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Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:30 PM

Soundwave Festival 9 | Nochtlaca: Todos, todos, todos

$20 General, $15 Early Bird & Members
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Soundwave guest curator Christo Oropeza presents vocalist San Cha alongside Guillermo Galindo’s hand-made instruments from objects found at the border, in Nochtlaca: Todos, todos, todos. This program explores how borders, walls, and unity looks, feels, and sounds like, in the face of our polarized times. The evening also features Persia, beloved SF Drag Queen, who will create a special set of performances to accompany San Cha and Guillermo’s work. Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm More Info
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7 PM

Global Arts Bridges: Inception

$15 General, $10 Members & Students
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The concert features the world premieres Seeping Waters and Calling - works specifically written for Global Art Bridges ensemble by its founders Leo Logansen and Sasha Burdin, as well as compositions created by other members of the ensemble. This event is the first in a series of concerts, dedicated to building bridges between various cultures by bringing their rich musical traditions onto a shared stage. More Info
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3 PM

Wooden Fish Ensemble with Special Guest: Yuki Endo on Shinobue

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Music for shinobue (Japanese bamboo flute), koto, and piano - Old and New More Info
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7 PM

sfSoundGroup + Davy Sumner’s Synthbee Ensemble

$15 General, $10 Members & Students
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Curator: Chris Brown
Electroacoustic chamber works + handheld electronic music More Info
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7 PM

Drift: Neuro-Meditation

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Meditative soundscapes generated by neurofeedback. More Info
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8 PM

Bill Hsu, Birgit Ulher, & Gino Robair

$15 General, $10 Members & Students
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An evening of audio-visual improvisations with Birgit Ulher (trumpet, radio, speaker, objects), Bill Hsu (video, electronics), and Gino Robair (electronics). More Info
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:30 PM

Elizabeth Kimble: Fundraiser Concert

Free, ($25 Suggested Donation)
Patrick Galvin and Jungeun Kim are working with Elizabeth Kimble to commission a new piece for violin and piano, which will be premiered in May 2020 in San Francisco. This evening's performance is to raise awareness for this project by offering a short concert and reception, including an excerpt from the piece. The piece explores the dissolution of identity as it can be experienced through illness, or enlightenment. More Info
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6 PM

Ben Goldberg: Experiments in Sonic Potential at CJM (offsite)

Free with Museum Admission
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C4NM and the Contemporary Jewish Museum co-present and co-curate "Experiments in Sonic Potential" which invites musicians from the Bay Area’s rich improvisational and experimental community to perform live in conversation with Annabeth Rosen’s ceramic sculptures. The wildly creative clarinetist Ben Goldberg closes this series with his vibrant, flexible, and inventive improvisational music. More Info
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7 PM

Composer Meetup

Free! RSVP in Advance
The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. More Info
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:30 PM

Nicholas Phillips: #45miniatures

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Founders' Series
#45miniatures features works for solo piano that were written as a musical response to the 45th President of the United States. This concert will present a wide selection of works from the project. More Info
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:30 PM

FutureJazz: E. Doctor Smith, Peter McKibben & Laura Austin Wiley

$15 General, $10 Members & Students
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Curator: Glenda Bates
"FutureJazz" is an electronic trio featuring E. Doctor Smith on the Zendrum EXP and samples, Peter McKibben on guitar, loops and synthesizer, and Laura Austin Wiley on flutes and effects. More Info
Sat Dec 7, 2019 7 PM

Mobius Trio: Bon Voyage Release Party

$20 Donation on Kickstarter
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Release party for Mobius Trio's sophomore album, Bon Voyage. Enjoy food, drink, great company, and listening to the brand new album with the band. More Info
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7 PM

Five Songs for Kate and Vanessa ~ a world premiere

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This concert features a world premiere by Larry Polansky (composer/guitarist) ~ Five Songs for Kate and Vanessa along with Mark Applebaum’s Aphasia, Salina Fisher’s Komorebi for violin and vibraphone and solo works by Larry Polansky (34 Chords), Terry Longshore (Crash) and the world premiere of At First by Henry Cowell. More Info
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6 PM

