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Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:00 PM

Endangered Temperaments: Bertamo Trio / Edward Schocker / Dennis Aman [don’t be a stranger #4]

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Danny Clay
A concert of works for baroque trio (harpsichord, recorder, viola da gamba) using meantone tempearament, including two new commissioned pieces conceived for this tuning by Edward Schocker and Dennis Aman. More Info
Tue Dec 1, 2015 8 PM

BEARS REPEATING Music Improvisation Ensemble II Concert – Mills College

The Mills Music Improvisation Ensemble II. (MIE II) class presents an evening of improvised music, that BEARS REPEATING. Under the direction of Fred Frith, MIE II has been cooking up a stew of ideas about contemporary group improvisation sounds, theory, and dynamics throughout the semester. They will be presenting a 2-part evening of varied improvised music for large and small ensembles. More Info
Wed Dec 2, 2015 7:30 PM

Sara Cubarsi: solo violin recital – Ferneyhough, Berio, Bartók, and more

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno
Solo recital given by Catalan violinist Sara Cubarsi featuring 20thC./contemporary music by Ken Ueno, Ferneyhough, Berio, Bartók and the performer herself. More Info
Fri Dec 4, 2015 8 PM

Van-Anh Nguyen & Julian Toha: 1 PIANO, 4 HANDS

$25 General, $20 Members
You’ve seen both artists execute solo piano repertoire. In the lead up to the festive season, concert pianists Van-Anh Nguyen (Australia) and Julian Toha (USA) collaborate in a vibrant, exciting and passionate concert of repertoire for 4 hands. Come see their electric playing light up the stage in Brahms Hungarian Dances and the complete Nutcracker Suite. Support act is Ryan Hickey, an extremely talented multi-genred pianist. More Info
Sat Dec 5, 2015 8 PM

Friction Quartet + Religious Girls [don’t be a stranger series #5]

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Danny Clay
Local chamber music heavyweights and C4NM Ensemble-In-Residence Friction Quartet will perform new works by Akiho, Stoffregen and Verotta, followed by a set from local experimental pop heroes Religious Girls. More Info
Sun Dec 6, 2015 4 - 8 PM

Tritones We Have Heard On High! C4NM Holiday Party

$15 General, $10 Members, FREE for all staff and volunteers
Special Event
Join your fellow Center for New Music enthusiasts, members, staff, and volunteers for holiday fun! We’ll share tasty treats and an open bar, and entertain each other with another hilarious round of new music trivia plus the second annual collaborative performance of "Jingle Bells In C."

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Wed Dec 9, 2015 7 PM

SF Remixed

$5 General, Free for C4NM members and students and faculty of AiC-SF
Students from The Art Institute of California ­ San Francisco will be showcasing their talents in this immersive exhibition of creativity. This eclectic event combines electronic, hip hop, and soulful ambient music, with Vice Verza, Ebb & Flow, and Jai Swift.

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Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:30 PM

Switchboard Presents: Music for Shuffle and Rob Reich

$15 General, $10 Members
Every second Friday of the month, Switchboard Presents a split bill of eclectic artists from the Bay Area and beyond. December's installment features Music for Shuffle, a project developed by Matt Brown, for four instrumentalists playing music displayed on iPad screens, randomly rotating independently of one another, creating a shifting ambient musical landscape. Second on the bill is Rob Reich and his trio performing live film scores. More Info
Sat Dec 12, 2015 8 PM

Aria Rostami + Daniel Blomquist [don’t be a stranger #6]

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Danny Clay
Aria Rostami and Daniel Blomquist re-interpret the current human-to-technology relationship of data-mining, Facebook, the NSA, Google, Youtube and cellphones to create information-based music that sounds familiar while hiding its origins. The show will feature the duo manipulating tapes, prerecorded media, and analogue processing accompanied by video projections from artist Ryan Page. More Info
Sun Dec 13, 2015 2 PM

Susan Chan: Echoes of China Piano Recital

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Meerenai Shim
This recital features piano works by international award-winning contemporary Chinese composers Zhou Long, Chen Yi, Alexina Louie and Tan Dun, including two recently commissioned works by Zhou and Chen. The program with verbal program notes mixes old and new, and East and West. Information on Susan Chan can be found at More Info
Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:30 PM

