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 May are canceled. From our blog: Resources for Artists During the COVID-19 Outbreak
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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 factors involved with presenting music. A key element of music […]

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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 take your musical idea and bring it to fruition? Independent […]

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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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