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Thu Sep 20, 2018 7 PM Reception, 8 PM Concert

C4NM Benefit Concert, Thumbscrew: Mary Halvorson – Michael Formanek – Tomas Fujiwara

$45 General, $20 Members
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Special Event
Join us for this unique and intimate chance to see Thumbscrew, comprised of contemporary jazz heavyweights Mary Halvorson on guitar, Michael Formanek on double bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums. All proceeds from this event benefit C4NM, supporting our efforts to create a space for new music to thrive in the Bay Area and beyond. We invite you to join us before the concert for a reception hosted by our Board of Directors including libations and light bites. Connect with our new music community, then experience a special opportunity to see Thumbscrew perform up close at C4NM. More Info
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8 PM

Chaotic Pathways: Dirt and Copper with Julie Herndon

$15 General, $10 Members, No One Turned Away
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An evening of original compositions exploring the boundaries between composer and performer, structure and decomposition, agency and performance practice. The concert will feature works by Julie Herndon, John Ivers, Golnaz Shariatzadeh, Michelle Lee, Tony Gennaro, and Matt Robidoux. More Info
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8 PM

Live Cinema: Thingamajigs Performance Group + viDEO sAVant /duo B.

$15 General, $10 Members
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A two-part evening of visual and sonic experiments and environments, featuring Thingamajigs Performance Group, and viDEO sAVant (Charles Woodman + duo B.). Both ensembles explore the intersection of improvised music with live video performance, and will transform the Center for New Music into an immersive sensory environment. More Info
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6 PM

C4NM Member Party: We’re 6!

Free!
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The Center for New Music is celebrating 6 years of serving the new music community from its home at 55 Taylor Street. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided free of charge to all C4NM members, volunteers, artists, partners, and supporters, past and present! More Info
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:30 PM

Pianist Jihye Chang: Co-Ko (Contemporary Korea)

$15 General, $10 Members
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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Exploring the exciting scene of Korean contemporary music through works by composers living and composing on three different continents. More Info
Thu Oct 4, 2018 7:30 PM

Animals and Giraffes – Final 2017/2018 EiR concert

$15 General, $10 Members
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To finish up their year-long residency at the Center for New Music, animals & giraffes presents two sets of interdisciplinary improvisation. The evening also celebrates LANDLOCKED BEACH, their new CD release on Creative Sources (Portugal). More Info
Sat Oct 6, 2018 8 PM

Curium: Women Through the Ages

$15 General, $10 Members, Students, Seniors
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Curator: Emma Logan
Curium presents an all-female program of music for piano trio through the ages, including music by Kaija Saariaho, Jennifer Higdon, and Clara Schumann. Curium is a piano trio based in San Francisco that highlights the works of female composers along with traditional repertoire. More Info
Sun Oct 7, 2018 2 PM

Thomas Schultz plays The People United Will Never Be Defeated and music by Hyo-shin Na

$15 General, $10 Members
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Schultz plays Frederic Rzewski's monumental masterpiece from 1975, THE PEOPLE UNITED WILL NEVER BE DEFEATED and Hyo-shin Na's RAIN STUDY (1999) and SMALL NOISE (2018). More Info
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7 PM

Latitudes: The Music of Tetuzi Akiyama & John Krausbauer

$15 General, $10 Members
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Guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama brings his motorik “infinite boogie” and graveside blues minimalism to the Center for New Music. Akiyama will be supported by ecstatic music aesthete John Krausbauer whose explorations of amplified violin and stroboscopic lighting induce states of heavy trance. More Info
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8 PM

Visible Transitions

$12 General, $10 Members
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Improvised Painting from Live Music & Improvised Music from Visual Compositions: Live Abstract Painting by Ethan Cranke w/ Music by Gino Robair, Palle and Per Anders from Sweden + Tomas Dimuzio, Phillip Greenlief, and David Samas. GAZE EMANATIONS, drawings by Brian Lucas, performed by Pet the Tiger and Co. Cheryl Leonard, Tom Nunn, Tom Djll, Gino Robair, Bryan Day, Phillip Greenlief, David Samas. More Info
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8 PM

Keepsakes for Contraforte and Contrabass Flute

$15 General, $10 Members, Students, Seniors
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Keyed Kontraptions will premiere works by Brett Austin Eastman and Emily Koh. Also on the program are works by Lily Chen and Isaac Schankler. More Info
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6 PM

Shamisen from Edo Hauta to Contemporary

$15 General, $10 Members
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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Arguably the most popular instrument during the Japan's Edo period, the shamisen, with its simple three-stringed construction, was on the edge of the contemporary trend in the performing arts milieu of the 19th century Tokyo. Hidejiro Honjoh, this year's Japanese Cultural Envoy, interweaves Hauta short song repertoire from the Edo period with the contemporary works written by Lou Harrison, Dai Fujikura, Hiroya Miura, and Yuji Takahashi, as he takes us to the journey of re-discovering and renewing the past. More Info
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8 PM

Surely You Gesture (Eric Lyon, Donald Swearingen, Pamela Z)

$15 General, $10 Members
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Composer/performers Pamela Z, Donald Swearingen, and Eric Lyon will perform composed and improvised works for gesturally controlled electronics and voice, in various combinations of solos, duos, and trios. More Info
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:30 PM

New Music Performed by Nicolas Deuson and Jonathan Pilkington

$15 General, $10 Members
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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
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:30 PM

Future Sonic Cities: Artist Panel

$5 General Admission; FREE for C4NM Members
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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
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8 PM

Early Music Meets New: Liaison Ensemble + Helia Music Collective

$15 General, $10 Members, Students, Seniors
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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

$15 General, $10 Members
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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 9, 2018 8 PM

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

$15 General, $10 Members
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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
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:30 PM

Clara Yang Piano: Sound of the Past and the Present

$15 General, $10 Members
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Founders' Series
Solo piano works by Chen Yi, Zhou Long, Phil Young, Scriabin, and Prokofiev. More Info
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:30 PM

56×54: But Wait! There’s More!

$15 General, $10 Members, $5 Students
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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
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