Prismatic Percussion ++ ! with duo B. (Jason Levis & Lisa Mezzacappa) & Donald Robinson – Joe Lasqo duo

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jon Raskin
2 of the Bay Area’s most daring “percussion plus” duos team up for an evening of rhythmic space exploration among pitch and timbre nebulae shining in audible colors far beyond the visible spectrum: Set 1 - duo B. Jason Levis: percussion & Lisa Mezzacappa: bass; Set 2 – Donald Robinson: percussion & Joe Lasqo: laptop | piano | objects More Info
Wed Dec 16, 2015 8 PM

Rova + Figure 8

$15 General, $10 Members
The quartet continues to unearth works from its repertoire to be performed in our New York retrospective in January. In December, Rova will join forces with 4 additional saxophonists Casey Knudsen, Cory Wright, Aram Shelton and Sheldon Brown to play Tracers from the Figure 8 book for sax octet. Plus pieces by Wadada Leo Smith, John Carter, and Rova. Another one-of-a-kind Rova+ show. More Info
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7-9 PM

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Adam Fong if you plan to attend. More Info
Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:00 PM

Ken Ueno & Matt Ingalls + sinecure

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno
This concert will feature two noise improv duos: Ken Ueno and Matt Ingalls + sinecure (Luke Martin and Ben Levinson). More Info
Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:00 PM

LA Signal Lab: Whisper and Howl

$15 General, $10 Members
L.A. Signal lab presents an evening of new works from their debut album, ""Whisper and Howl. Featuring music by Noah Meites, Dan Marschak, Hitomi Oba, and Nick DePinna. More Info
Tue Feb 9, 2016 7:30 PM

Del Sol String Quartet: Soundings 3.2 – Ben Johnston & Jan Wurm

$20 General, $15 Members
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An intimate evening with the Del Sol String Quartet as they explore deeply one piece of music alongside a local visual artist. This evening features Ben Johnston’s mictrotonal String Quartet no. 10 paired with Jan Wurm (, a California artist who examines daily life and close encounters through her paintings, drawings and artists’ books. More Info
Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:00 PM

WindFest: Lori Freedman + Quasar Saxophone Quartet

$20 General, $10 Members
Curator: Linda Bouchard
WindFest features five spectacular wind players from Montréal Quebec: Lori Freedman will showcase solo pieces from Virtuosity of Excess and will join the Quasar Saxophone Quartet for a grand finale of more Excess. More Info
Wed Mar 2, 2016 7 PM

String Noise: The Book of Strange Positions

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno
First west-coast appearance since the release of their debut album "The Book of Strange Positions" on Northern Spy Records, String Noise will perform selections from the "The Book" along with a WORLD PREMIERE of an arrangement of Stockhausen's "Tierkreis" by Eric Lyon, along with an improvisation with the avant-garde composer/vocalist Ken Ueno. More Info
Tue Mar 15, 2016 8 PM

Royal Hartigan: Akoma Ensemble

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jon Raskin
In a rare west coast appearance, royal hartigan (drums) will be joined by long-time collaborators Wes Brown (bass) and Hafez Modirzadeh (saxophones), performing original music involving shape-shifting temporal concepts that span multiple traditions of the world. Guests to include Dahveed Behroozi on piano. More Info
Sat Mar 19, 2016 8 PM

Edward Schocker: The Crossing (work in progress showing)

$15 General, $10 Members
The Crossing -exploring alternate communications through ecstatic group improvisation. The goal of the project is to create a crossing between the “spirit” and material world and create a space where audiences feel a direct connection with both. More Info
Tue Jun 7, 2016 7:30 PM

Del Sol String Quartet: Soundings 3.3 – Jack Body & Matt Gilbert

$20 General, $15 Members
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An intimate evening with the Del Sol String Quartet as they explore deeply one piece of music alongside a local visual artist. This evening features Jack Body’s tightly knit “Epicycle,” paired with Matt Gilbert, a young artist with a background in graphic design, an affinity for contemporary music and an interest in experimenting with materials, Gilbert makes tiny, motorized kinetic sculptures. This concert is performed in loving memory of the composer who passed away in August of 2015. More Info