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Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:30 PM

Kate Campbell + Anne Rainwater [don’t be a stranger series #1]

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Danny Clay
Brilliant local pianists Kate Campbell and Anne Rainwater play game-based music by Rozalie Hirs, György Kurtág, John Zorn, and an immersive collaboration with Danny Clay. Pre-concert party with the artists begins at 7:30; music proper begins around 8. More Info
Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:30 PM

Transient Canvas: East to West [don’t be a stranger #2]

$15 General, $10 Member
Curator: Danny Clay
The Boston-based marimba and bass clarinet duo Transient Canvas presents a bi-coastal program of new works from composers David Coll, Joseph Colombo, Brenna Noonan, Beau Kenyon, Adam Roberts, and Andy Vores. More Info
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:00 PM

Judy Dunaway: Balloon Music

$15 General, $10 Member
Curator: Danny Clay
Judy Dunaway performs avant-garde compositions and free improvisations on amplified latex balloons played as musical instruments. She plays a variety of shapes and sizes of balloon instruments, each with it’s own special qualities, pushing the extremes of both pitch range and artistic limits. Known internationally for the past 20 years as a “virtuoso of the balloon,” she has presented her work at many major venues and festivals throughout North America and Europe. More Info
Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:00 PM

Endangered Temperaments: Bertamo Trio / Edward Schocker / Dennis Aman [don’t be a stranger #4]

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Danny Clay
A concert of works for baroque trio (harpsichord, recorder, viola da gamba) using meantone tempearament, including two new commissioned pieces conceived for this tuning by Edward Schocker and Dennis Aman. More Info
Sat Dec 5, 2015 8 PM

Friction Quartet + Religious Girls [don’t be a stranger series #5]

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Danny Clay
Local chamber music heavyweights and C4NM Ensemble-In-Residence Friction Quartet will perform new works by Akiho, Stoffregen and Verotta, followed by a set from local experimental pop heroes Religious Girls. More Info
Sat Dec 12, 2015 8 PM

Aria Rostami + Daniel Blomquist [don’t be a stranger #6]

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Danny Clay
Aria Rostami and Daniel Blomquist re-interpret the current human-to-technology relationship of data-mining, Facebook, the NSA, Google, Youtube and cellphones to create information-based music that sounds familiar while hiding its origins. The show will feature the duo manipulating tapes, prerecorded media, and analogue processing accompanied by video projections from artist Ryan Page. More Info
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8 PM

Wild Rumpus + Synchromy [don’t be a stranger #6]

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Danny Clay
The Bay Area’s own Wild Rumpus teams up with Los Angeles composer collective Synchromy to present a series of visceral works by LA and Bay Area composers. The program will include brand new pieces by Jason Barabba, Nick Norton, and Jen Wang, as well as works by Joshua Carro, Ursula Kwong-Brown, Richard Valitutto, Dan VanHassel, and Scott Worthington. 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
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
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:30 PM

Guerrilla Composers Guild presents: Areon Flutes

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Danny Clay
Local champions Areon Flutes perform a set of brand new works in collaboration with the Guerrilla Composers Guild. Featured composers include Nick Benavides, Patrick Castillo, Eric Choate, Emma Logan, and Ryan Rey. More Info
Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:30 PM

New Playlist: Nicholas Phillips plays American piano music

$15 General, $10 Members & Students
Curator: Danny Clay
Wisconsin-based pianist and fierce new music advocate Nicholas Phillips presents an evening of recent American piano music, including works by Muhly, Greenstein, Snider, and Garrop, as well as local composers Lucas Floyd and Mark Winges. More Info
Tue May 17, 2016 8 PM

[don’t be a stranger #8] hk&tcs

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Danny Clay
Weston Olencki, Helen Newby and Bethanne Walker perform premieres by Dan Tramte and Santiago Diez-Fischer as well as music by Matthias Kranebitter and Chris Swithinbank, with a new arrangement of Michelle Lou's untitled three part construction for trombone + two performers + objects.

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Sat Jun 25, 2016 8 PM

Morton Feldman Chamber Players present: Andy Costello

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Danny Clay
Under the banner of Morton Feldman Chamber Players, pianist Andy Costello brings works of Feldman, Cage and Earle Brown to the west coast, alongside recently commissioned works of Marielle Groven and Kurt Isaacson. Costello will be joined by prominent contemporary chamber players of the Bay Area. More Info
Sun Oct 9, 2016 3 PM

CAGE : empty words

$10 General, $8 Members
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Curator: Danny Clay
The Center for New Music's monthly Sunday afternoon series 'Quiet Time' kicks off with a performance of John Cage's Empty Words from 1974. Featuring readings by Luciano Chessa, Ben Zucker, Pamela Z and Danny Clay, the 2.5 hour performance will consist of the work’s four sections read simultaneously. More Info
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3 PM

POSTPONED: MILLER/VANDEGRIFF : sinbabbit

$10 General, $8 Members
Curator: Danny Clay
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED. STAY TUNED FOR THE NEW DATE! For the second installation of the Quiet Time concert series, acclaimed Bay Area electric guitarists will explore the intersection of serialism and drone metal in Brent Miller and Matt Vandegriff's three hour work "Sinbabbit." More Info
Sun Jan 8, 2017 3 PM

LONG TONE CHOIR : winter

$15 General, $10 Members
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Curator: Danny Clay
Rae Diamond and the Long Tone Choir will host a performance/installation version of their work 'winter,' an extended composition for voices that welcomes listeners to be active participants as well. This is the second installment of Danny Clay's 'quiet time' series, focusing on works of long duration. More Info
Sat Jan 21, 2017 8 PM

Colombo / Clay : Almanac Album Release Concert

$12 General, $8 Members
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Curator: Danny Clay
Danny Clay and Joseph M. Colombo share their new album-length electronic collaboration, Almanac. Admission includes a free download, with a reception to follow. More Info
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3 PM

CARDEW CHOIR : the great learning (paragraph two)

$15 General, $10 Members
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Curator: Danny Clay
The Cornelius Cardew Choir performs the rarely heard choral and drum work, The Great Learning, Paragraph 2 by Cornelius Cardew. This durational work (approx. 1 hour in length) sets text by Confucius in an English translation. Spatially separated groups of singers provide a very slow, long-tone melody while a drummer with each group of singers moves through a series of 26 rhythm patterns. The result is a mesmerizing ocean of sound. More Info
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7 PM

ADAM TENDLER : still

$15 General, $10 Members
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Curator: Danny Clay
Adam Tendler returns to the Center for New Music with an intimate program of works that quietly examine stillness, and approach the piano itself as a source of the most discreet sound and contact. Music by Charlie Sdraulig, Marina Poleukhina, John Cage and Morton Feldman. More Info
Sun Apr 9, 2017 3 PM

FELDMAN : for bunita marcus

$15 General, $10 Members
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Curator: Danny Clay
Pianist Patti Deuter performs a crown jewel of Morton Feldman's late piano music - the stark, expansive, crystalline "For Bunita Marcus." More Info