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Interview with Dohee Lee, winner of the 2016 Herb Alpert Award in Music

I was honored to serve as a panelist for this year’s Herb Alpert Award in Music, alongside Maya Melford and Francisco Nuñez. The Alpert Award is an unrestricted $75,000 prize given annually to five mid-career artists in the fields of dance, film/video, music, theatre, and…

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Cultural Identity and Arts Leadership

As part of our work in advocating for new music, the C4NM staff seeks out opportunities to share our perspective and expertise. Whether it is on grant panels, public discussions, online forums, radio appearances, or other platforms, C4NM knows that our community can’t grow unless…

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Support for New Music – February 2016 Roundtable

On a recent trip to the Bay Area, New Music USA President and CEO Ed Harsh visited the Center for New Music as part of a roundtable discussion on “Support for New Music.” Harsh joined fellow grantmakers Margot Melcon from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and…

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Coming Out in San Francisco: An Artistic Journey

Center for New Music Executive Director Adam Fong sat down recently with cellist, composer, and arts producer Siobhán (née Karl) Cronin. This post is the second in a series following Cronin’s recording process and what it means to be transgender (read Karl’s 1st post here)….

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Writing for Alternate Tunings

When I first became a curator at the Center for New Music, I reached out to some of my favorite Bay Area artists and asked them: “What’s one project you’ve always wanted to do, but have never had the opportunity to realize?” Among the first…

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Call for Proposals: Curators 2016-18

The Center for New Music is seeking curators for two-year terms beginning in 2016. Please consider sharing your artistic vision with the Center! For information on how to apply, download the Call for Proposals. Deadline to submit is Tuesday, December 1, at 9:00 AM PST….

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Interview with Lisa Mezzacappa, Chameleon Hunter

Bassist, composer, and former C4NM curator Lisa Mezzacappa premiered her free jazz song cycle Glorious Ravage last weekend at REDCAT in Los Angeles as part of the Angel City Jazz Festival. The ambitious piece is inspired by the writings of lady explorers of the 19th…

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Kaija Saariaho’s Fall 2015 Residency

…and the reassertion of the SF Bay Area as an international new music hub For the second time in three years, the UC Berkeley Department of Music will be hosting a high-profile and widely admired composer. Beginning this month, Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho will be…

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Composing While Female

My thoughts might have been the same as yours, upon reading this headline: Really? Do we really need another article about how under-programmed female composers are? A composer who’s a woman just won the Pulitzer, and haven’t we been over this already? Wasn’t that flurry…

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A Musical Awakening

This entry is the first in a series that will follow a composer’s recording process and what it means to be transgender. Siobhán (neé Karl) Cronin (b. 1980, USA/UK) is a cellist, composer, movement artist and arts producer. I am a cellist-composer. I am also…

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