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Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:30 PM

Light Traps: LONGLEASH performs piano trios from Germany, Austria and the US

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno

LONGLEASH, a New York-based piano trio, performs a program of SF premieres by Klaus Lang, Beat Furrer, Georg Friedrich Haas, Reiko Füting; and a world premiere by Ken Ueno. Program texts by the composers, program photographs by Satoko Myodo.

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Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:30 PM

Miniatures for Reed Quintet and Electronics

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno
“Miniatures for Reed Quintet and electronics” is a suite of mini compositions by Dutch saxophonist/composer Jorrit Dijkstra. Composed for a unique group of five reed players based in the Bay Area, Boston and Berlin, this concert will mark the premiere of the suite, in which improvisational concepts will be interspersed with the compositions. In the second set the group will play a set of pieces composed especially for horns by legendary soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy.

Jorrit Dijkstra – alto saxophone, lyricon, analog electronics
Phillip Greenlief – alto, tenor saxophone, clarinet
Frank Gratkowski – alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, electronics
Jon Raskin - baritone, alto, sopranino saxophone, analog electronics
Kyle Bruckmann - oboe, english horn, analog electronics
Sun Sep 1, 2013 7:30 PM

Dances, Lullabies and Visions of the Sea

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno

In his first appearance at CNM, Aaron Larget-Caplan performs guitar solos from the 20th and 21st century by American and Japanese composers, including three world premieres written for Aaron’s New Lullaby Project. San Francisco native Meghan Jacoby will join Aaron for Toru Takemitsu’s alto flute and guitar masterpiece, Towards the Sea.

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Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:00 PM

Chen-Hui Jen and Jacob David Sudol – New Music for Piano and Electronics

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno
Taiwanese composer/pianist Chen-Hui Jen and Miami-based composer/computer musician Jacob David Sudol present a concert of music for piano and electronics that explores, amplifies, and expands some of the poetic imagination and hidden acoustic beauty of the piano.

Jonathan Harvey: Tombeau de Messiaen for piano and pre-recorded audio
Kee Yong Chong: Time Flows II for piano and live electronics
Georg Friedrich Haas: Ein Schattenspiel for piano and live electronics
Chen-Hui Jen: d'un songe for piano and live electronics
Jacob David Sudol: "…wash yourself of yourself" for piano and live electronics

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Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:30 PM

Ueno/Feeney/Ingalls Trio Halloween Party!

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno

Trio of Ken Ueno/Tim Feeney/Matt Ingalls bring their arsenal of vocal/percussive/woodwind extended techniques to C4NM for an evening of improvised music. Local improv mavens Ueno and Ingalls are joined by Feeney, a long-time collaborator of Ueno’s.

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Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:30 PM

Out of a Lyrical Darkness

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno
Acclaimed Postmodernist composer, pianist and multimedia visual artist, David Thomas Roberts, performs his most recent as well as earlier works for piano and synthesizer. With affinities for both Neo-romanticism and Minimalism, Roberts' music evinces an encompassing and overtly expressive, sensuous sound world.

"David Thomas Roberts brings a very special voice to American music -- as composer, as pianist, as historian and critic. I have long valued his work in all its various facets..." ~ Joshua Rifkin

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Wed Feb 26, 2014 8 PM

Time-Machine_music , “Adventures and Reveries” featuring Loop 2.4.3 and Prism

$12 General, $8 Members, $5 Students
Curator: Ken Ueno
Loop 2.4.3’s Time-Machine_music integrates ancient instruments and the human voice with electronic manipulation to create music that explores concepts of time and personal and social catharsis.

“...it all sounds like part of a well-thought-out tradition...Only the tradition has never existed until now” (NPR).

Alex Vittum’s Prism uses a modular synthesizer and drum kit to create vignettes of rhythm, voice, melody, and electro acoustic processing.

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Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:30 PM

Alvin Curran: Endangered Species – Songs and Dances

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno
Duo concert featuring American expat composer Alvin Curran and "one of the best avant-garde percussionists working today" (LA Times), Willie Winant.

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Sat Apr 5, 2014 7:30 PM

Shackle: Anne La Berge, flute/electronics + Deckard, laptop, plus Alex Christie

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno
Shackle is Anne LaBerge on flute and electronics and Deckard on laptop-instrument. Their aim is to explicitly and subtly exploit shackling in both concept and material. Working with a computerized communication system that proposes various compositional elements to each player, they can then choose whether or not to cooperate with the proposed material. Shackle’s performances explode the line between improvisation without borders and tightly controlled forms that are both playful and daring.

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Mon Jan 19, 2015 8 PM

Autoduplicity

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno

Autoduplicity is an exploration of music for bodies and speech - our shared instruments - and investigates how these ordinary sounds can be transformed into powerful musical ideas reflective of the human experience. The program also probes themes of blurred identities and realities, questions of sanity, the movements of our bodies, and the rhythms of our speech.

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Wed Feb 4, 2015 7:30 PM

Orlando Cela: Flute Classics of the 20th Century

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno

An evening of unaccompanied flute works that have redefined the sonic possibilities of the instrument. From the standard repertoire by Berio and Hosokawa, to subsonic, and nearly silent techniques of Sciarrino and Holliger. A representation of the different styles and trends from different parts of the world, explained by the performer himself.

