Alford and Eric Vogler will be performing original solo, duo and trio pieces.

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Thu Apr 9, 2015 12:30 - 1 PM

C4NM @ Market Street Prototyping Festival: Mark Helias’s Open Loose

Free!
Special Event
On April 9 and 10, C4NM curates special free outdoor performances on Market Street, in front of The Hall (between 6th Street and 7th Street).

Thursday's 1pm show features Mark Helias's Open Loose Trio, who will also be performing a full program in the evening at C4NM. Open Loose will perform streetside in a special "Show Box," designed and built by CounterPULSE and Jensen Architects as part of the Market Street Protoyping Festival.

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Thu Apr 9, 2015 7:30 PM

Mark Helias’ Open Loose

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Larry Ochs

Consummate improvising trio from NY.

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Fri Apr 10, 2015 8 PM

Rova String Quartet + Rova Sax Quartet

$15 General, $10 Members

In the run-up to Rova’s major show “Rovaté 2015” taking place in late June at ODC Theater, this is the first of two concerts at C4NM where Rova will introduce musical units of the June orchestra. Tonight in set, we introduce Rova String Quartet, one-third of the Rovaté orchestra: Christina Stanley (violin), Tara Flandreau (viola), Alex Kelly (cello), Scott Walton (bass). Set 2: Rova itself, improvising on themes and ideas that will be fleshed out during Rovaté.

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Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:30 - 1 PM

C4NM @ Market Street Prototyping Festival: Helen Newby

Free!
Special Event
On April 9 and 10, C4NM curates special free outdoor performances on Market Street, in front of The Hall (between 6th Street and 7th Street).

Friday's 1pm show features up and coming cellist Helen Newby, who will offer a sneak preview of her upcoming concert at C4NM. Newby will perform streetside in a special "Show Box," designed and built by CounterPULSE and Jensen Architects as part of the Market Street Protoyping Festival.

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Sat Apr 11, 2015 3 - 8 PM

Composer Meetup & Member Party

Free!
Special Event
C4NM hosts a two-part day of community fun: the kick-off of a new series of composer meetups from 3 to 5 PM, followed by a reception for current and prospective members.

C4NM staff and board will offer exciting announcements, and we'll have special prizes for anyone who renews their membership or joins at the party!

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Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:30 PM

Topographies: Tenor Saxophone solo recital

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno

This recital presents some of the major existing works for tenor saxophone. They both develop a coherent and deep musical discourse and push the instrumental limitations of the instrument, helped by the use of extended playing techniques.

Program:
Tre pezzi by Giacinto Scelsi (1956) (10')
Périple by Paul Méfano (1978) (10')
Hard by Christian Lauba (1988) (9')
Alter ego by Georges Aperghis (2001) (7')
Charon Schläft (...kein notturno) by Valentin Marti (2007) (12')

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Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:30 PM

SFMusic Thursdays: Gestaltish (sponsored by SFFCM)

$15 General, $10 Members

Please join Gestaltish for an evening of sonic exploration in celebration of their newly released EP. Embracing tonality, rhythmic integrity or the absence of either, this free-improvising ensemble traipses deftly through space and time offering audience unique listening experiences.

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Fri Apr 17, 2015 8 PM

Rova Quartet NOW (New Original Wow)

$15 General, $10 Members

Premieres of pieces composed in the last few months by members of the band, written for Rova.

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Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:30 PM

Tenney Project @ Tangents Guitar Series

$15 General, $10 Members

A retrospective of the complete guitar works of James Tenney: Harmonium II, Septet, Water on the mountain…Fire in heaven, and Spectrum 4

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Sun Apr 19, 2015 3 PM

My Blue Piano and Beautiful Wonders (New Music with the Jewish Music & Poetry Project)

$15 General, $10 Members

World premieres of newly-commissioned works by David Garner (Mein Blaues Klavier—My Blue Piano) to texts by Elsa Lasker-Schueler and by Kurt Erickson (Die Schoenen Wunder—Beautiful Wonders) to poetry by Gertrud Kolmar, plus the American premiere of Lajos Delej’s lost Scherzo for cello. More Info

Tue Apr 21, 2015 7 PM

Rituals, Wires, and Magic

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jon Raskin

Curt Brown opens with a set on modular synth; members of the RITUAL 1: thicket ensemble (Suki O’Kane, Tim Kim, and Katherine McDonald) perform on voice, guitar, violin, processed water, and objects; Jeffrey Young (NYC) performs a quirky selection of his own music for solo violin and live electronics; Phillip Greenlief, Elżbieta Polak, and Lisa Mezzacappa perform new graphic scores by Greenlief, collectively entitled BARBED WIRE.

