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Tue Feb 9, 2016 7:30 PM

Del Sol String Quartet: Soundings 3.2 – Ben Johnston & Jan Wurm

$20 General, $15 Members
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An intimate evening with the Del Sol String Quartet as they explore deeply one piece of music alongside a local visual artist. This evening features Ben Johnston’s mictrotonal String Quartet no. 10 paired with Jan Wurm (www.janwurm.com), a California artist who examines daily life and close encounters through her paintings, drawings and artists’ books. More Info
Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:44 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries presents: People Making Sounds – Bromp Treb + Weston Olencki/Charlie Sdraulig

$15 General, $10 Members, Students, and Underemployed
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
Two sets of performative, sonic performances of sounds and performing. Actions shall be undertaken in varying degrees of excess and understatement, rigor and befuddlement. More Info
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:30 PM

Switchboard Presents: Amaranth Quartet and Ogni Suono

$15 General, $10 Members
Every second Friday of the month, Switchboard Presents a split bill of unique music creators from the Bay Artist and beyond. February's installment includes an up-and-coming string quartet performing new works followed by the wildly innovative sounds of two vocalizing saxophonists. More Info
Sat Feb 13, 2016 8 PM

Fred Frith / Shelley Hirsch Duo

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno
Fred Frith guitar and more - Shelley Hirsch Voice/text Our improvisations are never the same way twice and get better and better all the time. More Info
Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:30 PM

Bad Jazz ‘Tincture’ Release Show

$10 General, $5 Members
Curator: Tania Chen
Bad Jazz celebrates the release of their second album 'Tincture' on Oakland's Friends and Relatives Records. More Info
Thu Feb 18, 2016 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. More Info
Fri Feb 19, 2016 8 PM

line upon line percussion

$15 General, $10 Members
Austin-based percussion trio performs work by Matthew Shlomowitz, Thomas Meadowcroft, Andrew Greenwald, David Coll and Steve Snowden. More Info
Sun Feb 21, 2016 4-7 PM

C5 for C4NM: Piano Fundraiser

$40 General, $20 Members
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Special Event
Join the Center for an afternoon of piano music, food, and beverages, and help support the purchase of a beautiful Yamaha C5 grand piano!

After three years, the Center is thrilled to be investing in the creativity and artistry of its community by purchasing a world class instrument for its artists. Join the cause by attending or donating online. Guests will enjoy performances by Danny Clay & Anne Rainwater, Sarah Cahill, Regina Schaffer, and Chris Brown. Admission includes appetizers and the open bar.
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Wed Feb 24, 2016 8 PM

Beau Dream: Songs and other Signposts

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Meerenai Shim
Beau Dream shares original music for voice and piano, solo viola, and fixed media. An avid yogi and spiritual thinker, Beau writes music designed to help push our thoughts toward relaxation, positivity, and growth. More Info
Sat Feb 27, 2016 8 PM

Carla Harryman & Jon Raskin / Sheldon Brown Ensemble

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jon Raskin
Jon Raskin's Gardener of Stars, an Opera Carla Harryman & Jon Raskin with special guest Tania Chen will perform Gardener of Stars, an Opera as improvised score and radical reimagining of Harryman’s 2001 novel, a work “more fantasmagoric poem than fictional narrative” tracking the paradise and wastelands of utopian desire. Sheldon Brown Ensemble will perform material from Brown's Blood of the Air suite, based on the poetry and speech melodies of the late Surrealist poet, Philip Lamantia, as well as material from Brown's project Distant Intervals, which features pieces based on speech melodies of Ivan Arguelles, Clark Coolidge and Andrew Joron. More Info
Sun Feb 28, 2016 5 PM

QUEBEC WINDFEST: Lori Freedman + Quasar + Guest Nava Dunkelman

$20 General, $10 Members
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Curator: Linda Bouchard
QUEBEC WINDFEST: LORI FREEDMAN + QUASAR + GUEST NAVA DUNKELMAN FEATURING MUSIC OF FRED FRITH, LINDA BOUCHARD, BRIAN FERNEYHOUGH, RICHARD BARRETT AND MORE More Info
Tue Mar 1, 2016 8 PM

Seth Josel performs Catherine Lamb

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Danny Clay
Contemporary music expert and guitar virtuoso Seth Josel performs "point/wave," an immersive, evening-length new work written for him by composer Catherine Lamb. More Info
Wed Mar 2, 2016 7 PM

