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Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:30 PM

Irregular Resolutions Tenth New Music Concert

$10 General, $5 Members, Students & Seniors
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This concert presents an eclectic variety of new chamber music, composed variously for strings, strings and electronics, woodwind ensemble, and solo piano. It features two locally renowned string quartets -- Friction Quartet and Telegraph Quartet -- 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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Wed Nov 5, 2014 7:30 PM

Oklnd-Bklyn Dble Bill: Battle Trance Sax Quartet (NYC) + Mark Clifford’s Dirty Snacks Ensemble

$15 General, $12 Members
Curator: Lisa Mezzacappa

Extreme New York tenor saxophone quartet Battle Trance, led by virtuoso sax experimentalist Travis LaPlante and including longtime Bay Area resident Matt Nelson, makes its Bay Area debut with a complete performance of its acclaimed new recording, Palace of Wind, out on New Amsterdam Records. Battle Trance explores densely layered sound worlds with extended techniques and circular breathing, creating “a floating tapestry of fascinating textures made up of tiny musical motifs, and a music that throbs with tension between stillness and agitation, density and light” (The New York Times). The Dirty Snacks Ensemble, led by Oakland composer and vibraphonist Mark Clifford, opens the evening, with lush pop-inflected chamber music that combines thoughtfully-constructed long form compositions with far-ranging improvisational possibility, informed by influences ranging from Kool Keith to Bela Bartok.

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Sat Nov 8, 2014 7:51 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Nate Wooley & Carol Robinson Premiere Eliane Radigue & Denis Doufour

$15 General, $10 Members & the Underemployed
Curator: Matt Ingalls

Nate Wooley and Carol Robinson premiere new works by Eliane Radigue and Denis Doufour

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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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Mon Nov 10, 2014 8 PM

Experimental Music from Mills College

$15 General, $10 Members

Graduate students in electronic and instrumental composition at Mills College present new pieces employing a diverse array of sonic resources. Both solo and ensemble works will be featured.

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Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:54 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Tim Hodgkinson

$15 General, $10 Members & the Underemployed
Curator: Matt Ingalls

Visiting from the UK, clarinetist and lap steel guitarist Tim Hodgkinson performs solo and in a duo with local pianist Chris Brown.

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Wed Nov 12, 2014 7 PM

Friendly Galaxies: An Evening of Celebrating Sun Ra at 100

$10 General, $7 Members

— Set 1: Reconnaissance Fly (Amanda Chaudhary: keyboard/electronics; Rich Lesnik: reeds; Polly Moller: voice, flutes, guitar; Larry the O: drums, and Tim Walters: bass/electronics) perform a mixture of Sun Ra tunes & originals

— Set 2: Techno-griots Electropoetic Coffee (poet NSAA + guitarist Ross Hammond) continue and extend Sun Ra's tradition of Afro-Futurist poetry+music madness

— Set 3: UBU RA BIG BAND, assembled by laptopist/pianist Joe Lasqo from the luminous gas remnants of the Beanbenders supernova & other far corners of the universe, travels through the sonic space of Sun Ra's repertoire, w/video by Warren Stringer

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Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:30 PM

SFMusic Thursdays: Firesong (sponsored by SFFCM)

$15 General, $10 Members

Mad Queenes: Women on the Verge explores the maddening highs and lows of women in the throes of passion through the music of Schoenberg, Messiaen and Ned Rorem. Firesong is a Bay-Area based ensemble dedicated to innovative programming of the 20th-century vocal chamber repertoire and to the commissioning of the next generation of vocal chamber works.

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Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:30 PM

Switchboard Presents: Solo Cellists

$15 General, $10 Members
Switchboard Presents: Solo Cellists, featuring three different treatments of the same instrumentation: Crystal Pascucci - original improvised music for solo cello and electronics Theresa Wong – original music for cello, voice, and electronics Shawn Alpay - original songs for solo cello, electronics, and voice More Info
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:50 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Quadraphonic Compositions by Bhob Rainey/Chris Cooper & Karlheinz Stockhausen

$15 General, $10 Members & the Underemployed
Curator: Matt Ingalls

A concert of quadraphonic compositions by Bhob Rainey/Chris Cooper & Karlheinz Stockhausen

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Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:30 PM

SFMusic Thursdays: Jewish Music & Poetry Project (sponsored by SFFCM)

$15 General, $10 Members

World premieres of newly commissioned works by Laura Schwendinger (Kay Ryan Songs), Kurt Erickson (The Beautiful Wonders: Songs to Poems by Gertrud Kolmar) and David Garner’s Capriccio; music by Elena Ruehr, James Primosch, Sandor Vandor, and Dallapiccola.

