Keeping in mind the health and safety of our community, all in-person events at C4NM are canceled until further notice. However, our staff is still available by email, and all events are now hosted online. From our blog: Resources for Artists During the COVID-19 Outbreak
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Calendar (Past Events)

Upcoming Events
Friday, August 7, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Cornelius Boots’ Birthday Bash – Bamboo Gospel Greatest Hits

Cornelius Boots on bass shakuhachi (Taimu/bamboo flute) featuring compositions by Boots himself. This concert is a ticketed (pre-sale only), live-streamed event. Pre-sale tickets will be available until 45 minutes before showtime. 30 minutes before showtime, ticket buyers will be sent a private link to the YouTube video of the live-streamed concert. [More]

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Sierra Ensemble: A Frozen Shimmer in the Summer Sun

Sierra Ensemble will feature the San Francisco premiere of a new trio by Andrés Carrizo. The two movements, “Like a Frozen Silver Shimmer,“ and “Of Frozen Resonance,“ use extended techniques that enhance and expand the expressive possibilities of each instrument. The concert also includes pieces by Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Eric Ewazen, and Brian Wilson. Donations are kindly accepted in advance and/or during the concert (click "buy tickets" to make a donation). [More]

Sunday, July 26, 2020 — 2:30 PM

D. Riley Nicholson: Influences

Composer and pianist D. Riley Nicholson, takes listeners through a program of his past musical influences, culminating in the world premiere of his recent solo piano work, Without. Works to include music by Poulenc, Satie, Meredith Monk, and Hans Otte, each providing an example of musical inventiveness that has inspired Riley's compositions. Nicholson's new work, Without, candidly and reverently displays these influences and captures an isolated and dissonant mood also influenced by current events. [More]

Thursday, July 9, 2020 — 6:30 PM

Window Gallery Virtual Tour with Dr. J. no.e Parker

In lieu of a closing reception for Composing [De]Composition, we're taking you on a virtual tour of our window gallery with artist J. no.e Parker and C4NM Project Manager D. Riley Nicholson. This online event also includes an artist interview with no.e and curator Bart Hopkin. Composing [De]Composition is a sonically-oriented BioArt research project that uses home compost as a rich site for creative exploration and sonic expression. [More]

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 — 6:00 PM

Tracking Series: Queer & Trans Voices

The Queer and Trans Voices Tracking Series, co-presented by C4NM and the Transgender Cultural District, is a roundtable discussion on queer, trans, and non-binary musicians’ experiences in the new music industry, their access to resources, existing barriers that don’t exist for cis/straight artists, and how we move forward to a more equitable future. Tracking Series events catalyze and build a community of new music practitioners aimed at demonstrably improving equity within the field of new music. [More]

Friday, June 26, 2020 — 7:00 PM

C4NM Encore Concerts: Feedback – In Response

Join us for 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. Curators and artists will join in on the conversation in real-time to answer questions and discuss musical topics. At this concert, composer Brett Austin Eastman and flutist Jessie Nucho presented the first in a three-concert series on the theme of Feedback. [More]

Thursday, June 25, 2020 — 6:00 PM

The Living Earth Show: Music for Hard Times

Living Music with Nadia Sirota and Center for New Music are pleased to co-present the world premiere of Music for Hard Times, a film and album by composer Danny Clay, filmmaker Jon Fischer, and the guitar and percussion duo The Living Earth Show. [More]

Thursday, June 18, 2020 — 7:00 PM

C4NM Encore Concerts: Cornelius Boots, Heavy Zen Flute & Bamboo Gospel

Join us for 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. Curators and artists will join in on the conversation in real-time to answer questions and discuss musical topics. At this concert, Cornelius Boots presented original compositions and improvisations emerging from a lifetime of woodwinding, and 18 years of studying and creating new repertoire for an ancient instrument, the shakuhachi. [More]

Thursday, June 11, 2020 — 7:00 PM

C4NM Encore Concerts: Latitudes – Ashley Bellouin, Ben Bracken, & Gabriel Mindel Saloman

Join us for 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. Curators and artists will join in on the conversation in real-time to answer questions and discuss musical topics. At this concert, we revisit Ashley Bellouin and Ben Bracken's meditative washes of sound, and the outer limits of electric guitar drone with Gabriel Mindel Saloman. [More]

Sunday, May 31, 2020 — 5:00 PM

Ensemble in Residence: The Alaya Project (live!)

Meet our C4NM 2020 Ensemble in Residence, The Alaya Project! Through this live, virtual event you can get to know the core members of The Alaya Project and their key collaborators. The event will be bookended with a live-streamed hybrid kit (solo percussion) by Rohan Krishnamurthy and will also include an artist discussion and Q&A moderated by C4NM Project Manager, Riley Nicholson. [More]

Thursday, May 21, 2020 — 7:00 PM

C4NM Encore Concerts: David Tanenbaum and Friends

Join us for 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. Curators and artists will join in on the conversation in real-time to answer questions and discuss musical topics. On this program, we look back on the world premiere of six solo and ensemble pieces performed by renowned guitarist David Tanenbaum and friends. [More]

Thursday, May 14, 2020 — 7:00 PM

C4NM Encore Concerts: Ensemble 4 These Times

Join us for 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. Curators and artists will join in on the conversation in real-time to answer questions and discuss musical topics. On this program, E4TT performed 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]

Monday, May 11, 2020 — 6:00 PM

Relieve Stress with Movement Exploration, Feldenkrais Online Workshop

An online workshop for the C4NM community with Meerenai Shim, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (CM) and professional flutist. This workshop will focus on stress relief through movement exploration, with an additional focus on performance anxiety. [More]

Thursday, May 7, 2020 — 7:00 PM

C4NM Encore Concerts: Latitudes feat. Lowe, Duncan, & IMA

Join us for the sixth 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. Other Mind's C4NM series Latitudes spotlights artists spanning the fields of art-rock, sound art, and interdisciplinary forms. This concert presents vocalist/composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, sound artist Chris Duncan, and the electronics and percussion duo IMA. [More]

Thursday, April 30, 2020 — 7:00 PM

C4NM Encore Concerts: Inn-Fest

Join us for 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 latest iteration of the series features Inn-fest, by Innova Records, featuring a fantastic range of sonic wonders to sample including Areon Flutes, Volti, Fricton Quartet, and Pamela Z. [More]

Thursday, April 23, 2020 — 7:00 PM

C4NM Encore Concerts: Latitudes – The Inception

Join us for the fourth 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. Other Mind's C4NM series Latitudes spotlights artists spanning the fields of art-rock, sound art, and interdisciplinary forms. This concert presents selections from the inception of this prolific series, including performances by Bill Orcutt, Zachary James Watkins, Tetuzi Akiyama, & John Krausbauer. [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]

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]

Saturday, April 4, 2020 — 3:00 PM

Thomas Schultz Plays Na, Rzewski, and Ustvolskaya -canceled-

Piano Solo works by Hyo-shin Na, Galina Ustvolskaya, and Frederic Rzewski. [More]

Friday, April 3, 2020 — 8:00 PM

Berg/ Lehar/ Brown Trio -canceled-

This concert features a trio of three improvisers who specialize in improvisation with electroacoustic instruments: Teodora Berg on violin, Thomas Lehar on analogue synthesizer, and Chris Brown on piano and computer. Teodora Berg and Thomas Lehar have been collaborating as a duo in Europe since 2002. Chris Brown met Lehar about twenty years ago while on tour in Cologne. This will be their first collaborative performance. [More]

Friday, April 3, 2020 — 7:00 PM

C4NM Encore Concerts: HUSH Music Campout

Join us for the first 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 despite social distancing. Curators and artists will join in on the conversation in real-time to answer questions and discuss musical topics. Hang out online with us and enjoy minimal, mellow chamber music by Ólafur Arnalds, performed by (previous) C4NM curator and violinist, Julia Ogrydziak, and friends. Each piece will be accompanied by a tiny poem to ponder as you listen. [More]

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Andre Gueziec and Friends, Recital and Meetup -canceled-

Join us for an evening of New Music followed with a local composer meet up. Hear recent work by local composer-performers and exchange tips for success in the field. Open to everyone. Composers are particularly welcome. [More]

Saturday, March 28, 2020 — 8:00 PM

Rory Cowal plays George Lewis, Kris Davis, and Anthony Davis -canceled-

As a classical pianist, Rory Cowal’s repertoire spans the breadth of the American avant-garde. This program of solo music features contemporary composers who draw from avant-garde jazz traditions in their work. [More]

Friday, March 27, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Technology and the Post Human -canceled-

A multimedia concert with musical works addressing philosophical questions of our Internet age. [More]

Thursday, March 26, 2020 — 7:00 PM

Composer Meetup -canceled-

A meetup for composers and music creators of all types. Present what you’ve been working on, ask for feedback, hear what others are up to, discuss relevant new music topics, and spend time with colleagues and good company! [More]

Saturday, March 21, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Cloud About Mercury Revisited with Feat of Clay -canceled-

Cloud About Mercury Revisited” with Feat of Clay, featuring Eric Dahlman, E. Doc Smith, Edo Castro Woodhouse and Peter McKibben. The quartet will present new arrangements of the music from guitarist David Torn's "Cloud About Mercury" album, music from Bill Bruford and Tony Levin’s subsequent “Upper Extremities” album, and original compositions by McKibben, Castro Woodhouse, Dahlman and Smith. [More]

Friday, March 20, 2020 — 7:30 PM

String Noise: The Decline of Western Civilization w/ Live Score -canceled-

String Noise (Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris, violins) plays the score for The Decline of Western Civilization featuring music by BLACK FLAG, GERMS, CATHOLIC DISCIPLINE, X, CIRCLE JERKS, ALICE BAG BAND and FEAR. [More]

Thursday, March 19, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Pauline Kim Harris: HEROINE the Album -canceled-

"In reimagining the Bach Chaconne and Ockeghem’s Deo Gratias, I searched for meaning and connection to the greater, mysterious universe. My collaborator Spencer Topel, and I created an expansive sonic experience. It is as close to stopping time as I can imagine.” - Pauline Kim [More]

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 — 8:00 PM

Luciano Chessa + Tyrel Williams & Joshua Howes -canceled-

The concert features three sets: Chessa + Howes (piano, voice, EMS Hi-FLI Signal Processing, SOMA Ether wide-band radio-wave frequency detection); Tenderloin Noise (Chessa + Williams on amplified piano and turntables); and Chessa's solo set (Voice, Piano, Micro-feedback). * Photo by Melesio Núñez [More]

Monday, March 16, 2020 — 8:00 PM

Taylor Ho Bynum Quartet -canceled-

A trio featuring Hafez Modirzadeh (tenor sax), Motoko Honda (piano), and Keshav Batish (drums, tabla). [More]

Sunday, March 15, 2020 — 4:00 PM

SSSS: Surround Sound Salon Series #3 -canceled-

The third edition of SSSS, an informal series at C4NM presenting electronic artists in surround sound. This month features Maggi Payne, Michelle Moeller, Léa Boudreau, David Michalak, and Tom Nunn. [More]

Saturday, March 14, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Desert Magic and Meg Baird -canceled-

Desert Magic will be premiering "The Valley Spirit," a new song cycle that primarily uses Ursula Le Guin's version of the Tao Te Ching as text. Bay Area folk musician Meg Baird will also present a solo set. [More]

Friday, March 13, 2020 — 7:30 PM

OboeTronics: Direction of Disturbance -canceled-

Oboist and Center for New Music Curator, Dr. Glenda Bates, performs a concert of solo works for oboe and electronics, interwoven with visual projections. Electroacoustic works for oboe/English horn by Diana Syrse, Daria Semegen, and Thea Musgrave with projections of artwork by Julia Marquis tell the story of humanity's descent into darkness, and our will to create a brighter future. [More]

Sunday, March 8, 2020 — 7:00 PM

Music by Ric Louchard and Michael Rothkopf

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]

Friday, March 6, 2020 — 7:00 PM

RGB Arts Festival presents: Songfest

Songfest is a cross-department collaboration at San Francisco State University, featuring new music written by student composers, in collaboration with student poets and singers. [More]

Saturday, February 29, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Trio Electrique + Glenda Bates/OboeTronics

Trio Electrique features Michele Walther on electric violin, Edo Castro Woodhouse on 7 string bass, and E. "Doc" Smith on zendrum. OboeTronics is an ongoing performance project performed by Glenda Bates on oboe and tape. [More]

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 — 7:00 PM

Jared Redmond: Contemporary Piano Recital

Pianist-composer Jared Redmond returns to the Bay Area, performing a recital of piano works by himself and other contemporary composers. Program includes world premieres by composers Park Jung-eun and Noh Ji-ye, pieces by Michael Finnissy, Kurt Rohde, and Wolfgang Rihm, and Redmond's own new work for solo piano, "Doth". [More]

Monday, February 24, 2020 — 7:00 PM

Composer Meetup

A meetup for composers and music creators of all types. Present what you’ve been working on, ask for feedback, hear what others are up to, discuss relevant new music topics, and spend time with colleagues and good company! [More]

Saturday, February 22, 2020 — 4:00 PM

The Walden School Alumni Composers Forum – Offsite –

Featuring performances by Del Sol String Quartet as well as other guest performers, alumni of The Walden School's program will present new works in a range of styles. Immediately following the performance of each piece, there will be a dialogue with a guest composer. Co-presented by C4NM. [More]

Friday, February 21, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Eldad Tarmu & Glenda Bates: Winter Migrant

Dr. Tarmu and Dr. Bates perform an evening of chamber music duets written by Eldad Tarmu. Exploring the roles of classical and jazz performance practices, and the hybridization of the two, Dr. Tarmu’s compositions entrance the listener with jazz harmonies and grooving rhythms, while singing with classical phrasing and formal structure. This concert features the premiere of Winter Migrant, a through-composed suite for oboe/English horn and vibraphone, alongside compositions that leave plenty of room for improvisation and surprise. [More]

Thursday, February 20, 2020 — 6:00 PM

Closing Reception: Clamorworks by Bryan Day

Join us for the (free!) closing reception for Bryan Day's exhibition at C4NM's Window Gallery. Clamorworks explores sounds from typically non-musical activities, blurring the lines between commonplace activities, personal expression, and music. Reception 6pm. Artist talk and demonstration, 7pm. [More]

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 — 8:00 PM

Latitudes: Henry Birdsey & Angel Archer

On the next installment of Latitudes, Angel Archer indulges us in extended rituals from a dimly lit corner of kosmische psychedelia and ambient soundscape. Henry Birdsey visits from the East Coast to perform solo works for just-intoned lap steel guitar. [More]

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 — 8:00 PM

Jacob Swanson – wired. in concert

Hailed as a “soloist with impeccable taste,” and praised by audiences and composers for his "gorgeous, lyrical tone, spectacular technique, and heartfelt musicality ..." for presenting "the soprano saxophone at the height of its beauty," Jacob Swanson has performed throughout North America and Europe on concert series, television, and radio. This performance will feature works for saxophones and electronics. [More]

Monday, February 17, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Ochs – Merkey – Perkis with special guest Francois Houle

The great Canadian clarinetist François Houle joins local magicians Larry Ochs, Madalyn Merkey and Tim Perkis for this quartet's only Bay Area appearance. The local trio reconvenes for their 3rd concert in the past 5 months. The hope here: to combine improvising sensibilities, setting each other up time and again to capitalize on intuited structures which in turn give rare and meaningful form to a very spontaneous music. [More]

Sunday, February 16, 2020 — 4:00 PM

SSSS: Surround Sound Salon Series #2

The second edition of this monthly, informal series at C4NM features three local electronic music composers, Chris Brown, Brian Reinbolt, and Kyle Bruckmann. These composers will present their fixed media and/or live electronic music through C4NM's new 8.2-channel surround system, generously provided by Meyer Sound. The composers mix their sounds from the center of the space; the audience is free to choose their own listening location and to move within the space to hear the music from different vantage points. [More]

Friday, February 14, 2020 — 8:00 PM

John Halle & Friends Obliterate Standards

Composer/pianist/scholar/activist John Halle, the Mana Sax Quartet and Friction String Quartet perform two decades of Halle's obliterations and reconfigurations of jazz standards by Monk, Rodgers and others. [More]

Thursday, February 13, 2020 — 8:00 PM

MANA Makes Sense!

MANA Quartet returns to the Bay Area premiering several new works from their recent collaboration with Common Sense Composers Collective. [More]

Sunday, February 9, 2020 — 1:00 PM

Harmonic Brewing: All Vinyl Everything + Beer Release – offsite –

Harmonic Brewing and Center for New Music are bringing together some incredible Bay Area vinyl DJ’s & Collectors for a Beer Week event like none other! Bring your vinyl to sell/trade, bring cash to pick up some awesome new & used vinyl, or just come through for the ALL VINYL DJ sets for an epic trip through music history. The event will take place at Harmonic Brewing, 1050 26th St, San Francisco. The event is in support of C4NM, and we will be accepting donations so that new music can continue to thrive in the Bay. [More]

Saturday, February 8, 2020 — 8:00 PM

Areon Flutes and Siroko Duo: Current Winds

Areon Flutes and Siroko Duo join forces for this recital of new music for flutes. Siroko Duo will perform works by Izabel Austin, Michael Kropf, and Chelsea Loew. Areon Flutes celebrates 15 years as an award-winning new music chamber ensemble and non profit organization in 2020 by premiering their latest commissions from Julie Barwick, Jane Rigler, and Igor C. Silva. [More]

Saturday, February 1, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir: Portraits

An evening of musical portraits for solo cello performed by Icelandic American cellist, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, with contemporary works by Jane Antonia Cornish, Melia Watras, Thuridur Jonsdóttir, Michelle Ross and Kaaija Saariaho. [More]

Friday, January 31, 2020 — 8:00 PM

SANS; duo

SANS; duo is a new music duo seeking to expound upon the saxophone-guitar duet format. In their inaugural concert, they explore open form, improvisational, and performance art piece in tandem with traditionally notated and electronically augmented works. [More]

Thursday, January 30, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Raskin-Brown-Tarasov-Hoopes Quartet

Drummer Vladimir Tarasov of the famed Russian free improvising Ganelin Trio joins Rova Saxophonist Jon Raskin, pianist and electronic musician Chris Brown, and bassist Jason Hoopes for an evening of free form sonic adventures. [More]

Monday, January 27, 2020 — 7:00 PM

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Saturday, January 25, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Ensemble 4 These Times: Blooming Flowers

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]

Friday, January 24, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Quince Ensemble: This a Changin’ World

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]

Thursday, January 23, 2020 — 8:00 PM

VLP: Vlatkovich, Liebig, & Powell plus Ochs & Nordeson

An evening of transcendent improvised music featuring both mastery and mystery provided by VLP (Portland's Michael Vlatkovich on trombone, Southern California's Steuart Liebig on bass guitars, and Garth Powell on drums and percussion), and Berkeley's Larry Ochs on sopranino and tenor saxophones with Kjell Nordeson on drums.  [More]

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 — 7:30 PM

The Living Earth Show: Hyphen CANCELED

Hyphen showcases new works written for The Living Earth Show by composers representing different generations of the Iranian electroacoustic music. The concert serves as a celebration of the 80th birthday of Alireza Mashayekhi, the legendary Iranian composer often credited as being one of the first composers of contemporary classical music in Iran. His influence resonates throughout the generations of Iranian composers represented on this show (Aida Shirazi, Farnood HaghaniPour, and Nima Rowshan) alongside the world premiere of Mashayekhi’s new work Labyrinth II written for The Living Earth Show. [More]

Sunday, January 19, 2020 — 6:00 PM

D. Riley Nicholson: "Resurrection" Album Release Party

Celebrate the release of D. Riley Nicholson’s latest album “Resurrection of Everyday People” in a special event benefiting Raices, a non-profit that provides free and low-cost legal services to immigrants and refugees. The music was originally commissioned in 2019 by David Herrera Performance Company, and the evening will include an excerpt of the original production performed by dance artist Lacy Gandenberger. [More]

Saturday, January 18, 2020 — 8:00 PM

FEEDBACK: In Response

San Francisco-based flutist Jessie Nucho and composer Brett Austin Eastman present a program exploring the theme of feedback from a variety of perspectives, both literal and conceptual. Featuring a premiere by Brett Austin Eastman as well as works by Elainie Lillios, Eve Beglarian, Richard Reed Parry, and Anahita Abbasi. [More]

Friday, January 17, 2020 — 7:00 PM

Surround Sound Salon Series (SSSS)

A new monthly, informal show at CNM in which local electronic music composers present their fixed media and/or live electronic music through the 8-channel surround system, generously provided by Meyer Sound. The composers mix their sounds from the center of the space, and the audience is free to choose their own listening location, and to move within the space to hear the music from different vantage points. [More]

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Nomad Trio: Grdina, Mitchell, & Black | Amendola & Greenlief Duo

Complex, intricate, idiosyncratic, and rockin’—those are the adjectives that best describe Nomad Trio, a cross-border collaboration between Vancouver guitarist Gordon Grdina, and New York’s Matt Mitchell piano, and Jim Black drums. Also on the program is Scott Amendola and Phillip Greenlief Duo, an incredible innovative exploratory duo, creating improvised instant compositions since 1993! [More]

Friday, December 20, 2019

Bay Area Composer Group: The Unquiet Grave

Bay area composer group presents The Unquiet Grave. A guitar, vocal/bodhran duo playing new music arrangements of old english ballads. New works for solo guitar and violin as well [More]

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Experiments in Sonic Potential: Lisa Mezzacappa and Kara Davis (off-site)

Musicians from the Bay Area’s rich improvisational jazz scene perform live music in conversation with Annabeth Rosen’s ceramic sculptures at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. The latest iteration of the series features Lisa Mezzacappa and Kara Davis. [More]

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Charlie Rauh

An evening of solo acoustic guitar lullabies inspired by the Welsh concept of hiraeth: longing for a place or a point in time that you cannot return to, and possibly never existed. [More]

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Global Arts Bridges: Inception Part II

Global Art bridges continues its mission to build bridges between diverse cultures by bringing their rich musical traditions onto a shared stage. The second part of the Inception series will feature new works, written ensemble by its founders Leo Iogansen and Sasha Burdin, Seeping Waters and Calling, as well as new solo and ensemble compositions by other members of the ensemble. [More]

Friday, December 13, 2019

C4NM Holiday Party

Ho Ho Ho, join your fellow Center for New Music enthusiasts, members, staff, and volunteers for holiday fun! We’ll share drinks and bites, toast/commiserate to the holidays, the end of 2010's, and whatever other occasion you might like to recognize. Also featuring a special concert poster collage displaying artists who have performed on our stage in 2019!  [More]

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Closing Reception: Dragging the Right Chord by Taro Hattori

Join us for the (free!) closing reception for Taro Hattori's exhibit "Dragging the Right Chord," which is a functioning harpsichord made of corrugated cardboard and installed on a bicycle trailer. Through his exhibit, Hattori explores how music and wisdom helps us survive through difficult times. Reception 6pm. Artist talk and demonstration, 7pm. [More]

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Five Songs for Kate and Vanessa ~ a world premiere

This concert features a world premiere by Larry Polansky (composer/guitarist) ~ Five Songs for Kate and Vanessa along with Mark Applebaum’s Aphasia, Salina Fisher’s Komorebi for violin and vibraphone and solo works by Larry Polansky (34 Chords), Terry Longshore (Crash) and the world premiere of At First by Henry Cowell. [More]

