Calendar (Past Events)

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 — 7:00 PM

Composer Meetup

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]

Sunday, March 24, 2024 — 4:00 PM

C4NM & Arab.AMP presents Donia Jarrar’s BUTCHER – Night 2

BUTCHER weaves a story of survival, strength, and Palestinian resistance through Jarrar’s first deep foray into songwriting, all while maintaining her signature incorporation of oral histories, field recordings and piano scores. This will be the Bay Area premiere of the work. [More]

Saturday, March 23, 2024 — 8:00 PM

C4NM & Arab.AMP presents Donia Jarrar’s BUTCHER – Night 1

BUTCHER weaves a story of survival, strength, and Palestinian resistance through Jarrar’s first deep foray into songwriting, all while maintaining her signature incorporation of oral histories, field recordings and piano scores.  This will be the Bay Area premiere of the work. [More]

Saturday, March 16, 2024 — 7:30 PM

The Spoken Word Show – films by David Michalak, Usufruct

The Spoken Word Show - features Films by David Michalak including Life is a Serious Business (w/George Kuchar), The Spoken Word, Once A Face, Start Talking and Tales You loose. All the films dialogue is sourced from Instructional records and phone messages. Usufruct will open with Polly Springhorn and Tim Walters. [More]

Saturday, March 16, 2024 — 12:00 PM

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Godwaffle Noise Pancakes returns with tasty brunch and tastier noise music! [More]

Friday, March 15, 2024 — 7:30 PM

Tuple: Mappa Mundi

Tuple takes audiences on a journey through uncharted soundscapes created by the melodic, timbral, and spectral possibilities of two bassoons. With music ranging from minimalist grooves to microtonal polyphony, Tuple creates an experience that expands audiences’ understanding of the instrument—using its dark frequencies, lyrical high register, and extended techniques to create an unexpected tonal world that captures the full range of human emotions. [More]

Monday, March 11, 2024 — 7:00 PM

Dan Flanagan: The Bow and the Brush

Dan Flanagan performs 18 new solo violin works accompanied by projections of the artworks that inspired the compositions. [More]

Thursday, February 29, 2024 — 8:00 PM

Opening Reception: Bryan Day – Vertical Measures

Brian Day gives a talk/demonstration of Vertical Measures, his collection of instruments constructed using upcycled common household objects, many of them midi-controllable through a simple keyboard interface. Reception with light refreshments at 6, talk/demo at 7 [More]

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 — 7:00 PM

Composer Meetup

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 17, 2024 — 7:30 PM

SOUND & VISIONS Ghost Dub, The Scriveners FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

SOUND & VISIONS - Ghost Dub, The Scriveners & FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (1928) each group play a set, then join for a live soundtrack for Webber/Watson's film. [More]

Saturday, February 17, 2024 — 12:00 PM

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Godwaffle Noise Pancakes brings the noise and the pancakes in February! [More]

Saturday, February 10, 2024 — 7:30 PM

Songs of Imprecision

An evening of new music written by members of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of NACUSA and the winners of the Nancy Bloomer Deussen Competition [More]

Friday, February 9, 2024 — 7:30 PM

Brent’s Birthday Blowout

Come celebrate Executive Director/Co-Founder Brent Miller with an evening of HARJO and beers. John Angel and Adam Fong will join in the noise-making. Happy Birthday, Brent! [More]

Sunday, February 4, 2024 — 7:30 PM

Sarah Grace Graves and Helēna Sorokina: Shared Monologues

Sarah Grace Graves and Helena Sorokina perform Scelsi's Sauh I alongside solos and duos written for, and in certain instances by, them. Featuring music by Giacinto Scelsi, Jon Yu, Sarah Grace Graves, Carol Robinson, Gudenga Šmite, and Feliz Anne Reyes Macahis. [More]

