Pauline Kim Harris: HEROINE the Album

Composed by Pauline Kim Harris and Spencer Topel Film by Eric Leiser AMBIENT CHACONNE A reimagining of the Chaconne from the Partita in D minor (BWV 1004) by J.S. Bach, composed by Pauline Kim Harris and Spencer Topel. Ambient Chaconne is an immersive exploration of the J. S. Bach Partita No. 2 in D Minor: […]

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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. NEW ARRANGEMENTS for Two Violins by 16 composers: Jerome Begin (Juilliard/Tranimal), Tom Chiu (FLUX Quartet % ensemblemetrix), Robert Constable, John Glover, […]

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WORKSHOP PAGE HEADER

Center for New Music is delighted to host workshops and other free events that contribute to the professional development of working musicians. In the past, we have hosted panel discussions, composer meet-ups and reading sessions, workshops in Feldenkrais® and Deep Listening®, and grantwriting study halls and technology courses. To propose a workshop, please e-mail Brent […]

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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. Activist/pianist/scholar/composer John Halle began his musical career as a jazz musician in San Francisco in the early 1980s performing with Mark Levine, Eddie Henderson, Sonny Stitt and Freddy […]

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MANA Makes Sense!

MANA Quartet returns to the Bay Area premiering several new works from their recent collaboration with the Common Sense Composer Collective! Featuring west coast premieres of works by Belinda Reynolds, John Halle and Randy Woolf also featuring works by Kevin Villalta and Philip Glass and others. […]

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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. Jonathan Hostottle and Brian Ellis will be presenting music, sans baggage. […]

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Ochs – Merkey – Perkis with special guest Francois Houle

Larry Ochs + Madalyn Merkey + Tim Perkis with special guest François Houle François Houle – Bb clarinet Larry Ochs – saxophones Madalyn Merkey – electronics Tim Perkis – electronics François Houle’s solo tour of the West Coast continues with his special-guest appearance here, playing for the first time with this now ongoing-trio of Bay […]

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Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir: Portraits

As much as a painter and subject are both represented in a visual portrait, composers and performers often mix in fascinating ways in music. Icelandic-American cellist, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir performs a program that explores contemporary works for solo cello that she feels a close connection. From Jane Antonia Cornish’s aptly named “Portrait” from 2015 to a […]

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Eldad Tarmu & Glenda Bates: Winter Migrant

Crossing Over Series presents an evening of contemporary chamber music by vibraphonist-composer Dr. Eldad Tarmu for vibraphone and oboe. Exploring the roles of classical and jazz performance practices, and the hybridization of the two, Tarmu’s compositions entrance the listener with jazz harmonies and grooving rhythms, while singing with classical phrasing and formal structure. This concert […]

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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. Brian Mark (piano) and Allyson Clare (violin) will perform a combination of solo and duet works for piano and violin. Ensemble in Process… also welcomes performing artists Charith […]

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