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Tue Apr 23, 2019 7 PM

Arab.AMP presents Magda Mayas

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Arab.AMP is delighted to present solo evening of work by Magda Mayas, a pianist living in Berlin. Over the past 20 years, she developed a vocabulary utilizing both the inside as well as the exterior parts of the piano, using amplification, preparations and objects that become extensions of the instrument itself. She explores textural, linear sound collage, and has developed a set of techniques that draw on the history of prepared and inside piano vocabulary, but are highly individualized and expand the language for internal piano music making. More Info
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:30 PM

Latitudes: Paul Metzger, John Saint Pelvyn, and Voicehandler

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Curator: Blaine Todd
Other Minds’ Latitudes series continues with The Master and Enigma: Paul Metzger, a bonafide American folk outsider, performs his entrancing hymnprovisations for modified 23 string banjo. Minneapolis’ mercurial mystery man John Saint Pelvyn makes an ultra-rare Bay Area appearance performing on solo electric guitar—barely harnessed feedback, f-hole howling, mid-jam retunings and whammy bar abuse all-included. Voicehandler rounds out the bill with a set of unnerving glossolalia, electronic sputter and spuming percussion. More Info
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6 PM

Closing Reception for Bells Exhibition

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Join us to celebrate Bay Area artists working with Bells, including Brenda Hutchinson, Taylor G., Nick DePhillipo and Bart Hopkin. More Info
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:30 PM

Galax Quartet: Music from 1607 to 2007

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Curator: Dan Becker
New Music performed by an "Early" String Quartet. Early music performed with the élan of new music. The Galax Quartet plays music from 1607 to 2007. 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
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7 PM

Composer Meetup

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The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. More Info
Thu May 2, 2019 7:30 PM

Latitudes: Tongue Depressor & Matsumoto/Sonnet Duo

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Curator: Blaine Todd
The New Haven, CT duo Tongue Depressor perform trance-inducing fiddle music that seethes with beating overtones and a high lonesome sound. The unlikely pairing of lap steel dobro and koto makes up the L.A.-based duo of Caspar Sonnet and Kozue Matsumoto. Together they scrape, bow and pluck their way through an investigation of the versatile sound palette and extended possibilities of their instruments. More Info
Sat May 4, 2019 8 PM

Eclectic Improvisations

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Curator: Chris Brown
A quintet of these well-known Bay Area improvisors converge for the first time as a quintet at Center for New Music. The evening will open with duos and trios of the players in different combinations, culminating in a long form quintet improvisation on the second set. More Info
Sun May 5, 2019 3 PM

Inn-fest 2019: Volti, Areon Flutes, Pamela Z, Common Sense

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Inn-fest, the annual, nomadic Innova label showcase, features a smorgasbord of regional acts from its roster of visionary musical artists performing selections from four brand new releases. From daringly a cappella choral music (Volti), to dazzling flute trios (Areon Flutes), audacious string quartets (Friction Quartet performing works by Common Sense Composers' Collective), and breathtaking vocals with electronics (Pamela Z), there will be much sonic tastiness to sample. More Info
Fri May 10, 2019 7:30 PM

Latitudes: Alan Licht and Danny Paul Grody

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Curator: Blaine Todd
Humbly virtuosic guitarist, polymuse, and serial collaborator Alan Licht joins the Latitudes series to perform his solo electric guitar meanderings. Bay Area local Danny Paul Grody rounds out the bill on his chiming 12-string, performing works wrapped in a gauzy lilt—like watching dust motes floating in the light of cracked blinds. More Info
Fri May 17, 2019 8 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir: Vernacular

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Curator: Glenda Bates
A curated set of Icelandic contemporary music for solo cello, much of it written for Sæunn, Vernacular is the title of her first album on the Sono Luminus label. Pieces by Thuríður Jónsdóttir, Halldór Smárason, Páll Ragnar Pálsson, and Hafliði Hallgrímsson showcase a unique soundworld in intimate monologues. More Info
Sat May 18, 2019 8 PM

Beth Custer: Drawdown

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Beth Custer premieres Drawdown, an evening-length chamber work based on the compelling Paul Hawken book Drawdown: 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming with Custer on voice/clarinets, cellist Freya Seeburger and her ensemble Juxtapositions with Mia Nardi-Huffman (violin), Naomi Stine (piano) and special guest Jim Kassis on drums/percussion. More Info
Sun May 19, 2019 7:30 PM

Duo Illegal: Women Scream

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Voice and piano duo performing new works by Stanford Graduate Composers and existing works by European Composers. More Info
Thu May 30, 2019 8 PM

The Black Cedar Trio

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The Black Cedar Trio presents the winners of their 2018 Commissioning Competition: "Tres Colores" by Chilean composer Javier Contreras, "In The Spring" by San Jose composer Andre Gueziec, and "Out of Nothing" by Minnesota composer Victoria Malawey. More Info
Fri Jun 7, 2019 8 PM

Sl(e)ight Ensemble: Angles of Time

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Curator: Julie Herndon
Bay Area chamber group, Sleight Ensemble, perform their new program, Angles on Time, featuring new works inspired by alternate notations of time in music. The program includes works by ensemble members and Steve Parris, and live visuals by Jesse Austin. 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