In compliance with San Francisco’s order to shelter in place, the Center for New Music is closed beginning March 16. All in-person events through the end of July are canceled. From our blog: Resources for Artists During the COVID-19 Outbreak
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C4NM Window Gallery: The Innate by Alan Tower and Hans Houkes

Join instrument inventors Alan Tower, Hans Houkes, and C4NM curator Bart Hopkin at a live online event featuring artist talks, demonstrations, and performances. Tower and Houkes innovative instruments “The Innate” are three-chambered flutes intentionally designed in a way that allows all levels of musicians, from novice to expert, to be able to have rich musical […]

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The Electronic Lover – Podcast Launch and Listening Party

The Center for New Music hosts an online Zoom launch event with the cast and creators of The Electronic Lover, a new podcast opera by Bay Area composer Lisa Mezzacappa and Brooklyn writer Beth Lisick, on Friday, August 14 at 7pm. The Electronic Lover is a serial audio drama set in Internet chatrooms in the […]

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Catalyst: Natalie Raney, cello + Helia Music Collective

Cellist, Natalie Raney & Helia Music Collective present a vivid program of new and established works written by women for solo cello, each piece drawing inspiration from spring and nature. The program will feature newly-commissioned works by Elizabeth A. Baker, Julie Barwick, Emma Logan, and Belinda Reynolds. Included on the program is Kaija Saariaho’s striking […]

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Cornelius Boots’ Birthday Bash – Bamboo Gospel Greatest Hits

This solo, earthy concert presentation will feature a “greatest hits” and a thorough introduction to the new repertoire called Bamboo Gospel. Ranging from virtuosic and energetic to meditative and subtle, this music emerges from the breath-laboratory of local woodwind iconoclast and composer-performer Cornelius Boots. An ex-bass clarinet monster, Boots has been focusing his fearlessly creative […]

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D. Riley Nicholson: Influences

Composer and pianist D. Riley Nicholson, takes listeners through a program of his past musical influences, culminating in the world premiere of his recent solo piano work, Without. Works to include music by Poulenc, Satie, Meredith Monk, and Hans Otte, each providing an example of musical inventiveness that has inspired Riley’s compositions. Nicholson’s new work, […]

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Window Gallery Virtual Tour with Dr. J. no.e Parker

In lieu of a closing reception for Composing [De]Composition, we’re taking you on a virtual tour of our window gallery with artist J. no.e Parker and C4NM Project Manager D. Riley Nicholson. This online event also includes an artist interview with no.e and curator Bart Hopkin. To watch, simply open your browser a couple of […]

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Sierra Ensemble: A Frozen Shimmer in the Summer Sun

Sierra Ensemble performs the San Francisco premiere of Andrés Carrizo’s two short pieces, “Like a Frozen Silver Shimmer“ and “Of Frozen Resonance.” These trio movements employ extended techniques for each instrument, including horn multiphonics, a variety of bowings for the violin, and muting or plucking of strings for the piano. All of these serve to […]

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The Living Earth Show: Music for Hard Times

Living Music with Nadia Sirota and Center for New Music are pleased to co-present the world premiere of Music for Hard Times, a film and album by composer Danny Clay, filmmaker Jon Fischer, and the guitar and percussion duo The Living Earth Show. To watch log onto Facebook a few minutes before the start time […]

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Tracking Series: Queer & Trans Voices

The Tracking Series is organized by the Center for New Music (C4NM). These events catalyze and build a community of new music practitioners to demonstrably improve equity within the field of new music. Each event is designed to include discussion, feedback, and action. The Queer and Trans Voices Tracking Series, co-presented by C4NM and the […]

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