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Wed Feb 4, 2015 7:30 PM

Orlando Cela: Flute Classics of the 20th Century

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno

An evening of unaccompanied flute works that have redefined the sonic possibilities of the instrument. From the standard repertoire by Berio and Hosokawa, to subsonic, and nearly silent techniques of Sciarrino and Holliger. A representation of the different styles and trends from different parts of the world, explained by the performer himself.

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Thu Feb 5, 2015 7:30 PM

SFMusic Thursdays: Duo Camaraderie (sponsored by SFFCM)

$15 General, $10 Members

Duo Camaraderie, along with guest artist clarinetist Rebecca D’Alessio, collaborate in Liebermann’s “Night Music” and Larsen’s “Barn Dances”. Local award-winning composer Omid Zoufonoun’s piece “By Shadow, By Light” will be premiered by the group as well. Enjoy an evening of exciting new music!

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Fri Feb 6, 2015 7:30 PM

Fred Frith and Sudhu Tewari @ Tangents Guitar Series

$15 General, $10 Members

Join improvisation mavens Fred Frith and Sudhu Tewari in a perfomance on homemades and guitar-like objects.

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Sat Feb 7, 2015 8 PM

NEXMAP presents Addleds: All Caps No Space

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Linda Bouchard

“All Caps No Space” is the concert version of a multimedia work-in-progress. This performance will showcase the culmination of a two-week collaboration and residency at The MilkBar among the talented and unique Addleds musicians Kyle Bruckmann, oboe/English horn; Tony Dryer, double bass; and Jacob Felix Heule, percussion and composer Linda Bouchard.

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Sun Feb 8, 2015 7:30 PM

Seth Josel @ Tangents Guitar Series

$15 General, $10 Members

Guitarist Seth Josel presents a program of music by Berlin-based composers celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Mon Feb 9, 2015 8 PM

Existence: Quartet Music for Improvisers

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Larry Ochs

A new quartet, Existence, brings together Berlin-based artists, Satoko Fujii and Kappa Maki with Rova’s Bruce Ackley, and Bay Area percussionist, Jordan Glenn. The group is a convergence of distinct approaches to making thoughtfully crafted improvisations.

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Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:57 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Mazen Kerbaj

$15 General, $8 Members & Underemployed
Curator: Matt Ingalls
sfSoundSalonSeries: Beirut improviser Mazen Kerbaj performs a extended trumpet improvisations with local improvisers. More Info
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:43 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Joana Holanda & Ignaz Schick

$15 General, $8 Members & Underemployed
Curator: Matt Ingalls
sfSoundSalonSeries Joana Holanda performs new piano music from Brazil. Berlin improviser Ignaz Schick presents compositions for improvisers. More Info
Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:30 PM

Duck Baker

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jon Raskin

Solo fingerstyle guitar concert of original tunes, improvisations, jazz standards and a few surprises.

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Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:30 PM

SFMusic Thursdays: Sierra Ensemble: Persian Premier and European Gems (sponsored by SFFCM)

$15 General, $10 Members
In the grant-winning Turkish American Composer’s Project of 2013, Sierra Ensemble collaborated with 12 Turkish composers, and Persian composer Aida Shirazi, whose “Trio for Horn, Violin, and Piano,” will receive its North American premier this evening. In addition, Brahms’ “Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano,” in Eb Major, Opus 40, will be performed. More Info
Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:30 PM

Tim Daisy’s Steel Bridge Trio

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Larry Ochs

Steel Bridge Trio is a new music trio organized by Chicago percussionist Tim Daisy and includes two mainstays of the Bay Area improvising scene: Aram Shelton on alto saxophone and clarinet and Safa Shofrai on bass. The group was formed as a vehicle for Tim’s original compositions and is the first group which has him featured primarily on the vibraphone.

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Thu Feb 26, 2015 8 PM

Double or Nothing: Double Reeds of the Bay

$15 General, $10 Members

Featuring double reeds in solo and chamber contexts, this concert includes new music on all four primary double reed instruments: oboe, English horn, bassoon, and contrabassoon. With a wide variety of instrumentations, the program includes a bassoon trio, a contrabassoon duet, a woodwind quintet, and additional pieces with viola, harp, singers, and guitar.

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Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:30 PM

The Guerrilla Composers Guild presents: Ignition Duo

$15 General, $10 Members
The Guerrilla Composers Guild is joining forces with the Ignition Duo to explore, examine, and exponentially expand the repertoire for two electric guitars at the Center for New Music. Forged in 2011 by David Gonzales and Ramon Fermin, Ignition Duo has set out to create a new and vital repertoire for two guitars. The show will feature new works by Bay Area composers Nick Bacchetto, Julie Barwick, Nick Benavides, Danny Clay, Anthony Porter, Kyle Randall, Dan VanHassel, and Chace Wall. Each composer will write a work specifically for Ignition Duo in an intensely collaborative series of workshops, culminating in a genre-bending evening of music. More Info
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8 PM

Wild Rumpus: Darkness & Light

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jen Wang

Wild Rumpus presents a program of opposites, juxtaposing harmony and noise, movement and stillness. Gritty, kinetic energy reigns supreme in Ofir Klemperer’s punk-chamber Love Song and in the clattering theatrics of David Coll’s Position, Influence. Harmonious stillness characterizes Jacob Cooper’s serene haiku Silver Threads and Arvo Pärt’s meditative Spiegel Im Spiegel. Rounding out the program are new works written for Wild Rumpus by David Bird, Ben Richter, and artistic director Dan VanHassel, composers who make exquisite use of color and contrast in their work.

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Sat Mar 14, 2015 8 PM

One Great City: Impulses

$15 General, $10 Members, $5 Students

San Francisco based two guitar and voice duo One Great City premieres pieces by Eric Choate and Shahab Paranj, as well as a new arrangement of Chick Corea’s Children’s Songs. The San Francisco Examiner declares, "One Great City brings a journey of discovery to every recital they prepare.” The concert is part of a documentary currently being filmed about One Great City, the Center for New Music, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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Sat Mar 28, 2015 2 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 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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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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