C4NM Holiday Party

$5 Suggested Donation, Free for Members/ Volunteers
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Ho Ho Ho, join your fellow Center for New Music enthusiasts, members, staff, and volunteers for holiday fun! We’ll share drinks and bites, toast/commiserate to the holidays, the end of 2010's, and whatever other occasion you might like to recognize. Also featuring a special concert poster collage displaying artists who have performed on our stage in 2019!  More Info
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7 PM

Global Arts Bridges: Inception Part II

$15 General, $10 Members & Students
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Global Art bridges continues its mission to build bridges between diverse cultures by bringing their rich musical traditions onto a shared stage. The second part of the Inception series will feature new works, written ensemble by its founders Leo Iogansen and Sasha Burdin, Seeping Waters and Calling, as well as new solo and ensemble compositions by other members of the ensemble. More Info
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7 PM

Charlie Rauh

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Curator: Giacomo Fiore
An evening of solo acoustic guitar lullabies inspired by the Welsh concept of hiraeth: longing for a place or a point in time that you cannot return to, and possibly never existed. More Info
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7 PM

Bay Area Composer Group: The Unquiet Grave

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Bay area composer group presents The Unquiet Grave. A guitar, vocal/bodhran duo playing new music arrangements of old english ballads. New works for solo guitar and violin as well More Info
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:30 PM

Quince Ensemble: This a Changin’ World

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Inspired by the poetry, songs, and activism of Woody Guthrie, This A Changing World is a collection that conjures the wind, land, and stories of unplanned migration alongside songs about the American experience of loving and losing. More Info
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:30 PM

Ensemble 4 These Times: Blooming Flowers

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Ensemble for These Times performs the world premiere of Chinese composer Weiwei Miao's "Blooming Flowers, Full Moon" for piano trio, along with works by 8 living women composers. More Info
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:30 PM

Raskin-Brown-Tarasov-Hoopes Quartet

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Drummer Vladimir Tarasov of the famed Russian free improvising Ganelin Trio joins Rova Saxophonist Jon Raskin, pianist and electronic musician Chris Brown, and bassist Jason Hoopes for an evening of free form sonic adventures. More Info
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4 PM

The Walden School Alumni Composers Forum

Free!
Featuring performances by Del Sol String Quartet as well as other guest performers, alumni of The Walden School's program will present new works in a range of styles. Immediately following the performance of each piece, there will be a dialogue with a guest composer. More Info
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7 PM

Jared Redmond: Contemporary Piano Recital

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Pianist-composer Jared Redmond returns to the Bay Area, performing a recital of piano works by himself and other contemporary composers. Program includes world premieres by composers Park Jung-eun and Noh Ji-ye, pieces by Michael Finnissy, Kurt Rohde, and Wolfgang Rihm, and Redmond's own new work for solo piano, "Doth". More Info
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8 PM

Graphite: Josh Dorman artwork, Hovatter music, feat. Colibri Duo

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Artwork by Josh Dorman alongside music by Kyle Hovatter. Performances by the Colibri Duo, violinists Michele Walther and Monika Gruber More Info
Sun Mar 8, 2020 7 PM

Music by Ric Louchard and Michael Rothkopf

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Music by Bay Area Composer/Pianist Ric Louchard and Michael Rothkopf, professor of composition at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. More Info
Sat Apr 4, 2020 3 PM

Thomas Schultz Plays Na, Rzewski, and Ustvolskaya

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Founders' Series
Piano Solo works by Hyo-shin Na, Galina Ustvolskaya, and Frederic Rzewski. More Info
Thu Apr 9, 2020 7:30 PM

Gregory Oakes, Clarinet

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Founders' Series
Clarinet soloist Gregory Oakes performs adventurous works for clarinet that expand the traditional palette of sounds and techniques, from subtle, barely audible sounds to impassioned wailing. Works by Lisa Atkinson, Viet Cuong, Suzanne Farrin, Helmut Lachenmann, Eric Mandat, Ken Thomson, and Ken Ueno. With special guest Jeff Anderle of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. More Info