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Fri Aug 26, 2016 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. We usually have a wide variety of performers and styles including solo instrumental works, fixed media pieces, and live multimedia pieces. More Info
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7 PM

Reception for Imaginary Mechanical Instruments

Free!
Special Event
The Museum of Imaginary Instruments & the Window Gallery for Invented Instruments present a new exhibit: Imaginary Mechanical Instruments, featuring historical and contemporary prints.

With images dating from 1618-1995, the variety of pure inventive genius on display includes excellent reproductions of JJ Grandville, Robert Fludd, and Johann Gottlob Kruger. Images from Experimental Musical Instruments Journal including Cloud 8 Archives by Hal Ramel contribute more contemporary works of fictional acoustic fantasy.

Join us for drinks at our FREE reception and explore multi-touch applications by Ian Saxton, which virtually realize selected works from the exhibition, as well as a variety of previously imaginary alternate keyboard interfaces. Reception is followed at 7:45 PM by the New Music Open Mic.

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Sun Aug 28, 2016 8 PM

We Insist! Freedom Now!: Free Improvisations for Revolution – Amirtha Kidambi

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Zachary Watkins
We Insist! Freedom Now!: Free Improvisations for Revolution - Amirtha Kidambi More Info
Fri Sep 2, 2016 7:30 PM

Kyle Adam Blair: Piano Etudes by Bruno Ruviaro

$10 General, FREE for Members
San Diego-based pianist Kyle Adam Blair premieres Brazilian composer Bruno Ruviaro's Pós-Tudos, a collection of piano etudes based on copying, borrowing, and stealing. More Info
Wed Sep 7, 2016 6 PM

Deep Listening Workshop with Tom Bickley

$15 General (No one turned away for lack of funds)
Workshop
Deep Listening is an approach to to listening that uses playfulness, games, and mindfulness to expand our awareness and pleasure in experiencing sound. Founded by composer/performer Pauline Oliveros, these process have used by musicians and others with wonderful results. Using meditative listening, sound walks, interactive sounding/listening strategies, participants will practice various ways of listening, articulate their experiences, and prepare to perform four pieces: Pauline Oliveros' Environmental Dialogue and Wind Horse, David Samas' Forest Walk, and Tom Bickley's 7 Hums 7 Times. The four pieces will be performed on Saturday 10 Sept at noon at the Tenderloin National Forest in San Francisco, as part of the Acoustic Habitats festival. More Info
Thu Sep 8, 2016 6 - 8 PM

Susan Rawcliffe: Music in Clay

Free!
Special Event
Join Susan Rawcliffe to celebrate her new exhibit of invented instruments, "Music in Clay," on display in the Window Gallery through October 31. Talk and demonstration will begin at 7 PM.

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Fri Sep 9, 2016 8 PM

Acoustic Habitats: Visual Scores of the SF Bay Area // Anna Halprin & Gino Robair

$10 General, $8 Members
Scores in space take may forms. On this evening we will explore the work of Anna Halprin's scores for dance with several of her senior students including Isak Immanuel performing Tableau Stations. Gino Robair's opera I, Norton uses a physical score which maps the path a performer will take through the material.

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Sat Sep 10, 2016 12 PM and 2 PM

Acoustic Habitats: Visual Scores of the SF Bay Area // Cornelius Cardew Choir and the Analogous Ensemble FREE @ Tenderloin National Forest

Free!
Noon:
Cornelius Cardew Choir
Directed by Tom Bickley
Audience participation encouraged

Wind Horse, Pauline Oliveros
Environmental Dialogue, Pauline Oliveros
7 Humms 7 Times, Tom Bickley
Forest Walk, David Samas

2pm:
the Analogous Ensemble
Dan Gottwald, Stephen Parris, et al.
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Sat Sep 10, 2016 8 PM

Acoustic Habitats: Visual Scores of the SF Bay Area // ROVA

$10 General, $8 Members
Acoustic Habitats closes with Rova featuring the world premiere of San Francisco by Phillip Greenlief, plus works by Rova members Steve Adams and Jon Raskin.

San Francisco for Rova was composed by Greenlief during his residency at Headlands Center for the Arts during the summer of 2013 and is dedicated to Lenny Bruce. Greenlief began composing map scores in 2004, for 2+2, his collaboration with Jon Raskin, and he has since created eleven map scores for solo instruments and 10 map scores for ensemble. Unless stated otherwise within the composition, one approaches the score the way one would use a map while visiting a new city or state: starting at any place in the composition and moving freely from one compositional element to another.

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Sat Sep 10, 2016 6 PM / 7 PM talk

Acoustic Habitats: Visual Scores of the SF Bay Area // FREE Opening Reception for the Visual Exposition

Free!
Join a free opening reception and discussion (7 PM) for the visual exposition of Acoustic Habitats: Visual Scores of the SF Bay Area.

