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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 — 7:30 PM

The Living Earth Show: Hyphen CANCELED

Hyphen showcases new works written for The Living Earth Show by composers representing different generations of the Iranian electroacoustic music. The concert serves as a celebration of the 80th birthday of Alireza Mashayekhi, the legendary Iranian composer often credited as being one of the first composers of contemporary classical music in Iran. His influence resonates throughout the generations of Iranian composers represented on this show (Aida Shirazi, Farnood HaghaniPour, and Nima Rowshan) alongside the world premiere of Mashayekhi’s new work Labyrinth II written for The Living Earth Show. [More]

Thursday, January 23, 2020 — 8:00 PM

VLP: Vlatkovich, Liebig, & Powell plus Ochs & Nordeson

An evening of transcendent improvised music featuring both mastery and mystery provided by VLP (Portland's Michael Vlatkovich on trombone, Southern California's Steuart Liebig on bass guitars, and Garth Powell on drums and percussion), and Berkeley's Larry Ochs on sopranino and tenor saxophones with Kjell Nordeson on drums.  [More]

Friday, January 24, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Quince Ensemble: This a Changin’ World

Inspired by the poetry, songs, and activism of Woody Guthrie, This A Changing World is a collection that conjures the wind, land, and stories of unplanned migration alongside songs about the American experience of loving and losing. [More]

Saturday, January 25, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Ensemble 4 These Times: Blooming Flowers

Ensemble for These Times performs the world premiere of Chinese composer Weiwei Miao's "Blooming Flowers, Full Moon" for piano trio, along with works by 8 living women composers. [More]

Monday, January 27, 2020 — 7:00 PM

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Thursday, January 30, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Raskin-Brown-Tarasov-Hoopes Quartet

Drummer Vladimir Tarasov of the famed Russian free improvising Ganelin Trio joins Rova Saxophonist Jon Raskin, pianist and electronic musician Chris Brown, and bassist Jason Hoopes for an evening of free form sonic adventures. [More]

Friday, January 31, 2020 — 8:00 PM

SANS; duo

SANS; duo is a new music duo seeking to expound upon the saxophone-guitar duet format. In their inaugural concert, they explore open form, improvisational, and performance art piece in tandem with traditionally notated and electronically augmented works. [More]

Saturday, February 1, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir: Portraits

An evening of musical portraits for solo cello performed by Icelandic American cellist, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, with contemporary works by Jane Antonia Cornish, Melia Watras, Thuridur Jonsdóttir, Michelle Ross and Kaaija Saariaho. [More]

Saturday, February 8, 2020 — 8:00 PM

Areon Flutes and Siroko Duo: Current Winds

Areon Flutes and Siroko Duo join forces for this recital of new music for flutes. Siroko Duo will perform works by Izabel Austin, Michael Kropf, and Chelsea Loew. Areon Flutes celebrates 15 years as an award-winning new music chamber ensemble and non profit organization in 2020 by premiering their latest commissions from Julie Barwick, Jane Rigler, and Igor C. Silva. [More]

Thursday, February 13, 2020 — 8:00 PM

MANA Makes Sense!

MANA Quartet returns to the Bay Area premiering several new works from their recent collaboration with Common Sense Composers Collective. [More]

Friday, February 14, 2020 — 8:00 PM

John Halle & Friends Obliterate Standards

Composer/pianist/scholar/activist John Halle, the Mana Sax Quartet and Friction String Quartet perform two decades of Halle's obliterations and reconfigurations of jazz standards by Monk, Rodgers and others. [More]

Monday, February 17, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Ochs – Merkey – Perkis with special guest Francois Houle

The great Canadian clarinetist François Houle joins local magicians Larry Ochs, Madalyn Merkey and Tim Perkis for this quartet's only Bay Area appearance. The local trio reconvenes for their 3rd concert in the past 5 months. The hope here: to combine improvising sensibilities, setting each other up time and again to capitalize on intuited structures which in turn give rare and meaningful form to a very spontaneous music. [More]

Friday, February 21, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Eldad Tarmu & Glenda Bates: Winter Migrant

Dr. Tarmu and Dr. Bates perform an evening of chamber music duets written by Eldad Tarmu. Exploring the roles of classical and jazz performance practices, and the hybridization of the two, Dr. Tarmu’s compositions entrance the listener with jazz harmonies and grooving rhythms, while singing with classical phrasing and formal structure. This concert features the premiere of Winter Migrant, a through-composed suite for oboe/English horn and vibraphone, alongside compositions that leave plenty of room for improvisation and surprise. [More]

Saturday, February 22, 2020 — 4:00 PM

The Walden School Alumni Composers Forum

Featuring performances by Del Sol String Quartet as well as other guest performers, alumni of The Walden School's program will present new works in a range of styles. Immediately following the performance of each piece, there will be a dialogue with a guest composer. [More]