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Sun Apr 26, 2015 7 PM

The Plath Project

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jen Wang

The Plath Project is the debut concert of the Firesong ensemble’s commission project supported by the 2014 SFFCM Musical Grant Program. The concert presents the work of five living composers whose music features the poetry of Sylvia Plath.

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Sat May 2, 2015 8 PM

Animals and Giraffes: “July” Release Party

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jon Raskin

Animals and Giraffes, a collaboration between Poet/Critic Claudia La Rocco and Composer/Musician Phillip Greenlief, celebrates the debut release of JULY with a performance at the Center for New Music involving many of the finest SF Bay Improvisers.

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Tue May 19, 2015 8 PM

Il Prete Rosso

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno

Sarah Plum plays cutting edge music for violin alone and violin with electronics. Il Prete Rosso, a piece written for her by Charles Nichols for violin, live electronics and motion sensor is the centerpiece of  this program.

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Sat May 30, 2015 7:30 PM

Areon Flutes

$25 General; $15 Students, Members, & Seniors

Award-winning Areon Flutes’ 10th Anniversary Season culminates with a retrospective program of their favorite repertoire—all by living composers.  Additionally, the concert will feature celebratory new commissions from this year by local composers Dan Becker and Sahba Aminikia. Areon Flutes is also a non-profit educational organization, a Miyazawa Artist Group, and can be heard on iTunes.

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Fri Jun 5, 2015 8 PM

Andrew Jamieson: Talking With Spirituals

$15 General, $10 Members

Solo piano arrangements by Andrew Jamieson that bring melodies of African American spirituals and rhythms and harmonies of black worship traditions into dialogue with avant-garde piano harmonies and passionate free improvisation.

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Tue Jun 9, 2015 8 PM

DUOPO-J

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno

An evening of new music for two clarinets and two cellos presented by a San Diego based ensemble of musicians from Japan, Australia, and the USA. The program will feature works by Liza Lim, Chikako Morishita, Olga Neuwirth, Ken Ueno, and Tashi Wada. Presented by Michiko Ogawa (Clarinet/Bass clarinet), Samuel Ekkerhardt Dunscombe (Clarinet/Bass clarinet), Tyler. J. Borden (Cello) and Judith Hamann (Cello). More Info

Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:30 PM

Rova Power Trio vs. Rova String Quartet vs. ROVA!!!

$15 General, $10 Members

Rova power trio: John Shiurba (el gtr.), Jason Hoopes (el. bass), Jordan Glenn (drums)
Rova String Quartet: Christina Stanley (violin), Tara Flandreau (viola), Alex Kelly (cello), Scott Walton (bass).
Rova Sax Quartet: Larry Ochs, Steve Adams, Jon Raskin, Bruce Ackley

In the run-up to Rova’s major show “Rovaté 2015” taking place on June 29 at ODC Theater, this is the second of two concerts at C4NM where Rova will introduce musical units of the June orchestra. All 3 units listed above will perform separately and mixed small units.

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Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:45 PM

New Music Open Mic

$10 General, $5 Members
Curator: Meerenai Shim

A showcase for composers and performers who want to try something new or have a polished work to share but do not have enough material for an entire show.

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Fri Jun 19, 2015 8 PM

“Play that Thing or Throw It Away” (Larry Ochs – Darren Johnston – Gino Robair)

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Larry Ochs

Three Cats Making Magic Happen

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Fri Jun 26, 2015 8 PM

François Houle & Samuel Blaser

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Linda Bouchard

Houle & Blaser will perform Gérard Grisey's Solo pour deux, for clarinet and trombone, a new commission by Joëlle Léandre, and their own compositions.

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Wed Sep 16, 2015 8 PM

Rova + Henry Kaiser + Kyle Bruckmann: Steve Lacy’s “Saxophone Special”

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Larry Ochs

Reprising their sextet show from July 2015 in Oakland, Rova and friends perform the classic 1974 recording by Steve Lacy called “Saxophone Special,” in preparation for a studio recording of same.

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