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Wed Oct 16, 2019 8 PM

Ensemble EKT / I Lo U

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A rare treat from Europe, Ensemble EKT brings an unusual trio configuration of bari sax, bass, and custom electroacoustic sound sculpture to the confines of the Center. Opening will be a new trio, I Lo U, with Matt Ingalls on reeds, Scott Looney on piano and Hyperpiano DSP, and Ken Ueno on vocals, membranes, and devices. More Info
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7 PM

Theresa Wong: Experiments in Sonic Potential at CJM (offsite)

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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. Third in this series is Theresa Wong, a San Francisco–based composer, cellist, improvisor, and vocalist, whose output is prolific and multi-disciplinary. More Info
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:30 PM

Friction Quartet with bass clarinetist Bruce Belton: October

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Friction Quartet will be joined by bass clarinetist Bruce Belton at the Center for New Music for the Bay Area premieres of new quintets by Marc Mellits, Sebastián Tozzola, and Michael Torke. More Info
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11 AM - 2:45 PM

San Francisco Trolley Dances (partially offsite)

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A two-day, free (with Muni fare) public performance curated by Epiphany Dance Theater artistic director Kim Epifano, pairs artists and ensembles with specific sites along San Francisco’s MUNI route, where they are invited to create an 8- to 15-minute piece in response to the physical environment, architecture and history of the area.  More Info
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11 AM - 2:45 PM

San Francisco Trolley Dances (partially offsite)

Free with MUNI Fare
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A two-day, free (with Muni fare) public performance curated by Epiphany Dance Theater artistic director Kim Epifano, pairs artists and ensembles with specific sites along San Francisco’s MUNI route, where they are invited to create an 8- to 15-minute piece in response to the physical environment, architecture and history of the area.  More Info
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7 PM

Brainwave Curious?

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Research based soundscapes generated by brainwaves. More Info
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:45 PM

Face of a Stranger: a film by David Michalak, Bruce Ackley solo

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Face of A Stranger (1977), a restored feature film by David Michalak with a new score by Thollem McDonas. Selected Film-Frame prints will be on view in the lobby. Rova’s Bruce Ackley opens. More Info
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8 PM

Jesse Perlstein & Shinya Sugimoto + Glenda Bates/OboeTronics

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Curator: Glenda Bates
Jesse Perlstein (US) & Shinya Sugimoto (JP) combine haunting vocals, field recordings, piano etudes, oscillator drones and digital algorithmic noise to create minimal soundscapes that blossom into lush nostalgia-tinged requiems. The balance between ambience and harmonic vox/keys swells give these improvised performances a feeling of intention and composition that reflects the long-standing collaboration the two artists have shared. OboeTronics is an ongoing performance project featuring twenty-first century works for oboe and tape performed by oboe and English horn virtuoso, Glenda Bates. Composers Semegen, ter Veldhuis, and Khamda, provide vibrant electronic soundscapes with which the oboe dances, sings, and improvises. More Info
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:30 PM

Neil Rolnick: Journey’s End, with pianist Kathleen Supové

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Founders' Series
Composer and laptop performer Neil Rolnick will perform a program of new work with pianist and New Music Diva Kathleen Supové. The concert will include the World Premiere of Journey's End, written for Ms Supové. It will also include the West Coast Premieres of Mirages, for piano and computer, and Messages for solo laptop. More Info
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3 PM

Kinda Green (Tim Perkis, Tom Djll) / Kim Nucci solo

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Tim Perkis and Tom Djll, as Kinda Green, combine electronics and trumpet in softly unsettling ruminations on the meaning of smooth jazz. Kim Nucci opens with a probing solo electronics set. More Info
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7 PM

Composer Meetup

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Workshop
The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. More Info
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6 PM

Closing Reception: Guillermo Galindo

Free!
Window Gallery
Join us for the (free!) closing reception for Guillermo Galindo's exhibition at C4NM's Window Gallery. Galindo's exhibit features invented sonic devices made out of daily life objects. By identifying with pre-Colombian healing practices, Galindo sees his sonic objects as connectors, healers, reminders and mediators between worlds and realities. Reception 6pm. Artist talk and demonstration, 7pm. More Info
Sat Nov 2, 2019 7:30 PM

Kathleen Supové, Pianist: Rise Up, Take Flight

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Curator: Dan Becker
A concert of dramatic works and a call to action, featuring world premieres of "Steps" by Belinda Reynolds and "Road Trip Snapshots" by Dan Becker, plus works by Randall Woolf, Kathleen Supové, and John King. More Info
Mon Nov 4, 2019 7:30 PM

Ensemble PHASE

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Ensemble PHASE performs recently-composed repertoires written for Korean traditional instruments. More Info
Fri Nov 8, 2019 8 PM

Latitudes: Kaori Suzuki & Joseph Hammer

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Curator: Blaine Todd
Armed with a battery of consumer-grade electronics and an unwholesome passion for sci-fi and AM radio, audio plunderer Joseph Hammer assembles found sound detritus into a palace of labyrinthine referents. Kaori Suzuki rewards endurance with transcendence in a set featuring modified melodica and oscillators. More Info
Sat Nov 9, 2019 3 PM

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble

Free!
Free preview of new works concert before Left Coast travels to the Wunsch New Music Festival. Music by Melinda Wagner, Mei-Fang Lin, Jennifer Higdon, Kurt Rohde, Sheila Silver, and Christopher Stark. 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

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Curator: Chris Brown
Electroacoustic chamber works + handheld electronic music 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)

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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
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

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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
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3 PM

Habiby and Justen: Resonating Bodies

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Strings vibrate, drums resonate, and mysterious sounds emerge from all corners of the room, vibrating your body and echoing in your mind. Atmospheric soundscapes with familar-yet-strange melodies swirl around you, and undulating rhythms and syncopated loops invite you to dance. Gloria Justen and Greg Habiby will create a Sunday afternoon music experience that you can move to. 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
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