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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Shelter-in-Place Programming

As a result of San Francisco’s shelter in place order, The Window Gallery is not currently holding physical exhibitions at our landmark space in the Center for New Music at the heart of San Francisco’s tenderloin. Please join us for our virtual events celebrating the local and international instrument inventing community including conversations with our […]

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Atrium Display; Musicians Make: Food

Curator Statement Polymaths are often musicians and the talents and proclivities that make for great musicians quite often make for brilliant artists, engineers, mathematicians, activists, chefs, philosophers, poets, painters, cosmologists and gardeners. Society seeks to flatten these geniuses and too often these gifts are considered tangential rather than being celebrated as the facets on a […]

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Loe-Fi-Delity by Aisha Loe

Curator Statement At first glance, Aisha Loe’s guitar pedals might not even look like guitar pedals. From period transistor radios to Atari controllers, the electronic organisms of Loe Sounds are often whimsically camouflaged in salvaged gear. Like hermit crabs, Loe’s handmade audio circuitry are given new homes within carefully selected, unorthodox enclosures.  As duplicates are […]

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Composing [De]Composition by J no.e Parker

Artist Statement Composing [De]Composition is a sonically-oriented BioArt research project that uses home compost as a rich site for creative exploration and sonic expression. This perceivably silent physical/biochemical activity is brought into the tangible range of human hearing via data sonification—the use of non-speech audio to convey information or perceptualize data. In this work, J […]

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Hacked Found Repurposed V3

Artist Statement Hacked-Found-Repurposed Vol. 3 is an exhibition of small-scale upcycled sound art pieces and invented instruments curated by instrument inventors Bryan Day and Kirk Pearson. The pieces on display highlight an ad-hoc approach to instrument design, using found objects to create both utilitarian and conceptual sound-art objects. Artist Bios Bryan Day started designing and […]

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Atrium Display: Kaiser Electrical Instrument Co.

Artist Bio Tim Kaiser is well known in the atmospheric experimental music scene for his blending of acousto-electric contraptions and Frankenstein electronics to create ethereal, layered drones. His sonic landscapes have been called “experiments in adventurous art” and “eclectic genius” by the likes of Make Magazine, Wired, the New Art Examiner, and the Associated Press. […]

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Clamorworks by Bryan Day

Artist Statement With ‘Clamorworks’, I’ll be displaying a collection of amplified, acoustic and electromechanical pieces developed after I moved from the Midwest to California in 2012. Many of these pieces explore new methods of instrument performance, such as utilizing repetitive whole-body movements or mirroring everyday actions such as cooking or exercising. My objective is to […]

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Taro Hattori: Dragging the Right Chord

Artist Statement “Dragging the Right Chord” is a functioning harpsichord made of corrugated cardboard and installed on a bicycle trailer. I have been thinking about how singing allows us survive through a difficult time. When our egocentric desire hypertrophies and suppressed our sense of beauty into a piece of dust, wisdom from the past once […]

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Errism: Qubais Reed Ghazala

Errism: Qubais Reed Ghazala Artist Statement My work often involves reclamation. In the example of circuit-bending this process is obvious: electronics headed for the landfill are reclaimed, reassessed and re-purposed. Rebuilt. Trash becomes instrument; silence becomes sound. Much of my photography, though not as obviously, involves the same. With a lens I collect these lost […]

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Atrium Display: Still Movie – Film Frames by David Michalak

Atrium Display: Still Movie – Film Frames by David Michalak Face of A Stranger (1977) is a restored feature film by San Francisco filmmaker and musician David Michalak. Prints of selected film frames are on exhibit at Center for New Music, corresponding with a special screening of the film and musical performance on Wednesday, October 23rd. […]

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