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Mobius Trio: Bon Voyage Release Party

Release party for Mobius Trio's sophomore album, Bon Voyage. Enjoy food, drink, great company, and listening to the brand new album with the band. [More]

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Mark Helias + Ben Goldberg: 2 Solos and a Duo

Solo Bass by Mark Helias. Solo Clarinet by Ben Goldberg. Bass/Clarinet Duet by Mark and Ben (world premiere). [More]

Saturday, November 23, 2019

FutureJazz: E. Doctor Smith, Peter McKibben & Laura Austin Wiley

"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]

Saturday, November 23, 2019

FutureJazz: E. Doctor Smith, Peter McKibben & Laura Austin Wiley

"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]

Friday, November 22, 2019

Nicholas Phillips: #45miniatures

#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]

Friday, November 22, 2019

Nicholas Phillips: #45miniatures

#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]

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Ben Goldberg: Experiments in Sonic Potential at CJM (offsite)

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]

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Ben Goldberg: Experiments in Sonic Potential at CJM (offsite)

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]

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Elizabeth Kimble: Fundraiser Concert

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]

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Bill Hsu, Birgit Ulher, & Gino Robair

An evening of audio-visual improvisations with Birgit Ulher (trumpet, radio, speaker, objects), Bill Hsu (video, electronics), and Gino Robair (electronics). [More]

Monday, November 18, 2019

Drift: Neuro-Meditation

Meditative soundscapes generated by neurofeedback. [More]

Sunday, November 17, 2019

sfSoundGroup + Davy Sumner's Synthbee Ensemble

Electroacoustic chamber works + handheld electronic music [More]

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Wooden Fish Ensemble with Special Guest: Yuki Endo on Shinobue

Music for shinobue (Japanese bamboo flute), koto, and piano - Old and New [More]

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Wooden Fish Ensemble with Special Guest: Yuki Endo on Shinobue

Music for shinobue (Japanese bamboo flute), koto, and piano - Old and New [More]

Friday, November 15, 2019

Global Arts Bridges: Inception

The concert features the world premieres Seeping Waters and Calling - works specifically written for Global Art Bridges ensemble by its founders Leo Logansen and Sasha Burdin, as well as compositions created by other members of the ensemble. This event is the first in a series of concerts, dedicated to building bridges between various cultures by bringing their rich musical traditions onto a shared stage. [More]

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Soundwave Festival 9 | Nochtlaca: Todos, todos, todos

Soundwave guest curator Christo Oropeza presents vocalist San Cha alongside Guillermo Galindo’s hand-made instruments from objects found at the border, in Nochtlaca: Todos, todos, todos. This program explores how borders, walls, and unity looks, feels, and sounds like, in the face of our polarized times. The evening also features Persia, beloved SF Drag Queen, who will create a special set of performances to accompany San Cha and Guillermo’s work. Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm [More]

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble

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]

Friday, November 8, 2019

Latitudes: Kaori Suzuki & Joseph Hammer

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]

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

PGLRG performs Barbedwire and Map Score (SP)

PGLRG is the newly re-christened name for what was formerly called OrcheSperry, a large ensemble led and composed for by Phillip Greenlief. On this occasion, the group will play various BW scores for trio (resulting in a performance of multiple trios at once) in the first set and a new MAP SCORE (SAINT PETERSBURG FOR PGLRG). This concert celebrates a visit by Michael Dessen - trombonist, composer and educator from Southern California. [More]

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Gordon Grdina's The Marrow

Gordon Grdina's The Marrow brings together Arabic Maqam and Persian Dastgah with western improvisation. With Mark Helias, Hank Robers, Mark Feldman and Hamin Honari. [More]

Monday, November 4, 2019

Ensemble PHASE

Ensemble PHASE performs recently-composed repertoires written for Korean traditional instruments. [More]

Sunday, November 3, 2019

duo B. vs. vIDEO sAVant + two films by Dominic Angerame

C4NM collaborates with Cinematheque to present the finale performance by our 2019 Ensemble in Residence, duo B. vs. vIDEO sAVant. The trio, an improvising intermedia ensemble of drums (Jason Levis), bass (Lisa Mezzacappa) and live video (Charles Woodman), presents a new video/music performance developed this in residence this year. The program begins with a screening of works by filmmaker Dominic Angerame. [More]

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Kathleen Supové, Pianist: Rise Up, Take Flight

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]

Friday, November 1, 2019

Crown of Eternity: Mike Tamburo

Mike Tamburo of Crown of Eternity presents a sound meditation concert featuring 50+ overtone rich instruments including gongs, bells, hammered dulcimer and tuned metal instruments. [More]

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Closing Reception: Guillermo Galindo

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]

Monday, October 28, 2019

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Monday, October 28, 2019

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Sunday, October 27, 2019

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

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]

Saturday, October 26, 2019

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

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]

Friday, October 25, 2019

Jesse Perlstein & Shinya Sugimoto + Glenda Bates/OboeTronics

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]

Friday, October 25, 2019

Jesse Perlstein & Shinya Sugimoto + Glenda Bates/OboeTronics

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]

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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

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]

Monday, October 21, 2019

Brainwave Curious?

Research based soundscapes generated by brainwaves. [More]

Monday, October 21, 2019

Brainwave Curious?

Research based soundscapes generated by brainwaves. [More]

Sunday, October 20, 2019

San Francisco Trolley Dances (partially offsite)

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]

Thursday, October 17, 2019

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

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]

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Friction Quartet with bass clarinetist Bruce Belton: October

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]

Thursday, October 17, 2019

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

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]

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Ensemble EKT / I Lo U

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]

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Darius Jones: C4NM Benefit

Darius Jones is an extraordinarily gifted young alto saxophonist and composer living in New York. He makes modern, soulful, scintillating music. Jones makes a special Bay Area appearance at Center for New Music, the proceeds of which support our endeavors at C4NM, creating a space for new music to thrive. Reception hosted by the C4NM Board of Directors at 7pm, concert at 8pm.  [More]

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Chromelodia Project: Chris Brown-Theresa Wong-Kyle Bruckmann

The Chromelodia Project will perform a concert of music by Chris Brown written in Harry Partch's 43-tone just intonation. Performers are Chris Brown, keyboard and interactive computer; Theresa Wong, cello and voice; and Kyle Bruckmann, oboe. This Chromelodia Project concert is funded by InterMusic SF’s Musical Grant Program, www.InterMusicSF.org. [More]

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Chromelodia Project: Chris Brown-Theresa Wong-Kyle Bruckmann

The Chromelodia Project will perform a concert of music by Chris Brown written in Harry Partch's 43-tone just intonation. Performers are Chris Brown, keyboard and interactive computer; Theresa Wong, cello and voice; and Kyle Bruckmann, oboe. This Chromelodia Project concert is funded by InterMusic SF’s Musical Grant Program, www.InterMusicSF.org. [More]

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Site: Yizkor, Andrew Conklin and Maya Ciarrocchi

Site: Yizkor, an interactive work for sound and video developed by the Bronx, NY interdisciplinary artist Maya Ciarrocchi and the Stockton, CA composer Andrew Conklin, explores the physical and emotional documentation of loss through the lens of Jewish Yizkor books. This presentation of the project at Center for New Music will include a new piece for live musicians in an immersive projected and sonic environment, followed by a workshop where audience members are invited to create their own Yizkor pages as a way to mourn and commemorate lost people and places. [More]

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Site: Yizkor, Andrew Conklin and Maya Ciarrocchi

Site: Yizkor, an interactive work for sound and video developed by the Bronx, NY interdisciplinary artist Maya Ciarrocchi and the Stockton, CA composer Andrew Conklin, explores the physical and emotional documentation of loss through the lens of Jewish Yizkor books. This presentation of the project at Center for New Music will include a new piece for live musicians in an immersive projected and sonic environment, followed by a workshop where audience members are invited to create their own Yizkor pages as a way to mourn and commemorate lost people and places. [More]

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Slow Wave: New Music for Viola, Clarinet, and Piano

San Francisco-based New Music trio, Slow Wave, presents an exciting program featuring premieres by San Francisco composers Julie Barwick and Brett Austin Eastman, a recent work by Israeli composer Aviya Kopelman, and a 20th-century work by English composer, Gordon Jacob. [More]

Friday, October 4, 2019

Burton Greene: Solo Piano; plus Dunkelman/Ackley/Fluke-Mogul Trio

Burton Greene will present a set of solo piano works and improvisations. Nava Dunkelman, percussion; Gabby Fluke-Mogul, violin; and Bruce Ackley, saxophones, will play duets in an opening set, and then join Greene for a quartet. [More]

Friday, October 4, 2019

Burton Greene: Solo Piano; plus Dunkelman/Ackley/Fluke-Mogul Trio

Burton Greene will present a set of solo piano works and improvisations. Nava Dunkelman, percussion; Gabby Fluke-Mogul, violin; and Bruce Ackley, saxophones, will play duets in an opening set, and then join Greene for a quartet. [More]

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Fay Victor and Myra Melford

Brooklyn, NY based sound artist/composer Fay Victor, honing a unique vision for the vocalist’s role in jazz and improvised music, is joined in duo performance and conversation by "stalwart of the new-jazz movement" pianist/composer Myra Melford, from across the Bay, in Berkeley. Co-presented with The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, as the first double-program in its Fall 2019 In Common Writers Series, supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund. [More]

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Fay Victor and Myra Melford

Brooklyn, NY based sound artist/composer Fay Victor, honing a unique vision for the vocalist’s role in jazz and improvised music, is joined in duo performance and conversation by "stalwart of the new-jazz movement" pianist/composer Myra Melford, from across the Bay, in Berkeley. Co-presented with The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, as the first double-program in its Fall 2019 In Common Writers Series, supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund. [More]

Saturday, September 28, 2019

C4NM 7th Birthday Bash

The Center for New Music is celebrating 7 years of serving the new music community from its home at 55 Taylor Street. This party is our 1000th event at C4NM! Join us in celebrating 7 years of creating space for new music to thrive. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided complimentary. Free to all C4NM members & supporters, all are invited with a $5 suggested donation. [More]

Saturday, September 28, 2019

C4NM 7th Birthday Bash

The Center for New Music is celebrating 7 years of serving the new music community from its home at 55 Taylor Street. This party is our 1000th event at C4NM! Join us in celebrating 7 years of creating space for new music to thrive. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided complimentary. Free to all C4NM members & supporters, all are invited with a $5 suggested donation. [More]

Friday, September 27, 2019

Refracted Pathways: Dirt and Copper with Rebeca Bollinger

Dirt and Copper will be joined by artist Rebeca Bollinger for an evening of interdisciplinary works exploring the liminal spaces between sonic, textual, and visual modes of interpretation. Each piece is a sonic process generated / refracted in the visual field. [More]

Friday, September 27, 2019

Refracted Pathways: Dirt and Copper with Rebeca Bollinger

Dirt and Copper will be joined by artist Rebeca Bollinger for an evening of interdisciplinary works exploring the liminal spaces between sonic, textual, and visual modes of interpretation. Each piece is a sonic process generated / refracted in the visual field. [More]

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

CANCELED: Duduk Master Harutyun Chkolyan: Armenian Soundscapes

Direct from Yerevan, Armenia. Duduk master Harutyun Chkolyan makes his San Francisco solo artist debut in an evening of Armenian folk and contemporary works. With piano and percussion accompaniment, Chkolyan will perform on not only the duduk, but other Armenian and near eastern wind instruments such as the zurna, pku, shvi, ney flute, and clarinet. [More]

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

CANCELED: Duduk Master Harutyun Chkolyan: Armenian Soundscapes

Direct from Yerevan, Armenia. Duduk master Harutyun Chkolyan makes his San Francisco solo artist debut in an evening of Armenian folk and contemporary works. With piano and percussion accompaniment, Chkolyan will perform on not only the duduk, but other Armenian and near eastern wind instruments such as the zurna, pku, shvi, ney flute, and clarinet. [More]

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Larry Ochs + Darren Johnston & Madalyn Merkey! + Tim Perkis!

After years performing in the all-winds improvisation trio SPECTRAL, Bay Area Ochs + Johnston get together for a special first-time quartet meeting with electronics masters Tim Perkis and Madalyn Merkey. The hope here: to combine improvising sensibilities, setting each other up time and again to capitalize on structural possibilities that give rare and meaningful form to an otherwise very spontaneous music. [More]

Monday, September 23, 2019

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Monday, September 23, 2019

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Deep States

Christina Braun and Tom Nunn perform “Deep States,” a set of 8 pieces for dancer and original experimental instruments, each dance featuring a particular theme and instrument. [More]

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Deep States

Christina Braun and Tom Nunn perform “Deep States,” a set of 8 pieces for dancer and original experimental instruments, each dance featuring a particular theme and instrument. [More]

Friday, September 20, 2019

Colin Martin and Friends

SF composer and pianist Colin Martin premieres a Piano Sonata, Cello Sonata, and song cycle/chamber opera alongside his friends and colleagues, cellist Abigail Monroe and soprano Winnie Nieh. [More]

Friday, September 20, 2019

Colin Martin and Friends

SF composer and pianist Colin Martin premieres a Piano Sonata, Cello Sonata, and song cycle/chamber opera alongside his friends and colleagues, cellist Abigail Monroe and soprano Winnie Nieh. [More]

Thursday, September 19, 2019

animals & giraffes: Experiments in Sonic Potential at CJM (offsite)

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. animals & giraffes performs second on this series, a highly collaborative, improvisational project of Phillip Greenlief and Claudia la Rocco with frequent guest collaborators. animals & giraffes is an ever-changing ensemble exploring improvisation with artists from different disciplines. [More]

Thursday, September 19, 2019

animals & giraffes: Experiments in Sonic Potential at CJM (offsite)

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. animals & giraffes performs second on this series, a highly collaborative, improvisational project of Phillip Greenlief and Claudia la Rocco with frequent guest collaborators. animals & giraffes is an ever-changing ensemble exploring improvisation with artists from different disciplines. [More]

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Compton's Cafeteria Series: Trans Audibility

Amanda Chaudhary (Pitta of the Mind) and Cara Esten (Rusty Sunsets) Celebrate trans visibility in the heart of the Tenderloin, just down the block from the historic Compton's Cafeteria where the first riot for gay and trans rights occurred in August of 1966. In the nations first trans cultural district, C4NM will be creating space for, and amplifying the voices of, trans, gender non-binary, gender fluid, and gender queer musicians. [More]

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Compton's Cafeteria Series: Trans Audibility

Amanda Chaudhary (Pitta of the Mind) and Cara Esten (Rusty Sunsets) Celebrate trans visibility in the heart of the Tenderloin, just down the block from the historic Compton's Cafeteria where the first riot for gay and trans rights occurred in August of 1966. In the nations first trans cultural district, C4NM will be creating space for, and amplifying the voices of, trans, gender non-binary, gender fluid, and gender queer musicians. [More]

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Futures & Faults: New Compositions by Matthew Creer & Adam Fong

Composer-performers Matthew B. Creer and Adam Fong present a shared program of new music for voice, bass, and computers, with visual media including animation and found video. Fong will premiere two works from an ongoing research and performance project exploring Chinese-American mining and migration: Automated Fault Extraction and Specific Gravity, both involving bass and electronics. Creer will present selections from Legends of the Future, a songbook of brief sound narratives with contrapuntal video including found footage and animations by the composer, both fixed and live/real-time. [More]

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Futures & Faults: New Compositions by Matthew Creer & Adam Fong

Composer-performers Matthew B. Creer and Adam Fong present a shared program of new music for voice, bass, and computers, with visual media including animation and found video. Fong will premiere two works from an ongoing research and performance project exploring Chinese-American mining and migration: Automated Fault Extraction and Specific Gravity, both involving bass and electronics. Creer will present selections from Legends of the Future, a songbook of brief sound narratives with contrapuntal video including found footage and animations by the composer, both fixed and live/real-time. [More]

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Deep Listening® Group

We come together to engage in the Deep Listening® practices of Pauline Oliveros. Led by Anna Wolfe-Pauly. [More]

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Deep Listening® Group

We come together to engage in the Deep Listening® practices of Pauline Oliveros. Led by Anna Wolfe-Pauly. [More]

Monday, August 19, 2019

Awareness Through Movement® Workshop: Improve Your Life

Improve ability and expand the boundaries of the possible to make deeper connections with yourself and your music with the Feldenkrais Method®. [More]

Monday, August 19, 2019

Awareness Through Movement® Workshop: Improve Your Life

Improve ability and expand the boundaries of the possible to make deeper connections with yourself and your music with the Feldenkrais Method®. [More]

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Jeffrey Mosier & Friends

New chamber works by Jeffrey Mosier, Liam Herb, Bryan Lin and Matthew Slayton. Performances by local SF musicians. [More]

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Jeffrey Mosier & Friends

New chamber works by Jeffrey Mosier, Liam Herb, Bryan Lin and Matthew Slayton. Performances by local SF musicians. [More]

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Charles Xavier: XBOOM

Charles Xavier has extended his crosscurrent-infused "XBOOM" project with a new set of musical influences as performed by jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown III, Matt Montgomery on electric guitar and violin, and the composer himself on drums and synthesizers. [More]

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Charles Xavier: XBOOM

Charles Xavier has extended his crosscurrent-infused "XBOOM" project with a new set of musical influences as performed by jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown III, Matt Montgomery on electric guitar and violin, and the composer himself on drums and synthesizers. [More]

Friday, August 16, 2019

Latitudes: Lubelski & Bassett | Krausbauer & Suzuki

On the next installment of Latitudes, the duo of Marcia Bassett and Samara Lubelski combine violin and e-bowed guitar in a thick tranquilizing compound. Like a viscous syrup, the slow-moving drones ooze chromatically across their instruments. John Krausbauer and Kaori Suzuki’s existential and ecstatic free drone emanates an intense ritualistic vibe—the kind of music that would make a suitably ominous soundtrack to one of Hermann Nitsch’s notorious aktions. [More]

Friday, August 16, 2019

Latitudes: Lubelski & Bassett | Krausbauer & Suzuki

On the next installment of Latitudes, the duo of Marcia Bassett and Samara Lubelski combine violin and e-bowed guitar in a thick tranquilizing compound. Like a viscous syrup, the slow-moving drones ooze chromatically across their instruments. John Krausbauer and Kaori Suzuki’s existential and ecstatic free drone emanates an intense ritualistic vibe—the kind of music that would make a suitably ominous soundtrack to one of Hermann Nitsch’s notorious aktions. [More]

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Closing Reception: Johannes Bergmark

Join us for the (free!) closing reception for Johannes Bergmark's exhibition, "How Do You Invent Something?" which explores his creative process. For Bergmark, invention is an improvisatory practice; a surrealist, poetic attitude with playful, associative, analogic thinking inspires his work. Reception 6pm. Artist talk and demonstration, 7pm. [More]

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Kyle Bruckmann: Experiments in Sonic Potential at CJM (offsite)

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. Oakland-based oboist, composer, and performer Kyle Bruckmann opens the series: His work is rooted in a in Western classical foundation, and extends into the genres of free jazz, post-punk rock, and the noise underground. [More]

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Closing Reception: Johannes Bergmark

Join us for the (free!) closing reception for Johannes Bergmark's exhibition, "How Do You Invent Something?" which explores his creative process. For Bergmark, invention is an improvisatory practice; a surrealist, poetic attitude with playful, associative, analogic thinking inspires his work. Reception 6pm. Artist talk and demonstration, 7pm. [More]

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Kyle Bruckmann: Experiments in Sonic Potential at CJM (offsite)

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. Oakland-based oboist, composer, and performer Kyle Bruckmann opens the series: His work is rooted in a in Western classical foundation, and extends into the genres of free jazz, post-punk rock, and the noise underground. [More]

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Roberto Granados: Bay Area Composers Group Concert

Collection of new pieces composed by Bay Area composers. [More]

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Roberto Granados: Bay Area Composers Group Concert

Collection of new pieces composed by Bay Area composers. [More]

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Mukta Raste: Horizons of Tabla w/ harpist Jennifer Ellis

Renowned tabla player Mukta Raste has traveled from Mumbai, India to perform at C4NM as part of her international tour. Part of her performance will be accompanied by Bay Area harpist Jennifer Ellis. [More]

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Mukta Raste: Horizons of Tabla w/ harpist Jennifer Ellis

Renowned tabla player Mukta Raste has traveled from Mumbai, India to perform at C4NM as part of her international tour. Part of her performance will be accompanied by Bay Area harpist Jennifer Ellis. [More]

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Ted Moore & Tom Weeks

Free Improvisers Ted Moore (Chicago) on electronics and Tom Weeks (Oakland) on saxophone shred some ear drums. [More]

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Ted Moore & Tom Weeks

Free Improvisers Ted Moore (Chicago) on electronics and Tom Weeks (Oakland) on saxophone shred some ear drums. [More]

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Cornelius Boots' 45th Birthday Bash: Solo Shakuhachi Plus Guests

Celebrating 16 years in the Bay and 45 years on Earth, lifelong woodwind innovator Cornelius Boots invites you to his Birthday Bash at C4NM in SF on his actual birthday. There will be heavy Zen bamboo flutes (solo shakuhachi and Taimu/bass shakuhachi), a proto-Taimu ensemble premiere plus special guests joining in on Boots' compositions PLUS doughnuts, dark tea and darker beer. [More]

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Cornelius Boots' 45th Birthday Bash: Solo Shakuhachi Plus Guests

Celebrating 16 years in the Bay and 45 years on Earth, lifelong woodwind innovator Cornelius Boots invites you to his Birthday Bash at C4NM in SF on his actual birthday. There will be heavy Zen bamboo flutes (solo shakuhachi and Taimu/bass shakuhachi), a proto-Taimu ensemble premiere plus special guests joining in on Boots' compositions PLUS doughnuts, dark tea and darker beer. [More]

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Thollem McDonas + Rova Saxophone Quartet

Serial collaborator and pianist Thollem McDonas is coming to the Bay Area in the midst of his 6-month U.S. tour. At the Center for New Music, he’s joining forces with Rova Saxophone Quartet. These are 5 masters of their instruments, who bring an extraordinarily wide array of techniques and experiences to their music. [More]

Monday, July 29, 2019

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Monday, July 29, 2019

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Deep Listening® Group

We come together to engage in the Deep Listening® practices of Pauline Oliveros. Led by Anna Wolfe-Pauly. [More]

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Deep Listening® Group

We come together to engage in the Deep Listening® practices of Pauline Oliveros. Led by Anna Wolfe-Pauly. [More]

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Latitudes: Robert A. A. Lowe | IMA | Chris Duncan

On the next installment of Latitudes, Other Minds teams up with the SF Art Book Fair to present vocalist/composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, dronesmith Chris Duncan, and the electronics and percussion duo IMA at the San Francisco Center for New Music. [More]

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Latitudes: Robert A. A. Lowe | IMA | Chris Duncan

On the next installment of Latitudes, Other Minds teams up with the SF Art Book Fair to present vocalist/composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, dronesmith Chris Duncan, and the electronics and percussion duo IMA at the San Francisco Center for New Music. [More]

Friday, July 19, 2019

A Circle Has No Beginning by Sameer Gupta

A Circle Has No Beginning embodies the multi-faceted musical influences of Bay Area born, and now New York-based percussionist and composer Sameer Gupta. The album crosses numerous musical boundaries, incorporating mesmerizing Indian music, skillful jazz improvisation, potent funk, and forward-thinking progressive sounds. [More]

