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Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:30 PM

Alejandro Acierto

$12 General, $7 Members
Curator: Jen Wang

Chicago-based composer, clarinetist, and interdisciplinary artist Alejandro T. Acierto showcases new improvisations off his newly released EP of works for contrabass clarinet as well as other works for clarinets and electronics. His works for contrabass clarinet, developed over a period of several months in Chicago, demonstrate the limits of the body in relationship to the instrument. Creating polyphonic textures and layers that feature shocking collisions between breath, instrument, and body, these works expand the performer into multiple levels of sonic abstraction. In his other works for clarinets and electronics, he utilizes field recordings, memories, and other recorded sounds to build and process complex sonic textures that further push the body's capabilities in relation to the digital soundscape.

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Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:30 PM

Ensemble Pamplemousse: BLOCKS

$10 General, $8 Members
Curator: Jen Wang
8 short pieces written for Ensemble Pamplemousse are dissected, shredded, smashed back together and glued into new constructs. Written by Andres Cremisini, Zosha di Castri, Amadeus Regucera, Lily Chen, Dan VanHassel, Bryan Jacobs, Ryan Pratt, and Lu Wang; recombined and performed by Ensemble Pamplemousse. More Info
Sun May 12, 2013 8 PM

Karl Larson: Morton Feldman’s “Triadic Memories”

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jen Wang

Brooklyn based pianist Karl Larson will perform “Triadic Memories,” Morton Feldman's monumental solo piano work from 1981 at the Center for New Music. This work, composed late in the composer's career and in the midst of one of his most prolific periods, is definitive of Feldman's long-form works. A feat of concentration for the performer and a transcendental experience for the listener, the work moves slowly from one austere landscape to another, constantly toeing the line between sound and silence, consonance and dissonance.

Karl Larson is an avid interpreter of the music of his time and the recent past. He has concertized around the country, presenting programs that combine masterpieces of the twentieth century with exciting new compositions. Larson has worked closely with notable composers including David Lang, David Rakowski, Tristan Perich, Christopher Cerrone, and Ravi Kittappa. Larson is also a founding member of the Color Field Ensemble and concert currator for the Permutations series in New York.

Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:30 PM

Reciprocity with Nico Couck, guitar

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jen Wang
How can the possibilities of the back-and-forth motion be explored? Be it in sounding texture, or even in the performer's physical approach to the instrument. Instrument meets gesture meets voice.

Guitarist Nico Couck (Antwerp) performs music by Steen-Andersen, Kreidler, Applebaum, Gadenstaetter, and others.

This concert and tour by Nico Couck is made possible in large part by a grant from the Harry & Alice Eiler Foundation. More Info
Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:30 PM

Amanda DeBoer Bartlett and Ryan Muncy: Personified Landscapes

$10 General, $7 Members
Curator: Jen Wang
In their San Francisco debut, soprano Amanda DeBoer Bartlett and saxophonist Ryan Muncy of Ensemble Dal Niente, a Chicago based new music collective described as “supermusicians” by the Chicago Tribune, perform a program of music for voice, saxophone, and electronics based on the sonic personifications of various geographic locations – the sounds of rainy Scotland in the vocal music of James Dillon, Chicago’s Wicker Park in Marcos Balter’s energetic saxophone composition, and Philippe Leroux’s vision of a sublime, fictional green place in his duo for voice and saxophone.

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Tue Mar 4, 2014 7:30 PM

Joseph Van Hassel – “New Music for Snare Drum”

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jen Wang
A concert of new music for solo snare drum by percussionist Joseph Van Hassel. Includes the world premiere of works by Janis Mercer and David Macbride.

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Sat May 3, 2014 8 PM

Wild Rumpus: Migrations

$15 General, $10 Members, Students & Seniors
Curator: Jen Wang

Wild Rumpus presents Migrations, a program of reinterpreted and reinvented materials. The concert includes the world premieres of Eliza Brown’s …in hora mortis nostrae, which covers, extends, and reinterprets a 17th-century Ave Maria, and Lee Weisert’s Minutiae, which translates Weisert’s own intricate sketches into sound. Instrumental ensembles are reimagined as unique hybrids in Daniel Wohl’s Pixelated and David Lang’s Stuttered Chant, and a Carnatic Indian vocal exercise finds new life, reinterpreted in Asha Srinivasan’s Dviraag.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014 7 PM

JUL: Old Instrument, New Sound

Free!
Curator: Jen Wang

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

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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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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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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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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 our take on Louis Andriessen’s Workers Union 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 modern-day classic Fratres. Delicately poised between these two extremes is Balance of Power by artistic director Dan VanHassel, which is receiving its West Coast premiere. Rounding out the program are world premieres of three new works written for Wild Rumpus by David Bird, Ben Richter, and Ioannis Angelakis, composers who make exquisite use of color and contrast in their work.

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Wed Apr 1, 2015 7:30 PM

Weston Olencki and Athletics: [HEAVY MATTER]

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jen Wang

SF-based trombonist Weston Olencki will present [HEAVY MATTER], a program of radical solo and chamber works featuring world premieres by Peter Ablinger (Austria), Joan Arnau Pàmies (Catalonia), and Pablo Santiago Chin (Costa Rica), with North American premieres from Bernhard Lang (Austria) and Ann Cleare (Ireland). Olencki will also be joined by Eric Wubbels (piano), and Jessie Marino (cello).

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Sun Apr 26, 2015 7 PM

The Plath Project

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jen Wang

The Plath Project is the debut concert of the Firesong ensemble’s commission project supported by the 2014 SFFCM Musical Grant Program. The concert presents the work of five living composers whose music features the poetry of Sylvia Plath.

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Wed May 20, 2015 7:30 PM

Now Hear Ensemble: Round and Round

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Jen Wang

Round and Round puts music in motion with a collection of pieces utilizing and inspired by the most basic form of transportation: the wheel.

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