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Thu Oct 2, 2014 6 - 8 PM

Skatchboxes and Skatchplates by Tom Nunn — Reception

Free!
This reception will feature a brief performance at 7 PM by Tom Nunn, followed by an interview hosted by instrument builder and window gallery curator Bart Hopkin. Visitors will be welcomed to an up close look at Nunn's work, which will be on display in C4NM's window gallery throughout September and October. More Info
Sat Oct 4, 2014 7:30 PM

Brandon Seabrook (NYC) SOLO + Jason Hoopes Ensemble

$15 General, $12 Members
Curator: Lisa Mezzacappa

Shredding NYC improvising guitarist and banjo player Brandon Seabrook visits the Bay Area for a special solo concert bridging the sonic realms of extreme rock, improvised music and the classical avant-garde. Recognized by the New York Times as "a man apparently hellbent on earning the title of World's Least Rustic Banjo Player," Seabrook aggressively appropriates the four-stringed banjo with blistering punk attitude balanced with art music dexterity and precision. Bay Area bassist and composer Jason Hoopes assembles the first meeting of an electro-acoustic improvising ensemble that will navigate a series of his original "song-scores."

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Thu Oct 9, 2014 7:30 PM

SFMusic Thursdays: Ignition Duo (sponsored by SFFCM)

$15 General, $10 Members

Ignition Duo performs a program of works recently composed for the group. The program features a world premiere performance of Heena Yoon's Voice and a Fountain Pen as well as works by Ryan Brown, Nick Norton, Ori Barel and others.

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Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:30 PM

Switchboard Presents: Redshift and Aaron Novik’s Cosimo Lissy

$15 General, $10 Members
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Switchboard Presents, a monthly concert series that features split bills of innovative and eclectic music from the Bay Area and beyond, continues its fall season with Redshift and Aaron Novik’s Cosimo Lissy at 7:30 pm on October 10. Redshift, a bicoastal chamber quintet, is Jeff Anderle, Kate Campbell, Rose Bellini, Andi Springer, and Jill Heinke. Cosimo Lissy performs new music by Aaron Novik about parallel universe comic book realities, using Spam lyrics and constantly shifting meters. More Info
Sat Oct 11, 2014 5 PM

A/B Duo presents “Ricochet”

$15 General, $10 Members
A/B Duo brings more "bouncy, strange, interesting, and fun" music to the Center for New Music. This time, the flute and percussion duo will premiere new works for contrabass flute and percussion by Andrea La Rose and Ned McGowan. More Info
Sun Oct 12, 2014 5 PM

Mobius Trio

$15 General, $10 Members

Mobius Trio's program will represent some of the most exciting contemporary Bay Area composers as it unveils the incredible possibilities of what a guitar trio is capable of. This beautiful and wild music is pleasantly difficult to anticipate as it flows from lyrical bluegrass-classical fusion to post-minimalist mayhem on both acoustic AND electric guitars.

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Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:30 PM

Jenny Q Chai: Piano Steampunk

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Linda Bouchard

Jenny Q Chai's “Piano Steampunk” program explores the relationships between piano and electronics, beginning with the earliest development of music for this pairing. Computers and electronics have interested and influenced composers for as long as they have existed, and have changed many composers’ approach to writing solo piano music, even those who have not worked with electronics, leading them to open new dimensions of the piano’s sound. This program traces the pre-history and development of music for piano and electronics across an international arena, with antennae tuned both to the past and the future.

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Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:53 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Jonathan Zorn

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

Jonathan Zorn presents two compositions for speech and electronics.

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Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:30 PM

Neil Rolnick & Kathleen Supové: Laptop & Piano Music

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jen Wang

Composer and laptop performer Neil Rolnick will play some of his recent solo work, as well as a new piece for piano and computer, featuring New York piano Diva Kathleen Supové.

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Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:30 PM

THE ARTIST SESSIONS presents Pianist Kathleen Supové: DIGITAL DEBUSSY

$15 General, $10 Members
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Kathleen Supové is one of America's most acclaimed and versatile contemporary music pianists, known for continually redefining what a pianist/keyboardist/performance artist is, in today's world. Ms. Supové will offer her DIGITAL DEBUSSY PROJECT, along with electroacoustic piano works in joint appearances with composer Neil Rolnick.

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Sun Oct 19, 2014 4 - 7 PM

Piano Fitness Fundraiser

$25 General, $75 Sponsor (includes priority seating and two drink tickets)
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Special Event
We’re kicking off our second full year of exciting new music performances at the Center and are looking for your help to keep our pianos in shape.

Enjoy drinks and sweet treats along with performances by local artists Chris Brown, Sarah Cahill, Luciano Chessa, and Joseph M. Colombo. Proceeds from the event will go towards maintaining the Center’s pianos over the next year. More Info
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:47 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: An evening of Experimental Music and Film

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

An evening of Experimental Music and Film:
Annie Lewandowski and Tim Feeney with films by Michael Ashkin & Craig Shepard, Larry Polansky, and David Kant with a film by Beth O'Brien

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Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:30 PM

Satoko Inoue: New Piano Music from Tokyo

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Linda Bouchard

Since 1990 Satoko Inoue has been commissioning new piano music and performing new works to sold out audiences in Japan and throughout Europe. Her playing brings a sensitive and evocative form of expression to new music, sometimes surprising listeners with its beauty. Now she makes her first trip to the west coast bringing new compositions by Jo Kondo, Yuji Itoh, Yori-aki Matsudaira, Satoshi Tanaka, and Robert Coburn, as well as works by John Cage and others. Her annual concert series in Tokyo, "Music Documents - nothing but music", and her featured performances at the Tokyo Opera City play to enthusiastic audiences and her recordings of music by Feldman, Ferrari, and Kondo are highly regarded.

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Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:30 PM

SFMusic Thursdays: Alcyone Ensemble (sponsored by SFFCM)

$15 General, $10 Members

Alcyone Ensemble is excited to be a part of the Thursday night series at the Center for New Music. Their program will showcase 4 dynamic works for two flutes and piano by Ian Clarke, Yuko Uebayashi, Carol Barnett, and Daniel Felsenfeld.

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Fri Oct 24, 2014 8 PM

Rova Sax Quartet: “Garden of Memory Redux”

$30 General, $20 Members

Rova Sax Quartet (Steve Adams, Bruce Ackley, Jon Raskin, Larry Ochs) returns to CNM reprising and evolving its 3+ hours of music performed at the Garden of Memory in Oakland from June 21, 2014.

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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, mixed ensemble, and woodwinds. It features two locally renowned string quartets and a number of guest artists.

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Thu Oct 30, 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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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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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

$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.
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 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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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.
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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