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Fri Nov 21, 2014 5 PM

Echo Wild with Geneva Jacuzzi – Live in the Tenderloin

$15 General, $10 Members

A spectacular bridge into the surreal and time travel. Noise piano pop jazz ensemble Echo Wild plays in collaboration with Geneva Jacuzzi in a Dadaist Thanksgiving Day prayer, to the dead... Come to a night of wonder and watch a live Bauhaus-jive performance, a hot jazz fusion function wildly oscillating into the dark mysticism of Tropicalia Neo Concretist sounds. We're taking music to make drugs to.

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Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:30 PM

Anne Rainwater: Voice and Piano Works of the Past 10 Years

$20 General, $15 Members
Curator: Lisa Mezzacappa

Pianist Anne Rainwater presents an evening of vocal and piano music by three friends including Ian Power’s hauntingly beautiful Ave Maria, based on a Scelsi theme, and Jude Traxler’s setting of Theodore Roethke’s poem The Waking. Also on the program is a world premiere by Danny Clay, a setting of the poetry by local writer Roy Doughty.

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Sun Nov 23, 2014 3 PM

Erik Jekabson String­tet

$15 General, $10 Members

Trumpeter/composer Erik Jekabson brings his chamber­jazz group to play music from his recording “Anti­Mass”, which was inspired by artwork from the DeYoung Museum. The “String­tet” consists of Trumpet, saxophone, violin, viola, bass and drums doubling on vibraphone.

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Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:30 PM

Ted Allen and The Incendiary Cycle

$15 General, $10 Members

In The Incendiary Cycle, vigorous horn lines contend with a profusion of guitar, electronics and percussion. The instrumental dynamic evokes the natural and industrial processes that cyclically renew the California landscape. More Info

Wed Dec 3, 2014 7:30 PM

Teleformation

$15 General, $10 Members & Students

The Guerrilla Composers Guild presents Teleformation: the symbiosis of early and new musical styles and ideas. The composers are collaborating with dynamic Bay Area performers to produce a show that intertwines the forms of the vintage masters with the styles of rising local talent. The pieces range from solo viola to string trio, and audience members will be treated to the perfect pairing of early and new in an intimate and relaxed setting.

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Fri Dec 5, 2014 7:30 PM

Friction Quartet

$15 General, $10 Members
World premieres of newly commissioned works by Brendon Randall-Myers and Adam Cuthbert and west coast premiere of Bruce Hobson’s String Quartet. Also on the program is Missy Mazzoli’s Harp and Altar for quartet and electronics. More Info
Sun Dec 7, 2014 7:30 PM

Michael Mizrahi’s The Bright Motion: New Piano Works for the 21st Century

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jen Wang

Michael Mizrahi presents new works for acoustic solo piano, many of which he commissioned. These new works are programmed alongside older classics, showcasing the continued vitality of an instrument that evokes an exceptionally rich musical heritage yet still is capable of expressing the most contemporary of musical ideas.

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Tue Dec 9, 2014 7:30 PM

CMASH: “Between Appear and Disappear” CD/Book Release Event

Free!

A collaborative presentation, reading and discussion of Between Appear and Disappear - a new hybrid of photographs and poetic texts on beauty and love by Author/Photographer Doug Rice with accompanying music by Soprano/Composer Ann Moss.

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Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:30 PM

Switchboard Presents

$15 General, $10 Members
Switchboard continues its series Switchboard Presents. On the second Friday of every month this fall, the Switchboard Presents concert series features split bills drawn from a roster of Switchboard alumni, 2015 Festival artists, and other acts who fall between musical lines.
Sat Dec 13, 2014 8 PM

Rova Sax Quartet: Rova meets Ryan Page

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Larry Ochs

The Rova Sax Quartet has its first meeting with Ryan Page, a live video performer who uses circuit bent laserdisc players, prepared discs, and custom video mixing circuits to create a vibrant, mysterious visual language.

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Fri Dec 19, 2014 8 PM

Gradkowski/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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Sun Jan 25, 2015 2 PM

New Year Koto Concert

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jon Raskin

The New Year Koto Concert by three koto players. Shoko Hikage, Tomohiro Tanaka and Kayo Toki will perform koto & shamisen music include a Japanese Traditional koto music, Japanese folk songs, new music works by Shingo Edo, Hyo-shin Na, Katsuhiko Yoshizaki and more.

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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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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 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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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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