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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 premieres of Bruce Hobson’s String Quartet and Static Motion by Belinda Reynolds. Also on the program is Missy Mazzoli’s Harp and Altar for quartet and electronics.

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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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Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:30 PM

SFMusic Thursdays: Gestaltish (sponsored by SFFCM)

$15 General, $10 Members

Please join Gestaltish for an evening of sonic exploration in celebration of their newly released EP. Embracing tonality, rhythmic integrity or the absence of either, this free-improvising ensemble traipses deftly through space and time offering audience unique listening experiences.

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Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:30 PM

Switchboard Presents: Splinter Reeds + Wiener Kids

$15 General, $10 Members
Switchboard continues its monthly series with Splinter Reeds and the Wiener Kids.

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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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Sun Dec 14, 2014 4 - 8 PM

The Immaculate Reception: C4NM Holiday Party

$15 General, $10 Members, Free for all C4NM staff and volunteers
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Celebrate the holidays with your fellow members, staff, and volunteers of the Center for New Music! We’ll enjoy performances by C4NM staff and DJ Sinned, and savor tasty treats and cheerful drinks. Relax with complimentary chair massages, show us your best pose on our holiday photobooth and enjoy Matt Linder’s new music games, based on “Wait wait… Don’t Tell me!”

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Mon Dec 15, 2014 8 PM

Pamela Z and Shinichi Iova Koga: Sound | Silence | Motion | Stillness

$15 General, $10 Members
Pamela Z and Shinichi Iova-Koga in a duo evening of improvisatory explorations of sound, movement, and image. The artists will engage in sonic and visual conversations combining movement (Iova-Koga) with voice, electronics, and video (Z).

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Wed Dec 17, 2014 8 PM

The Double Negative Ensemble

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jon Raskin

The Double Negative Ensemble is made up the following stellar musicians and master improvisers: John Bischoff - electronics, Matthew Goodheart - piano, Frank Gradkowski - clarinet/sax, Shoko Hikage - koto, Aurora Josephson - vocal, Elzbieta Potak - violin, Jon Raskin - clarinet/sax, Nava Dunkelman - percussion. The non-narrative music is organized by Jon Raskin with an ear to turning the know’s into great music in a variety of combinations with some proscribed sources to be utilized as needed.

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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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Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:30 PM

The Artist Sessions SF: Sean Hickey

$15 General, $10 Members
The Artist Sessions presents an evening of West Coast premieres by NY-based composer Sean Hickey, whose chamber music has been praised by Gramophone Magazine as "substantive and savvy.... excitable conversation between the instruments." Pianist Lara Downes is joined by a cast of notable Bay Area instrumentalists: violinist Rick Shinozaki, flutist Elizabeth Lowry and violist Ivo Bozkulic.

This program also features the U.S. Premiere of Winter Pieces for piano, by Danish composer Axel Borup-Jorgensen.

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Fri Jan 9, 2015 8 PM

Drums + Saxophones: Rosaly / Ochs / Glenn / Shelton

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Larry Ochs

A night of improvisations in duos, trios and quartet with Aram Shelton, alto saxophone; Larry Ochs, tenor and sopranino saxophone; Jordan Glenn, drums and Frank Rosaly (from Chicago) drums. Expect energy and subtlety from each of these wide ranging improvisers.

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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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Mon Feb 9, 2015 8 PM

Existence: Quartet Music for Improvisers

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Larry Ochs

A new quartet, Existence, brings together Berlin-based artists, Satoko Fujii and Kappa Maki with Rova’s Bruce Ackley, and Bay Area percussionist, Jordan Glenn. The group is a convergence of distinct approaches to making thoughtfully crafted improvisations.

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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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