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HUSH: Hans Otte’s Book of Sounds vblog

Curator Julia Ogrydziak and Pianist/C4NM Project Manager D. Riley Nicholson discuss Hans Otte’s Book of Sounds which will be presented at C4NM as part of the HUSH series on July 21st, 2018. HUSH is a series at Center for New Music that explores sound as…

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Adam Fong: Departing Center for New Music

Following is a letter that co-founder Adam Fong sent to C4NM members this past weekend to announce his resignation. Our team at the Center is sad to see Adam go, and wish all the best in his next steps! Dear C4NM community, This summer, after…

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We Have Voice: Code of Conduct for the Performing Arts

Center for New Music is proud to adopt the We Have Voice Code of Conduct for the Performing Arts. We proudly stand by our sisters and brothers in solidarity for equality and are committed to creating equitable and safe(r) workplaces in the performing arts. Our…

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HUSH: Music as Meditation vblog

Center for New Music Production Manager Riley Nicholson interviews curator Julia Ogrydziak about her “HUSH” Series. HUSH is a series at Center for New Music that explores music as meditation. HUSH: March 25th, 2018 Daniel Corral Polytope April 15th, 2018 Long Tone Choir: Spring May…

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Founders Letter on the 5th Anniversary of C4NM

In 2012, we asked ourselves and our community a simple question: if we had a space, what could we do with it? Armed with a mission to support and build the community of new music to encourage its efficiency, growth, integration, and excellence, we set…

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A Discussion with Paul Dresher

Paul Dresher is a multi-talented composer who is uniquely able to weave contemporary classical, pop, minimalist, and South and Southeast Asian musical styles together into his own distinctive personal style. He creates in a myriad of different genres, including experimental theater, contemporary opera, acoustic and…

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Call for Proposals: Curators 2018-2020

               The Center for New Music is now accepting proposals from curators for two-year terms beginning in 2018. Please consider sharing your artistic vision through C4NM! For information on how to apply, download the Call for Proposals. Deadline to submit is…

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Can New Music Actually Do Social Activism

We need to do better. I know this is going to be hard to hear, and it should be hard to hear. New Music is so very white. We need to make New Music more inclusive—more revolutionary—if we want to claim that our art does…

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Lighting Tips by Clyde Sheets

Clyde Sheets, a veteran lighting designer who’s worked with ensembles like Eighth Blackbird, So Percussion, and many others, dropped by C4NM to share insights about how to approach lighting live music. As musicians and composers we often obsess about sound while ignoring other key production…

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May Workshops for Musicians – FREE!

The Center is thrilled to host a variety of opportunities for musicians to build their knowledge, artistry, and career this May. All workshops are free with registration, and open to anyone! Project Development Workshop Thursday, May 4, 12:30 – 2 PM   How can you…

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