String Noise: The Book of Strange Positions

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno
First west-coast appearance since the release of their debut album "The Book of Strange Positions" on Northern Spy Records, String Noise will perform selections from the "The Book" along with a WORLD PREMIERE of an arrangement of Stockhausen's "Tierkreis" by Eric Lyon, along with an improvisation with the avant-garde composer/vocalist Ken Ueno. More Info
Sun Mar 6, 2016 7:30 PM

[don’t be a stranger #7] Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble + Chartreuse

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Danny Clay
A new music double bill for the ages, featuring two pioneering groups from across the country performing music by 20th and 21st century composers. Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble will present works by Giacinto Scelsi and Bay Area composers, among others - string trio Chartreuse will perform west coast premieres of works by Younge, Isaacson, and Rubin. More Info
Tue Mar 8, 2016 8 PM

permutations030816: Vicky Chow

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno
Pianist Vicky Chow makes San Francisco debut, performing new Canadian works by Remy Siu, Adam Basanta and American composers Andy Akiho, and Steve Reich. More Info
Wed Mar 9, 2016 8 PM

Play or Die 2016 #1: Larry Ochs – Adam Theis – Jordan Glenn and Bristle

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Larry Ochs
"Play or Die": a call to action by Anthony Braxton in the seventies. We're still in agreement. Improvised music has to be heard live to be best appreciated! AND musicians practicing this rugged discipline must perform to a live audience as often as possible in order to evolve, in order to feed the mind. Tonite Adam Theis joins Larry Ochs and Jordan Glenn for a first-time meeting of sounds and minds. Sparks should fly. And following that set, the great but under-appreciated "Bristle" - led Randy McKean - will take the stage and blow you away with its magnificent combination of composition and improvisation (with Lisa Mezzacappa, Cory Wright, and Murray Campbell). More Info
Sat Mar 12, 2016 8 PM

Lisa Leong, pianist: Arrell, Boulez, Harvey, Lin, Nono, Williams

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno
Pianist Lisa Leong performs a wide-ranging program of music by Pierre Boulez, Luigi Nono, Jonathan Harvey, Mei-Fang Lin, Amy Williams and Chris Arrell. More Info
Tue Mar 15, 2016 8 PM

Royal Hartigan: Akoma Ensemble

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jon Raskin
In a rare west coast appearance, royal hartigan (drums) will be joined by long-time collaborators Wes Brown (bass) and Hafez Modirzadeh (saxophones), performing original music involving shape-shifting temporal concepts that span multiple traditions of the world. Guests to include Dahveed Behroozi on piano. More Info
Sat Mar 19, 2016 8 PM

Edward Schocker: The Crossing (work in progress showing)

$15 General, $10 Members
The Crossing -exploring alternate communications through ecstatic group improvisation. The goal of the project is to create a crossing between the “spirit” and material world and create a space where audiences feel a direct connection with both. More Info
Sun Mar 20, 2016 2 - 6 PM

Composer Reading Session

Free!
Workshop
This year's C4NM Ensemble in Residence, Friction Quartet, will read and workshop up to six works for string quartet. Composers may submit up to five minutes of music for this opportunity, and will receive 20-30 minutes of time with the quartet, and a recording of the entire session. More Info
Fri Mar 25, 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
Sat Mar 26, 2016 8 PM

Eine Kleine Henze Fest

$15 General, $10 Members & Students
A celebration of the chamber music of Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012), including a performance of his early masterpiece, "Kammermusik 1958" for Tenor, Guitar, and 8 solo instruments. More Info
Mon Apr 4, 2016 7 PM

Hyo-shin Na’s Music for Asian Zithers

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jon Raskin
The Wooden Fish Ensemble plays Hyo-shin Na's Music for Koto and Kayageum More Info
Fri May 20, 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 May 27, 2016 7:30 PM

Koto Music

$18 General, $12 Members
Shoko Hikage, Noriko Tsuboi and Yuki Yasuda will perform koto music works by Chappell Kingsland, Hyo-shin Na, and Tadao Sawai. More Info
Tue Jun 7, 2016 7:30 PM

Del Sol String Quartet: Soundings 3.3 – Jack Body & Matt Gilbert

$20 General, $15 Members
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An intimate evening with the Del Sol String Quartet as they explore deeply one piece of music alongside a local visual artist. This evening features Jack Body’s tightly knit “Epicycle,” paired with Matt Gilbert, a young artist with a background in graphic design, an affinity for contemporary music and an interest in experimenting with materials, Gilbert makes tiny, motorized kinetic sculptures. This concert is performed in loving memory of the composer who passed away in August of 2015. More Info