Saturday, February 3, 2024 — 7:30 PM

Opus 3

Join us for our third installment of The Opus Project! We feature contemporary Bay Area composers and canon repertory that is lesser known and classified by catalogue number. It is a great mix of classical and contemporary, vocal and instrumental chamber music. [More]

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 — 7:00 PM

Composer Meetup

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, January 20, 2024 — 7:00 PM

Ensemble for These Times

An annual fav--E4TT's concert of music by women and nonbinary composers. This year features the World Premiere of "Spent," a commissioned piano trio focusing on global warming and resource consumption, by Tamara McLeod (b. 1999) and works from E4TT’s newest Call for Scores from Luna Composition Lab alums. [More]

Saturday, January 13, 2024 — 12:00 PM

G|O|D|W|A|F|F|L|E||N|O|I|S|E||P|A|N|C|A|K|E|S

Godwaffle Noise Pancakes returns in the near year to melt your brain with the best noise artists while filling your belly with pancakes!! TECH DIFF (Sac) ERIC GLICK REIMAN GUSTAVO PASTRE DAVID LEIKAM HUMAN DE-SELECTION & REALIZATION NATURE GROUP Gourmet vegan pancakes are free with entrance fee!! NOON thru 2pm SHARP!!!  [More]

Saturday, December 16, 2023 — 7:30 PM

Opus 2

Join us for our second installment of The Opus Project featuring special guest pianist, Allegra Chapman! We feature contemporary Bay Area composers and canon repertory that is lesser known and classified by catalogue number. It is a great mix of classical and contemporary, vocal and instrumental chamber music. [More]

Friday, December 15, 2023 — 8:00 PM

ANGEL BLANCO: FRIDAY NIGHT SF

Angel Blanco performs a tribute to György Ligeti in his 100th Anniversary and works by Feldman, Paganini, Mexican legends Julian Carrillo and Blas Galindo and more. [More]

Thursday, December 14, 2023 — 6:00 PM

Window Gallery Reception: Victoria Shen’s Zero Player Piano

Reception for Victoria Shen's Zero Player Piano, the latest exhibit at C4NM's Window Gallery! Reception followed by talk/demo by Shen [More]

Saturday, December 9, 2023 — 12:00 PM

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Godwaffle Noise Pancakes presents more experimental audio with side order of free pancakes with admission. Featuring: Bran...POS Zero Collective (Los Angeles) Microwave Windows Lx Rudis & Kevin Cocoran Dovetail [More]

Sunday, December 3, 2023 — 4:00 PM

Tremble Trove Quartet: Davis-Brown-Raskin-Trammell

Ben Davis, cello; Chris Brown, piano & electronics; Jon Raskin, saxophones; Marshall Trammell drums. The concert will consist of two sets of structured free improvisations. [More]

Friday, November 17, 2023 — 8:00 PM

Center for New METAL

C4NM is taken over by hooligans for one night to become the Center For New METAL  John Angel and Brent Miller explore the dichotomy of concrete and abstract through the lens of HEAVY METAL. Angel presents a set of tunes fluent in the trends of today's heavy metal and grounded in the blues roots of the genre. Miller deconstructs metal into its raw materials and recombines the pieces into a puzzle showcasing the process of transformation. The two will combine forces at the end of the show to find a middle ground between Angel's concrete tunes and Miller's abstract compositions that's sure to get the crowd headbanging. [More]

Saturday, November 11, 2023 — 12:00 PM

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November Godwaffle Noise Pancakes returns with ear carousel campaigns into transforming a regular Saturday nooner with animated audios. Anti Matter//Tom Djll//Zachary James Watkins//Famous Techno//Cut (from N CA.). Free gourmet vegan pancakes with admission. [More]

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 — 8:00 PM

Alissa Schwartz Book Launch – animals & giraffes with Anne Walsh

Coming to Our Senses celebrates the release of Organizational Performance Art: Holding Space for Joy and Possibility. animals & giraffes celebrates the release of LIVE AT MEDICINE FOR NIGHTMARES, their newest CD on evander music [More]

