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Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:30 PM

SFMusic Thursdays: Gojogo (sponsored by SFFCM)

$15 General, $10 Members

Gojogo is an unusual quartet that combines the Western sounds of classical and jazz with the rhythmic traditions of India. Founded in 2003, they are dedicated to creating innovative music that is accessible and captivating. Gojogo performs original music composed collaboratively by the four performers, each drawing upon a different musical tradition and training. Compositions feature improvisation over structured forms, creating opportunities for spontaneity and a medium to present each unique instrument. The result is a sound that defies the borders of any specific genre.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:30 PM

Best Coast Composers Series #8: Aaron Novik

$15 General, $12 Members
Curator: Lisa Mezzacappa

Aaron Novik is among the most prolific and startlingly original voices to emerge from the Bay Area's independent/underground music scene in the past decade. With influences ranging from klezmer and Balkan music to chamber minimalism to heavy metal, Tropicalia and indie rock, Novik has developed a cohesive, expansive and extremely personal body of work for a variety of ensembles, working with avant-music heroes like Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi, Fred Frith, William Winant, Cornelius Boots, Ches Smith and many others.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014 3 PM

Waffle Opera Presents: Così fan tutte in Concert

$25 General, $15 Members, Seniors, & Under 30
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This intimate, one night only event, will be a wonderful time. Bring your friends and experience the fun of Mozart’s classic comedy, while chomping down on our famous Waffle Opera reception of fresh baked waffles. All proceeds will support the young artists of Waffle Opera for their exciting upcoming full production of Don Giovanni in October. There will be raffles, and fun for all!

Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:30 PM

IV: American Electric Guitars Album Release Party

$20 Album & Admission, $10 General, $7 Members
A live performance and release party for guitarist Giacomo Fiore’s iv: american electric guitars, featuring music by Christian Wolff, Larry Polansky, Eve Beglarian, and Anthony Porter.
Tue Aug 5, 2014 7:30 PM

Scott Walton/Tim Perkis Duo + Eli Wallace solo piano

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jon Raskin

Tim Perkis and Scott Walton comprise an improvising duo that’s sonically adventurous yet remarkably compatible with one another. Atonal flourishes, pops, smashes, sudden surprising torrid excursions, and low rumbles are tossed around between piano and electronics. Eli Wallace performs a set of compositions that juxtapose divergent yet complimentary musical elements: 20th century classical compositional devices, idiomatic jazz vocabulary, and free improvisation. Specifically, he will debut a three movement piece entitled “Water Row,” and select other pieces from his repertoire.

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Thu Aug 7, 2014 7:30 PM

SFMusic Thursdays: Trio 180 (sponsored by SFFCM)

$15 General, $10 Members

Trio 180 (formerly New Pacific Trio), in residence at the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music, is quickly gaining recognition throughout the United States. This talented ensemble is made up of celebrated concert violinist Ann Miller, Grammy-nominated cellist Nina Flyer, and award-winning pianist Sonia Leong. www.trio180.com

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Fri Aug 8, 2014 6:45 PM

C4NM @ Fridays in the Grove: Les Gwan Jupons

Free!
Special Event
This summer, the Center for New Music partners with Cal Shakes’ The Triangle Lab to present three special concerts at Fridays in the Grove: performances by the Bay Area’s best poets, musicians, comics, and more.

Please note: this performance takes place in the Main Grove at the Bruns Amphitheatre in Orinda.

The first show will feature Les Gwan Jupons performing vintage party music from the French, Spanish and English-speaking Caribbean.

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Sat Aug 9, 2014 8 PM

“Our love runneth over: a summer’s eve most dearly spent” with Laura Bohn and Erling Wold

$15 General, $10 Members

The formidable Laura Bohn returns to the Bay Area for this special evening with Erling Wold, performing his songs old and new, prayers from A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil, and the “long and gorgeous monologue of Wagnerian intensity” (San Francisco Chronicle) from Certitude and Joy. Erling will also be premiering, for solo piano, The Knife Thrower, a piece celebrating truth both intimate and penetrative.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:30 PM

Best Coast Jazz Composers Series #9: Sam Boshnack (Seattle) and Darren Johnston—Two ensembles led by next-generation West Coast trumpeters

$15 General, $12 Members
Curator: Lisa Mezzacappa

The Darren Johnston Trio includes violin virtuoso Matt Szemela (Quartet San Francisco), bass powerhouse Doug Stuart (Bell's Atlas) and Darren Johnston on trumpet. As part of an ongoing residency with the Oakland Freedom Jazz Society, the trio has presented many concerts featuring guest improvisers in the "plus one" format, including William Winant, Steven Lugener, and Jordan Glenn. For this evening's concert, the trio reunites with one of their favorite guests, pianist and koto player Kanoko Nishi. The music can move from sparse and textural to dense and driving, from intricate melodies to static sonic clouds.

