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Sun Apr 26, 2015 7 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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Sun Apr 26, 2015 2 PM

Christopher Coppola presents SFAI Chance Ensemble

Free!
Consisting of MFA students from Christopher Coppola’s Chance Music and Film Poetry class, SFAI Chance Ensemble performs a live musical interpretation of randomly shot and edited celluloid and digital moving images. With handmade original instruments they experiment with indeterminacy and improvisation to create a “seeing music, hearing film” composition.

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Fri May 1, 2015 7 PM (Films), 8 PM (Concert)

Amy X Neuburg: Jerry Hunt’s “Song Drapes”

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno

Amy X Neuburg performs a new commissioned interpretation of Jerry Hunt’s “Song Drapes” — Jerry’s electronic textures, Amy’s lyrics, vocals and electronic percussion. Preceding the concert will be excerpts of films by and about Jerry, and a brief discussion of his work and life.

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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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Thu May 7, 2015 6- 8 PM

Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector: Instruments from the Kronos Quartet and Terry Riley collections – Opening Reception

Free!
Special Event
Kronos Quartet and Terry Riley began their decades-long friendship at Mills College in 1980. Since then, Kronos has commissioned 28 works from Riley, more than from any other composer in the group’s history. This exhibit offers a peek into the sound worlds composer and quartet continue to create together, including original instruments by Walter Kitundu, vintage synthesizers, and shamanic plants.

Join members of Kronos Quartet to celebrate the installation of this unique instrument exhibit.

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Fri May 8, 2015 7:30 PM

Switchboard Presents: Meerenai Shim and New Match Arc

$15 General, $10 Members

On Second Fridays at the Center for New Music, the Switchboard Presents concert series features split bills drawn from a roster of Switchboard alumni, Festival artists, and other acts who fall between genre lines.

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Sat May 9, 2015 8:01 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: David Bithell plus sfSoundGroup performs Erik Satie’s silent film score, Entr’Acte

$15 General, $8 Underemployed
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann

DAVID BITHELL returns to the Bay Area to perform a set of original works combining theater, performance art, and interactive electronic music. With works described "like a wordless Samuel Beckett play with a score by John Cage”, Bithell’s artistic language makes meaning out of the relationships between sound, image, and action. PLUS: sfSoundGroup performs Erik Satie’s silent film score, Entr’Acte.

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Wed May 13, 2015 7 PM

Workshop: San Francisco SuperCollider Meeting

Free!
Workshop
Do you already use SuperCollider, or would you like to learn more about it? Are you a Pd or Max/MSP user considering to add SuperCollider to your sonic toolbox? This informal meet-up is free and open to anyone interested in SuperCollider. It’s a space for people to present their work, ask questions, discuss topics of interest, and anything else SC-related. The meeting starts at 7pm, but at 6:30pm we will have a short “get-started” tutorial for total beginners. For more info, contact Bruno Ruviaro (bruviaro at scu dot edu). More Info
Thu May 14, 2015 7 - 9 PM

Composer Meetup

Free!
Workshop
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. No admission fees; potluck contributions appreciated! More Info
Fri May 15, 2015 8 PM

Babes in Toy Land: A Night of Toys & Noise with Anna Homler, Tania Chen and Scott Walton

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Tania Chen

Anna Homler and Tania Chen met in London a few years ago and bonded over a love of toys and the unexpected. This premiere performance will be an exuberant exploration of sonic worlds created by toys, found objects, lo-fi electronics, and alien vocalese. They will be joined by the versatile double bassist and pianist, Scott Walton, for an evening of improvised duos and trios.

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Sat May 16, 2015 8 PM

Ensemble sic + Giacomo Fiore: Plucked Strings and Struck Bars

$15 General, $10 Members & Students

New pieces for refretted resonator guitar in just intonation, retuned Fender Rhodes, pipa, oud, percussion, and electronics. Composed and performed by graduate students from UC Santa Cruz, featuring Giacomo Fiore.

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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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Wed May 20, 2015 7:30 PM

Now Hear Ensemble: Round and Round

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jen Wang

Round and Round puts music in motion with a collection of pieces utilizing and inspired by the most basic form of transportation: the wheel.

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Thu May 21, 2015 7:30 PM

SFMusic Thursdays: Black Cedar (sponsored by SFFCM)

$15 General, $10 Members

Black Cedar presents new music for a new kind of ensemble of flute, cello, and guitar: Their 2015 commissions by composers Garrett Shatzer and David Smith, Durwynne Hsieh’s Four Duos for Cello and Guitar (2013), Chinary Ung’s powerful Luminous Spirals (1997) with echoes from the Khmer Rouge genocide, and Nathan Kolosko’s beautiful Hungarian Trio (2012).

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Fri May 22, 2015 7:58 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Mooncake & The Happy Valley Band

$15 General, $8 Members & Underemployed
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann

Mooncake (Biggi Vinkeloe, Emily Hay, and Motoko Honda) perform free improvisations.

The Happy Valley Band perform pop music covers transcribed by faulty and overly-complex computer sound analysis.

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Tue May 26, 2015 7:30 PM

Helen Newby: Hypersuite

$15 General, $10 Members

Hypersuite, a term coined by cellist Darrett Adkins, is a pairing of J.S. Bach’s fifth cello suite with correspondent contemporary works.

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Thu May 28, 2015 8 PM

3+4: Vidya Trio & Social Stutter

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jon Raskin

An evening of Trio and Quartet music that blurs the line between through composed chamber music and improvisation.