Saturday, October 28, 2023 — 7:30 PM

Opus 1

This is the first iteration of the reboot of beloved SF Bay Area concert series, The Opus Project. We feature contemporary Bay Area composers and canon repertory that is lesser known and classified by catalogue number. It is a great mix of classical and contemporary, vocal and instrumental chamber music. [More]

Saturday, October 21, 2023 — 12:00 PM

G|O|D|W|A|F|F|L|E||N|O|I|S|E||P|A|N|C|A|K|E|S

Since 1983′s self-titled cassette release on The Solid Eye label, Rick Potts and Joseph Hammer's Dinosaurs With Horns have delicately dispensed laughing-gas-balloon-animals-go-pop-music after founding Los Angeles Free Music Society in 1973. The cryptic LAFMS-related group occurred during and in between periods of playing with Points of Friction, Steaming Coils and Solid Eye. [More]

Friday, October 20, 2023 — 8:00 PM

DILATE ENSEMBLE

Dilate Ensemble is an audio-visual collaborative group that formed at the top of the pandemic. The audio-reactive visual worlds created by Carole Kim and a recursive algorithmic audio ecosystem by Scott Miller provide a contextual framework where the sensitive synchronicity of the moment associated with in-person improvisation bridges remote, local and hybrid spaces. For this mini-tour of northern CA, four Dilate Ensemble members (in the same location) will be joined by Body Weather Laboratory dancer Oguri for a compelling integrated media performance.   [More]

Saturday, October 14, 2023 — 7:30 PM

Jeong Lim Yang’s Zodiac Trio

South Korean-born, NYC resident bassist Jeong Lim Yang brings her Zodiac Trio with Argentinian-born pianist Santiago Leibson and Jason Levis. The trio met in NYC years ago whilst Cleaver resided in the city, and formed the trio to recreate Mary Lou Williams's iconic record Zodiac Suite from 1945. [More]

Sunday, October 8, 2023 — 8:00 PM

Illusion of Safety and Thomas Dimuzio

Illusion of Safety and Thomas Dimuzio celebrate the glorious malfunction. Transmissions of civilization caught in a recursive loop of consumption and renewal. [More]

Saturday, October 7, 2023 — 7:30 PM

Three Composers, New Music

New music by Michael S. Rothkopf (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), Marc Evanstein (Portland, Oregon), and Ric Louchard (Albany, California) [More]

Saturday, September 30, 2023 — 12:00 PM

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Godwaffle Noise Pancakes returns with electronic sound bemusements from Compression of the Chest Cavity Miracle (headed by E. Buchla), KROB, Sarah E Palmer (OR), Earthjerks, Decision / Fatigue. Show starts at noon sharp; vegan pancakes included with price of admission. [More]

Saturday, September 16, 2023 — 7:30 PM

FEEDBACK III: Reality

Flutist Jessie Nucho and composer Brett Austin Eastman present a program examining the real-life consequences of feedback loops on our planet and society. Featuring the premiere of Brett Austin Eastman’s Feedback Suite as well as works by Allison Loggins-Hull and Elizabeth Shearon. [More]

Sunday, September 10, 2023 — 8:00 PM

Seth Davis/Kevin Cheli + Scott Looney Group

Guitarist Seth Davis and Percussionist Kevin Cheli bring experimental sounds from the Midwest in an excellent duo configuration. Pianist Scott Looney will also be bringing in guests Kjell Nordeson, Aaron Bennett, and Darren Johnston for Company style groupings [More]

Friday, September 8, 2023 — 8:00 PM

Electroacoustic Summit: Caliph8 (Manila) meets the Bay Area

Caliph8, mostly associated with early Manila graffiti and Hiphop mutations, sees his work in a continuum. Since the early 90s, his interest with diverse forms of art, made it possible for him to cross and merge different disciplines. H has been continuously active within Manila’s visual and sound art scenes since the late 90s. His artistic collaborators include: Keiji Haino, DJ Sniff, Asa Chang, Otomo Yoshihide, among others. At this show he will perform a solo set followed by solos and collaborations with Bay Area musicians Zachary James Watkins and Chris Brown. [More]

