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Friday, April 10, 2020 — 7:00 PM

C4NM Encore Concerts: Brent Miller’s Nomad Vigil

Join us for the second in a series of C4NM Encore Concerts – a chance to relive some of our favorite live performances at 55 Taylor, and a chance to reconnect with our community online despite social distancing. Last week we presented soothing minimal music as meditation, during a time when we need it most. This week we take that same idea from a very different musical perspective and offer you a chance to swim in heavy metal drones and let off steam through beautiful distortion. At this concert, composer/performer and C4NM Co-Founder Brent Miller presents a collection of tracks that explore pitch, noise, and drone metal. [More]

Thursday, April 16, 2020 — 7:00 PM

C4NM Encore Concerts: D. Riley Nicholson’s Shimmer

Join us for the third iteration of C4NM Encore Concerts – a chance to relive some of our favorite live performances at 55 Taylor, and a chance to reconnect with our community despite social distancing. This broadcast is from the 2018 world premiere of Shimmer for piano + electronics by D. Riley Nicholson's Shimmer including projected visuals created specifically for the event by artist Robby Gilson. [More]

Thursday, May 14, 2020 — 7:00 PM

Slice n Dice: Piano & Percussion

Slice n Dice is a musical duo made up of pianist Phoebe Wu and percussionist Andrew Grossman. Striving to expand piano-percussion repertoire and broaden the definition of a chamber duo, Slice n Dice continuously aspires to live up to their name: playful, creative, and uncompromised in the quality of their work. This concert features works by Ivan Trevino, Lansing McLoskey, and a premiere of a new work by Canadian/Icelandic composer Fjóla Evans. [More]

Saturday, May 16, 2020 — 8:00 PM

Chapter 2: Lost, performed by raising lilith

raising lilith is an interdisciplinary performance art duo that explores and provokes people’s relationships to their bodies, boundaries, and gender roles and obligations. [More]

Monday, June 15, 2020 — 7:00 PM

Directions – Guitar, Electronics, Cage – Aaron Larget-Caplan

Guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan returns to C4NM to premiere works for guitar and electronics by Tom Flaherty and Lou Bunk, and perform his new arrangements of the music of John Cage for guitar and prepared guitar duo. [More]

Saturday, June 27, 2020 — 7:30 PM

New Music with the Friction String Quartet Part 1

Nine Bay Area composers join forces to present new string quartets in a cycle of two concerts. A showcase of the Bay Area composition scene performed by the acclaimed Friction String Quartet and guest artists. [More]

Saturday, October 17, 2020 — 7:30 PM

New Music with the Friction String Quartet Part 2

Nine Bay Area composers join forces to present new string quartets in a cycle of two concerts. A showcase of the Bay Area composition scene performed by the acclaimed Friction String Quartet and guest artists. [More]

Saturday, November 7, 2020 — 8:00 PM

Janis Mercer, Daniel Lewin, and Friends

Janis Mercer, piano, Daniel Lewin, violin, and Friends commemorate the 75th anniversary of Anton Webern's death. [More]