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A Musical Awakening

This entry is the first in a series that will follow a composer’s recording process and what it means to be transgender. Siobhán (neé Karl) Cronin (b. 1980, USA/UK) is a cellist, composer, movement artist and arts producer. I am a cellist-composer. I am also transgender. Where I grew up in the Central Plains, being […]

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The Modern Concert

  Late last month the Center for New Music hosted a discussion forum on touring. The discussion covered booking shows, traveling costs, and the overall difficulty of touring. Leading the discussion were special guests Larry Ochs of the Rova Saxophone Quartet, and Charlton Lee of the Del Sol String Quartet. Both gave advice based on […]

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Member Profile: Annie Phillips

Tell us a little bit about your background, and how you ended up where you are today. I am 28. I went to music school right out of high school. I went to conservatory, so I did my undergrad at Peabody, and then I moved here [San Francisco] to go to the conservatory to study […]

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First Reflection of the ‘New Guy’

Bennington College is a progressive liberal arts college in Bennington, Vermont. Every year, attending students must complete a seven-week internship as part of their Field Work Term (FWT). This term allows students to test their interests and find out what it’s like to work in the professional world, while also building a resume. As a […]

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Music Distribution in the 21st century (discussion forum)

The Center, along with Manhattan Producer’s Alliance West and San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, hosted a community discussion this past Thursday night on music distribution. The lively crowd consisted of composers, performers, producers, publishers, and promoters from across the musical spectrum, all weighing in on what they saw as best practices, and sharing their […]

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Member Profile: Ken Ueno

Ken Ueno is a curator at the Center for New Music, a board member of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (a C4NM resident organization), a diehard foodie, international traveler, composer and vocalist, and Associate Professor at UC Berkeley. Our intern Lillian Yee pulled a few interesting bits of info out of Ken for this […]

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Member Profile: Hannah Addario-Berry

Hannah Addario-Berry is a Bay Area cellist who, if you’ve been to at least a few concerts this season, you have probably seen play at least once. When she’s not curating her own unique, locally-minded concert series such as Cello Bazaar and Locaphonic, she’s playing with groups like the Zoco Ensemble, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, […]

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Invented Instruments by David Samas

Since the beginning of July, the Center for New Music has played host to an array of instruments created by David Samas, a Bay Area based composer, cosmologist, poet, painter, performer, philosopher, farmer and father of 4. The instruments in our window display at 55 Taylor Street in large part were built for The Green […]

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