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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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C4NM Co-Founder Adam Fong on Techdirt Podcast, “Musicians Making Money”

Check out this wide-ranging conversation on business models and the music industry in the internet era, featuring our very own co-founder and Executive Director, Adam Fong. Our friends at Techdirt have been tracking the twists in copyright law for years, with an eye on the…

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Listening is the Mother of Innovation: People Before Technology

This is a guest post by Clark Buckner, who interviewed C4NM’s co-founder and Executive Director Adam Fong for the TechnologyAdvice podcast. Technology itself is not the goal but a means to an end. That is the perspective driving technology decisions at the Center for New…

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The Modern Concert

  Late last month the Center for New Music hosted a discussion forum on touring. The discussion covered booking shows, traveling costs, and the overall difficulty of touring. Leading the discussion were special guests Larry Ochs of the Rova Saxophone Quartet, and Charlton Lee of…

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Member Profile: Annie Phillips

Tell us a little bit about your background, and how you ended up where you are today. I am 28. I went to music school right out of high school. I went to conservatory, so I did my undergrad at Peabody, and then I moved…

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