The scores, on display at the Center for New Music through the end of 2016, includes works by Steve Adams, Bryan Day, Phillip Greenlief, Barry Guy, Anna Halprin, Cheryl Leonard, Bob Marsh, Pauline Oliver's, Jon Raskin, Gino Robair, David Samas, and Amy Trachtenberg.

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Thu Sep 15, 2016 8 PM

Scordatura: Hannah Addario-Berry, cello & Gloria Justen, violins

$15 General, $10 Members
Hannah Addario-Berry and Gloria Justen present new music for solo strings. Hannah will perform new works from her acclaimed “Scordatura” program for alternately tuned cello. Gloria will perform her own violin compositions on a range instruments from piccolo violin to baritone violin, and even a 5 stringed “violalin."

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Sat Sep 17, 2016 8 PM

Play or Die Series: Ochs – Johnston – Robair plus SPECIAL GUESTS

$15 General, $10 Members
Trio/Duo/Sextet = The trio of Larry Ochs , Darren Johnston + Gino Robair open. The duo of Mark Clifford (vibraphone) and Crystal Pascucci (cello) play next. Then a SEXTET including all 5 of these players plus SPECIAL GUEST AURORA JOSEPHSON adds her mighty vocal improvisations for a structured improvisation created by Larry Ochs for this special sextet. More Info
Sun Sep 18, 2016 7 PM

Dialogues: Music for Cello & Other

$12 General, $10 Members
"Dialogues" explores the interaction between cello and other instruments, objects, and spaces. Cellist Helen Newby will premiere works by David Bird, Danny Clay and Adam Hirsch in addition to performing the music of Cat Lamb, Malin Bång & Thomas Meadowcroft. More Info
Mon Sep 19, 2016 8 PM

SPILL – Timbre and Motion Studies

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Zachary Watkins
The concert will draw on the interrelationship of materials and timbres shared within their instrumental palate of percussion and piano. Utilising elements of noise, resonance, percussive and sustained tonal colours, timbre, rhythm and spectral sound as structural elements. More Info
Tue Sep 20, 2016 8 PM

Georg Graewe: solo piano and a duo with Jon Raskin

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
Pianist, composer & improviser Georg Graewe will perform solo for the first set and than be joined by Jon Raskin on saxophones for the second set. His fourth solo album "Stills and Stories" has been released on the Random Acoustics label. More Info
Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:30 PM

Taylor Ho Bynum & Tomas Fujiwara – Duo & Quintet

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Zachary Watkins
Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums) have been close musical collaborators for over twenty years - tonight they will perform in their long-standing duo configuration, and premiere a new book of music for quintet with Ben Goldberg (contralto clarinet), Crystal Pascucci (cello), and Lisa Mezzacappa (bass). More Info
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8 PM

Aerocade Music presents A/B Duo & Post Haste Reed Duo CD

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Meerenai Shim
Aerocade Music artists A/B Duo and Post-Haste Reed Duo will perform works from their recent CD releases. Come for the great music, stay for the snacks and door prizes! More Info
Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:30 PM

PC Muñoz “Rugged Individual” – Special Birthday Show!

$15 General, $10 Members
Featuring two premieres: “Shipwreck”: drumset + dance duet with turf dancer Dopeyfresh “Rugged Individual”: solo percussion and poetry piece….and a set of original art-funk pieces performed by PCM.3 (PCM, Bryan Dean, and Marc Weibel) More Info
Sat Sep 24, 2016 8 PM

Trouble and Ensemble: Andrew Jamieson

$15 General, $10 Members
Musical dialogues between Andrew Jamieson, Trouble Ensemble, poetry, African American spirituals and experimentation. More Info
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:30 PM

Friction Turns 5 – Concert 1

$15 General, $10 Members
On September 29 and 30, Friction Quartet, the San Francisco string quartet specializing in contemporary works, celebrates its fifth anniversary with a pair of concerts at the Center for New Music. On Thursday, September 29 at 7:30 pm, they will premiere works by Stephen Feigenbaum and Loren Loiacano alongside a work by Philip Glass. On Friday, September 30, at 7:30 pm Friction will premiere works by Alex Van Gils and Piers Hellawell. More Info
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:30 PM

Friction Turns 5 – Concert 2

$15 General, $10 Members
On September 29 and 30, Friction Quartet, the San Francisco string quartet specializing in contemporary works, celebrates its fifth anniversary with a pair of concerts at the Center for New Music. On Thursday, September 29 at 7:30 pm, they will premiere works by Stephen Feigenbaum and Loren Loiacano alongside a work by Philip Glass. On Friday, September 30, at 7:30 pm Friction will premiere works by Alex Van Gils and Piers Hellawell. More Info
Sat Nov 19, 2016 8 PM

Rova “Plus One” (Set 1 Rova + Dohee Lee; Set 2 Rova + Wobbly)

$15 General, $10 Members
Two Icons of the San Francisco arts scene join Rova for some exquisite structured improvisation. Rova plus Dohee Lee in Set 1 with a structure by Larry Ochs. Rova plus Wobbly in set 2, with structures arranged by Steve Adams. More Info