In compliance with San Francisco’s order to shelter in place, the Center for New Music is closed beginning March 16. All events through the end of May are canceled. From our blog: Resources for Artists During the COVID-19 Outbreak
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HUSH: Music as Meditation vblog

Center for New Music Production Manager Riley Nicholson interviews curator Julia Ogrydziak about her “HUSH” Series. HUSH is a series at Center for New Music that explores music as meditation. HUSH: March 25th, 2018 Daniel Corral Polytope April 15th, 2018 Long Tone Choir: Spring May 22-23, 2018 Anka Draugelates Summer 2018 Julia Ogrydziak, Norther Lights […]

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A Discussion with Paul Dresher

Paul Dresher is a multi-talented composer who is uniquely able to weave contemporary classical, pop, minimalist, and South and Southeast Asian musical styles together into his own distinctive personal style. He creates in a myriad of different genres, including experimental theater, contemporary opera, acoustic and electronic chamber music, orchestral compositions, dance scores, and musical instrument […]

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Call for Proposals: Curators 2018-2020

               The Center for New Music is now accepting proposals from curators for two-year terms beginning in 2018. Please consider sharing your artistic vision through C4NM! For information on how to apply, download the Call for Proposals. Deadline to submit is Monday, October 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM PST. C4NM welcomes […]

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Lighting Tips by Clyde Sheets

Clyde Sheets, a veteran lighting designer who’s worked with ensembles like Eighth Blackbird, So Percussion, and many others, dropped by C4NM to share insights about how to approach lighting live music. As musicians and composers we often obsess about sound while ignoring other key production factors involved with presenting music. A key element of music […]

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May Workshops for Musicians – FREE!

The Center is thrilled to host a variety of opportunities for musicians to build their knowledge, artistry, and career this May. All workshops are free with registration, and open to anyone! Project Development Workshop Thursday, May 4, 12:30 – 2 PM   How can you take your musical idea and bring it to fruition? Independent […]

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Interview with Jennifer Walshe

Jennifer Walshe was in town performing one of her multimedia one-woman shows at the Center. As with many of her pieces, it was a vocal tour de force, spotlighting her virtuosity and charisma as she nailed rapid-fire spot-on impersonations and a smattering of extended vocal techniques for nearly an hour. I sat down with her […]

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The Source: Interview with Composer Ted Hearne

SF Opera Lab recently put on Ted Hearne’s work The Source, an oratorio/album/“patchwork of songs” drawn from primary source documents around and related to Chelsea Manning and the documents she leaked in 2010. Source texts include actual incident reports from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and online conversations between Manning and Adrian Lamo, a former […]

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