Friday, July 19, 2019

A Circle Has No Beginning by Sameer Gupta

A Circle Has No Beginning embodies the multi-faceted musical influences of Bay Area born, and now New York-based percussionist and composer Sameer Gupta. The album crosses numerous musical boundaries, incorporating mesmerizing Indian music, skillful jazz improvisation, potent funk, and forward-thinking progressive sounds. [More]

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Snail Meets West & Friends

A celebration of beautiful chaos; an ode to Ornette Coleman. [More]

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Snail Meets West & Friends

A celebration of beautiful chaos; an ode to Ornette Coleman. [More]

Friday, July 12, 2019

Brent Miller: Nomad Vigil Release Party & Concert

Composer/Performer and Center for New Music Co-Founder Brent Miller celebrates the release of his album 'Nomad Vigil,' a collection of tracks that explore pitch, noise, and drone metal with assists by Arvo Pärt and Charles Bukowski. [More]

Friday, July 12, 2019

Brent Miller: Nomad Vigil Release Party & Concert

Composer/Performer and Center for New Music Co-Founder Brent Miller celebrates the release of his album 'Nomad Vigil,' a collection of tracks that explore pitch, noise, and drone metal with assists by Arvo Pärt and Charles Bukowski. [More]

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Jon Raskin – Solo Saxophone / Hanes Adams Duo

Jon Raskin will be performing Steve Lacy "Practitioners Book W" saxophone solos & John Hanes and Steve Adams play improvised electronic duets. [More]

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Latitudes: Andrew Weathers and Amma Ateria

Utopic folk dreamer Andrew Weathers visits the Bay Area from his hideaway in rural West Texas with a set of guitar-driven ambient folk works that drift seamlessly between rigor and flexibility to deliver a message that’s at turns weary and optimistic. AMMA ATERIA presents a dense sonic menagerie of distant and closely mic’d subjects forming an unsteady equilibrium hovering above a bed of luxuriant drones. [More]

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Latitudes: Andrew Weathers and Amma Ateria

Utopic folk dreamer Andrew Weathers visits the Bay Area from his hideaway in rural West Texas with a set of guitar-driven ambient folk works that drift seamlessly between rigor and flexibility to deliver a message that’s at turns weary and optimistic. AMMA ATERIA presents a dense sonic menagerie of distant and closely mic’d subjects forming an unsteady equilibrium hovering above a bed of luxuriant drones. [More]

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Panoramic Dissonances: Laetitia Sonami, John Davis, Heejin Jang

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]

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Panoramic Dissonances: Laetitia Sonami, John Davis, Heejin Jang

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]

Monday, July 1, 2019

Apollo Soul & Someday

Los Angeles based experimental electric quartet Apollo Soul returns to the Bay Area for an evening of original and improvised music inspired by the sounds of Weather Report, “Bitches Brew”, “In a Silent Way” and other early explorations into fusion. [More]

Monday, July 1, 2019

Apollo Soul & Someday

Los Angeles based experimental electric quartet Apollo Soul returns to the Bay Area for an evening of original and improvised music inspired by the sounds of Weather Report, “Bitches Brew”, “In a Silent Way” and other early explorations into fusion. [More]

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Peter J. Woods and Christopher Burns

Solo performances from Peter J. Woods and Christopher Burns, blending sound, performance, and video art. [More]

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Peter J. Woods and Christopher Burns

Solo performances from Peter J. Woods and Christopher Burns, blending sound, performance, and video art. [More]

Friday, June 28, 2019

Ju-Ping Song: All Varieties of Existence–4 West Coast Premieres

Pianist Ju-Ping Song showcases powerful, visceral works for solo piano, soundtrack, and video by four women with strong, individual voices: Lois Vierk (USA), Rahilia Hasanova (Azerbaijian), Nicole Lizée (Canada), and Kate Moore (Australia). Their musical styles, while different in most ways, share a similar magnetic and irresistible approach to story-telling and sound. [More]

Friday, June 28, 2019

Ju-Ping Song: All Varieties of Existence–4 West Coast Premieres

Pianist Ju-Ping Song showcases powerful, visceral works for solo piano, soundtrack, and video by four women with strong, individual voices: Lois Vierk (USA), Rahilia Hasanova (Azerbaijian), Nicole Lizée (Canada), and Kate Moore (Australia). Their musical styles, while different in most ways, share a similar magnetic and irresistible approach to story-telling and sound. [More]

Monday, June 24, 2019

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Monday, June 24, 2019

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Instrumentarium: C4NM Benefit 

Join us for a celebration of the Bay Area invented instrument community and C4NM's Window Gallery. 5:30-7pm, our Board of Directors will host a reception with new music by curators Bart Hopkin and David Samas. From 7-9pm Pamela Z and Donald Swearingen will perform alongside special guests Krys Bobrowski, Brenda Hutchinson, and the Karen Stackpole Trio. Proceeds from this special event will support C4NM's Window Gallery, allowing us to continue presenting the most imaginative instrument inventors and artists crossing the boundaries between visual art, acoustic craftsmanship, and music. [More]

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Instrumentarium: C4NM Benefit 

Join us for a celebration of the Bay Area invented instrument community and C4NM's Window Gallery. 5:30-7pm, our Board of Directors will host a reception with new music by curators Bart Hopkin and David Samas. From 7-9pm Pamela Z and Donald Swearingen will perform alongside special guests Krys Bobrowski, Brenda Hutchinson, and the Karen Stackpole Trio. Proceeds from this special event will support C4NM's Window Gallery, allowing us to continue presenting the most imaginative instrument inventors and artists crossing the boundaries between visual art, acoustic craftsmanship, and music. [More]

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Deep Listening® Group

We come together to engage in the Deep Listening® practices of Pauline Oliveros. Led by Anna Wolfe-Pauly. [More]

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Deep Listening® Group

We come together to engage in the Deep Listening® practices of Pauline Oliveros. Led by Anna Wolfe-Pauly. [More]

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Nadia Shpachenko: The Poetry of Places, 9 Premieres

CD Release Concert for multiple GRAMMY® nominated pianist Nadia Shpachenko’s new album “The Poetry of Places.” 5 San Francisco premieres of architecture-inspired works by Amy Beth Kirsten, Hannah Lash, James Matheson, Harold Meltzer, and Jack Van Zandt from Shpachenko’s new CD, as well as 2 World Premieres and 2 West Coast premieres of works by Paul Chihara, Thea Musgrave, José Serebrier, and Lewis Spratlan. [More]

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Nadia Shpachenko: The Poetry of Places, 9 Premieres

CD Release Concert for multiple GRAMMY® nominated pianist Nadia Shpachenko’s new album “The Poetry of Places.” 5 San Francisco premieres of architecture-inspired works by Amy Beth Kirsten, Hannah Lash, James Matheson, Harold Meltzer, and Jack Van Zandt from Shpachenko’s new CD, as well as 2 World Premieres and 2 West Coast premieres of works by Paul Chihara, Thea Musgrave, José Serebrier, and Lewis Spratlan. [More]

Monday, June 17, 2019

Alan Courtis Artist Talk

Buenos Aires-based sound artist Alan Courtis will be discussing his graphic scores and other works during a short artist talk. His works are on display at the Center For New Music Atrium. [More]

Monday, June 17, 2019

Alan Courtis Artist Talk

Buenos Aires-based sound artist Alan Courtis will be discussing his graphic scores and other works during a short artist talk. His works are on display at the Center For New Music Atrium. [More]

Sunday, June 16, 2019

EEP! Feeney Chaplin Sumner Trio & The HUB

EEP! (Electronic Ensemble Performance Weekend) closing act includes ambient electroacoustic improvisation by Los Angeles-based Tim Feeney, Clay Chaplin, and David Sumner. The second half of the concert features The HUB, a collaborative, and improvisational performance practice characterized by the sharing of digital information via a network. [More]

Sunday, June 16, 2019

EEP! Feeney Chaplin Sumner Trio & The HUB

EEP! (Electronic Ensemble Performance Weekend) closing act includes ambient electroacoustic improvisation by Los Angeles-based Tim Feeney, Clay Chaplin, and David Sumner. The second half of the concert features The HUB, a collaborative, and improvisational performance practice characterized by the sharing of digital information via a network. [More]

Saturday, June 15, 2019

EEP! Sally Decker & Brendan Glasson; Blectum from Blechdom

Brendan Glasson and Sally Decker perform a collaborative set exploring chaotic events within controlled environments. Kevin Blechdom and Blevin Blectum will whisk you away to a psychedelic organic-electronic universe of sonic snauses. This performance is part of EEP! ... an Electronic Ensemble Performance Weekend. [More]

Saturday, June 15, 2019

EEP! Sally Decker & Brendan Glasson; Blectum from Blechdom

Brendan Glasson and Sally Decker perform a collaborative set exploring chaotic events within controlled environments. Kevin Blechdom and Blevin Blectum will whisk you away to a psychedelic organic-electronic universe of sonic snauses. This performance is part of EEP! ... an Electronic Ensemble Performance Weekend. [More]

Friday, June 14, 2019

EEP! Amina Kirby + Jess Tambellini and Monopiece + Rodolfo Cordova

Amina Kirby and Jess Tambellini open EEP by performing a duo with handmade electronic instruments, then Monopiece, a trio consisting of Nathan Corder on electronics, Matt Robidoux on guitar, and Tim Russell on percussion, collaborate with vocalist Rodolfo Cordova-Lebron. This performance is part of the EEP (Electronic Ensemble Performance Weekend). [More]

Friday, June 14, 2019

EEP! Amina Kirby + Jess Tambellini and Monopiece + Rodolfo Cordova

Amina Kirby and Jess Tambellini open EEP by performing a duo with handmade electronic instruments, then Monopiece, a trio consisting of Nathan Corder on electronics, Matt Robidoux on guitar, and Tim Russell on percussion, collaborate with vocalist Rodolfo Cordova-Lebron. This performance is part of the EEP (Electronic Ensemble Performance Weekend). [More]

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Latitudes: Degradient and Receptacles

What if Captain Beefheart had cut his teeth listening to The Fall instead of Howlin’ Wolf and Bo Diddley? The result might have sounded like Receptacles—a joyfully shambolic deconstructionist collision of rhythms and riffs. Kyle Bruckmann’s DEGRADIENT gleefully collides elements of skronk, fried analog noise and dark prog, adding significant heaviness to his signature polyrhythmic clatter, formal complexity, and black humor. [More]

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Latitudes: Degradient and Receptacles

What if Captain Beefheart had cut his teeth listening to The Fall instead of Howlin’ Wolf and Bo Diddley? The result might have sounded like Receptacles—a joyfully shambolic deconstructionist collision of rhythms and riffs. Kyle Bruckmann’s DEGRADIENT gleefully collides elements of skronk, fried analog noise and dark prog, adding significant heaviness to his signature polyrhythmic clatter, formal complexity, and black humor. [More]

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

EEP! Workshop: Handmade Electronic Instruments

Amina Kirby will demo handmade instruments she invented and built, and discuss her strategies for making electronic music from scratch. Later in the week, Amina will perform at EEP! (Electronic Ensemble Performance Weekend) with Jess Tambellini. [More]

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

EEP! Workshop: Handmade Electronic Instruments

Amina Kirby will demo handmade instruments she invented and built, and discuss her strategies for making electronic music from scratch. Later in the week, Amina will perform at EEP! (Electronic Ensemble Performance Weekend) with Jess Tambellini. [More]

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

EEP! Workshop: Sound Diffusion

Composers of electronic music are invited to bring a short piece to diffuse through the Center’s new 6.1 Meyer system. If you want to participate, send an email in advance to curator Chris Brown cbmuse(at)gmail.com to confirm, and bring your digital soundfile on a flash drive. This workshop opens EEP! …  an (E)lectronic (E)nsemble (P)erformance Weekend. [More]

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

EEP! Workshop: Sound Diffusion

Composers of electronic music are invited to bring a short piece to diffuse through the Center’s new 6.1 Meyer system. If you want to participate, send an email in advance to curator Chris Brown cbmuse(at)gmail.com to confirm, and bring your digital soundfile on a flash drive. This workshop opens EEP! …  an (E)lectronic (E)nsemble (P)erformance Weekend. [More]

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Sonimenology

Sonimenology: Three separate entities unite to create a cocktail hour of desirable sounds. There will be drones, there will be a wide dynamic range, there will be introspective moments, and we will do our best to create something wonderful. Sets by Christopher Jette & Chris Christensen. Barbara Nerness & Stephanie Sherriff. Solo set John Davis. [More]

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Sonimenology

Sonimenology: Three separate entities unite to create a cocktail hour of desirable sounds. There will be drones, there will be a wide dynamic range, there will be introspective moments, and we will do our best to create something wonderful. Sets by Christopher Jette & Chris Christensen. Barbara Nerness & Stephanie Sherriff. Solo set John Davis. [More]

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Jóhann Schram Reed: Visions and Revisions

Internationally acclaimed bass-baritone Jóhann Schram Reed makes his Center for New Music debut with the world premiere of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, a song cycle written for him by Patricia Wallinga. The program also features David Conte's 2003 cycle Everyone Sang and other selections from the 20th- and 21st century American vocal repertoire. [More]

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Jóhann Schram Reed: Visions and Revisions

Internationally acclaimed bass-baritone Jóhann Schram Reed makes his Center for New Music debut with the world premiere of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, a song cycle written for him by Patricia Wallinga. The program also features David Conte's 2003 cycle Everyone Sang and other selections from the 20th- and 21st century American vocal repertoire. [More]

Friday, June 7, 2019

Sl(e)ight Ensemble: Angles of Time

Bay Area chamber group, Sleight Ensemble, perform their new program, Angles on Time, featuring new works inspired by alternate notations of time in music. The program includes works by ensemble members and Steve Parris, and live visuals by Jesse Austin. [More]

Friday, June 7, 2019

Sl(e)ight Ensemble: Angles of Time

Bay Area chamber group, Sleight Ensemble, perform their new program, Angles on Time, featuring new works inspired by alternate notations of time in music. The program includes works by ensemble members and Steve Parris, and live visuals by Jesse Austin. [More]

Sunday, June 2, 2019

All Ears Interfaith Sangha: June Gathering

Center for New Music will host the June gathering for the All Ears Interfaith Sangha! You are invited (not required!) to bring a dish to share for dinner after the program. Join us in performing sound meditations and connecting with one another, ourselves, and with Spirit through creation and awareness of sound. [More]

Sunday, June 2, 2019

All Ears Interfaith Sangha: June Gathering

Center for New Music will host the June gathering for the All Ears Interfaith Sangha! You are invited (not required!) to bring a dish to share for dinner after the program. Join us in performing sound meditations and connecting with one another, ourselves, and with Spirit through creation and awareness of sound. [More]

Friday, May 31, 2019

Contraption Quartet / Jeremiah Moore

Low-tech (Contraption Quartet) meets high-craft sound (Jeremiah Moore). Quartet members are Bodil Fox, Larnie Fox, Chris Miller and Lena Strayhorn. This is the final evening of Larnie’s installation at the Center celebrating the life of Leonardo, which ended 500 years ago this month. [More]

Friday, May 31, 2019

Contraption Quartet / Jeremiah Moore

Low-tech (Contraption Quartet) meets high-craft sound (Jeremiah Moore). Quartet members are Bodil Fox, Larnie Fox, Chris Miller and Lena Strayhorn. This is the final evening of Larnie’s installation at the Center celebrating the life of Leonardo, which ended 500 years ago this month. [More]

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Black Cedar Trio

The Black Cedar Trio presents the winners of their 2018 Commissioning Competition: "Tres Colores" by Chilean composer Javier Contreras, "In The Spring" by San Jose composer Andre Gueziec, and "Out of Nothing" by Minnesota composer Victoria Malawey. [More]

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Black Cedar Trio

The Black Cedar Trio presents the winners of their 2018 Commissioning Competition: "Tres Colores" by Chilean composer Javier Contreras, "In The Spring" by San Jose composer Andre Gueziec, and "Out of Nothing" by Minnesota composer Victoria Malawey. [More]

Saturday, May 25, 2019

V.L.P. and Ochs-Robinson Duo

V.L.P. (Vlatkovich, Liebig, and Powell) and the Ochs-Robinsonn Duo team up for a double bill of free improvised music at Center for New Music.  [More]

Saturday, May 25, 2019

V.L.P. and Ochs-Robinson Duo

V.L.P. (Vlatkovich, Liebig, and Powell) and the Ochs-Robinsonn Duo team up for a double bill of free improvised music at Center for New Music.  [More]

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Raskin-Brown-Hoopes-Robinson Quartet

ROVA saxophonist Jon Raskin joins electroacoustic pianist Chris Brown, bassist Jason Hoopes and drummer Donald Robinson in an evening of free-form improvisations. [More]

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Deep Listening® Group

We come together to engage in the Deep Listening® practices of Pauline Oliveros. Led by Anna Wolfe-Pauly. [More]

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Deep Listening® Group

We come together to engage in the Deep Listening® practices of Pauline Oliveros. Led by Anna Wolfe-Pauly. [More]

Monday, May 20, 2019

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Monday, May 20, 2019

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Duo Illegal: Women Scream

Voice and piano duo performing new works by Stanford Graduate Composers and existing works by European Composers. [More]

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Duo Illegal: Women Scream

Voice and piano duo performing new works by Stanford Graduate Composers and existing works by European Composers. [More]

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Beth Custer: Drawdown

Beth Custer premieres Drawdown, an evening-length chamber work based on the compelling Paul Hawken book Drawdown: 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming with Custer on voice/clarinets, cellist Freya Seeburger and her ensemble Juxtapositions with Mia Nardi-Huffman (violin), Naomi Stine (piano) and special guest Jim Kassis on drums/percussion. [More]

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Beth Custer: Drawdown

Beth Custer premieres Drawdown, an evening-length chamber work based on the compelling Paul Hawken book Drawdown: 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming with Custer on voice/clarinets, cellist Freya Seeburger and her ensemble Juxtapositions with Mia Nardi-Huffman (violin), Naomi Stine (piano) and special guest Jim Kassis on drums/percussion. [More]

Friday, May 17, 2019

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir: Vernacular

A curated set of Icelandic contemporary music for solo cello, much of it written for Sæunn, Vernacular is the title of her first album on the Sono Luminus label. Pieces by Thuríður Jónsdóttir, Halldór Smárason, Páll Ragnar Pálsson, and Hafliði Hallgrímsson showcase a unique soundworld in intimate monologues. [More]

Friday, May 17, 2019

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir: Vernacular

A curated set of Icelandic contemporary music for solo cello, much of it written for Sæunn, Vernacular is the title of her first album on the Sono Luminus label. Pieces by Thuríður Jónsdóttir, Halldór Smárason, Páll Ragnar Pálsson, and Hafliði Hallgrímsson showcase a unique soundworld in intimate monologues. [More]

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Tangents Guitar Extravaganza

An evening of instrumental guitar music and songs reflecting a variety of traditions and perspectives from the past hundred years. With David Tanenbaum, Ann Moss, Carrie Smith, Larry Polansky, Giacomo Fiore, and the SFCM guitar ensemble. [More]

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Tangents Guitar Extravaganza

An evening of instrumental guitar music and songs reflecting a variety of traditions and perspectives from the past hundred years. With David Tanenbaum, Ann Moss, Carrie Smith, Larry Polansky, Giacomo Fiore, and the SFCM guitar ensemble. [More]

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Theo Bleckmann + Joseph Branciforte / Album Release for LP1

Grammy-nominated vocalist Theo Bleckmann (ECM) and electronic musician/producer Joseph Branciforte celebrate the release of their debut album LP1 (greyfade) that merges the warmth and fragility of the human voice with the clicks and whirs of machines, modular synthesizers, and broken tape loops. San Francisco-based electronic musician Billy Gomberg opens the evening with a solo performance. [More]

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Theo Bleckmann + Joseph Branciforte / Album Release for LP1

Grammy-nominated vocalist Theo Bleckmann (ECM) and electronic musician/producer Joseph Branciforte celebrate the release of their debut album LP1 (greyfade) that merges the warmth and fragility of the human voice with the clicks and whirs of machines, modular synthesizers, and broken tape loops. San Francisco-based electronic musician Billy Gomberg opens the evening with a solo performance. [More]

Friday, May 10, 2019

Latitudes: Alan Licht and Danny Paul Grody

Humbly virtuosic guitarist, polymuse, and serial collaborator Alan Licht joins the Latitudes series to perform his solo electric guitar meanderings. Bay Area local Danny Paul Grody rounds out the bill on his chiming 12-string, performing works wrapped in a gauzy lilt—like watching dust motes floating in the light of cracked blinds. [More]

Friday, May 10, 2019

Latitudes: Alan Licht and Danny Paul Grody

Humbly virtuosic guitarist, polymuse, and serial collaborator Alan Licht joins the Latitudes series to perform his solo electric guitar meanderings. Bay Area local Danny Paul Grody rounds out the bill on his chiming 12-string, performing works wrapped in a gauzy lilt—like watching dust motes floating in the light of cracked blinds. [More]

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Opening Reception: Fiction and Fables, Compositions through Sonification

Join us to for the (free!) opening of Fiction and Fables, an exhibit representing personal narratives, political commentary and expanding cultural standards. Fiction and Fables explores a multitude of storylines through sonic mediums. This exhibit is presented in partnership with the San Francisco Art Institute. Reception 6pm. Artist talk and performance, 7pm. [More]

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Opening Reception: Fiction and Fables, Compositions through Sonification

Join us to for the (free!) opening of Fiction and Fables, an exhibit representing personal narratives, political commentary and expanding cultural standards. Fiction and Fables explores a multitude of storylines through sonic mediums. This exhibit is presented in partnership with the San Francisco Art Institute. Reception 6pm. Artist talk and performance, 7pm. [More]

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Inn-fest 2019: Volti, Areon Flutes, Pamela Z, Common Sense

Inn-fest, the annual, nomadic Innova label showcase, features a smorgasbord of regional acts from its roster of visionary musical artists performing selections from four brand new releases. From daringly a cappella choral music (Volti), to dazzling flute trios (Areon Flutes), audacious string quartets (Friction Quartet performing works by Common Sense Composers' Collective), and breathtaking vocals with electronics (Pamela Z), there will be much sonic tastiness to sample. [More]

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Inn-fest 2019: Volti, Areon Flutes, Pamela Z, Common Sense

Inn-fest, the annual, nomadic Innova label showcase, features a smorgasbord of regional acts from its roster of visionary musical artists performing selections from four brand new releases. From daringly a cappella choral music (Volti), to dazzling flute trios (Areon Flutes), audacious string quartets (Friction Quartet performing works by Common Sense Composers' Collective), and breathtaking vocals with electronics (Pamela Z), there will be much sonic tastiness to sample. [More]

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Eclectic Improvisations

A quintet of these well-known Bay Area improvisors converge for the first time as a quintet at Center for New Music. The evening will open with duos and trios of the players in different combinations, culminating in a long form quintet improvisation on the second set. [More]

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Eclectic Improvisations

A quintet of these well-known Bay Area improvisors converge for the first time as a quintet at Center for New Music. The evening will open with duos and trios of the players in different combinations, culminating in a long form quintet improvisation on the second set. [More]

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Latitudes: Tongue Depressor & Matsumoto/Sonnet Duo

