In compliance with San Francisco’s order to shelter in place, the Center for New Music is closed beginning March 16. All events through the end of April are canceled. From our blog: Resources for Artists During the COVID-19 Outbreak
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Interview with Jennifer Walshe

Jennifer Walshe was in town performing one of her multimedia one-woman shows at the Center. As with many of her pieces, it was a vocal tour de force, spotlighting her virtuosity and charisma as she nailed rapid-fire spot-on impersonations and a smattering of extended vocal techniques for nearly an hour. I sat down with her […]

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The Source: Interview with Composer Ted Hearne

SF Opera Lab recently put on Ted Hearne’s work The Source, an oratorio/album/“patchwork of songs” drawn from primary source documents around and related to Chelsea Manning and the documents she leaked in 2010. Source texts include actual incident reports from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and online conversations between Manning and Adrian Lamo, a former […]

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Act Without Words: Interview with Luna Pearl Woolf

As a curator at C4NM, I am focusing my energies on presenting programs featuring women as primary creators. I recently connected with Luna Pearl Woolf, the Composer-in-Residence for this year’s Bard Music West Festival. Woolf was commissioned to compose music for Samuel Beckett’s Act Without Words I, which will be premiered as part of this […]

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Award Recipients 2016

Award Recipients 2016 A combination of unrestricted grants, commissioning grants, residency programs, cash awards, and various honors, the following list includes important recognitions awarded to composers and musicians in 2016. While the list is lengthy, it is not exhaustive, so if you feel we missed something or someone, feel free to comment and let us […]

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Post-Election Letter to C4NM Members

Earlier this week, the C4NM staff shared its thoughts and concerns on the Nov. 8 election results with members by e-mail. Perhaps most critical for our community is clearly identifying the threats to our work, and what we can do to promote our values. In summary, we fear the following: Cultural exclusion based on religion, […]

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Play Hear: Spontaneous Musical Collaborations at San Francisco’s 6th and Market

The Center for New Music is participating in the Market Street Prototyping Festival, a collaborative effort to make the public space of San Francisco’s Market Street more active, vibrant, and engaging. C4NM’s project, Play Hear, is an invented instrument installation that aims to create space for spontaneous musical collaborations with friends and strangers of all […]

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