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Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:30 PM

Topographies: Tenor Saxophone solo recital

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno

This recital presents some of the major existing works for tenor saxophone. They both develop a coherent and deep musical discourse and push the instrumental limitations of the instrument, helped by the use of extended playing techniques.

Program:
Tre pezzi by Giacinto Scelsi (1956) (10')
Périple by Paul Méfano (1978) (10')
Hard by Christian Lauba (1988) (9')
Alter ego by Georges Aperghis (2001) (7')
Charon Schläft (...kein notturno) by Valentin Marti (2007) (12')

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Fri May 1, 2015 7 PM (Films), 8 PM (Concert)

Amy X Neuburg: Jerry Hunt’s “Song Drapes”

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno

Amy X Neuburg performs a new commissioned interpretation of Jerry Hunt’s “Song Drapes” — Jerry’s electronic textures, Amy’s lyrics, vocals and electronic percussion. Preceding the concert will be excerpts of films by and about Jerry, and a brief discussion of his work and life.

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Tue May 19, 2015 8 PM

Il Prete Rosso

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno

This concert features new music specialist Sarah Plum in an exciting program of music for violin alone and with electronics by Kurt Rohde, Mari Takano, Sidney Corbett, Jeff Herriot, Andrew List and Mark Engebretson. This program feautures Il Prete Rosso, a piece written for her by Charles Nichols for violin, live electronics and motion sensor was premiered in December at the Cube, a state of the art venue of the Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology at Virginia Tech.

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Wed Jun 3, 2015 8 PM

Philippe Brunet: New Music for Solo Trumpet

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno

Canadian trumpet virtuoso, Philippe Brunet, brings an ambitious program for solo trumpet that explores the sonic and technical limits of his instrument. Masterpieces by Stockhausen and Berio are paired with pieces commissioned by Brunet (Chrysakis and Siu). Ending the program is Erickson’s technical showcase, Kryl. Kate Campbell, a local piano star, will assist him on piano resonance on Berio’s Sequenza X.

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Tue Jun 9, 2015 8 PM

DUOPO-J

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno

An evening of new music for two clarinets and two cellos presented by a San Diego based ensemble of musicians from Japan, Australia, and the USA. The program will feature works by Liza Lim, Chikako Morishita, Olga Neuwirth, Ken Ueno, and Tashi Wada. Presented by Michiko Ogawa (Clarinet/Bass clarinet), Samuel Ekkerhardt Dunscombe (Clarinet/Bass clarinet), Tyler. J. Borden (Cello) and Judith Hamann (Cello). More Info

Sat Nov 7, 2015 7:30 PM

Empyrean Ensemble – Newly Written, Here & There

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno
An evening of chamber music with the Empyrean Ensemble – Newly Written, Here & There featuring new works by composers rarely heard in the Bay Area. More Info
Wed Dec 2, 2015 7:30 PM

Sara Cubarsi: solo violin recital – Ferneyhough, Berio, Bartók, and more

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno
Solo recital given by Catalan violinist Sara Cubarsi featuring 20thC./contemporary music by Ken Ueno, Ferneyhough, Berio, Bartók and the performer herself. More Info
Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:00 PM

Ken Ueno & Matt Ingalls + sinecure

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno
This concert will feature two noise improv duos: Ken Ueno and Matt Ingalls + sinecure (Luke Martin and Ben Levinson). 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
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
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
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 Apr 5, 2016 8 PM

Seth Cluett and Tim Perkis

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno
New York artist and composer Seth Cluett makes a rare west coast appearance joined by pioneering live electronics and computer musician Tim Perkis. Perkis and Cluett will present both solo and duo material featuring custom built instruments for live electro-acoustic improvisation. More Info
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8 PM

permutations041216: TIGUE and Concert Black

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno
Brooklyn-based trios TIGUE and Concert Black join forces to perform Shelter by Ravi Kittappa and each group's commissioned and original music. More Info
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:30 PM

Now Hear Ensemble: Not for the Ears Alone

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno
The Now Hear Ensemble will present the first installment of the "Not for the Ears Alone" series, featuring music that exploits the potential for creativity using both the stage space and the performers’ bodies. These works make powerful musical statements, yet they are best experienced with eyes wide open. For this show, we will make use of chalkboards, a boombox, animated videos, sandpaper, samplers, and toy guitars. More Info
Tue May 3, 2016 7:30 PM

permutations050316: Taka Kigawa plays Complete Ligeti Piano Etudes

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Ken Ueno
Taka Kigawa performs the complete piano etudes of György Ligeti More Info
Sun Jun 5, 2016 4 PM

HORIZON: Melody of China

$15 General, $10 Members
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Curator: Ken Ueno
Melody of China will present a concert featuring the world premiere of a new work by Gene Coleman, Horizon, for mixed ensemble (Chinese/Western instruments), pre-recorded sound and video projections and selections of traditional repertoire as well as jazz fusion performance.

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