The New Haven, CT duo Tongue Depressor perform trance-inducing fiddle music that seethes with beating overtones and a high lonesome sound. The unlikely pairing of lap steel dobro and koto makes up the L.A.-based duo of Caspar Sonnet and Kozue Matsumoto. Together they scrape, bow and pluck their way through an investigation of the versatile sound palette and extended possibilities of their instruments. [More]

Monday, April 29, 2019

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Monday, April 29, 2019

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Guided By Voices

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]

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Guided By Voices

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]

Friday, April 26, 2019

Galax Quartet: Music from 1607 to 2007

New Music performed by an "Early" String Quartet. Early music performed with the élan of new music. The Galax Quartet plays music from 1607 to 2007. [More]

Friday, April 26, 2019

Galax Quartet: Music from 1607 to 2007

New Music performed by an "Early" String Quartet. Early music performed with the élan of new music. The Galax Quartet plays music from 1607 to 2007. [More]

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Closing Reception for Bells Exhibition

Join us to celebrate Bay Area artists working with Bells, including Brenda Hutchinson, Taylor G., Nick DePhillipo and Bart Hopkin. [More]

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Closing Reception for Bells Exhibition

Join us to celebrate Bay Area artists working with Bells, including Brenda Hutchinson, Taylor G., Nick DePhillipo and Bart Hopkin. [More]

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Latitudes: Paul Metzger, John Saint Pelvyn, and Voicehandler

Other Minds’ Latitudes series continues with The Master and Enigma: Paul Metzger, a bonafide American folk outsider, performs his entrancing hymnprovisations for modified 23 string banjo. Minneapolis’ mercurial mystery man John Saint Pelvyn makes an ultra-rare Bay Area appearance performing on solo electric guitar—barely harnessed feedback, f-hole howling, mid-jam retunings and whammy bar abuse all-included. Voicehandler rounds out the bill with a set of unnerving glossolalia, electronic sputter and spuming percussion. [More]

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Latitudes: Paul Metzger, John Saint Pelvyn, and Voicehandler

Other Minds’ Latitudes series continues with The Master and Enigma: Paul Metzger, a bonafide American folk outsider, performs his entrancing hymnprovisations for modified 23 string banjo. Minneapolis’ mercurial mystery man John Saint Pelvyn makes an ultra-rare Bay Area appearance performing on solo electric guitar—barely harnessed feedback, f-hole howling, mid-jam retunings and whammy bar abuse all-included. Voicehandler rounds out the bill with a set of unnerving glossolalia, electronic sputter and spuming percussion. [More]

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Arab.AMP presents Magda Mayas

Arab.AMP is delighted to present solo evening of work by Magda Mayas, a pianist living in Berlin. Over the past 20 years, she developed a vocabulary utilizing both the inside as well as the exterior parts of the piano, using amplification, preparations and objects that become extensions of the instrument itself. She explores textural, linear sound collage, and has developed a set of techniques that draw on the history of prepared and inside piano vocabulary, but are highly individualized and expand the language for internal piano music making. [More]

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Arab.AMP presents Magda Mayas

Arab.AMP is delighted to present solo evening of work by Magda Mayas, a pianist living in Berlin. Over the past 20 years, she developed a vocabulary utilizing both the inside as well as the exterior parts of the piano, using amplification, preparations and objects that become extensions of the instrument itself. She explores textural, linear sound collage, and has developed a set of techniques that draw on the history of prepared and inside piano vocabulary, but are highly individualized and expand the language for internal piano music making. [More]

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Slow & Steady Records Present: Naomi Moon Siegel, Richard Sears, Jensen Engineering

Slow & Steady Records Presents... One big artist showcase. Short sets, community building, community hang, info session on S&S + how to get involved! [More]

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Slow & Steady Records Present: Naomi Moon Siegel, Richard Sears, Jensen Engineering

Slow & Steady Records Presents... One big artist showcase. Short sets, community building, community hang, info session on S&S + how to get involved! [More]

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Sakurako Kanemitsu, solo piano

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]

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Sakurako Kanemitsu, solo piano

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]

Friday, April 19, 2019

Lisa Mezzacappa Six + Erika Oba Ensemble

A double bill of freewheeling and imaginative Bay Area jazz by two woman-led ensembles. [More]

Friday, April 19, 2019

Lisa Mezzacappa Six + Erika Oba Ensemble

A double bill of freewheeling and imaginative Bay Area jazz by two woman-led ensembles. [More]

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Grex (CA) and Book of Hours (NYC)

Oakland's Grex and Brooklyn's Book of Hours share the stage for an evening of art rock, jazz, and improvisation. Grex will convene in an expanded configuration and Book of Hours will be on tour in support of its record release. [More]

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Grex (CA) and Book of Hours (NYC)

Oakland's Grex and Brooklyn's Book of Hours share the stage for an evening of art rock, jazz, and improvisation. Grex will convene in an expanded configuration and Book of Hours will be on tour in support of its record release. [More]

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Deep Listening® Group

We come together to engage in the Deep Listening® practices of Pauline Oliveros. Led by Anna Wolfe-Pauly. [More]

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Deep Listening® Group

We come together to engage in the Deep Listening® practices of Pauline Oliveros. Led by Anna Wolfe-Pauly. [More]

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Amaranth Quartet: Bend, Bent, Break

Amaranth Quartet premieres D. Riley Nicholson's most recent work, Break, alongside a new quartet version of Nicholson's Bend, and selections from Philip Glass's Bent. The evening will include music by the winner of Amaranth's young composer's initiative, Alyssa Weinberg, Ryan Brown, and Sahba Aminikia. [More]

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Amaranth Quartet: Bend, Bent, Break

Amaranth Quartet premieres D. Riley Nicholson's most recent work, Break, alongside a new quartet version of Nicholson's Bend, and selections from Philip Glass's Bent. The evening will include music by the winner of Amaranth's young composer's initiative, Alyssa Weinberg, Ryan Brown, and Sahba Aminikia. [More]

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Summits – Daniel Corral, Joanna Wallfisch, The Koan Quartet

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]

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Summits – Daniel Corral, Joanna Wallfisch, The Koan Quartet

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]

Friday, April 12, 2019

An Evening at Patricia's: The Music of Patricia Wallinga

Composer Patricia Wallinga hosts a salon-style concert of her own art song and chamber music. [More]

Friday, April 12, 2019

An Evening at Patricia's: The Music of Patricia Wallinga

Composer Patricia Wallinga hosts a salon-style concert of her own art song and chamber music. [More]

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Lecture-Recital: Amr Selim, Vocalizing the Horn

Vocalizing the Horn is a window to the music of Egypt and Islam through the french horn. Join us for this hybrid lecture-recital featuring Amr Selim performing original and arranged Arabic tunes on the french horn. Selim will share some historical and theoretical background on Arabic Music and will discuss the performance practice of such music on the horn using his etude book: Vocalizing the Horn. [More]

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Lecture-Recital: Amr Selim, Vocalizing the Horn

Vocalizing the Horn is a window to the music of Egypt and Islam through the french horn. Join us for this hybrid lecture-recital featuring Amr Selim performing original and arranged Arabic tunes on the french horn. Selim will share some historical and theoretical background on Arabic Music and will discuss the performance practice of such music on the horn using his etude book: Vocalizing the Horn. [More]

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

OFSQ + Matthias McIntire: Little Worlds

The OFSQ premieres Matthias McIntire's "Little Worlds" for woodwind quintet, and Matthias gives the American Premiere of his "Cathedral Grove (and the Gray Jay)" for solo violin and live electronics. [More]

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

OFSQ + Matthias McIntire: Little Worlds

The OFSQ premieres Matthias McIntire's "Little Worlds" for woodwind quintet, and Matthias gives the American Premiere of his "Cathedral Grove (and the Gray Jay)" for solo violin and live electronics. [More]

Monday, April 8, 2019

113 California Tour

113 presents work by Georges Aperghis, Chaya Czernowin, and James Dillon, as well as West Coast premieres of work by 113 composers Joey Crane, Sam Krahn, Joshua Musikantow, Tiffany Skidmore, and Jeremy Wagner, featuring performances by Duo Gelland, Nina Dante, Maria Ritzenthaler, and the Hutchins/Qiang Duo. [More]

Monday, April 8, 2019

113 California Tour

113 presents work by Georges Aperghis, Chaya Czernowin, and James Dillon, as well as West Coast premieres of work by 113 composers Joey Crane, Sam Krahn, Joshua Musikantow, Tiffany Skidmore, and Jeremy Wagner, featuring performances by Duo Gelland, Nina Dante, Maria Ritzenthaler, and the Hutchins/Qiang Duo. [More]

Thursday, April 4, 2019

New Music Decanted: Music for Cello & Horn

Nicolee Kuester, Horn and Eric Moore, Cello present two commissioned premieres by Dongryul Lee and Sergio Cote in addition to music by Morton Feldman. They will be joined by Jennifer Hunt, Piano for a work by Alvin Lucier. [More]

Thursday, April 4, 2019

New Music Decanted: Music for Cello & Horn

Nicolee Kuester, Horn and Eric Moore, Cello present two commissioned premieres by Dongryul Lee and Sergio Cote in addition to music by Morton Feldman. They will be joined by Jennifer Hunt, Piano for a work by Alvin Lucier. [More]

Friday, March 29, 2019

Friction Quartet Premieres

Friction Commissioning Initiative brings six new works to life premiering quartets by Sarang Kim and Nick Benavides. Also on the concert will be Geoffrey Gordon's ABACISCUS. [More]

Friday, March 29, 2019

Friction Quartet Premieres

Friction Commissioning Initiative brings six new works to life premiering quartets by Sarang Kim and Nick Benavides. Also on the concert will be Geoffrey Gordon's ABACISCUS. [More]

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Bard Music West Plays! 1.0: Games and Revolutions

The first show of Bard Music West's new concert series featuring composers Danny Clay and Gabriella Smith. Meet the composers and discover some of their many inspirations, including coral reefs, children's games, and Haydn! [More]

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Bard Music West Plays! 1.0: Games and Revolutions

The first show of Bard Music West's new concert series featuring composers Danny Clay and Gabriella Smith. Meet the composers and discover some of their many inspirations, including coral reefs, children's games, and Haydn! [More]

Monday, March 25, 2019

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Monday, March 25, 2019

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Clare Longendyke: From San Francisco With Love

Join award-winning concert pianist Clare Longendyke as she presents a program of solo piano works by composers currently living and working in the Bay Area. [More]

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Clare Longendyke: From San Francisco With Love

Join award-winning concert pianist Clare Longendyke as she presents a program of solo piano works by composers currently living and working in the Bay Area. [More]

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Electronic Improvisations: Chris Brown, James Fei, and Soo Yeon Lyuh

Chris Brown performs live electronics in duets with Soo Yeon Lyuh, amplified haegum (a Korean bowed two-string instrument); and James Fei, analog electronics. This concert is the first in a new series at C4NM of music for live electronic ensembles that Brown will curate during the next two years. A week-long mini-festival is next, scheduled for June 18-23. A state-of-the-art sound system will be generously provided by Meyer Sound. [More]

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Electronic Improvisations: Chris Brown, James Fei, and Soo Yeon Lyuh

Chris Brown performs live electronics in duets with Soo Yeon Lyuh, amplified haegum (a Korean bowed two-string instrument); and James Fei, analog electronics. This concert is the first in a new series at C4NM of music for live electronic ensembles that Brown will curate during the next two years. A week-long mini-festival is next, scheduled for June 18-23. A state-of-the-art sound system will be generously provided by Meyer Sound. [More]

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Deep Listening® Group

We come together to engage in the Deep Listening® practices of Pauline Oliveros. Led by Anna Wolfe-Pauly. [More]

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Deep Listening® Group

We come together to engage in the Deep Listening® practices of Pauline Oliveros. Led by Anna Wolfe-Pauly. [More]

Friday, March 15, 2019

David Tanenbaum and Friends

Don’t miss this exciting night of guitar music, featuring world renowned David Tanenbaum and friends performing SEVEN World Premieres of top Bay Area Composer Belinda Reynolds and acclaimed Guitarist/Composer Ben Verdey. Everything will be explored, From Tan Dun’s quixotic’ ‘Seven Desires’ to Omid Zoufonoun’s ‘Cascade’. This show promises to be an evening of satisfying and tasty music for one’s ears. [More]

Friday, March 15, 2019

David Tanenbaum and Friends

Don’t miss this exciting night of guitar music, featuring world renowned David Tanenbaum and friends performing SEVEN World Premieres of top Bay Area Composer Belinda Reynolds and acclaimed Guitarist/Composer Ben Verdey. Everything will be explored, From Tan Dun’s quixotic’ ‘Seven Desires’ to Omid Zoufonoun’s ‘Cascade’. This show promises to be an evening of satisfying and tasty music for one’s ears. [More]

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Zwischenspiel

Zwischenspiel: a meditative program of minimalist solo and duo piano music paired with photography exploring the interplay between musicians, art forms, and culture across two continents. [More]

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Zwischenspiel

Zwischenspiel: a meditative program of minimalist solo and duo piano music paired with photography exploring the interplay between musicians, art forms, and culture across two continents. [More]

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Looney/ Mezzacapa/ Nordeson Trio

Piano improvising stalwart Scott R. Looney returns to the Center for an evening of adventurous compositions and improvisations, this time in a more traditional piano trio setting with the fabulous bassist Lisa Mezzacapa and the explosive precision of Kjell Nordeson on drums and percussion. It's the night before we set our clocks ahead as well, so come celebrate the last night of regular time! [More]

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Looney/ Mezzacapa/ Nordeson Trio

Piano improvising stalwart Scott R. Looney returns to the Center for an evening of adventurous compositions and improvisations, this time in a more traditional piano trio setting with the fabulous bassist Lisa Mezzacapa and the explosive precision of Kjell Nordeson on drums and percussion. It's the night before we set our clocks ahead as well, so come celebrate the last night of regular time! [More]

Friday, March 8, 2019

Latitudes: Ashley Bellouin and Gabriel Mindel Saloman

Gabriel Mindel Saloman, known widely for his work in seminal noise band Yellow Swans, joins Latitudes to present his ongoing investigations into music of the liberated body. Composer and instrument-builder Ashley Bellouin is joined by guitarist Ben Bracken to conjure a sound equal parts spiritual, mental, and physical—minimal by design, maximal in spirit. [More]

Friday, March 8, 2019

Latitudes: Ashley Bellouin and Gabriel Mindel Saloman

Gabriel Mindel Saloman, known widely for his work in seminal noise band Yellow Swans, joins Latitudes to present his ongoing investigations into music of the liberated body. Composer and instrument-builder Ashley Bellouin is joined by guitarist Ben Bracken to conjure a sound equal parts spiritual, mental, and physical—minimal by design, maximal in spirit. [More]

Friday, March 1, 2019

Kurt Rohde's Farewell Tour – Part 2

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]

Friday, March 1, 2019

Kurt Rohde's Farewell Tour – Part 2

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]

Monday, February 25, 2019

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Monday, February 25, 2019

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Alvaro Domene & Henry Kaiser: Guitar Duos & Solos

Improvised electric guitar solos and duos by Alvaro Domene & Henry Kaiser. [More]

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Alvaro Domene & Henry Kaiser: Guitar Duos & Solos

Improvised electric guitar solos and duos by Alvaro Domene & Henry Kaiser. [More]

Friday, February 15, 2019

Jared Redmond

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]

Friday, February 15, 2019

Jared Redmond

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]

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Latitudes: William Fowler Collins & Geneva Skeen

On the latest installment of Latitudes, William Fowler Collins gives voice to a spectacular chroma of dread with a performance of works from his most recent full-length record Field Music—a seething, pulsing soundtrack in honor of the landscape in which the world’s first atomic bomb was assembled. “Geneva Skeen evokes Californian vistas and the corruption festering behind them with the same uneasiness as Lana Del Rey's West Coast or Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice. Her genuinely evocative music fully communicates its ideas and intentions even without accompanying data” (Wire Magazine). [More]

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Latitudes: William Fowler Collins & Geneva Skeen

On the latest installment of Latitudes, William Fowler Collins gives voice to a spectacular chroma of dread with a performance of works from his most recent full-length record Field Music—a seething, pulsing soundtrack in honor of the landscape in which the world’s first atomic bomb was assembled. “Geneva Skeen evokes Californian vistas and the corruption festering behind them with the same uneasiness as Lana Del Rey's West Coast or Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice. Her genuinely evocative music fully communicates its ideas and intentions even without accompanying data” (Wire Magazine). [More]

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Wayne Horvitz/The Snowghost Sessions with special guest Sara Schoenbeck

Sara Schoenbeck joins Wayne and the Snowghost Trio for an evening of duets, trio music from the recently released "Snowghost Session," and finally a quartet. [More]

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Wayne Horvitz/The Snowghost Sessions with special guest Sara Schoenbeck

Sara Schoenbeck joins Wayne and the Snowghost Trio for an evening of duets, trio music from the recently released "Snowghost Session," and finally a quartet. [More]

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Greenlief / Vatcher DUO and TRIO: Adams Mezzacappa Nordeson

1st set: Adams - Mezzacappa - Nordeson TRIO: These Bay Area improvisers converge in original inventions that traverse abstract soundscapes to angular grooves, melodic flights and collective ruminations. 2nd set: Netherland expat Michael Vatcher DUO with local saxophone wizard Phillip Greenlief in a series of free improvisations. [More]

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Greenlief / Vatcher DUO and TRIO: Adams Mezzacappa Nordeson

1st set: Adams - Mezzacappa - Nordeson TRIO: These Bay Area improvisers converge in original inventions that traverse abstract soundscapes to angular grooves, melodic flights and collective ruminations. 2nd set: Netherland expat Michael Vatcher DUO with local saxophone wizard Phillip Greenlief in a series of free improvisations. [More]

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Elevate Ensemble: Low Hanging Fruit

This program of virtuosic chamber works pushes the performer to the extreme! Featuring music by Michael Gilbertson, Gyorgy Ligeti, Bela Bartok, and Ana Sokolovic. [More]

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Elevate Ensemble: Low Hanging Fruit

This program of virtuosic chamber works pushes the performer to the extreme! Featuring music by Michael Gilbertson, Gyorgy Ligeti, Bela Bartok, and Ana Sokolovic. [More]

Friday, February 1, 2019

Meshes: Leslee Smucker

In her solo violin project "Meshes," Leslee Smucker explores the strange and unnerving relationship between dream and reality by juxtaposing the music of Conor Abbott Brown, Lera Auerbach, Luc Brewaeys, Michel van der Aa, Locatelli, and film of Maya Deren. Sound design by Conor Abbott Brown. [More]

Friday, February 1, 2019

Meshes: Leslee Smucker

In her solo violin project "Meshes," Leslee Smucker explores the strange and unnerving relationship between dream and reality by juxtaposing the music of Conor Abbott Brown, Lera Auerbach, Luc Brewaeys, Michel van der Aa, Locatelli, and film of Maya Deren. Sound design by Conor Abbott Brown. [More]

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Tracking Series #3, Women Composers and Gender Equity

C4NM hosts its third Tracking Series, with a roundtable discussion focusing on women composers and gender equity in contemporary music led by Emma Logan and Julie Barwick of Helia Music Collective with featured panelists Elinor Armer, Pamela Z, Sarah Cahill, Aubrey Bergauer, Daria Novo, Maggie Payne, and Mya Byrne. This discussion is free and open to all who are interested in discussing both the current artistic and economic conditions for women in music, and future paths to increasing equality. [More]

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Tracking Series #3, Women Composers and Gender Equity

C4NM hosts its third Tracking Series, with a roundtable discussion focusing on women composers and gender equity in contemporary music led by Emma Logan and Julie Barwick of Helia Music Collective with featured panelists Elinor Armer, Pamela Z, Sarah Cahill, Aubrey Bergauer, Daria Novo, Maggie Payne, and Mya Byrne. This discussion is free and open to all who are interested in discussing both the current artistic and economic conditions for women in music, and future paths to increasing equality. [More]

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

American Composers Forum, Meet-up and Residency Info. Session

ACF is pleased to launch a new Composer Residency for the Bay Area, in partnership with the Center for New Music. In advance of this new program, ACF staff will be in town to host a composer meet-up in January! Please join us in San Francisco on January 29th for food and drink, to connect with your colleagues, and to get more information about how to apply for the upcoming Composer Residency. [More]

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

American Composers Forum, Meet-up and Residency Info. Session

ACF is pleased to launch a new Composer Residency for the Bay Area, in partnership with the Center for New Music. In advance of this new program, ACF staff will be in town to host a composer meet-up in January! Please join us in San Francisco on January 29th for food and drink, to connect with your colleagues, and to get more information about how to apply for the upcoming Composer Residency. [More]

Monday, January 28, 2019

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Monday, January 28, 2019

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Saturday, January 26, 2019

56×54: But Wait! There's More!

E4TT performs a concert of 15 short works: 9 pieces by women composers (including Missy Mazzoli, Elena Ruehr, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Laura Schwendinger, Shulamit Ran, and Tamar Diesendruck), 5 more from E4TT's first Call for Scores, at which we received 275 works by 200 composers and chose 56 x 54, plus a piece by E4TT composer David Garner. [More]

Saturday, January 26, 2019

56×54: But Wait! There's More!