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Fri May 29, 2015 8 PM

The Book of a Thousand Eyes

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jon Raskin

Tania Chen and Jon Raskin perform a new work for music and poetry using Lyn Hejinians, “The Book of a Thousand Eyes”.

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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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Sun May 31, 2015 4 PM

Seasons Of Love – Broadway & Opera Favorites Album Launch

$45 VIP, $25 General/Concession, $20 Members

Australian concert pianist and composer Van-Anh Nguyen collaborates with American-Vietnamese singer Bich-Van Nguyen in an album of Broadway and Opera favorites, performing arranged works from Wicked, Carmen, Miss Saigon and many more. Concert pianist & composer Julian Toha will open the concert as the support act.

Tickets:
$45 VIP (includes reserved seating + signed CD)
$25 GA/Concession
$20 Members
All ticket pricing including wine & canapés

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Mon Jun 1, 2015 8 PM

Philippe Brunet: New Music for Solo Trumpet

$15 General, $10 Members

An evening of New Music for solo trumpet featuring works by Stockhausen, Berio, Erickson, Chrysakis, and Siu.

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Tue Jun 2, 2015 8 PM

T.D. Skatchit with Tom Dambly & Brendan Lai-Tong – New compositions for extra-large Skatchbox plus Chris Brown

$10-15 (sliding scale) General, $8 Members
Curator: Jon Raskin

T.D. Skatchit with Tom Dambly & Brendan Lai-Tong plus Chris Brown solo

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Fri Jun 5, 2015 8 PM

Andrew Jamieson: Talking With Spirituals

$15 General, $10 Members

Solo piano arrangements by Andrew Jamieson that bring melodies of African American spirituals and rhythms and harmonies of black worship traditions into dialogue with avant-garde piano harmonies and passionate free improvisation.

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Sat Jun 6, 2015 8 PM

J​onah Parzen-­Johnson Solo & Steven Lugerner’s SLUGish

$10 General, $8 Members

​hicago­born/Brooklyn­based lofi experimental folk saxophonist, Jonah Parzen­Johnson, performs solo music for analog synthesizer and baritone saxophone in support of his new album Remember When Things Were Better Tomorrow (6/2/15 Primary Records). He shares the bill with Bay Area composer & woodwind renaissance man Steven Lugerner’s SLUGish ensemble.

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Tue Jun 9, 2015 8 PM

DUOPO-J

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno

An evening of new music for two clarinets and two cellos presented by a San Diego based ensemble of musicians from Japan, Australia, and the USA. The program will feature works by Liza Lim, Chikako Morishita, Olga Neuwirth, Ken Ueno, and Tashi Wada. Presented by Michiko Ogawa (Clarinet/Bass clarinet), Samuel Ekkerhardt Dunscombe (Clarinet/Bass clarinet), Tyler. J. Borden (Cello) and Judith Hamann (Cello). More Info

Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:30 PM

Rova Power Trio vs. Rova String Quartet vs. ROVA!!!

$15 General, $10 Members

Rova power trio: John Shiurba (el gtr.), Jason Hoopes (el. bass), Jordan Glenn (drums)
Rova String Quartet: Christina Stanley (violin), Tara Flandreau (viola), Alex Kelly (cello), Scott Walton (bass).
Rova Sax Quartet: Larry Ochs, Steve Adams, Jon Raskin, Bruce Ackley

In the run-up to Rova’s major show “Rovaté 2015” taking place on June 29 at ODC Theater, this is the second of two concerts at C4NM where Rova will introduce musical units of the June orchestra. All 3 units listed above will perform separately and mixed small units.

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Wed Jun 17, 2015 7 PM

Diaphonic: 21st Century Music for Bassoon

$15 General, $10 Members

New Music specialist Christin Schillinger performs new works for bassoon by California composers Kyle Hovatter, Jenni Brandon, John Steinmetz, Adrienne Albert, & Alex Shapiro. She is joined by collaborative pianist Jed Moss.

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Thu Jun 18, 2015 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.

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Fri Jun 19, 2015 8 PM

“Play that Thing or Throw It Away” (Larry Ochs – Darren Johnston – Gino Robair)

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Larry Ochs

Three Cats Making Magic Happen

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Fri Jun 26, 2015 8 PM

François Houle & Samuel Blaser

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Linda Bouchard

Houle & Blaser will perform Gérard Grisey's Solo pour deux, for clarinet and trombone, a new commission by Joëlle Léandre, and their own compositions.

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Wed Sep 16, 2015 8 PM

Rova + Henry Kaiser + Kyle Bruckmann: Steve Lacy’s “Saxophone Special”

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Larry Ochs

Reprising their sextet show from July 2015 in Oakland, Rova and friends perform the classic 1974 recording by Steve Lacy called “Saxophone Special,” in preparation for a studio recording of same.

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Fri Nov 13, 2015 8 PM

Hocket: Four Hands

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Linda Bouchard

NEXMAP is proud to present Los Angeles based new music piano duo HOCKET in a concert of eclectic repertoire for piano-four hands and toy pianos. This evening’s program features newly commissioned pieces as well as masterworks from select leading voices of American composition.

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Fri Nov 20, 2015 8 PM

Angels and Watermarks: Flight into the Unknown

$15 General, $10 Members

Faythe Vollrath, hailed by the Wall Street Journal for her “subtly varied tempo and rhythm that sounds like breathing,” proposes an exciting concert of twenty-first century repertoire for solo harpsichord, including recently commissioned works.

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