Seattle trumpeter and bandleader Samantha Boshnack synthesizes a dazzling array of musical influences in her sophisticated yet fun, highly original compositions – from intricate chamber writing to lush jazz panoramas and funky brass band-inspired grooves. Her quintet features some of Seattle’s most accomplished improvisers, and makes its Bay Area debut hot on the heels of an acclaimed new CD.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:30 PM

Best Coast Jazz Composers Series #10: Cory Wright Outfit

$15 General, $12 Members
Curator: Lisa Mezzacappa

The music of Oakland-based reed player and composer Cory Wright encompasses an astonishingly broad range of sounds anyone would call jazz - fiery swing, beautifully intricate horn writing, and a sensitivity to both fun and brainy ways of driving the music foreword with collective improvisation, asymmetric grooves and dazzlingly virtuosic soloing. At times playfully irreverent and at others lovingly sympathetic to jazz traditions past and present, Wright’s music also embraces texture and abstraction and formal experimentation, and he is truly an innovator in creating novel ways for improvising musicians to interact in the moment. Among the Bay Area’s first-call musicians on saxophones and clarinets, here Wright is joined by his stellar ensemble, performing selections from his latest release “Apples and Oranges” and new compositions for duo, trio and quintet configurations.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:30 PM

Robin Holcomb and Wayne Horvitz

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jon Raskin

Pianists and Composers Robin Holcomb and Wayne Horvitz present an evening of improvised and composed music for solo piano, two pianos, and piano and voice. This evening will be a rare opportunity to hear the longtime musical and life partners perform on 2 beautiful grand pianos. Horvitz and Holcomb will also each perform solo and songs by Robin Holcomb with Horvitz on piano and Holcomb singing.

Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:30 PM

SFMusic Thursdays: Duo Camaraderie (sponsored by SFFCM)

$15 General, $10 Members

Flutist Laura Scarlata and Pianist Sharon Lee Kim will present an exciting selection of chamber music, including a trio featuring special guest, cellist Jane Lee. Hear a few of Duo Camaraderie’s favorites, and some new collaborations as well!

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Fri Aug 22, 2014 8 PM

Jones Jones

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Larry Ochs

Jones Jones is the great Mark Dresser on bass, Lithuanian Vladimir Tarasov on percussion and Rova sax member Larry Ochs. The trio has played intermittently on tours in Europe and USA since 2008. Expect sublime and detailed music from this stellar group of veteran improvisers.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:30 PM

Steven Lugerner SOLO & The Westerlies

$10 General, $5 Members
Curator: Larry Ochs

The Westerlies are a collectively run ensemble dedicated to the cultivation of a new brass quartet repertoire that exists in the ever-narrowing gap between American folk music, jazz, classical, and indie rock. Steven Lugerner is a San Francisco-based composer, woodwind doubler and solo performer. Join these two groups for a memorable night of acoustic music.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014 8 PM

The First Six – International Low Brass Trio EP Release Party

$15 General, $10 Members; OR $20 General, $15 Members with EP purchase (download code to be emailed)
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The International Low Brass Trio leaves classical arrangements behind and immerses audiences in new music inspired by the resonance and versatility of brass instruments. Come celebrate the release of our first studio recording! Enjoy complimentary food and drinks, as well as a performance of selections from the EP.

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Fri Sep 5, 2014 7:30 PM

“As a Fowl” featuring Jarring Sounds, Amy Foote + Alexis Luque with music by Kyle Hovatter

$15 General, $10 Members

Jarring Sounds, Amy Foote and Alexis Luque are partnering together to present music by San Francisco based composer Kyle Hovatter.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014 7 PM

JUL: Old Instrument, New Sound

$10 General, $5 Members
Curator: Jen Wang

Soloist Gayageum Ensemble JUL comes from Korea to perform Bay Area composer Jean Ahn’s work.

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Thu Oct 2, 2014 6 - 8 PM

Skatchboxes and Skatchplates by Tom Nunn — Reception

Free!
This reception will feature a brief performance at 7 PM by Tom Nunn, followed by an interview hosted by instrument builder and window gallery curator Bart Hopkin. Visitors will be welcomed to an up close look at Nunn's work, which will be on display in C4NM's window gallery throughout September and October. More Info
Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:30 PM

Neil Rolnick & Kathleen Supové: Laptop & Piano Music

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jen Wang

Composer and laptop performer Neil Rolnick will play some of his recent solo work, as well as a new piece for piano and computer, featuring New York piano Diva Kathleen Supové.

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Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:30 PM

Irregular Resolutions Tenth New Music Concert

$10 General, $5 Members, Students & Seniors

This concert presents an eclectic variety of new chamber music, composed variously for strings, strings and electronics, mixed ensemble, and woodwinds. It features two locally renowned string quartets and a number of guest artists.

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Sun Nov 2, 2014 7:30 PM

Citywater

$15 General, $10 Members

Sacramento’s modern chamber ensemble Citywater is excited to be making their C4NM debut! Currently Ensemble-in-Residence at CSU-Sacramento, Citywater has been hailed as “a top-flight interpreter of contemporary classical music” (Sacramento Bee) and is in their 7th year of performance. This concert will feature a series of world premieres for sextet, including works by Garrett Shatzer and Nick Deyoe.

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Sun Nov 9, 2014 7:30 PM

loadbang presents ‘LUNGPOWERED’

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jen Wang

New York City based contemporary music quartet loadbang will perform a program titled ‘LUNGPOWERED’ at The Center for New Music that will feature music for the ensemble by composers including Charles Wuorinen, Evan Johnson, Alex MIncek, David Lang and others. Loadbang has been called ‘cultivated’ by The New Yorker, 'inventive' by the New York Times, ‘exhilarating’ by the Baltimore Sun and 'a formidable new music force' by TimeOutNY.

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Fri Dec 19, 2014 8 PM

Gratkowski/Brown/Winant Trio

$15 General, $10 Members

This trio specializes in improvisations that seamlessly meld avant-garde classical, jazz and electronic influences. Extended techniques and interactive electronic signal processing create an original sound-world that transcends its instrumental sources through hybrid timbral and temporal transformations.

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