E4TT performs a concert of 15 short works: 9 pieces by women composers (including Missy Mazzoli, Elena Ruehr, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Laura Schwendinger, Shulamit Ran, and Tamar Diesendruck), 5 more from E4TT's first Call for Scores, at which we received 275 works by 200 composers and chose 56 x 54, plus a piece by E4TT composer David Garner. [More]

Friday, January 25, 2019

Latitudes: Arrington de Dionyso and DunkelpeK

On the latest installment of Latitudes, Arrington de Dionyso conjures utopic zones through ritual trance and the high spirits of electrified rock and roll. The iconoclastic duo DunkelpeK transmits an amalgamated soundworld through percussion and electric guitar, chopping their many influences to bits and reassembling them in a quest for new musical possibilities. [More]

Friday, January 25, 2019

Latitudes: Arrington de Dionyso and DunkelpeK

On the latest installment of Latitudes, Arrington de Dionyso conjures utopic zones through ritual trance and the high spirits of electrified rock and roll. The iconoclastic duo DunkelpeK transmits an amalgamated soundworld through percussion and electric guitar, chopping their many influences to bits and reassembling them in a quest for new musical possibilities. [More]

Thursday, January 24, 2019

YinSho: Dangerous Animals

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]

Thursday, January 24, 2019

YinSho: Dangerous Animals

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]

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Après Baschet: Opening Reception with Mari Ruiz

Marti Ruiz is director of the Taller Baschet in Barcelona and has come to San Francisco to demystify the Baschet system of applied acoustics with his latest exhibition at C4NM's Window Gallery. Reception at 6 PM, artist talk and demonstration at 7 PM. [More]

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Après Baschet: Opening Reception with Mari Ruiz

Marti Ruiz is director of the Taller Baschet in Barcelona and has come to San Francisco to demystify the Baschet system of applied acoustics with his latest exhibition at C4NM's Window Gallery. Reception at 6 PM, artist talk and demonstration at 7 PM. [More]

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Aerocade Presents: Elizabeth A. Baker, Post-Haste Reed Duo, Meerenai Shim, and friends

Join Aerocade Artists for an evening of new music, free improvisation, electronics, woodwinds, and good vibrations! Contrabass flute virtuoso Ned McGowan will join the lineup as a special guest. Complimentary refreshments! [More]

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Aerocade Presents: Elizabeth A. Baker, Post-Haste Reed Duo, Meerenai Shim, and friends

Join Aerocade Artists for an evening of new music, free improvisation, electronics, woodwinds, and good vibrations! Contrabass flute virtuoso Ned McGowan will join the lineup as a special guest. Complimentary refreshments! [More]

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Latitudes: Chuck Johnson & Leila Abdul-Rauf

Pedal steel guitar player Chuck Johnson’s western-tinged ambient works drawl out slow and stately, like disappearing shadows on the desert floor while the sun rises overhead. Again the light changes with trumpet player and vocalist Leila Abdul-Rauf whose blurred melancholic songs obscure the day’s memories in a mesmeric haze. [More]

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Latitudes: Chuck Johnson & Leila Abdul-Rauf

Pedal steel guitar player Chuck Johnson’s western-tinged ambient works drawl out slow and stately, like disappearing shadows on the desert floor while the sun rises overhead. Again the light changes with trumpet player and vocalist Leila Abdul-Rauf whose blurred melancholic songs obscure the day’s memories in a mesmeric haze. [More]

Friday, December 14, 2018

C4NM Holiday Party

Ho Ho Ho and a bottle of rum (or the drink of your choice), it's time for the annual C4NM Holiday Party! There will be drinks, bites, good people, another edition of Jingle Bells in C, and optional ugly sweaters. Free for members and volunteers, others welcome but donation requested. [More]

Friday, December 14, 2018

C4NM Holiday Party

Ho Ho Ho and a bottle of rum (or the drink of your choice), it's time for the annual C4NM Holiday Party! There will be drinks, bites, good people, another edition of Jingle Bells in C, and optional ugly sweaters. Free for members and volunteers, others welcome but donation requested. [More]

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

PlantLife: Sarah Cahill, Pet the Tiger

Join us for an evening of music, meditation, art and dance expiring and celebrating the consciousness or our allies in the green world. 7 PM: Plant Meditation with Michael Dooley and plant portraits by Anjelica Collard. 8 PM: Sarah Cahill, Piano: Patterns of Plants, Mamoru Fujieda. 9 PM: Pet the Tiger: Psychobotanikon. [More]

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Major Arcana

Major Arcana is a musical interpretation of the trump cards of the tarot deck, as created by SF composer and songwriter Derek Schmidt. This is a public presentation of the SF Arts Commission Individual Artist grant he received to complete this project. [More]

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Major Arcana

Major Arcana is a musical interpretation of the trump cards of the tarot deck, as created by SF composer and songwriter Derek Schmidt. This is a public presentation of the SF Arts Commission Individual Artist grant he received to complete this project. [More]

Friday, December 7, 2018

Andy Meyerson: Humble Servant (Proof of Concept)

Performed by The Living Earth Show's Andy Meyerson, Humble Servant (Proof of Concept) is a work-in-progress presentation featuring a preview of five pieces, written by Samuel Adams, Amadeus Regucera, Sarah Hennies, Christopher Cerrone, and Adrian Knight. Moderated discussion led by Matthew Holmes-Linder. [More]

Friday, December 7, 2018

Andy Meyerson: Humble Servant (Proof of Concept)

Performed by The Living Earth Show's Andy Meyerson, Humble Servant (Proof of Concept) is a work-in-progress presentation featuring a preview of five pieces, written by Samuel Adams, Amadeus Regucera, Sarah Hennies, Christopher Cerrone, and Adrian Knight. Moderated discussion led by Matthew Holmes-Linder. [More]

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Crown of Eternity – Sound Experience

A total absorption in sound through the harmonic resonance of 50+ overtone rich instruments including Gongs, Bells, Hammered Dulcimer and tuned metal instruments. [More]

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Crown of Eternity – Sound Experience

A total absorption in sound through the harmonic resonance of 50+ overtone rich instruments including Gongs, Bells, Hammered Dulcimer and tuned metal instruments. [More]

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Maggi Payne / Quark Matters (Farhadian, Vinkeloe, Robinson, Reed, and Perkis)

Quarks combine to form composite particles, and describe well the five musicians' adventurous melodic - rhythmical sound landscapes with influences from classical, jazz, songwriting, electronic and improv music. The eminent composer, flautist and video artist Maggi Payne opens the evening. [More]

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Maggi Payne / Quark Matters (Farhadian, Vinkeloe, Robinson, Reed, and Perkis)

Quarks combine to form composite particles, and describe well the five musicians' adventurous melodic - rhythmical sound landscapes with influences from classical, jazz, songwriting, electronic and improv music. The eminent composer, flautist and video artist Maggi Payne opens the evening. [More]

Friday, November 30, 2018

Enrique Arriaga (Unknown Persons) and Concepción Huerta (Territorios Personales)

Mexico City electronic sound artists Enrique Arriaga and Concepción Huerta each share sound performances intersecting visible and invisible impulses circling manifestations of humanity. [More]

Friday, November 30, 2018

Enrique Arriaga (Unknown Persons) and Concepción Huerta (Territorios Personales)

Mexico City electronic sound artists Enrique Arriaga and Concepción Huerta each share sound performances intersecting visible and invisible impulses circling manifestations of humanity. [More]

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Disks and Grooves: Exploring Rotary Instruments

Composer Danny Clay and printmaker Jon Fischer present an evening of film screenings with live musical accompaniment. Exhibited in conjunction with an interactive visual art display, the screening combines the duo’s hand printed records with field footage shot across the California coastline. T.D. Skatchit & Company features Tom Nunn & David Michalak playing Nunn's inventions the Skatchbox and Skatch Platter with guests from a pool of over 20 collaborators known as The Company. For this concert, The Company features Aurora Josephson. [More]

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Disks and Grooves: Exploring Rotary Instruments

Composer Danny Clay and printmaker Jon Fischer present an evening of film screenings with live musical accompaniment. Exhibited in conjunction with an interactive visual art display, the screening combines the duo’s hand printed records with field footage shot across the California coastline. T.D. Skatchit & Company features Tom Nunn & David Michalak playing Nunn's inventions the Skatchbox and Skatch Platter with guests from a pool of over 20 collaborators known as The Company. For this concert, The Company features Aurora Josephson. [More]

Monday, November 26, 2018

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Monday, November 26, 2018

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Monday, November 19, 2018

Clara Yang Piano: Sound of the Past and the Present

Solo piano works by Chen Yi, Zhou Long, Phil Young, Scriabin, and Prokofiev. [More]

Monday, November 19, 2018

Clara Yang Piano: Sound of the Past and the Present

Solo piano works by Chen Yi, Zhou Long, Phil Young, Scriabin, and Prokofiev. [More]

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Martin Azevedo & Planarian Collective, with Dennis Aman: Disassembling The Clocks

Martin Azevedo, Dennis Aman & friends fold together DIY Sound Sources and video experiments to create an evening of stories, inventions and escapes. [More]

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Martin Azevedo & Planarian Collective, with Dennis Aman: Disassembling The Clocks

Martin Azevedo, Dennis Aman & friends fold together DIY Sound Sources and video experiments to create an evening of stories, inventions and escapes. [More]

Friday, November 16, 2018

Scott R. Looney / Joseph Noble / Kjell Nordeson – Duos and Trio

Piano stalwart Scott R. Looney comes out of the woodwork playing duos and a trio with friends old and new. Featuring percussionist Kjell Nordeson and Joseph Noble on sax and flute. [More]

Friday, November 16, 2018

Scott R. Looney / Joseph Noble / Kjell Nordeson – Duos and Trio

Piano stalwart Scott R. Looney comes out of the woodwork playing duos and a trio with friends old and new. Featuring percussionist Kjell Nordeson and Joseph Noble on sax and flute. [More]

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Latitudes: Bill Orcutt and Zachary James Watkins

On the latest edition of Latitudes—an album release show on the occasion of Bill Orcutt and Chris Corsano’s new record “Brace Up.” Join Other Minds’ Blaine Todd at the C4NM as he presents two singular voices in the world of experimental guitar music. Bill Orcutt performs his convulsive blues on four-string electric, while composer and former Black Spirituals guitarist, Zachary James Watkins sketches an aural map of the C4NM through walls of feedback. 7:00pm doors, 7:30pm concert [More]

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Latitudes: Bill Orcutt and Zachary James Watkins

On the latest edition of Latitudes—an album release show on the occasion of Bill Orcutt and Chris Corsano’s new record “Brace Up.” Join Other Minds’ Blaine Todd at the C4NM as he presents two singular voices in the world of experimental guitar music. Bill Orcutt performs his convulsive blues on four-string electric, while composer and former Black Spirituals guitarist, Zachary James Watkins sketches an aural map of the C4NM through walls of feedback. 7:00pm doors, 7:30pm concert [More]

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Sontag Shogun (NYC/Montreal) with Maggi Payne

An evening of abstract sentimental music (for lovers and loners alike) featuring the Northeastern electroacoustic piano trio, Sontag Shogun, and synth-pioneer and Mills affiliate Maggi Payne. [More]

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Sontag Shogun (NYC/Montreal) with Maggi Payne

An evening of abstract sentimental music (for lovers and loners alike) featuring the Northeastern electroacoustic piano trio, Sontag Shogun, and synth-pioneer and Mills affiliate Maggi Payne. [More]

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Quatuor Tana: Tracés d’ombres

The renowned French Tana Quartet concludes a week-long residency at CNMAT of UC Berkeley with a performance of string quartets by Bartok, Debussy, Stravinsky and UC Berkeley's own, Franck Bedrossian. This is a unique opportunity to hear Bedrossian's forceful quartet, Tracés d'ombres performed by one of the world's most energizing ensembles for contemporary music. [More]

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Quatuor Tana: Tracés d’ombres

The renowned French Tana Quartet concludes a week-long residency at CNMAT of UC Berkeley with a performance of string quartets by Bartok, Debussy, Stravinsky and UC Berkeley's own, Franck Bedrossian. This is a unique opportunity to hear Bedrossian's forceful quartet, Tracés d'ombres performed by one of the world's most energizing ensembles for contemporary music. [More]

Sunday, November 11, 2018

HUSH Series – The Long Tone Choir: autumn

Immerse yourself in a gradually descending and refining vocal soundscape, mirroring the process of autumn. The text scores for this work will be displayed within autumn-inspired sculptures throughout the performance space. The sculptures will be silent-auctioned following the performance. [More]

Sunday, November 11, 2018

HUSH Series – The Long Tone Choir: autumn

Immerse yourself in a gradually descending and refining vocal soundscape, mirroring the process of autumn. The text scores for this work will be displayed within autumn-inspired sculptures throughout the performance space. The sculptures will be silent-auctioned following the performance. [More]

Friday, November 9, 2018

enhakē beyond Messiaen: 21st century works for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano

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]

Friday, November 9, 2018

enhakē beyond Messiaen: 21st century works for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano

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]

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Opening Reception: Don Buchla, Instruments for Electronic Expression

Join us for the opening reception of our latest window gallery exhibition: Don Buchla, Instruments for Electronic Expression. The curator for this exhibit, Joel Davel, worked closely with Buchla for over 20 years. Davel will join us for a curator discussion and instrument demonstration. Free! [More]

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Opening Reception: Don Buchla, Instruments for Electronic Expression

Join us for the opening reception of our latest window gallery exhibition: Don Buchla, Instruments for Electronic Expression. The curator for this exhibit, Joel Davel, worked closely with Buchla for over 20 years. Davel will join us for a curator discussion and instrument demonstration. Free! [More]

Sunday, November 4, 2018

I Will Learn To

In this inspired new music program, artists Jordan Curcuruto (percussion), Chelsea Villanueva (clarinet), Phoebe Wu (piano), and Jocelyn Zelasko (voice) explore empowerment within relationships. Each musical work completes the phrase: "I will learn to…" (e.g., laugh, love, grieve, empower, forgive). [More]

Sunday, November 4, 2018

I Will Learn To

In this inspired new music program, artists Jordan Curcuruto (percussion), Chelsea Villanueva (clarinet), Phoebe Wu (piano), and Jocelyn Zelasko (voice) explore empowerment within relationships. Each musical work completes the phrase: "I will learn to…" (e.g., laugh, love, grieve, empower, forgive). [More]

Saturday, November 3, 2018

TO….OBLIVION

TO....OBLIVION presents two California guitarists, San Francisco's Giacomo Fiore and Los Angeles' Alexander Elliott Miller in a program of music for electric guitar. [More]

Saturday, November 3, 2018

TO….OBLIVION

TO....OBLIVION presents two California guitarists, San Francisco's Giacomo Fiore and Los Angeles' Alexander Elliott Miller in a program of music for electric guitar. [More]

Friday, November 2, 2018

OboeTronics II, with Glenda Bates and Brandon Labadie

OboeTronics II features 21st century electro-acoustic works for oboe performed by virtuosic and experimental oboists Glenda Bates and Brandon Labadie. The two present works by living composers for solo oboe with laptop and works with soundtracks or tape. Old meets new in an electrifying acoustic experience. [More]

Friday, November 2, 2018

OboeTronics II, with Glenda Bates and Brandon Labadie

OboeTronics II features 21st century electro-acoustic works for oboe performed by virtuosic and experimental oboists Glenda Bates and Brandon Labadie. The two present works by living composers for solo oboe with laptop and works with soundtracks or tape. Old meets new in an electrifying acoustic experience. [More]

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Mari Kawamura plays Bordeau, Vine, Hsieh, and Couperin

Pianist Mari Kawamura plays new works by Joey Bordeau, Anthony Vine, Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh for piano and electronics, as well as François Couperin's ' Ordre 18ème de clavecin' (1722). [More]

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Early Music Meets New: Liaison Ensemble + Helia Music Collective

What happens when early and new music intersect? Liaison Ensemble and Helia Music Collective team up to explore new music by composers Emily Koh, Lily Chen, Julie Barwick, and Emma Logan in response to music by Baroque composers Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini. [More]

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Early Music Meets New: Liaison Ensemble + Helia Music Collective

What happens when early and new music intersect? Liaison Ensemble and Helia Music Collective team up to explore new music by composers Emily Koh, Lily Chen, Julie Barwick, and Emma Logan in response to music by Baroque composers Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini. [More]

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Closing Reception: Inventions from The Maze and The Machine

Join us for the closing reception of "Inventions from The Maze and The Machine," by Daniel Schmidt and Paul Dresher. Their creations are visually beautiful and easily played, inventions made for American Gamelan in dialogue with composer Lou Harrison and his partner Bill Colvig. The evening will include a discussion and instrument demonstration with Paul Dresher and Daniel Schmidt. [More]

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Closing Reception: Inventions from The Maze and The Machine

Join us for the closing reception of "Inventions from The Maze and The Machine," by Daniel Schmidt and Paul Dresher. Their creations are visually beautiful and easily played, inventions made for American Gamelan in dialogue with composer Lou Harrison and his partner Bill Colvig. The evening will include a discussion and instrument demonstration with Paul Dresher and Daniel Schmidt. [More]

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Future Sonic Cities: Artist Panel

Hear from select artists and musicians of Future Sonic Cities, featuring Aja Archuleta, Lexagon (Alexa Burrell), Michal Ho None of Them, and Erica Stucky, moderated by Soundwave guest curator Sharmi Basu at The Center for New Music. Future Sonic Cities is an international concert in partnership between Soundwave Biennale (8) Infrastructure, The Center for New Music, and Zurich Meets San Francisco: a festival of two cities on the topic of intersectional identity and building opportunities for collaboration and exchange in culture, art and music today. The event features a moderated discussion with a curated selection of the festival musicians. [More]

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Future Sonic Cities: Artist Panel

Hear from select artists and musicians of Future Sonic Cities, featuring Aja Archuleta, Lexagon (Alexa Burrell), Michal Ho None of Them, and Erica Stucky, moderated by Soundwave guest curator Sharmi Basu at The Center for New Music. Future Sonic Cities is an international concert in partnership between Soundwave Biennale (8) Infrastructure, The Center for New Music, and Zurich Meets San Francisco: a festival of two cities on the topic of intersectional identity and building opportunities for collaboration and exchange in culture, art and music today. The event features a moderated discussion with a curated selection of the festival musicians. [More]

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Adventures with Musical Data: Transforming Sound Recordings into Music Notation via MIDI

In this hands-on composition workshop, we’ll explore how to transform audio recordings into MIDI events and music notation. In the process, we’ll reverse-engineer Austrian composer Peter Ablinger’s "Deus Cantando," get our hands dirty with sound information in various formats and representations, and come away with some practical knowledge about acoustics, data compression, and pattern recognition. [More]

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Adventures with Musical Data: Transforming Sound Recordings into Music Notation via MIDI

In this hands-on composition workshop, we’ll explore how to transform audio recordings into MIDI events and music notation. In the process, we’ll reverse-engineer Austrian composer Peter Ablinger’s "Deus Cantando," get our hands dirty with sound information in various formats and representations, and come away with some practical knowledge about acoustics, data compression, and pattern recognition. [More]

Thursday, October 18, 2018

New Music Performed by Nicolas Deuson and Jonathan Pilkington

This concert will feature guitar and tenor voice performing works by living composers, three of whom are active in the Bay Area. Several world premieres! [More]

Thursday, October 18, 2018

New Music Performed by Nicolas Deuson and Jonathan Pilkington

This concert will feature guitar and tenor voice performing works by living composers, three of whom are active in the Bay Area. Several world premieres! [More]

Monday, October 15, 2018

Surely You Gesture (Eric Lyon, Donald Swearingen, Pamela Z)

Composer/performers Pamela Z, Donald Swearingen, and Eric Lyon will perform composed and improvised works for gesturally controlled electronics and voice, in various combinations of solos, duos, and trios. [More]

Monday, October 15, 2018

Surely You Gesture (Eric Lyon, Donald Swearingen, Pamela Z)

Composer/performers Pamela Z, Donald Swearingen, and Eric Lyon will perform composed and improvised works for gesturally controlled electronics and voice, in various combinations of solos, duos, and trios. [More]

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Shamisen from Edo Hauta to Contemporary

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]

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Shamisen from Edo Hauta to Contemporary

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]

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Keepsakes for Contraforte and Contrabass Flute

Keyed Kontraptions will premiere works by Brett Austin Eastman and Emily Koh. Also on the program are works by Lily Chen and Isaac Schankler. [More]

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Keepsakes for Contraforte and Contrabass Flute

Keyed Kontraptions will premiere works by Brett Austin Eastman and Emily Koh. Also on the program are works by Lily Chen and Isaac Schankler. [More]

Friday, October 12, 2018

Visible Transitions

Improvised Painting from Live Music & Improvised Music from Visual Compositions: Live Abstract Painting by Ethan Cranke w/ Music by Gino Robair, Palle and Per Anders from Sweden + Tomas Dimuzio, Phillip Greenlief, and David Samas. GAZE EMANATIONS, drawings by Brian Lucas, performed by Pet the Tiger and Co. Cheryl Leonard, Tom Nunn, Tom Djll, Gino Robair, Bryan Day, Phillip Greenlief, David Samas. [More]

Friday, October 12, 2018

Visible Transitions

Improvised Painting from Live Music & Improvised Music from Visual Compositions: Live Abstract Painting by Ethan Cranke w/ Music by Gino Robair, Palle and Per Anders from Sweden + Tomas Dimuzio, Phillip Greenlief, and David Samas. GAZE EMANATIONS, drawings by Brian Lucas, performed by Pet the Tiger and Co. Cheryl Leonard, Tom Nunn, Tom Djll, Gino Robair, Bryan Day, Phillip Greenlief, David Samas. [More]

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Latitudes: The Music of Tetuzi Akiyama & John Krausbauer

Guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama brings his motorik “infinite boogie” and graveside blues minimalism to the Center for New Music. Akiyama will be supported by ecstatic music aesthete John Krausbauer whose explorations of amplified violin and stroboscopic lighting induce states of heavy trance. [More]

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Latitudes: The Music of Tetuzi Akiyama & John Krausbauer

Guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama brings his motorik “infinite boogie” and graveside blues minimalism to the Center for New Music. Akiyama will be supported by ecstatic music aesthete John Krausbauer whose explorations of amplified violin and stroboscopic lighting induce states of heavy trance. [More]

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Thomas Schultz plays The People United Will Never Be Defeated and music by Hyo-shin Na

Schultz plays Frederic Rzewski's monumental masterpiece from 1975, THE PEOPLE UNITED WILL NEVER BE DEFEATED and Hyo-shin Na's RAIN STUDY (1999) and SMALL NOISE (2018). [More]

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Curium: Women Through the Ages

Curium presents an all-female program of music for piano trio through the ages, including music by Kaija Saariaho, Jennifer Higdon, and Clara Schumann. Curium is a piano trio based in San Francisco that highlights the works of female composers along with traditional repertoire. [More]

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Curium: Women Through the Ages

Curium presents an all-female program of music for piano trio through the ages, including music by Kaija Saariaho, Jennifer Higdon, and Clara Schumann. Curium is a piano trio based in San Francisco that highlights the works of female composers along with traditional repertoire. [More]

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Animals and Giraffes – Final 2017/2018 EiR concert

To finish up their year-long residency at the Center for New Music, animals & giraffes presents two sets of interdisciplinary improvisation. The evening also celebrates LANDLOCKED BEACH, their new CD release on Creative Sources (Portugal). [More]

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Animals and Giraffes – Final 2017/2018 EiR concert

To finish up their year-long residency at the Center for New Music, animals & giraffes presents two sets of interdisciplinary improvisation. The evening also celebrates LANDLOCKED BEACH, their new CD release on Creative Sources (Portugal). [More]

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Pianist Jihye Chang: Co-Ko (Contemporary Korea)

Exploring the exciting scene of Korean contemporary music through works by composers living and composing on three different continents. [More]

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Pianist Jihye Chang: Co-Ko (Contemporary Korea)

Exploring the exciting scene of Korean contemporary music through works by composers living and composing on three different continents. [More]

Friday, September 28, 2018

C4NM Member Party: We're 6!

The Center for New Music is celebrating 6 years of serving the new music community from its home at 55 Taylor Street. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided free of charge to all C4NM members, volunteers, artists, partners, and supporters, past and present! [More]

Friday, September 28, 2018

C4NM Member Party: We're 6!

The Center for New Music is celebrating 6 years of serving the new music community from its home at 55 Taylor Street. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided free of charge to all C4NM members, volunteers, artists, partners, and supporters, past and present! [More]

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Live Cinema: Thingamajigs Performance Group + viDEO sAVant /duo B.

A two-part evening of visual and sonic experiments and environments, featuring Thingamajigs Performance Group, and viDEO sAVant (Charles Woodman + duo B.). Both ensembles explore the intersection of improvised music with live video performance, and will transform the Center for New Music into an immersive sensory environment. [More]

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Live Cinema: Thingamajigs Performance Group + viDEO sAVant /duo B.

