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Sat Nov 9, 2019 8 PM

Georges Aperghis: 14 Recitations | Stephanie Lamprea, Voice

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Recitations (1977-8) is a 40-minute work for solo voice. Divided into 14 movements, this piece breaks down traditions of music and theater through atonality, extended technique (including operatic singing, speaking, sputters and screams), puzzles and repetitions. The text is derived from the French language but the translation is meaningless and nonsensical as it groups random words and even breaks down words to random syllables. More Info
Sat Jul 6, 2019 7 PM

Panoramic Dissonances: Laetitia Sonami, John Davis, Heejin Jang

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Panoramic Dissonances present the live sound performances that envision and shape the time, texture, and existence as a total nature where the dissonances become a new discipline of life. Sound artists Laetitia Sonami, John Davis, Heejin Jang create the sonic experiences that dismantle the sense of time and space into somewhere noisy but serene, a breathtaking adrift in wrath, love, disorder, and chaos. The concert consists of three solo live sound performances. 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
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:30 PM

Sakurako Kanemitsu, solo piano

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Sacramento - based pianist Sakurako Kanemitsu performs a program of 20th century and contemporary works. Works by Henri Dutilleux, Dai Fujikura, Philip Glass, Lei Liang, Arvo Pärt, and Ryan Suleiman. More Info
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:30 PM

Summits – Daniel Corral, Joanna Wallfisch, The Koan Quartet

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Summits is a song cycle by Daniel Corral using texts collected over the last 10 years while hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains. Each song is based on entries documented in various summit registers (notebooks often found at the top of hiking or climbing trails). These personal chronicles from regional pinnacles portray the wisdom, humility, and humor that can only be found on a mountain peak. More Info
Fri Mar 1, 2019 7 PM

Kurt Rohde’s Farewell Tour – Part 2

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Kurt Rohde’s Farewell Tour—Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 continues with PART 2, featuring new works for viola and electronics. More Info
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:30 PM

Jared Redmond

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Composer-pianist Jared Redmond returns to his home in the Bay Area, performing a recital of contemporary piano works. Jared will premiere new pieces written for him by composers Carolyn Chen, Saman Samadi, and Kurt Rohde, and play modern masterpieces by Giacinto Scelsi, Salvatore Sciarrino, and more. More Info
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:30 PM

YinSho: Dangerous Animals

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
YinSho is Fay Kueen Wang and Brendon Randall-Myers, two composer/performers who create stark, sensual soundscapes, warped electronic rock, and surreal performance art. For this concert, they will present a set of original songs about dreams, nightmares, animals, objects, and aliens, bookended by a long-form improvisation and a piece by LA-based composer Ethan Braun. 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 Oct 14, 2018 6 PM

Shamisen from Edo Hauta to Contemporary

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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
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:30 PM

Pianist Jihye Chang: Co-Ko (Contemporary Korea)

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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 Aug 30, 2018 7:30 PM

THERE IS A RIVER: David Neita & Deborah Pritchard

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
London-based Jamaican poet David Neita and British composer Deborah Pritchard collaborate as a duo of spoken word and double bass through contemporary classical and jazz sounds. More Info
Fri May 18, 2018 7 PM

Kurt Rohde’s Farewell Tour – PART 1

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Featuring world premieres of works for solo viola, and viola and piano More Info
Sat May 12, 2018 3 PM

Brooklyn Art Song Society: New Voices

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Brooklyn Art Song Society members soprano Charlotte Mundy and pianist Miori Sugiyama present highlights from BASS's New Voices series, include premiere works by UC-Davis graduate students alongside works by Messiaen and Saariaho. More Info
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6 PM

TwoSense: Ashley Bathgate cello, Lisa Moore piano “Look Left Again”

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
TwoSense: Ashley Bathgate cello & Lisa Moore piano perform a duo concert of music they have commissioned, focusing on West Coast Bay Area composers: Paul Dresher, Ryan Brown, Martin Bresnick, and Amy Beth Kirsten. More Info
Sat Apr 7, 2018 7 PM