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 — 7:00 PM

Jared Redmond: Contemporary Piano Recital

Pianist-composer Jared Redmond returns to the Bay Area, performing a recital of piano works by himself and other contemporary composers. Program includes world premieres by composers Park Jung-eun and Noh Ji-ye, pieces by Michael Finnissy, Kurt Rohde, and Wolfgang Rihm, and Redmond's own new work for solo piano, "Doth". [More]

Friday, February 28, 2020 — 8:00 PM

Graphite: Josh Dorman artwork, Hovatter music, feat. Colibri Duo

Artwork by Josh Dorman alongside music by Kyle Hovatter. Performances by the Colibri Duo, violinists Michele Walther and Monika Gruber [More]

Saturday, February 29, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Trio Electrique + Glenda Bates/OboeTronics

Trio Electrique features Michele Walther on electric violin, Edo Castro Woodhouse on 7 string bass, and E. "Doc" Smith on zendrum. OboeTronics is an ongoing performance project performed by Glenda Bates on oboe and tape. [More]

Sunday, March 8, 2020 — 7:00 PM

Music by Ric Louchard and Michael Rothkopf

Music by Bay Area Composer/Pianist Ric Louchard and Michael Rothkopf, professor of composition at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. [More]

Thursday, March 19, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Pauline Kim Harris: HEROINE the Album

"In reimagining the Bach Chaconne and Ockeghem’s Deo Gratias, I searched for meaning and connection to the greater, mysterious universe. My collaborator Spencer Topel, and I created an expansive sonic experience. It is as close to stopping time as I can imagine.” - Pauline Kim [More]

Friday, March 20, 2020 — 7:30 PM

String Noise: The Decline of Western Civilization w/ Live Score

String Noise (Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris, violins) plays the score for The Decline of Western Civilization featuring music by BLACK FLAG, GERMS, CATHOLIC DISCIPLINE, X, CIRCLE JERKS, ALICE BAG BAND and FEAR. [More]

Saturday, March 21, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Cloud About Mercury Revisited with Feat of Clay

Cloud About Mercury Revisited” with Feat of Clay, featuring Eric Dahlman, E. Doc Smith, Edo Castro Woodhouse and Peter McKibben. The quartet will present new arrangements of the music from guitarist David Torn's "Cloud About Mercury" album, music from Bill Bruford and Tony Levin’s subsequent “Upper Extremities” album, and original compositions by McKibben, Castro Woodhouse, Dahlman and Smith. [More]

Saturday, April 4, 2020 — 3:00 PM

Thomas Schultz Plays Na, Rzewski, and Ustvolskaya

Piano Solo works by Hyo-shin Na, Galina Ustvolskaya, and Frederic Rzewski. [More]

Monday, April 6, 2020 — 7:00 PM

Directions – Guitar, Electronics, Cage – Aaron Larget-Caplan

Guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan returns to C4NM to premiere works for guitar and electronics by Tom Flaherty and Lou Bunk, and perform his new arrangements of the music of John Cage for guitar and prepared guitar duo. [More]

Thursday, April 9, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Gregory Oakes, Clarinet

Clarinet soloist Gregory Oakes performs adventurous works for clarinet that expand the traditional palette of sounds and techniques, from subtle, barely audible sounds to impassioned wailing. Works by Lisa Atkinson, Viet Cuong, Suzanne Farrin, Helmut Lachenmann, Eric Mandat, Ken Thomson, and Ken Ueno. With special guest Jeff Anderle of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. [More]

Thursday, May 7, 2020 — 8:00 PM

Ensemble in Process: Light of Strings

Ensemble in Process… "Light of Strings" is a special concert that will take the audience on an intimate journey of faith, spirituality, catharsis, grief, redemption, and light. [More]

Thursday, May 14, 2020 — 7:00 PM

Slice n Dice: Piano & Percussion

Slice n Dice is a musical duo made up of pianist Phoebe Wu and percussionist Andrew Grossman. Striving to expand piano-percussion repertoire and broaden the definition of a chamber duo, Slice n Dice continuously aspires to live up to their name: playful, creative, and uncompromised in the quality of their work. This concert features works by Ivan Trevino, Lansing McCloskey, and a premiere of a new work by Canadian/Icelandic composer Fjóla Evans. [More]

Saturday, May 16, 2020 — 8:00 PM

Chapter 2: Lost, performed by raising lilith

raising lilith is an interdisciplinary performance art duo that explores and provokes people’s relationships to their bodies, boundaries, and gender roles and obligations. [More]

Saturday, June 27, 2020 — 7:30 PM

New Music with the Friction String Quartet Part 1

Nine Bay Area composers join forces to present new string quartets in a cycle of two concerts. A showcase of the Bay Area composition scene performed by the acclaimed Friction String Quartet and guest artists. [More]

Saturday, October 17, 2020 — 7:30 PM

New Music with the Friction String Quartet Part 2

Nine Bay Area composers join forces to present new string quartets in a cycle of two concerts. A showcase of the Bay Area composition scene performed by the acclaimed Friction String Quartet and guest artists. [More]