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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 Oct 1, 2016 7:30 PM

Jessie Nucho Plugs In: Electroacoustic Music for Flute

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San Francisco flutist Jessie Nucho presents a sampling of electroacoustic music, featuring works by Kaija Saariaho and Benjamin Broening. The program culminates in Pittsburgh composer Adam Shield's brand new work "The Uncertainty Principle," which explores the origins of the universe.

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Fri Oct 7, 2016 7:30 PM

CONCERT FOR TWO PIANOS: Anne Sajdera and Davide Verotta

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CONCERT FOR TWO PIANOS. Anne Sajdera and Davide Verotta present an evening of original music that brings new voices to the limited repertoire for two pianos. Stylistically the pieces alternate between jazz-inspired melodies and harmonies, classical foundations and structures, and modern techniques. As an homage to the great composers of the past the program also includes Shostakovich’s Concertino for two pianos. More Info
Sat Oct 8, 2016 7:30 PM

Peter Kuhn Trio + Eddie Gale

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The Trio (Peter Kuhn - clarinets and sax, Nathan Hubbard - drums, Kyle Motl - bass) celebrate their new release on NoBusiness Records. They will be joined by Peter's long time friend and musical collaborator Eddie Gale for collective composition of the highest order. More Info
Sun Oct 9, 2016 3 PM

CAGE : empty words

$10 General, $8 Members
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Curator: Danny Clay
The Center for New Music's monthly Sunday afternoon series 'Quiet Time' kicks off with a performance of John Cage's Empty Words from 1974. Featuring readings by Luciano Chessa, Ben Zucker, Joseph Colombo and Danny Clay, the 2.5 hour performance will consist of the work’s four sections read simultaneously. More Info
Fri Oct 14, 2016 8 PM

Jingle Five-O: sfSoundSalonSeries presents Volcano Radar + John Ingle Birthday Festlet

$15 General, $10 Members, Students, Underemployed
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Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
sfSoundGroup founding member JOHN INGLE celebrates, with various musically-inclined friends, the final evening of his 4th decade on earth. VOLCANO RADAR is a fusion of ecstatic improvisational energy and Apollonian intellect, fueled by dual free jazz/noise/avant guitarists Elbio Barilari and Julia A. Miller. More Info
Sat Oct 15, 2016 8 PM

Jingle Five-0: sfSoundSalonSeries presents JOHN INGLE Birthday Festlet

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Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
On October 14th and 15th, saxophonist, composer, and founding member of sfSoundGroup JOHN INGLE celebrates the final evening of his 4th decade on earth and the first of his 5th, respectively. He will shepherd a cadre of friends from both within and without sfSoundGroup through "Babylon Lottery," a Borgesian framing for structured improvisation. More Info
Sun Oct 16, 2016 7 PM

Anne Hege and Julie Herndon: Brecht Sees the Future // There’s No Place Like Home

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"Anne Hege and Julie Herndon present an evening of music for instruments, voices, and dancer. Hege will premier her setting of Brecht's ""For Those Who Come After"" as well as works for her analog live looper. Julie Herndon (piano, harmonium, electronics) will perform songscapes from her forthcoming album for human, instrumental, and electronic lungs in collaboration with Josh Marshall (saxophones) and Erika Oba (flute)." More Info
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7 -9 PM

Composer Meetup

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Workshop
The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM.

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Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:30 PM

Del Sol Quartet – Soundings 4.1

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Soundings is an artistic journey that delves deeply into the musical language of one piece; the evening is an exploration with two performances, in-depth discussions, and curated visual art. Soundings 4.1 features Estonian-American composer Lembit Beecher - his quartet "These Memories May Be True" paired with his own animated drawings. More Info
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:30 PM

New Music Open Mic

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Curator: Meerenai Shim
FINAL New Music Open Mic of the year! 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.

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Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:30 PM

Alma Sangre and guest

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Alma Sangre is a 3 piece Spanish music ensemble blending flamenco dance with Mexican style Ranchera. Chris Sneeringer will be opening the event with a live scoring of Haxan (1922).

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Sun Oct 23, 2016 4 PM

Sarah Voynow Jazz trio plays Dorothy Ashby

$18 General, $15 Members, $15 BACAHS Members, $5 Students
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Acclaimed harpist Sarah Voynow, accompanied by bass and drums, plays the music of Dorothy Ashby, Freddie Hubbard, Billy Cobham, and more! More Info
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8 PM

permutations102516: Dal Niente presents Emma Hospelhorn and Ben Melsky

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Permutations presents Ensemble dal Niente's harpist Ben Melsky and flutist Emma Hospelhorn in “New Paradigms,” a program that explores new dimensions of this classic instrumental duo. The program will feature two world premieres and three classics of the contemporary flute and harp repertoire.

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Thu Oct 27, 2016 8 PM

Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri: Transylvanian Concert + Joe Lasqo & Headboggle: Space Ghost Études

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A special concert for lovers of the piano, viola, and electronics. ① Transylvanian-born, NYC-based pianist Lucian Ban and violist and Grammy nominee Mat Maneri present material from their award-winning 2013 ECM release ""Transylvanian Concert"" and premier new music for a follow up album: Sun Ra & Paul Motian re-imagined pieces, Transylvanian doinas, re-constructed Enescu and Bartok pieces, original compositions, microtonal songs and more. ② Two of the Bay Area's most daring improvising pianists and electronic musicians, Joe Lasqo and Headboggle (aka Derek Gedalecia) join forces to present ""Space Ghost Études"", studies in synchronous / asynchronous de-coherent interstellar entanglement. Two pianos, two electronics tables, two sets of objects and toys, and two very, very odd musicians. More Info
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8 PM

Caballito Negro (Tessa Brinckman, flutes & Terry Longshore, percussion) with special guest Left Edge Percussion: Resist

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Curator: Meerenai Shim
Flute and percussion duo, Caballito Negro, (with special guest Left Edge Percussion) presents Resist, a diverse concert program utilizing six flutes, a truckload of percussion, spoken word, film and images. Resist is a passionate interplay of contemporary chamber groove and creative narratives, defining the word’s meaning and freight from surprising sources.

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Sat Oct 29, 2016 8 PM

The Opus Project Presents Opus 46: Night of the Living

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A Halloween dream and nightmare of music by composers from Edvard Grieg to Benjamin Britten and beyond who happened to write an Opus 46! Sequentially bizarre, devastating, enlightening, humorous, moving, and terribly important! More Info
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8 PM

Music for the Underworld

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Susan Rawcliffe, sculptor and scholar, creates and performs on ancient mezo-american style flutes and ocarinas, exploring diverse timbres, beating and near hallucinatory dissonances.

Pahoehoe is a ballet for butoh dancers performed by the invented instrument collective “Pet the Tiger” and composed by David Samas. The action follows a young Orpheus from the entrance to the underworld, down to the throne of Hades and back in a foolish attempt to reclaim his bride.

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Sat Nov 5, 2016 8 PM

Percussion for Apartments: Aaron Gervais and Justin DeHart

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LA-based percussionist Justin DeHart premieres Aaron Gervais's "Percussion for Apartments." A series of solo percussion + electronics vignettes, each piece in "Percussion for Apartments" explores a single instrument played quietly, at volumes appropriate for a percussionist living in an apartment. More Info
Sat Nov 19, 2016 8 PM

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

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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