A two-part evening of visual and sonic experiments and environments, featuring Thingamajigs Performance Group, and viDEO sAVant (Charles Woodman + duo B.). Both ensembles explore the intersection of improvised music with live video performance, and will transform the Center for New Music into an immersive sensory environment. [More]

Friday, September 21, 2018

Chaotic Pathways: Dirt and Copper with Julie Herndon

An evening of original compositions exploring the boundaries between composer and performer, structure and decomposition, agency and performance practice. The concert will feature works by Julie Herndon, John Ivers, Golnaz Shariatzadeh, Michelle Lee, Tony Gennaro, and Matt Robidoux. [More]

Friday, September 21, 2018

Chaotic Pathways: Dirt and Copper with Julie Herndon

An evening of original compositions exploring the boundaries between composer and performer, structure and decomposition, agency and performance practice. The concert will feature works by Julie Herndon, John Ivers, Golnaz Shariatzadeh, Michelle Lee, Tony Gennaro, and Matt Robidoux. [More]

Thursday, September 20, 2018

C4NM Benefit Concert, Thumbscrew: Mary Halvorson – Michael Formanek – Tomas Fujiwara

Join us for this unique and intimate chance to see Thumbscrew, comprised of contemporary jazz heavyweights Mary Halvorson on guitar, Michael Formanek on double bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums. All proceeds from this event benefit C4NM, supporting our efforts to create a space for new music to thrive in the Bay Area and beyond. We invite you to join us before the concert for a reception hosted by our Board of Directors including libations and light bites. Connect with our new music community, then experience a special opportunity to see Thumbscrew perform up close at C4NM. [More]

Thursday, September 20, 2018

C4NM Benefit Concert, Thumbscrew: Mary Halvorson – Michael Formanek – Tomas Fujiwara

Join us for this unique and intimate chance to see Thumbscrew, comprised of contemporary jazz heavyweights Mary Halvorson on guitar, Michael Formanek on double bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums. All proceeds from this event benefit C4NM, supporting our efforts to create a space for new music to thrive in the Bay Area and beyond. We invite you to join us before the concert for a reception hosted by our Board of Directors including libations and light bites. Connect with our new music community, then experience a special opportunity to see Thumbscrew perform up close at C4NM. [More]

Monday, September 17, 2018

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Monday, September 17, 2018

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Charles Xavier's Cow Walk Orchestra: THE BOSCO SERIES

Charles Xavier’s Cow Walk Orchestra combines the creative arts of sonic electronica explorations with the percussive arts, jazz improvisations, audio effects and ambiances, and spoken word narratives is intended to create an immersive experience that explores the purpose and frustration of the journey as dreams unfold. The Orchestra features Clifford Brown III – trumpet, Matt Montgomery – Guitar/Violin, and composer Charles Xavier – Drums/Synthesizers. [More]

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Charles Xavier's Cow Walk Orchestra: THE BOSCO SERIES

Charles Xavier’s Cow Walk Orchestra combines the creative arts of sonic electronica explorations with the percussive arts, jazz improvisations, audio effects and ambiances, and spoken word narratives is intended to create an immersive experience that explores the purpose and frustration of the journey as dreams unfold. The Orchestra features Clifford Brown III – trumpet, Matt Montgomery – Guitar/Violin, and composer Charles Xavier – Drums/Synthesizers. [More]

Friday, September 14, 2018

POSTPONED: Current Vibrant Duo: New works by Eldad Tarmu for oboe and vibraphone

Current Vibrant duo performs an evening of through-composed music written by Eldad Tarmu. With room for improvisation, exploring the roles of classical and jazz performance practices, and the hybridization of the two, Tarmu’s compositions entrance the listener with jazz harmonies and grooving rhythms, and sing with classical phrasing and formal structure. [More]

Friday, September 14, 2018

POSTPONED: Current Vibrant Duo: New works by Eldad Tarmu for oboe and vibraphone

Current Vibrant duo performs an evening of through-composed music written by Eldad Tarmu. With room for improvisation, exploring the roles of classical and jazz performance practices, and the hybridization of the two, Tarmu’s compositions entrance the listener with jazz harmonies and grooving rhythms, and sing with classical phrasing and formal structure. [More]

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Erling Wold's Fabrications: The Great Debate Cabaret

Political Debate 2018 as Subtext Wrestling Match/Genderbending wrestling love orgy. The Vietnam Vet gone AWOL and the Russian thinly disguised sing a collection of cabaret songs, controlled by a distant puppet master, operatics newer and not so new, Tanzlieder, a deconstructed Pur ti miro. The Karabister arrives, we proceed into darkness but end with love and courtesy. Featuring Nikola Printz and Laura Bohn as the contestants, Hadley McCarroll as the master, Erling Wold master of ceremonies. [More]

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Erling Wold's Fabrications: The Great Debate Cabaret

Political Debate 2018 as Subtext Wrestling Match/Genderbending wrestling love orgy. The Vietnam Vet gone AWOL and the Russian thinly disguised sing a collection of cabaret songs, controlled by a distant puppet master, operatics newer and not so new, Tanzlieder, a deconstructed Pur ti miro. The Karabister arrives, we proceed into darkness but end with love and courtesy. Featuring Nikola Printz and Laura Bohn as the contestants, Hadley McCarroll as the master, Erling Wold master of ceremonies. [More]

Thursday, August 30, 2018

THERE IS A RIVER: David Neita & Deborah Pritchard

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]

Thursday, August 30, 2018

THERE IS A RIVER: David Neita & Deborah Pritchard

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]

Monday, August 27, 2018

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Monday, August 27, 2018

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Friday, August 24, 2018

American Narratives – Music by Kyle Hovatter & Emma Logan

San Francisco-based composers Kyle Hovatter and Emma Logan present extended works for soprano and chamber ensemble, featuring text from "A Stone a Leaf a Door" by 20th-Century American writer Thomas Wolfe and real letters by Americans serving in past wars. [More]

Thursday, August 16, 2018

A Circle Has No Beginning by Sameer Gupta

This project represents cultural unity through deep respect for musical traditions of Indian Classical Music and American Jazz. The concert will feature modern improvisation and musical synergy between strong unique voices coming from diverse influences. [More]

Thursday, August 16, 2018

A Circle Has No Beginning by Sameer Gupta

This project represents cultural unity through deep respect for musical traditions of Indian Classical Music and American Jazz. The concert will feature modern improvisation and musical synergy between strong unique voices coming from diverse influences. [More]

Friday, August 10, 2018

Hans Tammen and The San Francisco Third Eye Orchestra

Tammen, currently in residence at Lucas Artists Residencies Montalvo, makes a rare appearance in San Francisco with new works for Steve Horowitz's Code Ensemble. Hans borrows from Charles Ives’ polytonality, Steve Coleman’s rhythmic complexity, Karlheinz Stockhausen’s organization of sounds and Earle Brown’s approach to form. [More]

Friday, August 10, 2018

Hans Tammen and The San Francisco Third Eye Orchestra

Tammen, currently in residence at Lucas Artists Residencies Montalvo, makes a rare appearance in San Francisco with new works for Steve Horowitz's Code Ensemble. Hans borrows from Charles Ives’ polytonality, Steve Coleman’s rhythmic complexity, Karlheinz Stockhausen’s organization of sounds and Earle Brown’s approach to form. [More]

Friday, August 3, 2018

White Boy Scream & William Hutson

Los Angeles sound artists White Boy Scream and William Hutson performing their individual works as part of their two-week-long tour. [More]

Friday, August 3, 2018

White Boy Scream & William Hutson

Los Angeles sound artists White Boy Scream and William Hutson performing their individual works as part of their two-week-long tour. [More]

Monday, July 30, 2018

Adams McNalley Vlatkovich

Woodwind brass string ensemble performing creative improvised music. [More]

Monday, July 30, 2018

Adams McNalley Vlatkovich

Woodwind brass string ensemble performing creative improvised music. [More]

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Opera on the Spot: Opera Scenes and Arias

Opera on the Spot will be presenting a fun mix of classical and contemporary opera scenes and arias. Just like any other opera on the spot concert, get ready for a fun, immersive and unconventional evening of opera! [More]

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Opera on the Spot: Opera Scenes and Arias

Opera on the Spot will be presenting a fun mix of classical and contemporary opera scenes and arias. Just like any other opera on the spot concert, get ready for a fun, immersive and unconventional evening of opera! [More]

Friday, July 27, 2018

Robert Simonds: American Women Composers, music for solo violin

Violinist Robert Simonds (Louisville Orchestra, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music), performs unaccompanied works for violin by American women composers. Featuring music by Missy Mazzoli, Cindy Cox, Patricia Van Ness, TJ Cole, Molly Joyce, Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer, and Alexis Bacon, this program explores the influences of the Baroque era, the Renaissance, and folk music on some of today's most dynamic composers. [More]

Friday, July 27, 2018

Robert Simonds: American Women Composers, music for solo violin

Violinist Robert Simonds (Louisville Orchestra, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music), performs unaccompanied works for violin by American women composers. Featuring music by Missy Mazzoli, Cindy Cox, Patricia Van Ness, TJ Cole, Molly Joyce, Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer, and Alexis Bacon, this program explores the influences of the Baroque era, the Renaissance, and folk music on some of today's most dynamic composers. [More]

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sunset Piano: Origins & Destinations

Mauro ffortissimo and Dean Mermell, cofounders of the Sunset Piano project, will bring their "avant-garden" music to the Center. Playing a prepared piano and a "liberated" piano, they stretch the conventional limitations of the twelve tone scale. [More]

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sunset Piano: Origins & Destinations

Mauro ffortissimo and Dean Mermell, cofounders of the Sunset Piano project, will bring their "avant-garden" music to the Center. Playing a prepared piano and a "liberated" piano, they stretch the conventional limitations of the twelve tone scale. [More]

Saturday, July 21, 2018

HUSH Series — Hans Otte’s Book of Sounds

Get lost in Hans Otte’s 12-movement masterwork for solo piano, The Book of Sounds (1979-1982), performed by pianist D. Riley Nicholson. This underperformed piano cycle uses rare architectures and structures to weave minimal, subtle, haunting sounds in and through the piano. It “lets sounds be sounds” (John Cage). Casual seating and drinks will be on hand to help you through the journey. [More]

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Sky Was Beyond Description for koto/bass koto

Koto player Shoko Hikage, a core member of the acclaimed Wooden Fish Ensemble, will play compositions by innovative composer and Wooden Fish colleague Hyo-shin Na [More]

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Sky Was Beyond Description for koto/bass koto

Koto player Shoko Hikage, a core member of the acclaimed Wooden Fish Ensemble, will play compositions by innovative composer and Wooden Fish colleague Hyo-shin Na [More]

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Opening Reception: Margaret Noble, Resonating Objects

Margaret Noble creates interactive, multi-sensory sculptures and installations layered in sound and gesture. I design these works with recycled objects, raw materials, and circuitry. Join us for the (free!) opening reception at 6pm, artist talk and demonstration at 7pm. [More]

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Opening Reception: Margaret Noble, Resonating Objects

Margaret Noble creates interactive, multi-sensory sculptures and installations layered in sound and gesture. I design these works with recycled objects, raw materials, and circuitry. Join us for the (free!) opening reception at 6pm, artist talk and demonstration at 7pm. [More]

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Larry Ochs – Aram Shelton – Scott Walton – Kjell Nordesen

7-11: Yes! It's your lucky day. Aram Shelton is here from Budapest. Kjell Nordeson is here from San Diego. Scott Walton is not in France this summer. And Ochs is always ready to play in this quartet. Compositions and Extra Sensory Perception combine = Expect the Unexpected. The concert is a prelude to a recording session, so the focus will be dialed up. Come on out. [More]

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Larry Ochs – Aram Shelton – Scott Walton – Kjell Nordesen

7-11: Yes! It's your lucky day. Aram Shelton is here from Budapest. Kjell Nordeson is here from San Diego. Scott Walton is not in France this summer. And Ochs is always ready to play in this quartet. Compositions and Extra Sensory Perception combine = Expect the Unexpected. The concert is a prelude to a recording session, so the focus will be dialed up. Come on out. [More]

Friday, June 29, 2018

Chris Brown, Jason Hoopes, Jon Raskin, Vladimir Tarasov

Vladimir Tarasov, the incredible drummer/composer/artist from Vilnius, is joining local musicians Chris Brown (piano & electronics), Jason Hoopes (electric bass) and Jon Raskin (saxophones) for an evening improvised music. [More]

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Visual Piano & Friends

Sicilian composer/pianist Francesco Di Fiore and video artist Valeria Di Matteo perform their series “Visual Piano” featuring composers from around the world. They will be joined by their San Francisco friends, ZOFO piano duo and saxophonist Michael Hernandez. [More]

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Visual Piano & Friends

Sicilian composer/pianist Francesco Di Fiore and video artist Valeria Di Matteo perform their series “Visual Piano” featuring composers from around the world. They will be joined by their San Francisco friends, ZOFO piano duo and saxophonist Michael Hernandez. [More]

Monday, June 25, 2018

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Monday, June 25, 2018

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. [More]

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Samuel Blaser & Marc Ducret

Samuel Blaser and Marc Ducret will give a rare San Francisco performance at the Center for New Music. Blaser’s grounding in jazz and classical music produces tunes which develop seamlessly through wonderful interaction with French guitarist Marc Ducret (known for his work with Tim Berne). They have just released a new album in trio with Danish drummer Peter Bruun on legendary Swiss label HatArt to coincide with the performance. [More]

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Samuel Blaser & Marc Ducret

Samuel Blaser and Marc Ducret will give a rare San Francisco performance at the Center for New Music. Blaser’s grounding in jazz and classical music produces tunes which develop seamlessly through wonderful interaction with French guitarist Marc Ducret (known for his work with Tim Berne). They have just released a new album in trio with Danish drummer Peter Bruun on legendary Swiss label HatArt to coincide with the performance. [More]

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Nadia Shpachenko: "Quotations and Homages" CD Release Concert

9 San Francisco Premieres! Multiple GRAMMY® nominated pianist Nadia Shpachenko performs a solo recital featuring newly-written homages for piano, voice, electronics, and multimedia by composers Adam Borecki, Daniel Felsenfeld, Tom Flaherty, Vera Ivanova, Missy Mazzoli, Nick Norton, Isaac Schankler, and Peter Yates. Celebrating Shpachenko’s new CD “Quotations and Homages,” released on Reference Recordings on April 6, 2018. [More]

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Nadia Shpachenko: "Quotations and Homages" CD Release Concert

9 San Francisco Premieres! Multiple GRAMMY® nominated pianist Nadia Shpachenko performs a solo recital featuring newly-written homages for piano, voice, electronics, and multimedia by composers Adam Borecki, Daniel Felsenfeld, Tom Flaherty, Vera Ivanova, Missy Mazzoli, Nick Norton, Isaac Schankler, and Peter Yates. Celebrating Shpachenko’s new CD “Quotations and Homages,” released on Reference Recordings on April 6, 2018. [More]

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tracking Series #2: Wealth, Equity, and 21st-Century Jazz

Join our second Tracking Series event, a roundtable discussion on wealth, equity, and 21st-Century jazz. We’ll react to recent talks, including the SFJAZZ Town Hall, on the needs of the Bay Area’s jazz community with Andy Gilbert (SF Classical Voice), Cory Combs (bass, composition, Executive Director of InterMusicSF), and Darren Johnston (trumpet); dig into data on recent commissions and the programs of major arts organizations compiled by C4NM co-founder Adam Fong (bass); and, with help from local leaders Lisa Mezzacappa (bass), Destiny Muhammad (harp), and others, examine the structures that support the Bay Area scene to help identify what is working, and where more work is needed.

Discussion will run from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Light refreshments provided.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tracking Series #2: Wealth, Equity, and 21st-Century Jazz

Join our second Tracking Series event, a roundtable discussion on wealth, equity, and 21st-Century jazz. We’ll react to recent talks, including the SFJAZZ Town Hall, on the needs of the Bay Area’s jazz community with Andy Gilbert (SF Classical Voice), Cory Combs (bass, composition, Executive Director of InterMusicSF), and Darren Johnston (trumpet); dig into data on recent commissions and the programs of major arts organizations compiled by C4NM co-founder Adam Fong (bass); and, with help from local leaders Lisa Mezzacappa (bass), Destiny Muhammad (harp), and others, examine the structures that support the Bay Area scene to help identify what is working, and where more work is needed.

Discussion will run from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Light refreshments provided.
[More]

Sunday, June 10, 2018

AIR: A Tribute to Cecil Taylor

Struck by the loss of artistic giant Cecil Taylor in April, the Rovas felt compelled to pay respects to a hero. Each quartet member has invited guests to create special ensembles for the concert. The desire is to assemble groupings that enable the broader music community to participate in this farewell tribute to a man who impacted us all so much, both as creative artist and as a fearless and unapologetic innovator. Join Rova and 9 dedicated and inventive practitioners to explore sonic realms presaged by Taylor’s iconic work. [More]

Sunday, June 10, 2018

AIR: A Tribute to Cecil Taylor

Struck by the loss of artistic giant Cecil Taylor in April, the Rovas felt compelled to pay respects to a hero. Each quartet member has invited guests to create special ensembles for the concert. The desire is to assemble groupings that enable the broader music community to participate in this farewell tribute to a man who impacted us all so much, both as creative artist and as a fearless and unapologetic innovator. Join Rova and 9 dedicated and inventive practitioners to explore sonic realms presaged by Taylor’s iconic work. [More]

Saturday, June 2, 2018

HUSH Series — Northern Lights Campout Music Party

Let your hair down and put your feet up at our relaxed, intimate spin on the classical concert. The Campout Music Party. We’ll provide the wine (first drink is free), the floor pillows, the soothing timelapse videos. Hang out and enjoy minimal, mellow chamber music by Ólafur Arnalds, performed by Center for New Music curator and violinist, Julia Ogrydziak, and Friends. Each piece will be accompanied by a tiny poem to ponder as you listen. [More]

Saturday, June 2, 2018

HUSH Series — Northern Lights Campout Music Party

Let your hair down and put your feet up at our relaxed, intimate spin on the classical concert. The Campout Music Party. We’ll provide the wine (first drink is free), the floor pillows, the soothing timelapse videos. Hang out and enjoy minimal, mellow chamber music by Ólafur Arnalds, performed by Center for New Music curator and violinist, Julia Ogrydziak, and Friends. Each piece will be accompanied by a tiny poem to ponder as you listen. [More]

Friday, June 1, 2018

Soundvoice: Electronic Music Workshop – Final Performance

Check out new works for electronics and live performers by participants in this year's Soundvoice program.

This set of new pieces, composed through the Soundvoice workshop, will be brought to life by C4NM Ensemble-in-Residence, Animals and Giraffes (saxophone and voice duo), plus special guest Matthew Creer (electronics), and the composers themselves!

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Soundvoice: Electronic Music Workshop – Final Performance

Check out new works for electronics and live performers by participants in this year's Soundvoice program.

This set of new pieces, composed through the Soundvoice workshop, will be brought to life by C4NM Ensemble-in-Residence, Animals and Giraffes (saxophone and voice duo), plus special guest Matthew Creer (electronics), and the composers themselves!

[More]

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Diana Wade: you made it weird, San Francisco.

Los Angeles- based violist Diana Wade presents an evening of horse videos, vocal fry, stomping, and a drainage tube. Featuring works by Beglarian, Borecki, Hearne, Knox, Norman, Sciarrino, and Wade. [More]

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Diana Wade: you made it weird, San Francisco.

Los Angeles- based violist Diana Wade presents an evening of horse videos, vocal fry, stomping, and a drainage tube. Featuring works by Beglarian, Borecki, Hearne, Knox, Norman, Sciarrino, and Wade. [More]

Friday, May 25, 2018

Friction Quartet + Danny Clay + Pascal Le Boeuf: CounterPaint Video Release

Friction Quartet premieres new works by Grammy-nominated composer, pianist, and producer Pascal Le Boeuf and beloved local composer Danny Clay. The evening includes Pascal’s "Ritual Being" (with jazz ensemble) and the premiere of the multimedia collaboration "CounterPaint: The Art of the Fugue" led by Danny, Pascal & Friction. This occasion will mark the world premiere screening and release of the CounterPaint music video. [More]

Friday, May 25, 2018

Friction Quartet + Danny Clay + Pascal Le Boeuf: CounterPaint Video Release

Friction Quartet premieres new works by Grammy-nominated composer, pianist, and producer Pascal Le Boeuf and beloved local composer Danny Clay. The evening includes Pascal’s "Ritual Being" (with jazz ensemble) and the premiere of the multimedia collaboration "CounterPaint: The Art of the Fugue" led by Danny, Pascal & Friction. This occasion will mark the world premiere screening and release of the CounterPaint music video. [More]

Thursday, May 24, 2018

SpermChurch: Trevor Dunn (electric bass) Sannety (electronics)

Sonic exploration stretching the boundaries of what a "bass & drum" duo means. Drawing from trap, dub, metal, hip-hop and improv and re-contextualizing the minutiae of all of the above. [More]

Thursday, May 24, 2018

SpermChurch: Trevor Dunn (electric bass) Sannety (electronics)

Sonic exploration stretching the boundaries of what a "bass & drum" duo means. Drawing from trap, dub, metal, hip-hop and improv and re-contextualizing the minutiae of all of the above. [More]

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

HUSH Series – Anka Draugelates, In the River of Time

German singer, violist, and composer Anka Draugelates performs her transcendent works for viola and voice. The compositions interweave polyrhythms, natural and unexpected time signatures and metrics, invented language, simple melodies, and free improvisation, placing the listener in the middle of moment, “im Fluß der Zeit” ( in the river of time). The concert will be followed by a wine reception. [More]

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

HUSH Series – Anka Draugelates, In the River of Time

German singer, violist, and composer Anka Draugelates performs her transcendent works for viola and voice. The compositions interweave polyrhythms, natural and unexpected time signatures and metrics, invented language, simple melodies, and free improvisation, placing the listener in the middle of moment, “im Fluß der Zeit” ( in the river of time). The concert will be followed by a wine reception. [More]

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

HUSH Series – Vocal Movement: Point Zero (All Levels Workshop)

In this vocal workshop, we use the resonance of our voice as a bridge to awaken our awareness and open us to new possibilities of feeling and expression. Using time-tested group vocal exercises, master teacher and therapist, Anka Draugelates, will guide us to let go of our egos and go on a search to ‘the now.’ Everybody is welcome – trained and untrained voices alike. [More]

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

HUSH Series – Vocal Movement: Point Zero (All Levels Workshop)

In this vocal workshop, we use the resonance of our voice as a bridge to awaken our awareness and open us to new possibilities of feeling and expression. Using time-tested group vocal exercises, master teacher and therapist, Anka Draugelates, will guide us to let go of our egos and go on a search to ‘the now.’ Everybody is welcome – trained and untrained voices alike. [More]

Monday, May 21, 2018

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM.

[More]

Monday, May 21, 2018

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM.

