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Fri Sep 4, 2015 7:30 PM

Vernacular Visions

$10 General, $5 Members
Curator: Tania Chen
A 35mm slideshow of found photographs from the Vernacular Visions archive featuring live improvised musical accompaniment by Jake Head, Jon Leidecker, Corey Hucks and Tania Chen. More Info
Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:30 PM

Switchboard Presents: Ambient Happy Hour & In C ReDo

$15 General, $10 Members
Switchboard Presents launches their 2015-2016 concert season with an ambient happy hour curated by Danny Clay and an audience-participation performance of the In C ReDo. More Info
Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:30 PM

I Sing Words: The Poetry Project – Jill Morgan Brenner & Anne Rainwater

$15 General, $10 Members
Jill Morgan Brenner (soprano) and Anne Rainwater (pianist) present a concert of world premier art songs and song cycles by local composers setting music to living poets. More Info
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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Sun Sep 20, 2015 2 - 7 PM

Composer Meetup & Member Party

Free! Free! Free!
Special Event
C4NM hosts a two-part day of community fun: the monthly composer meetup runs from 2 to 4 PM, followed by a reception for current and prospective members.

C4NM staff and board will offer exciting announcements, and introduce the first Ensemble in Residence. There may be games as well!

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Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:48 PM

Willful Devices: sfSoundSalonSeries presents Scott Miller & Pat O’Keefe

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
Willful Devices is an electroacoustic improv duo, born of the collaboration between composer/computer musician Scott Miller and clarinetist/bass clarinetist Pat O’Keefe. Their name refers to the willful nature of the tools they manipulate to produce sound, because despite their best efforts, these devices are never fully under their control. More Info
Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:00 PM

Christin Schillinger — Diaphonic: New Sounds for Bassoon

$15 General, $10 Members
New Music specialist Christin Schillinger performs new works for bassoon by California composers Kyle Hovatter, Jenni Brandon, John Steinmetz, Adrienne Albert, & Alex Shapiro. She is joined by collaborative pianist Jed Moss. More Info
Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:00 PM

Optical Sound #2 ~ Dementia (1955) ~ Frith•Custer•Stanley

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Tania Chen
"The second in a monthly series of improv music to soundless films at The Center For New Music. Benjamin Ethan Tinker is curating this series with Center For New Music curator Tania Chen. This evening the film will be the dialouge-less "Dementia (aka Daughter of Horror)" (1955) by John Parker. "May be the strangest film ever offered for theatrical release." – Variety Come hear the ecstatic sounds of the trio of Fred Frith, Beth Custer, and Christina Stanley! More Info
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:51 PM

Not Electronic Music: sfSoundSalonSeries presents Rafael Toral + sfSoundGroup

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
Rafael Toral is not an electronic musician, but an incendiary and idiosyncratic Lisbon-based musician who employs electronic instruments to perform music. Formerly known for his drone/ambient work with guitar and electronics and acclaimed records such as Wave Field (1994) or Violence of Discovery and Calm of Acceptance (2000), he has radically renewed his approach to music, launching the jazz-inspired and alien-sounding Space Program in 2004. More Info
Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:30 PM

Silver Keys Trio – All American Music

$15 General, $10 Members
The Silver Keys Trio consists of flutist Christina Guenther, bassoonist Susan Nelson, and pianist Geneva Fung. Working together at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas from 2010-2012 led to a fast friendship and many musical collaborations, and the trio has been performing together ever since. We are very excited to be sharing a program that includes world premieres of new works by two American composers on our 2015 California tour! More Info
Thu Oct 8, 2015 8:00 PM

New Keys Season 11

$15 General, $10 Members
New Keys; newfangled music for piano is excited to present a concert of all minimalist works in honor of Terry Riley’s big 80th Birthday Year. Sarah Cahill, Kate Campbell, Anthony Porter, Anne Rainwater and Regina Schaffer will play works by Riley, Glass and a new commission by Ruby Fulton. More Info
Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:00 PM

Optical Sound #3: Metropolis

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Tania Chen
An electronic ensemble: Tania Chen, Tom Djll, Laetitia Sonami, Daniel Steffey, Jeanie Aprille Tang & Benjamin Tinker w/ voice accompaniment: Josephine Torio perform a guided improvised soundtrack to Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927). More Info
Fri Nov 6, 2015 8 PM

Hocket: Four Hands

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Linda Bouchard

NEXMAP is proud to present Los Angeles based new music piano duo HOCKET in a concert of eclectic repertoire for piano-four hands and toy pianos. This evening’s program features newly commissioned pieces as well as masterworks from select leading voices of American composition.


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Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:30 PM

Seth Parker Woods: Grey Neon Life

$15 General, $10 Members

Cellist, Seth Parker Woods presents an evening-length concert featuring new works for cello and electronics by experimental composers from USA, Canada and the UK.

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Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:00 PM

Judy Dunaway: Balloon Music

$15 General, $10 Member
Curator: Danny Clay
"Judy Dunaway performs avant-garde compositions and free improvisations on amplified latex balloons played as musical instruments. She plays a variety of shapes and sizes of balloon instruments, each with it’s own special qualities, pushing the extremes of both pitch range and artistic limits. Known internationally for the past 20 years as a “virtuoso of the balloon,” she has presented her work at many major venues and festivals throughout North America and Europe. More Info
Fri Nov 20, 2015 8 PM

Angels and Watermarks: Flight into the Unknown

$15 General, $10 Members

Faythe Vollrath, hailed by the Wall Street Journal for her “subtly varied tempo and rhythm that sounds like breathing,” proposes an exciting concert of twenty-first century repertoire for solo harpsichord, including recently commissioned works.

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