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Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:30 PM

New Music Performed by Nicolas Deuson and Jonathan Pilkington

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This concert will feature guitar and tenor voice performing works by living composers, three of whom are active in the Bay Area. Several world premieres! More Info
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7 PM

Adventures with Musical Data: Transforming Sound Recordings into Music Notation via MIDI

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In this hands-on composition workshop, we’ll explore how to transform audio recordings into MIDI events and music notation. In the process, we’ll reverse-engineer Austrian composer Peter Ablinger’s "Deus Cantando," get our hands dirty with sound information in various formats and representations, and come away with some practical knowledge about acoustics, data compression, and pattern recognition. More Info
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:30 PM

Future Sonic Cities: Artist Panel

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Hear from select artists and musicians of Future Sonic Cities, featuring Aja Archuleta, Lexagon (Alexa Burrell), Michal Ho None of Them, and Erica Stucky, moderated by Soundwave guest curator Sharmi Basu at The Center for New Music. Future Sonic Cities is an international concert in partnership between Soundwave Biennale (8) Infrastructure, The Center for New Music, and Zurich Meets San Francisco: a festival of two cities on the topic of intersectional identity and building opportunities for collaboration and exchange in culture, art and music today. The event features a moderated discussion with a curated selection of the festival musicians. More Info
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6 PM

Closing Reception: Inventions from The Maze and The Machine

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Join us for the closing reception of "Inventions from The Maze and The Machine," by Daniel Schmidt and Paul Dresher. Their creations are visually beautiful and easily played, inventions made for American Gamelan in dialogue with composer Lou Harrison and his partner Bill Colvig. The evening will include a discussion and instrument demonstration with Paul Dresher and Daniel Schmidt. More Info
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8 PM

Early Music Meets New: Liaison Ensemble + Helia Music Collective

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Curator: Emma Logan
What happens when early and new music intersect? Liaison Ensemble and Helia Music Collective team up to explore new music by composers Emily Koh, Lily Chen, Julie Barwick, and Emma Logan in response to music by Baroque composers Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini. More Info
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8 PM

Mari Kawamura plays Bordeau, Vine, Hsieh, and Couperin

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Curator: Jason Thorpe Buchanan
Pianist Mari Kawamura plays new works by Joey Bordeau, Anthony Vine, Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh for piano and electronics, as well as François Couperin's ' Ordre 18ème de clavecin' (1722). More Info
Fri Nov 2, 2018 8 PM

OboeTronics II, with Glenda Bates and Brandon Labadie

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Curator: Emma Logan
OboeTronics II features 21st century electro-acoustic works for oboe performed by virtuosic and experimental oboists Glenda Bates and Brandon Labadie. The two present works by living composers for solo oboe with laptop and works with soundtracks or tape. Old meets new in an electrifying acoustic experience. More Info
Sat Nov 3, 2018 7:30 PM

TO….OBLIVION

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Curator: Dan Becker
TO....OBLIVION presents two California guitarists, San Francisco's Giacomo Fiore and Los Angeles' Alexander Elliott Miller in a program of music for electric guitar. More Info
Sun Nov 4, 2018 7 PM

I Will Learn To

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Curator: Emma Logan
In this inspired new music program, artists Jordan Curcuruto (percussion), Chelsea Villanueva (clarinet), Phoebe Wu (piano), and Jocelyn Zelasko (voice) explore empowerment within relationships. Each musical work completes the phrase: "I will learn to…" (e.g., laugh, love, grieve, empower, forgive). More Info
Fri Nov 9, 2018 8 PM

enhakē beyond Messiaen: 21st century works for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
The award winning, mixed quartet enhake brings a set of 21st century works for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano to the Bay Area. Pieces that range from the cerebral to the frenetic will populate the program by Gabriela Lena Frank, David Biedenbender, Jean Ahn, and John Mackey. More Info
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2 PM

HUSH Series – The Long Tone Choir: autumn

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Curator: Julia Ogrydziak
Immerse yourself in a gradually descending and refining vocal soundscape, mirroring the process of autumn. The text scores for this work will be displayed within autumn-inspired sculptures throughout the performance space. The sculptures will be silent-auctioned following the performance. More Info
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7 PM

SoSontag Shogun (NYC/Montreal) with Maggi Payne

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Curator: Glenda Bates
An evening of abstract sentimental music (for lovers and loners alike) featuring the Northeastern electroacoustic piano trio, Sontag Shogun, and synth-pioneer and Mills affiliate Maggi Payne. More Info
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8 PM

Latitudes: Bill Orcutt and Zachary James Watkins

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Curator: Blaine Todd
On the latest edition of Latitudes—an album release show on the occasion of Bill Orcutt and Chris Corsano’s new record “Brace Up.” Join Other Minds’ Blaine Todd at the C4NM as he presents two singular voices in the world of experimental guitar music. Bill Orcutt performs his convulsive blues on four-string electric, while composer and former Black Spirituals guitarist, Zachary James Watkins sketches an aural map of the C4NM through walls of feedback. 7:30pm doors, 8pm concert More Info
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8 PM

Scott R. Looney / Joseph Noble / Kjell Nordeson – Duos and Trio

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Piano stalwart Scott R. Looney comes out of the woodwork playing duos and a trio with friends old and new. Featuring percussionist Kjell Nordeson and Joseph Noble on sax and flute. More Info
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8 PM

Martin Azevedo & Planarian Collective, with Dennis Aman: Disassembling The Clocks

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Martin Azevedo, Dennis Aman & friends fold together DIY Sound Sources and video experiments to create an evening of stories, inventions and escapes. More Info
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:30 PM

Clara Yang Piano: Sound of the Past and the Present

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Founders' Series
Solo piano works by Chen Yi, Zhou Long, Phil Young, Scriabin, and Prokofiev. More Info
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7 PM

Enrique Arriaga (Unknown Persons) and Concepción Huerta (Territorios Personales)

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Mexico City electronic sound artists Enrique Arriaga and Concepción Huerta each share sound performances intersecting visible and invisible impulses circling manifestations of humanity. More Info
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:30 PM

56×54: But Wait! There’s More!

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E4TT performs a concert of 15 short works: 9 pieces by women composers (including Missy Mazzoli, Elena Ruehr, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Laura Schwendinger, Shulamit Ran, and Tamar Diesendruck), 5 more from E4TT's first Call for Scores, at which we received 275 works by 200 composers and chose 56 x 54, plus a piece by E4TT composer David Garner. More Info
Fri Feb 1, 2019 8 PM

Meshes: Leslee Smucker

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Founders' Series
In her solo violin project "Meshes," Leslee Smucker explores the strange and unnerving relationship between dream and reality by juxtaposing the music of Conor Abbott Brown, Lera Auerbach, Luc Brewaeys, Michel van der Aa, Locatelli, and film of Maya Deren. Sound design by Conor Abbott Brown. More Info
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8 PM

Alvaro Domene & Henry Kaiser: Guitar Duos & Solos

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Founders' Series
Improvised electric guitar solos and duos by Alvaro Domene & Henry Kaiser. More Info
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7 PM

Guided By Voices

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Guided by Voices is the commissioning project of cellist Elinor Frey who uses two instruments, Baroque cello and five-string cello, that each have a very different sound than the modern cello. The program at the Centre for New Music features solo works by the Japanese-American composer Ken Ueno (“Chimera”) and Swedish-German composer Lisa Streich (“Minerva”) and Canadians Scott Edward Godin (“Guided By Voices”), Linda Catlin Smith (“Ricercar”), Isaiah Ceccarelli (“With concord of sweet sounds”). Each work reveals the cello’s incredible versatility and remarkable colours. More Info