[More]

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Young and Local: Friction SQ plays music by composers of the John Adams Young Composers Program

New pieces for the Friction Quartet, written by students of the John Adams Young Composers Program! [More]

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Young and Local: Friction SQ plays music by composers of the John Adams Young Composers Program

New pieces for the Friction Quartet, written by students of the John Adams Young Composers Program! [More]

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Michael Bang: "In T" and Other Keyboard Pieces

Michael Bang presents "In T" and other pieces for various keyboard ensembles. [More]

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Michael Bang: "In T" and Other Keyboard Pieces

Michael Bang presents "In T" and other pieces for various keyboard ensembles. [More]

Friday, May 18, 2018

Kurt Rohde's Farewell Tour – PART 1

Featuring world premieres of works for solo viola, and viola and piano [More]

Friday, May 18, 2018

Kurt Rohde's Farewell Tour – PART 1

Featuring world premieres of works for solo viola, and viola and piano [More]

Thursday, May 17, 2018

permutations051718: Ghost Ensemble: We Who Walk Again

Permutations presents the West Coast debut of New York's Ghost Ensemble, with an evening of music by Pauline Oliveros, Ben Richter, Sky Macklay, Andrew C. Smith, and Liisa Hirsch. Ghost Ensemble is dedicated to new musical perspectives that explore the experience of listening, creating sonic spaces that shift our attention, perception, or experience of time. [More]

Thursday, May 17, 2018

permutations051718: Ghost Ensemble: We Who Walk Again

Permutations presents the West Coast debut of New York's Ghost Ensemble, with an evening of music by Pauline Oliveros, Ben Richter, Sky Macklay, Andrew C. Smith, and Liisa Hirsch. Ghost Ensemble is dedicated to new musical perspectives that explore the experience of listening, creating sonic spaces that shift our attention, perception, or experience of time. [More]

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Brooklyn Art Song Society: New Voices

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]

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Brooklyn Art Song Society: New Voices

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]

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Opening Reception: Space is the Plate

Join us for the opening reception of "Space is the Plate, Shifting Resonances in Contemporary Instrument Design," with works by Tom Nunn, Richard Waters, Neil Feather, Fred “Spaceman” Long, Brooks Hubbert III, Bart Hopkin, and Brothers’ Quarrel (Saxton/Samas). The evening will include a panel discussion moderated by Bart Hopkin and demonstrations by Tom Nunn, Brooks Hubbard III, and Fred Long. [More]

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Opening Reception: Space is the Plate

Join us for the opening reception of "Space is the Plate, Shifting Resonances in Contemporary Instrument Design," with works by Tom Nunn, Richard Waters, Neil Feather, Fred “Spaceman” Long, Brooks Hubbert III, Bart Hopkin, and Brothers’ Quarrel (Saxton/Samas). The evening will include a panel discussion moderated by Bart Hopkin and demonstrations by Tom Nunn, Brooks Hubbard III, and Fred Long. [More]

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Vinkeloe/ Looney/ Mezzacappa/ Robinson

Two different trios come together in a quartet of tones, textures, melodies, and creative interplay sure to please the discerning ear. Come explore the sonic possibilities! [More]

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Vinkeloe/ Looney/ Mezzacappa/ Robinson

Two different trios come together in a quartet of tones, textures, melodies, and creative interplay sure to please the discerning ear. Come explore the sonic possibilities! [More]

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Steven Lugerner's SLUGish Ensemble

SLUGish Ensemble is an amoeba-like musical gathering under the direction of composer / saxophonist Steven Lugerner. Their music utilizes traditional acoustic band instruments to create layers of pocketed-grooves and melodies that blur the lines between pop, r&b, jazz & minimalism. [More]

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Steven Lugerner's SLUGish Ensemble

SLUGish Ensemble is an amoeba-like musical gathering under the direction of composer / saxophonist Steven Lugerner. Their music utilizes traditional acoustic band instruments to create layers of pocketed-grooves and melodies that blur the lines between pop, r&b, jazz & minimalism. [More]

Friday, May 4, 2018

POSTPONED: American Narratives – Music by Kyle Hovatter & Emma Logan

San Francisco-based composers Kyle Hovatter and Emma Logan present extended works for soprano and chamber ensemble, featuring text from "A Stone a Leaf a Door" by 20th-Century American writer Thomas Wolfe and real letters by Americans serving in past wars. [More]

Thursday, May 3, 2018

UC Berkeley Composers with Myra Melford: Solo Collective

An evening of new solo works composed and performed by UC Berkeley graduate composers. The pieces reflect a broad array of compositional and performative techniques including improvisation, live electronics, and prepared western and nonwestern instruments. A collective improvisation will cap the program. [More]

Thursday, May 3, 2018

UC Berkeley Composers with Myra Melford: Solo Collective

An evening of new solo works composed and performed by UC Berkeley graduate composers. The pieces reflect a broad array of compositional and performative techniques including improvisation, live electronics, and prepared western and nonwestern instruments. A collective improvisation will cap the program. [More]

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Sunday, April 29, 2018

permutations042918: Hypercolor

Hypercolor (Lukas Ligeti - drums, Eyal Maoz - guitar, and James Ilgenfritz - electric bass) combines avant-jazz, new music, no wave, African and Israeli traditions, holding its opposing urges in an electrifying tension that is both melodic and deconstructive. Hypercolor are preparing to record the follow-up to their eponymous debut album, which was released 2015 on John Zorn's Tzadik label. [More]

Sunday, April 29, 2018

permutations042918: Hypercolor

Hypercolor (Lukas Ligeti - drums, Eyal Maoz - guitar, and James Ilgenfritz - electric bass) combines avant-jazz, new music, no wave, African and Israeli traditions, holding its opposing urges in an electrifying tension that is both melodic and deconstructive. Hypercolor are preparing to record the follow-up to their eponymous debut album, which was released 2015 on John Zorn's Tzadik label. [More]

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Sing If You Believe: A Spring Recital

Join Mohan, Adam and George for a special evening of original music and jazz standards. [More]

Saturday, April 28, 2018

UC Berkeley Undergrduate Composers: Solo and Electronics

An afternoon of works for solo instrument and/or electronics composed by UC Berkeley Undergraduate Composers. [More]

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Sing If You Believe: A Spring Recital

Join Mohan, Adam and George for a special evening of original music and jazz standards. [More]

Saturday, April 28, 2018

UC Berkeley Undergrduate Composers: Solo and Electronics

An afternoon of works for solo instrument and/or electronics composed by UC Berkeley Undergraduate Composers. [More]

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM.

[More]

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM.

[More]

Saturday, April 21, 2018

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

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]

Saturday, April 21, 2018

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

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]

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Ladies who Lieder

Original songs by Monica Chew, along with songs by Bartok, Strauss and Wagner. Sung by soprano Jamie Lee with pianist Monica Chew. [More]

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Ladies who Lieder

Original songs by Monica Chew, along with songs by Bartok, Strauss and Wagner. Sung by soprano Jamie Lee with pianist Monica Chew. [More]

Sunday, April 15, 2018

HUSH Series — Long Tone Choir: spring

Immerse yourself in a spring-inspired soundscape, produced by traditional and extended vocal techniques. Text scores for the work will be displayed within distinct sculptures throughout the performance space, and will be sold in a silent auction after the performance. Q&A follows the performance. [More]

Sunday, April 15, 2018

HUSH Series — Long Tone Choir: spring

Immerse yourself in a spring-inspired soundscape, produced by traditional and extended vocal techniques. Text scores for the work will be displayed within distinct sculptures throughout the performance space, and will be sold in a silent auction after the performance. Q&A follows the performance. [More]

Saturday, April 14, 2018

New Music by Michael Rothkopf and Ric Louchard

Composers Michael Rothkopf and Ric Louchard met in 1972 at college. They have been doing joint concerts of their music for over 40 years. [More]

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alone/Not Alone #3: I Sing Words – Jill Morgan Brenner, soprano

Jill Morgan Brenner presents an evening of art, poetry, and music for solo voice and electronics about the resilience of the human spirit as viewed through the female experience. Curated as the final installment of Emma Logan’s "Alone/Not Alone" series, featured composers will include: Mary Jane Leach, Cecilia Ore, Kaija Saariaho, Kate Soper, and Nina C. Young. [More]

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alone/Not Alone #3: I Sing Words – Jill Morgan Brenner, soprano

Jill Morgan Brenner presents an evening of art, poetry, and music for solo voice and electronics about the resilience of the human spirit as viewed through the female experience. Curated as the final installment of Emma Logan’s "Alone/Not Alone" series, featured composers will include: Mary Jane Leach, Cecilia Ore, Kaija Saariaho, Kate Soper, and Nina C. Young. [More]

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Noam Bierstone plays the piano, Tibetan bowls, & himself

Canadian percussionist Noam Bierstone performs his first solo show in the US, featuring works for both percussion and piano! [More]

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Noam Bierstone plays the piano, Tibetan bowls, & himself

Canadian percussionist Noam Bierstone performs his first solo show in the US, featuring works for both percussion and piano! [More]

Saturday, April 7, 2018

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

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]

Saturday, April 7, 2018

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

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]

Thursday, April 5, 2018

SopraDuo Album Release Party

Join SopraDuo as they celebrate the release of their new album, “House of Dreams.” Every ticket includes a copy of “House of Dreams” album, food, drink, and a concert featuring selections from the album. [More]

Thursday, April 5, 2018

SopraDuo Album Release Party

Join SopraDuo as they celebrate the release of their new album, “House of Dreams.” Every ticket includes a copy of “House of Dreams” album, food, drink, and a concert featuring selections from the album. [More]

Friday, March 30, 2018

Nina Dante: Extending the Voice

Vocalist Nina Dante presents explorative and dramatic contemporary solo works by Pablo Chin, Stratis Minakakis, Tiffany Skidmore, and herself. [More]

Friday, March 30, 2018

Nina Dante: Extending the Voice

Vocalist Nina Dante presents explorative and dramatic contemporary solo works by Pablo Chin, Stratis Minakakis, Tiffany Skidmore, and herself. [More]

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Emily Sternfeld-Dunn: SHE album release

Emily Sternfeld-Dunn, soprano, will present a program of American art song by contemporary composers Ricky Ian Gordon, Jake Heggie, and Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn. Emily will be joined by Stephanie Patterson (bassoon), Meerenai Shim (flute), Jeffrey Sykes (piano), and Lacey Waggener (horn). [More]

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Emily Sternfeld-Dunn: SHE album release

Emily Sternfeld-Dunn, soprano, will present a program of American art song by contemporary composers Ricky Ian Gordon, Jake Heggie, and Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn. Emily will be joined by Stephanie Patterson (bassoon), Meerenai Shim (flute), Jeffrey Sykes (piano), and Lacey Waggener (horn). [More]

Monday, March 26, 2018

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM.

[More]

Monday, March 26, 2018

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM.

[More]

Sunday, March 25, 2018

HUSH Series — Daniel Corral’s Polytope (NorCal Premiere)

Daniel Corral’s Polytope exists somewhere between a string quartet, Kraftwerk, James Turrell, and an Indonesian dhalang (master shadow puppeteer). A multimedia electronic piece for a live MIDI quartet performed entirely in darkness, it combines just intonation and hypnotic rhythms with colorful live feed projections acting as a visual score. [More]

Sunday, March 25, 2018

HUSH Series — Daniel Corral’s Polytope (NorCal Premiere)

Daniel Corral’s Polytope exists somewhere between a string quartet, Kraftwerk, James Turrell, and an Indonesian dhalang (master shadow puppeteer). A multimedia electronic piece for a live MIDI quartet performed entirely in darkness, it combines just intonation and hypnotic rhythms with colorful live feed projections acting as a visual score. [More]

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Miolina: All Good Is Luck

NYC-based violin duo Miolina, a member of New Music USA's Impact Cohort, presents 'All Good Is Luck,' a program of works highlighting East Coast and West Coast women composers. Premieres and new arrangements of acoustic and electroacoustic works by Lynn Bechtold, Eve Beglarian, Melissa Grey, Mari Kimura, Emma Logan, Jessica Meyer, Angélica Negrón, and Rain Worthington will be featured. [More]

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Miolina: All Good Is Luck

NYC-based violin duo Miolina, a member of New Music USA's Impact Cohort, presents 'All Good Is Luck,' a program of works highlighting East Coast and West Coast women composers. Premieres and new arrangements of acoustic and electroacoustic works by Lynn Bechtold, Eve Beglarian, Melissa Grey, Mari Kimura, Emma Logan, Jessica Meyer, Angélica Negrón, and Rain Worthington will be featured. [More]

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Tracking Series #1: Going Public

Join your fellow community members for the first event in the Tracking Series, a new series of events meant to catalyze and build a community of new music researchers to demonstrably improve gender and racial equity within the field of new music.

This first session will include discussion of Chamber Music America's recent "Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity," an opportunity to provide feedback on a proposed equity pledge to be taken by Center for New Music and other presenters, and an action request to help build an index of critics and researchers whose work contributes to improved gender and racial equity in new music.

This event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be provided. Those who cannot attend in person are encouraged to contribute online up to one week following the meeting (see details for links).
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Tracking Series #1: Going Public

Join your fellow community members for the first event in the Tracking Series, a new series of events meant to catalyze and build a community of new music researchers to demonstrably improve gender and racial equity within the field of new music.

This first session will include discussion of Chamber Music America's recent "Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity," an opportunity to provide feedback on a proposed equity pledge to be taken by Center for New Music and other presenters, and an action request to help build an index of critics and researchers whose work contributes to improved gender and racial equity in new music.

This event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be provided. Those who cannot attend in person are encouraged to contribute online up to one week following the meeting (see details for links).
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Friday, March 16, 2018

Free As AIR: Celebrating 30 Years of Asian Improv aRts

Join Asian Improv aRts (AIR) co-founders Jon Jang (piano) and Francis Wong (saxophone) for an evening of live jazz and reflection on 30 years of music and activism. Combining radical politics, community organizing, and virtuosic musicianship, Asian Improv aRts has given form to cultural progression through three decades of creative music. AIR enters its fourth decade as one of the jewels of the Bay Area's new music scene -- join us in honoring their achievements at this special event, the proceeds of which will benefit the Center for New Music. [More]

Friday, March 16, 2018

Free As AIR: Celebrating 30 Years of Asian Improv aRts

Join Asian Improv aRts (AIR) co-founders Jon Jang (piano) and Francis Wong (saxophone) for an evening of live jazz and reflection on 30 years of music and activism. Combining radical politics, community organizing, and virtuosic musicianship, Asian Improv aRts has given form to cultural progression through three decades of creative music. AIR enters its fourth decade as one of the jewels of the Bay Area's new music scene -- join us in honoring their achievements at this special event, the proceeds of which will benefit the Center for New Music. [More]

Thursday, March 15, 2018

ensemble proton bern: One Night Only

ensemble proton bern is one of the leading Swiss ensembles for contemporary music performance. In this one-night-only show in San Francisco, they will perform works by the Swiss composers Feldmann, Krebs, Rosenberger and Wyttenbach as well as the stand-out compositions from their residences at Stanford University and UC Berkeley. [More]

Thursday, March 15, 2018

ensemble proton bern: One Night Only

ensemble proton bern is one of the leading Swiss ensembles for contemporary music performance. In this one-night-only show in San Francisco, they will perform works by the Swiss composers Feldmann, Krebs, Rosenberger and Wyttenbach as well as the stand-out compositions from their residences at Stanford University and UC Berkeley. [More]

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Elevate Ensemble Presents: Old Girls Club

Elevate Ensemble is excited to present an all-female program, featuring music by a handful of the many innovative women composers who deserve to be heard more broadly. Featured composers include Lisa Bielawa, Julie Barwick, Tania León, Edie Hill, and Jocelyn Hagen, presented in conjunction with curator Emma Logan at the Center for New Music. [More]

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Elevate Ensemble Presents: Old Girls Club

Elevate Ensemble is excited to present an all-female program, featuring music by a handful of the many innovative women composers who deserve to be heard more broadly. Featured composers include Lisa Bielawa, Julie Barwick, Tania León, Edie Hill, and Jocelyn Hagen, presented in conjunction with curator Emma Logan at the Center for New Music. [More]

Friday, March 9, 2018

Opening Reception: The Universal Music of Dr. UM, Works by Darrell DeVore

Come and celebrate the inspiring life of musician, instrument maker, graphic artist, wordsmith and philosophizer Darrell DeVore with music, dance and spoken word. Guest artists include George Brooks, Emily Klion, Sally Davis, Jim Zeno, Megan Bierman, Kim Epifano, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Steve Shain, and additional guests. [More]

Friday, March 9, 2018

Opening Reception: The Universal Music of Dr. UM, Works by Darrell DeVore

Come and celebrate the inspiring life of musician, instrument maker, graphic artist, wordsmith and philosophizer Darrell DeVore with music, dance and spoken word. Guest artists include George Brooks, Emily Klion, Sally Davis, Jim Zeno, Megan Bierman, Kim Epifano, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Steve Shain, and additional guests. [More]

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Friction Commissioning Party!

Come out and celebrate the launch of the Friction Commissioning Initiative and help raise funds for six exciting new music commissions. Friction will be performing some of their favorite existing pieces from each of their Initiative composers. All proceeds from this event will be used for commissioning ,and as a thank you, all attendees will receive a Friction Quartet "New Music Champion" sticker! [More]

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Friction Commissioning Party!

Come out and celebrate the launch of the Friction Commissioning Initiative and help raise funds for six exciting new music commissions. Friction will be performing some of their favorite existing pieces from each of their Initiative composers. All proceeds from this event will be used for commissioning ,and as a thank you, all attendees will receive a Friction Quartet "New Music Champion" sticker! [More]

Saturday, March 3, 2018

sfSound with special guest Dan Joseph perform Oliveros, Pisaro, Joseph, and sfSound

sfSoundGroup presents an evening of experimental and open form compositions with guest composer/performer Dan Joseph. [More]

Saturday, March 3, 2018

sfSound with special guest Dan Joseph perform Oliveros, Pisaro, Joseph, and sfSound

sfSoundGroup presents an evening of experimental and open form compositions with guest composer/performer Dan Joseph. [More]

Friday, March 2, 2018

Grant Day

Grant Day! C4NM staff and InterMusic SF director Cory Combs will provide free assistance with your grant strategy, review work samples, or edit your narrative. Whatever will help you put your best foot forward!
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Friday, March 2, 2018

Grant Day

Grant Day! C4NM staff and InterMusic SF director Cory Combs will provide free assistance with your grant strategy, review work samples, or edit your narrative. Whatever will help you put your best foot forward!
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Monday, February 26, 2018

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM.

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

TAWIL & KHOURY talk Atlas, Entropy Stereo, Detroit New Music, and the Arab-American Avant Garde

TAWIL & KHOURY is the duo of Leyya Mona Tawil and Mike Khoury (Detroit). They have collaborated since 2006 in the interest of seeking the intersection between choreography, composition and improvisation. This artist talk is on the heels of their performance of Atlas at The Lab (Feb 24th). Khoury will discuss his Detroit-based label and venue Entropy Stereo and the music landscape of the area. The duo will also discuss their collaborative process, and their research within the Arab-American Avant Garde. [More]

Sunday, February 25, 2018

TAWIL & KHOURY talk Atlas, Entropy Stereo, Detroit New Music, and the Arab-American Avant Garde

TAWIL & KHOURY is the duo of Leyya Mona Tawil and Mike Khoury (Detroit). They have collaborated since 2006 in the interest of seeking the intersection between choreography, composition and improvisation. This artist talk is on the heels of their performance of Atlas at The Lab (Feb 24th). Khoury will discuss his Detroit-based label and venue Entropy Stereo and the music landscape of the area. The duo will also discuss their collaborative process, and their research within the Arab-American Avant Garde. [More]

Saturday, February 24, 2018

ClusterFunk Vol. 9: Make Funk not Love

Live music and some of the best stand-up comedy in the Bay Area. [More]

Saturday, February 24, 2018

ClusterFunk Vol. 9: Make Funk not Love

Live music and some of the best stand-up comedy in the Bay Area. [More]

Sunday, February 18, 2018

muto infinitas, Cloudseeding, Oliveros, Lucier

Two visiting pairs of accomplished experimental performers bring an ambitious program of solo and duo works to the Bay Area: from LA, Christine Tavolacci and Scott Worthington perform muto infinitas, a new hour-long work by Catherine Lamb for bass flute and double bass. Red Desert presents Cloudseeding 4 by Devin Maxwell, for solo bass clarinet and electronics, plus works by Pauline Oliveros and Alvin Lucier. [More]

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Hubbard Quartet in San Francisco

The all-female group, Hubbard Quartet presents a program of all female composers in their first concert tour of the West Coast. Composers include Julie Barwick, Vivian Fine, Devree Lewis, and Marilyn Zupnick. [More]

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Hubbard Quartet in San Francisco

The all-female group, Hubbard Quartet presents a program of all female composers in their first concert tour of the West Coast. Composers include Julie Barwick, Vivian Fine, Devree Lewis, and Marilyn Zupnick. [More]

Friday, February 16, 2018

Cellista/Colclasure: Border Crossings

Cellista & Peter Colclasure present an evening of new music that explores the borders between genres. Featuring the Juxtapositions Chamber Ensemble, and rapper DEM ONE. [More]

Friday, February 16, 2018

Cellista/Colclasure: Border Crossings

Cellista & Peter Colclasure present an evening of new music that explores the borders between genres. Featuring the Juxtapositions Chamber Ensemble, and rapper DEM ONE. [More]

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Marcel Zaes – Pulsations [Bitumen]

With Pulsations [Bitumen], the Swiss composer-performer Marcel Zaes sets out to redefine the conventional concert performance. He presents a transcontinental music project which weaves live violas with pure sine waves and mathematical grids to generate abstract pulsations and minimalist soundscapes. [More]

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Marcel Zaes – Pulsations [Bitumen]

With Pulsations [Bitumen], the Swiss composer-performer Marcel Zaes sets out to redefine the conventional concert performance. He presents a transcontinental music project which weaves live violas with pure sine waves and mathematical grids to generate abstract pulsations and minimalist soundscapes. [More]

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Ian Dicke & Alexander Elliott Miller: SOUTH

SOUTH presents a Los Angeles composer, Ian Dicke, showcasing large multimedia works that explore the space between mythology and history, from east to west, of our Southern United States. [More]

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Ian Dicke & Alexander Elliott Miller: SOUTH

SOUTH presents a Los Angeles composer, Ian Dicke, showcasing large multimedia works that explore the space between mythology and history, from east to west, of our Southern United States. [More]

Friday, February 9, 2018

Brent Miller’s 40th Birthday Celebration Concert!

A 40th birthday extravaganza that everyone is invited to, featuring performances of recent works and a couple of BRAND NEW pieces, meaning YOU HAVEN’T HEARD THEM YET! And did I mention there will be drinks?... [More]

Friday, February 9, 2018

Brent Miller’s 40th Birthday Celebration Concert!

