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Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:30 PM

SFMusic Thursdays: Duo Camaraderie (sponsored by SFFCM)

$15 General, $10 Members

Flutist Laura Scarlata and Pianist Sharon Lee Kim will present an exciting selection of chamber music, including a trio featuring special guest, cellist Jane Lee. Hear a few of Duo Camaraderie’s favorites, and some new collaborations as well!

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Fri Aug 22, 2014 8 PM

Jones Jones

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Larry Ochs

Jones Jones is the great Mark Dresser on bass, Lithuanian Vladimir Tarasov on percussion and Rova sax member Larry Ochs. The trio has played intermittently on tours in Europe and USA since 2008. Expect sublime and detailed music from this stellar group of veteran improvisers.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:30 PM

Steven Lugerner SOLO & The Westerlies

$10 General, $5 Members
Curator: Larry Ochs

The Westerlies are a collectively run ensemble dedicated to the cultivation of a new brass quartet repertoire that exists in the ever-narrowing gap between American folk music, jazz, classical, and indie rock. Steven Lugerner is a San Francisco-based composer, woodwind doubler and solo performer. Join these two groups for a memorable night of acoustic music.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014 8 PM

The First Six – International Low Brass Trio EP Release Party

$15 General, $10 Members; OR $20 General, $15 Members with EP purchase (download code to be emailed)
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The International Low Brass Trio leaves classical arrangements behind and immerses audiences in new music inspired by the resonance and versatility of brass instruments. Come celebrate the release of our first studio recording! Enjoy complimentary food and drinks, as well as a performance of selections from the EP.

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Fri Sep 5, 2014 7:30 PM

“As a Fowl” featuring Jarring Sounds, Amy Foote + Alexis Luque with music by Kyle Hovatter

$15 General, $10 Members

Jarring Sounds, Amy Foote and Alexis Luque are partnering together to present music by San Francisco based composer Kyle Hovatter.

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Sun Sep 7, 2014 10 AM - 5 PM

Young Artist Workshop: New Music for Guitar

Free!
Workshop
Center for New Music’s Young Artist Workshop launches this year with acclaimed guitar group Mobius Trio.

This one-day intensive workshop aims to develop a technical and artistic understanding of contemporary guitar performance for emerging musicians. The activity-packed day will include workshops on specific pieces utilizing contemporary techniques for guitar, four master class slots, discussion on the evolution of music for guitar through analysis of selected works from Mobius Trio’s repertoire, and a collaborative performance with participants and Mobius Trio.

Enrollment is free, but space is limited to 12 participants.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014 5 - 8 PM

Computer Music Meetup: Presentations + Open Hack

Free!
Workshop
This special workshop offers a brief introduction to each of the most prevalent computer music programming languages: Max, Supercollider, and PureData.

Lighting presentations will demonstrate the basics, plus a handful of cool tricks, tailored to beginners or users of other languages. These intros will be followed by open discussion, and an open hack session for participants to actively work on their patches and compositions alongside each other.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:30 PM

Switchboard Presents: Edmund Welles and Sqwonk

$15 General, $10 Members
Switchboard launches its 2014-2015 season on September 12 at the Center for New Music with Switchboard Presents, a monthly concert series that features split bills of innovative and eclectic music from the Bay Area and beyond. SBP features the raucous bass clarinet duo Sqwonk, heavy bass clarinet quartet Edmund Welles, and an appearance by a rare assembly of nine of the Bay Area's best bass clarinetists performing a nonet by Jonathan Russell.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:45 PM

C4NM @ Fridays in the Grove: Pet the Tiger

Free!
Special Event
This summer, the Center for New Music partners with Cal Shakes’ The Triangle Lab to present three special concerts at Fridays in the Grove: performances by the Bay Area’s best poets, musicians, comics, and more.

Please note: this performance takes place in the Main Grove at the Bruns Amphitheatre in Orinda.

The third and final show features Pet the Tiger, an improvised acoustic collective for invented instruments with David Samas (composer/inventor/extended technique vocalist), Ian Saxton (programer/percussionist), Peter Bonos (horns/explosives). Pet the Tiger will play Music for Fairies and Elves in anticipation of the evening's performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream -- a work that seeks to enchant the listener with exotic "sounds and sweet airs that give delight, but hurt not".

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Sat Sep 13, 2014 7 PM

JUL: Old Instrument, New Sound

$10 General, $5 Members
Curator: Jen Wang

Soloist Gayageum Ensemble JUL comes from Korea to perform Bay Area composer Jean Ahn’s work.

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Fri Sep 19, 2014 8 PM

Taylor Ho Bynum’s Acoustic Bicycle Tour: Duos with Myra Melford

$15 General, $12 Members
Curator: Lisa Mezzacappa

As part of his ambitious and expansive Acoustic Bicycle Tour, Connecticut-based composer and cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum passes through the Bay Area (on wheels) for a concert of duets with acclaimed pianist Myra Melford. Bynum is one of the most energetic, prolific and community-minded artists of his generation, working closely as both an instrumentalist and arts organizer with veterans like Anthony Braxton and the late Bill Dixon, and touring the world with his ensembles featuring stellar improvising contemporaries such as Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, and John Hebert. In this first-time duo meeting, Bynum and Melford will perform a mix of improvisations and compositions.

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Sun Sep 21, 2014 12 PM - 2 PM

“Field Report” from C4NM @ SFMusic Day – Live + Free

Free!
Special Event
C4NM offers a special "Field Report" as part of SFMusic Day, an annual marathon featuring approximately 40 different Bay Area music groups across genres. The set takes place at the SF Conservatory of Music, offering a pop-up showcase of highlights from the Center's first 1.5 years as the new music hub of SF. The Field Report program features Rova Saxophone Quartet, Dohee Lee, Karl Evangelista's Taglish, Bob Marsh, Mobius Trio, Common Ground with Luis Escareño and Anne Rainwater, a performance + installation by Chris Kallmyer, and a special video presentation.

Please note that this performance takes place at the SF Conservatory of Music at 50 Oak Street.

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Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:30 PM

Chamber Jazz Double Bill: Hear in Now + Bristle

$15 General, $12 Members
Curator: Lisa Mezzacappa

Hear in Now, the international improvising trio of Chicago cellist Tomeka Reid, New York violinist Mazz Swift and Italian bassist Sylvia Bolognesi, makes its Bay Area debut in a shared bill with Grass Valley reeds player Randy McKean’s inventive chamber jazz ensemble Bristle.

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Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:30 PM

SFMusic Thursdays: Duo Revirado (sponsored by SFFCM)

$15 General, $10 Members
Duo Revirado present works for violin and guitar in a program that comprises new, folk, and classical music. More Info
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 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
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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Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:30 PM

Irregular Resolutions Tenth New Music Concert

$10 General, $5 Members, Students & Seniors

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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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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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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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
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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