ReImaginations – Cage, Shende & Bach on Guitar: Aaron Larget-Caplan

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Piano Music on Guitar by John Cage, and a bit of India with Vineet Shende’s Carnatic Preludes, After J.S. Bach, the latter will be paired with their Bach WTC counter parts. All are California premieres and the Cage & Bach are arranged by Larget-Caplan. More Info
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8 PM

Nina Dante: Extending the Voice

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Vocalist Nina Dante presents explorative and dramatic contemporary solo works by Pablo Chin, Stratis Minakakis, Tiffany Skidmore, and herself. More Info
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8 PM

Body to Noise: The Music of Amadeus Regucera, John MacCallum, and Toshio Hosokawa, feat. Stacey Pelinka, flutes

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Taken as an evening-length experience, the pieces of Body to Noise present diverse ways in which the work of the physical human body can be translated to sound and how music can shape or be shaped by the body. At the center of this exploration is Bay Area-based flutist, Stacey Pelinka who has performed and championed contemporary music by emerging and established composers of our time through her work with the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and the Eco Ensemble. In Body to Noise, she presents works by composers Amadeus Julian Regucera, John, MacCallum, and Toshio Hosokawa – music that draws on the various aspects of the body’s physiology – and maps it to music. More Info
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7 PM

The Italian Lesson and La Serva Padrona

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Opera on the Spot presents a double bill of Lee Hoiby’s The Italian Lesson followed by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona ( or The Servant turned Mistress). Based on the famed character sketch by Ruth Draper, The Italian Lesson lyrically recounts the hectic day of a New York society matron in this one-woman opera. The comedy continues in La Serva Padrona between an elderly bachelor and his servant. Come enjoy this rare production of two hilarious one-act Italian operas that reveal a lighter, if not more eccentric side of this beautiful art form. More Info
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:30 PM

Pascale Criton, Sounding Limits; Silvia Tarozzi & Deborah Walker Duo

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Sounding Limits features a series of microtonal compositions for violin and cello tuned in 1/16th of a tone. They are the result of a long-term collaboration between the French composer Pascale Criton and the Italian string players Silvia Tarozzi and Deborah Walker. After being performed at international festivals and venues in Europe, Sounding Limits will be presented for the first time in the United States in the Fall of 2017. More Info
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7 PM

Ehnahre: The Marrow, with Kyle Bruckmann and Friends

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
The Boston based extreme new music ensemble Ehnahre, "draws forth the extreme quality of metal but also pushes it in different directions: extreme restiveness, but also extreme stasis, extreme haziness...switching between shadowy warmth and carpet-bomb assault..." (Matthew Guirrieri, New Music Box). Currently on tour in support of The Marrow, their most adventurous record to date, the group will be appearing with core members Ryan Mcguire (vocals, contrabass), Richard Chowenhill (guitars), and Joshua Carro (percussion, electronics). More Info
Sat Sep 9, 2017 8 PM

Hastings, Mayock, and Smith: Textural Resonance

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Textural Resonance features three artists (John P. Hastings, Ben Mayock, and Andrew C. Smith) utilizing text as the focus of their musical works. The performances explore the anthropocene, semantics, and guestbooks via the deconstruction of language and the operatic tradition. More Info
Sun Aug 6, 2017 2 PM

Michael Tan: Modernism and Beyond

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Guam-born pianist Michael Tan performs an adventurous program of solo music from the mid 20th century onward. The concert features works by Messiaen, Boulez, Finnissy, and Sciarrino. More Info
Fri Aug 4, 2017 7:30 PM

Opera on the Spot: A Hand of Bridge, The Old Maid and the Thief

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Join Opera on the Spot for cabaret-style performances of two one-act operas, Hand of Bridge (Barber) and The Old Maid and the Thief (Menotti). In both of these quirky and lesser-known works, appearances can be deceiving: an otherwise ordinary hand of bridge becomes slowly fraught with desire, and the niceties of small talk give way to feelings of resentment and desperation. Deal yourself in, and join us for an immersive evening of operatic antics! More Info
Wed May 3, 2017 7:30 PM

Pianist Thomas Moore presents Morton Feldman’s “Triadic Memories”

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Curator: Kurt Rohde
Pianist Thomas Moore performs Morton Feldman’s monumental "Triadic Memories" (1981), the composer’s longest work for solo piano. More Info