A 40th birthday extravaganza that everyone is invited to, featuring performances of recent works and a couple of BRAND NEW pieces, meaning YOU HAVEN’T HEARD THEM YET! And did I mention there will be drinks?... [More]

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Nouveau Classical Project: Currents

The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) is a New York-based, all-women contemporary classical music ensemble that collaborates with visual artists and fashion designers, and has been hailed for “bringing a refreshing edge” to concerts (VICE). “Currents” features works composed for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and electronics commissioned by The Nouveau Classical Project. Music by Olga Bell, Gabrielle Herbst, and Isaac Schankler. [More]

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Nouveau Classical Project: Currents

The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) is a New York-based, all-women contemporary classical music ensemble that collaborates with visual artists and fashion designers, and has been hailed for “bringing a refreshing edge” to concerts (VICE). “Currents” features works composed for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and electronics commissioned by The Nouveau Classical Project. Music by Olga Bell, Gabrielle Herbst, and Isaac Schankler. [More]

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

animals & giraffes with guests Jmy James Kidd & Tara Jane Oneil

Phillip Greenlief (reeds) and Claudia La Rocco (text, voice) are animals & giraffes, the Center for New Music's current ensemble in residence. For this concert, they join forces with dance artist Jmy James Kidd and multi-instrumentalist Tara Jane Oneil -- the first time all four have improvised together. [More]

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

animals & giraffes with guests Jmy James Kidd & Tara Jane Oneil

Phillip Greenlief (reeds) and Claudia La Rocco (text, voice) are animals & giraffes, the Center for New Music's current ensemble in residence. For this concert, they join forces with dance artist Jmy James Kidd and multi-instrumentalist Tara Jane Oneil -- the first time all four have improvised together. [More]

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Thomas Dimuzio and Matt Waters

Thomas Dimuzio is a musician, composer, improviser, sound designer, mastering engineer, label proprietor, and music technologist. Matt Waters will open the program performing Kraut-styled electrical psych. [More]

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Thomas Dimuzio and Matt Waters

Thomas Dimuzio is a musician, composer, improviser, sound designer, mastering engineer, label proprietor, and music technologist. Matt Waters will open the program performing Kraut-styled electrical psych. [More]

Friday, February 2, 2018

Heating Up: Hot Air Music Festival Preview Concert

The Hot Air Music Festival presents its second annual preview concert, Heating Up, featuring performances by the Nicholas Denton-Protsack and Siroko Duo. [More]

Friday, February 2, 2018

Heating Up: Hot Air Music Festival Preview Concert

The Hot Air Music Festival presents its second annual preview concert, Heating Up, featuring performances by the Nicholas Denton-Protsack and Siroko Duo. [More]

Monday, January 29, 2018

Shimmer: D. Riley Nicholson, Solo Piano & Electronics

To Shimmer is to reflect a wavering or distorted visual image, to tremolo a fitful aural light. To shimmer is to flicker and allow the possibility of an object viewed from multiple perspectives simultaneously. Shimmer is a 50 minute musical work by composer-pianist D. Riley Nicholson for piano and electronics. Live set design by visual artist Robby Gilson, recording and sound design by Zach Miley. [More]

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Shimmer: D. Riley Nicholson, Solo Piano & Electronics

To Shimmer is to reflect a wavering or distorted visual image, to tremolo a fitful aural light. To shimmer is to flicker and allow the possibility of an object viewed from multiple perspectives simultaneously. Shimmer is a 45 minute musical work by composer-pianist D. Riley Nicholson for piano and electronics. Live set design by visual artist Robby Gilson, recording and sound design by Zach Miley. [More]

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Ilana Walder-Biesanz: Trousers and Tragediennes

Ilana Walder-Biesanz (mezzo-soprano) and collaborative pianist Daniel Alley present a recital of arias in five languages, ranging from Baroque laments to drinking songs. The program includes "trouser role" arias by Mozart, Gluck, Gounod, Handel, and J. Strauss, as well as "tragedienne" arias by Massenet, Bizet, Purcell, Tchaikovsky, and Cavalli. Bonus features include a kitschy alliterative title, a gratuitous change of clothing, and an appearance by a guest baritone. [More]

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Ilana Walder-Biesanz: Trousers and Tragediennes

Ilana Walder-Biesanz (mezzo-soprano) and collaborative pianist Daniel Alley present a recital of arias in five languages, ranging from Baroque laments to drinking songs. The program includes "trouser role" arias by Mozart, Gluck, Gounod, Handel, and J. Strauss, as well as "tragedienne" arias by Massenet, Bizet, Purcell, Tchaikovsky, and Cavalli. Bonus features include a kitschy alliterative title, a gratuitous change of clothing, and an appearance by a guest baritone. [More]

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Robert Howard & Elizabeth Schumann

20th century masterpieces for cello and piano [More]

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Robert Howard & Elizabeth Schumann

20th century masterpieces for cello and piano [More]

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Fête Concerts: A Libby Larsen Birthday Concert

Fête Concerts celebrates Libby Larsen with a selection of art song, chamber, and solo works performed by Paul Dab, Anne Hepburn Smith, Justine Preston, and James Pytko. And a special arrangement of Happy Birthday by curator Emma Logan! [More]

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Fête Concerts: A Libby Larsen Birthday Concert

Fête Concerts celebrates Libby Larsen with a selection of art song, chamber, and solo works performed by Paul Dab, Anne Hepburn Smith, Justine Preston, and James Pytko. And a special arrangement of Happy Birthday by curator Emma Logan! [More]

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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

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]

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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

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]

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Molly Gebrian & Danny Holt: Trios for Two

Violist Molly Gebrian is joined by Danny Holt, who plays piano and percussion simultaneously. The unique duo is celebrating the release of their debut CD on Innova Recordings, "Trios for Two". Holt's piano/percussion playing must be seen to be believed! [More]

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Molly Gebrian & Danny Holt: Trios for Two

Violist Molly Gebrian is joined by Danny Holt, who plays piano and percussion simultaneously. The unique duo is celebrating the release of their debut CD on Innova Recordings, "Trios for Two". Holt's piano/percussion playing must be seen to be believed! [More]

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

D U C K R U B B E R: Dislodgements

D U C K R U B B E R, a bi-coastal trio that focuses on exploring the interstices between instrumental performance and multimedia augmentation, presents works collaboratively made by its members as well as Ashley Fure’s “Wire and Wool” for cello and electronics. [More]

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

D U C K R U B B E R: Dislodgements

D U C K R U B B E R, a bi-coastal trio that focuses on exploring the interstices between instrumental performance and multimedia augmentation, presents works collaboratively made by its members as well as Ashley Fure’s “Wire and Wool” for cello and electronics. [More]

Friday, January 12, 2018

Punk in Times of War

An evening with the "End Times" Ensemble - a special band formed for one night only to bring you a current take on Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du temps, as well as works by Nick Vasallo and Brett Austin Eastman. [More]

Friday, January 12, 2018

Punk in Times of War

An evening with the "End Times" Ensemble - a special band formed for one night only to bring you a current take on Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du temps, as well as works by Nick Vasallo and Brett Austin Eastman. [More]

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Opening Reception: Banjofrogs and Humanitars, Instruments and Art by Fred Carlson

Join Fred Carlson to celebrate his exhibit "Banjofrogs and Humanitars" on display in the Window Gallery through February 28, 2018. Talk and demonstration will begin at 7 PM. [More]

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Opening Reception: Banjofrogs and Humanitars, Instruments and Art by Fred Carlson

Join Fred Carlson to celebrate his exhibit "Banjofrogs and Humanitars" on display in the Window Gallery through February 28, 2018. Talk and demonstration will begin at 7 PM. [More]

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Holiday Happy Hour

There will definitely be food and drink...
There might be another rousing rendition of Jingle Bells In C...
There will definitely be ugly holiday sweaters....

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Holiday Happy Hour

There will definitely be food and drink...
There might be another rousing rendition of Jingle Bells In C...
There will definitely be ugly holiday sweaters....

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Andrew Jamieson: Holidays Deconstructed

"Holiday" music. By experimenting musicians. [More]

Monday, December 18, 2017

Andrew Jamieson: Holidays Deconstructed

"Holiday" music. By experimenting musicians. [More]

Friday, December 15, 2017

David Harrington & Friends

David Harrington, founder and main engine of the Kronos Quartet, will spend the evening (along with musical guests), in conversation with the audience. Topics run the gamut from “Making Art in Today’s World," to sharing anecdotes from Kronos Quartet’s vast history. This is a group that is not just one of our home grown jewels, but is arguably the most famous string quartet in the world. Preconcert reception at 6:30pm [More]

Friday, December 15, 2017

David Harrington & Friends

David Harrington, founder and main engine of the Kronos Quartet, will spend the evening (along with musical guests), in conversation with the audience. Topics run the gamut from “Making Art in Today’s World," to sharing anecdotes from Kronos Quartet’s vast history. This is a group that is not just one of our home grown jewels, but is arguably the most famous string quartet in the world. Preconcert reception at 6:30pm [More]

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Undercurrents: [Switch~] plays Romitelli, Garifzyanova, Ko, Diez-Fischer, and more

A new music ensemble for the 21st Century, the [Switch~ Ensemble] performs a concert of solo and chamber ensemble works with electronics. Featuring music by Fausto Romitelli, Tonia Ko, Santiago Diez-Fischer, Elvira Garifzyanova, and more. [More]

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

the [Switch~ Ensemble] Composer Workshop

Congratulations to the five composers selected for the [Switch~ Ensemble] Center for New Music Workshop: Danny Clay, Andrew Harlan, Julie Herndon, Daniel Meyer O’Keeffe, and Aida Shirazi. This event is open to the public, and [Switch~ Ensemble] encourages other composers and new music lovers to attend!  [More]

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Undercurrents: [Switch~] plays Romitelli, Garifzyanova, Ko, Diez-Fischer, and more

A new music ensemble for the 21st Century, the [Switch~ Ensemble] performs a concert of solo and chamber ensemble works with electronics. Featuring music by Fausto Romitelli, Tonia Ko, Santiago Diez-Fischer, Elvira Garifzyanova, and more. [More]

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

the [Switch~ Ensemble] Composer Workshop

Congratulations to the five composers selected for the [Switch~ Ensemble] Center for New Music Workshop: Danny Clay, Andrew Harlan, Julie Herndon, Daniel Meyer O’Keeffe, and Aida Shirazi. This event is open to the public, and [Switch~ Ensemble] encourages other composers and new music lovers to attend!  [More]

Monday, December 11, 2017

Steve Blum's PHASES album release + The Guthrie Project

Release concert for Steve Blum's PHASES, a set of minimalist pieces for synthesizer. Joined by The Guthrie Project, a duo comprising Beth Schenck and Matt Wrobel. [More]

Monday, December 11, 2017

Steve Blum's PHASES album release + The Guthrie Project

Release concert for Steve Blum's PHASES, a set of minimalist pieces for synthesizer. Joined by The Guthrie Project, a duo comprising Beth Schenck and Matt Wrobel. [More]

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Doorways: Thingamajigs Performance Group with Rae Diamond

Doorways: a convening of Thingamajigs Performance Group with Rae Diamond, founder of the Long Tone Choir [More]

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Doorways: Thingamajigs Performance Group with Rae Diamond

Doorways: a convening of Thingamajigs Performance Group with Rae Diamond, founder of the Long Tone Choir [More]

Saturday, December 9, 2017

River: A Holiday Concert with Alex Kelly and PC Muñoz

Adventurous re-imaginations of classic holiday season music. [More]

Saturday, December 9, 2017

River: A Holiday Concert with Alex Kelly and PC Muñoz

Adventurous re-imaginations of classic holiday season music. [More]

Monday, December 4, 2017

SF State Composition Studio: New Works

The SFSU composition studio teams up with chamber ensembles coached by the Alexander String Quartet to present an all-SFSU evening of new music. Hear the next generation of bay area composers and performers present new works by Forrest Balman, Carlos Gonzalez, Mark Jang, Tasuku Osaka, Aaron Star, Joshua Susic, Sean Thompson and Lauren Tougas. [More]

Monday, December 4, 2017

SF State Composition Studio: New Works

The SFSU composition studio teams up with chamber ensembles coached by the Alexander String Quartet to present an all-SFSU evening of new music. Hear the next generation of bay area composers and performers present new works by Forrest Balman, Carlos Gonzalez, Mark Jang, Tasuku Osaka, Aaron Star, Joshua Susic, Sean Thompson and Lauren Tougas. [More]

Saturday, December 2, 2017

sfSound plays music

SFSOUND returns to c4nm with a program of contemporary chamber music by NOMI EPSTEIN, VINKO GLOBOKAR, and KLAUS HUBER (November 30, 1924 – October 2, 2017); short works written for sfSound by bay area composers HYO-SHIN NA and ERIK ULMAN; a world premiere by bay area composer SARAH STILES; and improvisations by SFSOUNDGROUP. [More]

Saturday, December 2, 2017

sfSound plays music

SFSOUND returns to c4nm with a program of contemporary chamber music by NOMI EPSTEIN, VINKO GLOBOKAR, and KLAUS HUBER (November 30, 1924 – October 2, 2017); short works written for sfSound by bay area composers HYO-SHIN NA and ERIK ULMAN; a world premiere by bay area composer SARAH STILES; and improvisations by SFSOUNDGROUP. [More]

Thursday, November 30, 2017

World New Music Days: Composer Meetup

This special edition of the Composer Meetup includes a watch party and discussion! Join your fellow new music enthusiasts to view footage from the recent World New Music Days, taking place in Vancouver in November.

The meetup will begin at 6 PM with a screening of the November 6 concert of World New Music Days, featuring two of Canada’s top ensembles, the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal and Turning Point Ensemble. The program features the premiere of Canadian composer Ana Sokolović’s new violin concerto, Evta performed by Andréa Tyniec and Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal (ECM+) conducted by Véronique Lacroix, and Turning Point Ensemble performing a surrealistic fairy tale by Serbian composer Isidora Žebeljan’s.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

World New Music Days: Composer Meetup

This special edition of the Composer Meetup includes a watch party and discussion! Join your fellow new music enthusiasts to view footage from the recent World New Music Days, taking place in Vancouver in November.

The meetup will begin at 6 PM with a screening of the November 6 concert of World New Music Days, featuring two of Canada’s top ensembles, the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal and Turning Point Ensemble. The program features the premiere of Canadian composer Ana Sokolović’s new violin concerto, Evta performed by Andréa Tyniec and Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal (ECM+) conducted by Véronique Lacroix, and Turning Point Ensemble performing a surrealistic fairy tale by Serbian composer Isidora Žebeljan’s.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Soundwave ((8)) Biennial Fundraiser

Join us for this special fundraiser party to kick off Soundwave ((8)), a festival of contemporary works produced in partnership with established institutions and alternative venues in the San Francisco Bay Area. Featuring cutting edge, often technologically influenced works by artists responding to the theme of "infrastructure" Soundwave ((8)) will include collaborations with organizations like the Contemporary Jewish Museum, California Academy of Sciences, The Lab, the San Francisco Zen Center, Dolby Laboratories, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, SPUR, and others. [More]

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Soundwave ((8)) Biennial Fundraiser

Join us for this special fundraiser party to kick off Soundwave ((8)), a festival of contemporary works produced in partnership with established institutions and alternative venues in the San Francisco Bay Area. Featuring cutting edge, often technologically influenced works by artists responding to the theme of "infrastructure" Soundwave ((8)) will include collaborations with organizations like the Contemporary Jewish Museum, California Academy of Sciences, The Lab, the San Francisco Zen Center, Dolby Laboratories, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, SPUR, and others. [More]

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Berkeley Noise: Works by Undergraduate Composers

The student-run Berkeley New Music Ensemble, Berkeley Noise, will be collaborating with the UC Berkeley Undergraduate Composer's Club in premiering 5 new works from student composers: Ann Deng, Niko Vlahakis, Bobby Ge, Jonathan Sudano, and Trevor Van de Velde. [More]

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Berkeley Noise: Works by Undergraduate Composers

The student-run Berkeley New Music Ensemble, Berkeley Noise, will be collaborating with the UC Berkeley Undergraduate Composer's Club in premiering 5 new works from student composers: Ann Deng, Niko Vlahakis, Bobby Ge, Jonathan Sudano, and Trevor Van de Velde. [More]

Sunday, November 19, 2017

CANCELLED: Dennis Aman & Martin Azevedo: Disassembling The Clocks

Dennis Aman & Martin Azevedo fold together DIY Sound Sources and video experiments to create an evening of stories, inventions and escapes. [More]

Sunday, November 19, 2017

CANCELLED: Dennis Aman & Martin Azevedo: Disassembling The Clocks

Dennis Aman & Martin Azevedo fold together DIY Sound Sources and video experiments to create an evening of stories, inventions and escapes. [More]

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Brett Carson's "Mysterious Descent" album release, w/ Jakob Pek

Album release show for Brett Carson's "Mysterious Descent," a mythodramatic song cycle in twelve movements. Opening is guitarist Jakob Pek. [More]

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Brett Carson's "Mysterious Descent" album release, w/ Jakob Pek

Album release show for Brett Carson's "Mysterious Descent," a mythodramatic song cycle in twelve movements. Opening is guitarist Jakob Pek. [More]

Friday, November 17, 2017

Searching for Serotonin

This cello and electronics program is to portray society's use of electronics in every day life. People use their smartphones to escape casual conversations and personal interactions. Our relationships with these devices stem from anxiety, so be prepared, these compositions might make your skin crawl. [More]

Friday, November 17, 2017

Searching for Serotonin

This cello and electronics program is to portray society's use of electronics in every day life. People use their smartphones to escape casual conversations and personal interactions. Our relationships with these devices stem from anxiety, so be prepared, these compositions might make your skin crawl. [More]

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sound Icon: Works by UC Berkeley Composers

Sound Icon performs Helmut Lachenmann's "Trio Fluido" and premieres new works by UC Berkeley graduate composers Andrew Harlan, Clara Olivares, James Stone, and Jon Yu. [More]

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sound Icon: Works by UC Berkeley Composers

Sound Icon performs Helmut Lachenmann's "Trio Fluido" and premieres new works by UC Berkeley graduate composers Andrew Harlan, Clara Olivares, James Stone, and Jon Yu. [More]

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

ASMR with Katarina

Katarina Countiss uses ASMR-inducing sounds and visuals to create a relaxing show. [More]

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

ASMR with Katarina

Katarina Countiss uses ASMR-inducing sounds and visuals to create a relaxing show. [More]

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Italian Lesson and La Serva Padrona

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]

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Italian Lesson and La Serva Padrona

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]

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Alone/Not Alone #2 – Jessie Nucho, flute & Anne Rainwater, piano

Jessie Nucho and Anne Rainwater present the second part of Emma Logan's "Alone/Not Alone" series, featuring music for flute, piano, and electronics by living women composers. [More]

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Alone/Not Alone #2 – Jessie Nucho, flute & Anne Rainwater, piano

Jessie Nucho and Anne Rainwater present the second part of Emma Logan's "Alone/Not Alone" series, featuring music for flute, piano, and electronics by living women composers. [More]

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Opening Reception: Terry Berlier, Resounding Desire Lines

Join Terry Berlier to celebrate her exhibit "Resounding Desire Lines" on display in the Window Gallery through Dec 31, 2017. Talk and demonstration will begin at 7 PM. [More]

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Opening Reception: Terry Berlier, Resounding Desire Lines

Join Terry Berlier to celebrate her exhibit "Resounding Desire Lines" on display in the Window Gallery through Dec 31, 2017. Talk and demonstration will begin at 7 PM. [More]

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

permutations110817: andPlay and Chartreuse

Permutations brings strings to C4NM for it's latest iteration. NYC's violin/viola duo andPlay and violin/viola/cello trio Chartreuse team up to bring recently commissioned works from living composers. [More]

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

permutations110817: andPlay and Chartreuse

Permutations brings strings to C4NM for it's latest iteration. NYC's violin/viola duo andPlay and violin/viola/cello trio Chartreuse team up to bring recently commissioned works from living composers. [More]

Monday, November 6, 2017

Phillip Greenlief presents THE STATES UNITED

Donald Trump was elected 45th President of the United States on November 6th 2016. On November 6th, Phillip Greenlief and musicians will perform THE STATES UNITED, a map score originally composed for any ensemble or group of performers from diverse disciplines, featuring a stellar cast of bay area musical luminaries. [More]

Monday, November 6, 2017

Phillip Greenlief presents THE STATES UNITED

Donald Trump was elected 45th President of the United States on November 6th 2016. On November 6th, Phillip Greenlief and musicians will perform THE STATES UNITED, a map score originally composed for any ensemble or group of performers from diverse disciplines, featuring a stellar cast of bay area musical luminaries. [More]

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Mexcla Music – Music for String, Percussion, and Breath Instruments of Europe, India, and Mesoamerica

Combining elements of indigenous music of Mexico and South America, India, and western classical music into a contemporary language, ​Jxel Rajchenberg and Christopher Garcia take their audience on an unchartered journey. With a musical ​vocabulary that spans centuries and cultures and a deep respect for tradition, they ​spontaneously bring the voices of their ancient instruments into modern times. [More]

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Mexcla Music – Music for String, Percussion, and Breath Instruments of Europe, India, and Mesoamerica

Combining elements of indigenous music of Mexico and South America, India, and western classical music into a contemporary language, ​Jxel Rajchenberg and Christopher Garcia take their audience on an unchartered journey. With a musical ​vocabulary that spans centuries and cultures and a deep respect for tradition, they ​spontaneously bring the voices of their ancient instruments into modern times. [More]

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Light Moves Like Sound Waves: Lynne Sachs & Stephen Vitiello

Light Moves Like Sound Waves documents the five-year collaborative relationship between filmmaker Lynne Sachs and sound artist Stephen Vitiello. “In collaborating on the soundtracks for my films, Stephen somehow recognizes the interior sounds of objects and releases them for us to hear. Together his music and his sound designs push audiences toward a new way of experiencing cinema.” (Lynne Sachs) Screening includes two films by Sachs performed selections of recent compositions by Vitiello. [More]

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Light Moves Like Sound Waves: Lynne Sachs & Stephen Vitiello

Light Moves Like Sound Waves documents the five-year collaborative relationship between filmmaker Lynne Sachs and sound artist Stephen Vitiello. “In collaborating on the soundtracks for my films, Stephen somehow recognizes the interior sounds of objects and releases them for us to hear. Together his music and his sound designs push audiences toward a new way of experiencing cinema.” (Lynne Sachs) Screening includes two films by Sachs performed selections of recent compositions by Vitiello. [More]

Friday, November 3, 2017

Liza Stepanova – Immigrant Voices – ACLU Benefit

Inspired by her own journey and prompted by recent events, Russian-American pianist Liza Stepanova explores the music of composers who are working in the United States but hail from around the world. The program includes the World Premiere of "Tahiri, the Pure" by the Iranian composer Badie Khaleghian and the West Coast Premiere of Venezuelan-American Reinaldo Moya's "The Way North" (2017). All proceeds will go to the ACLU. [More]

Friday, November 3, 2017

Liza Stepanova – Immigrant Voices – ACLU Benefit

Inspired by her own journey and prompted by recent events, Russian-American pianist Liza Stepanova explores the music of composers who are working in the United States but hail from around the world. The program includes the World Premiere of "Tahiri, the Pure" by the Iranian composer Badie Khaleghian and the West Coast Premiere of Venezuelan-American Reinaldo Moya's "The Way North" (2017). All proceeds will go to the ACLU. [More]

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Poland Meets World – The Cracow Duo (Kalinowski + Szlezer) Visits SF

The Cracow Duo, cellist Jan Kalinowski and pianist Marek Szlezer, visit us on their US tour from Poland. The world premiere of "Esplegar", a piece by David Rodriguez de la Pena written expressly for the duo, shares the stage with Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel and Polish composers: Lutosławski, Panufnik, Opałka, Widłak, Chyrzyński, Polaczyk. [More]

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Poland Meets World – The Cracow Duo (Kalinowski + Szlezer) Visits SF

The Cracow Duo, cellist Jan Kalinowski and pianist Marek Szlezer, visit us on their US tour from Poland. The world premiere of "Esplegar", a piece by David Rodriguez de la Pena written expressly for the duo, shares the stage with Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel and Polish composers: Lutosławski, Panufnik, Opałka, Widłak, Chyrzyński, Polaczyk. [More]

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Steven Cravis, Doug Hammer and Philip Wesley – Solo Piano

All three pianists will perform original compositions from their latest releases as well as favorites from past releases. Their music is a blend of new age, classical and jazz, and they have received millions of plays on Pandora, Spotify, Music Choice and Whisperings Solo Piano Radio. [More]