Thursday, September 7, 2023 — 6:00 PM

Window Gallery Reception for Moldover: HappenCraft Creations

We’re pleased to welcome Moldover and his HappenCraft Creations to the Window Gallery for September and October! Moldover will give a talk/demonstration of his work at his Gallery Reception on September 6th at 6pm! This event is FREE with RSVP. Reception at 6pm followed by the talk/demonstration at 7pm [More]

Saturday, August 26, 2023 — 12:00 PM

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Godwaffle Noise Pancakes returns with electronic noise from Audre (Jorge Bachmann/Michael Gendreau), Headboggle Sine Waiver, Fletcher Pratt, Mas Coad (SoCal), and Birdspanker. Show starts at noon sharp; vegan pancakes included with price of admission. [More]

Sunday, August 20, 2023 — 7:30 PM

The Evidence Trio and Faults

The Evidence Trio joins Faults for an evening of sonic explorations by way of electronics, reeds, strings and percussion. The two groups will each create and discover intriguing soundworlds constructed and generated through accident, intention and the unknown. [More]

Saturday, August 19, 2023 — 8:00 PM

Free Expressions: Motoko Honda’s Simple Excesses Quartet

Experience the captivating sounds of the Simple Excesses Quartet, showcasing some of Northern California's most versatile and innovative musicians. Led by Motoko Honda on piano, the quartet also features Cory Wright on multi-woodwinds, Matt Small on bass, and Jordan Glenn on drums. Thanks to generous support from MGP grants by InterMusic SF, Honda is delighted to present four concert series, welcoming the new addition of Matt Small to the band, marking the beginning of a new compositional journey. 
 This first concert will provide an enthralling exploration of sonic possibilities through free improvisations, allowing each player to shine in solo, duo, and trio formats. With a keen focus on both individual voices and group dynamics, this concert will highlight  the unique talents of every performer. Join us for an unforgettable experience as we embark on this creative journey as a quartet, where each musician's contribution is valued and celebrated. [More]

Saturday, August 12, 2023 — 7:30 PM

Nat Evans

Seattle based composer Nat Evans presents an evening of new works for percussion, gentle textures from combinations of amplified household appliances, and field recordings. Interwoven with these sounds will be spacious works for guitar played by Giacomo Fiore from Evans' albums Coyoteways and Flyover Country. [More]

Saturday, July 22, 2023 — 12:00 PM

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Godwaffle Noise Pancakes returns with electronic noise from James Twig Harper (Los Angeles), along with locals Eurostache, Amphibious Gestures, Cruel Work, and Blood of Chhinnamastika. Show starts at noon sharp; vegan pancakes included with price of admission. [More]

Thursday, July 20, 2023 — 6:00 PM

Window Gallery Reception: Adventures in Casual Instruments

Join us as we welcome Tim Thompson and his Space Palettes to the Window Gallery! Reception to be followed by a talk/demonstration from Tim [More]

Saturday, July 1, 2023 — 7:30 PM

Desert Magic

Desert Magic presents an evening of rounds, sonifications of cosmic and natural phenomena, and musical settings of ancient poetry. Desert Magic is is Alex Wand (viola da gamba, resonator guitar, voice), Steven Van Betten (electric guitar, voice), Logan Hone (drums, saxophone, voice), Stuart Wheeler (voice, organ), and Brock Stuessi (upright bass). [More]

Saturday, June 24, 2023 — 7:30 PM

Five by Five

Five Bay Area Composers join forces to create a varied evening of new music for Five Instruments and Voice. Trios, Quartets, and Quintets are the exciting results [More]

Sunday, June 11, 2023 — 4:00 PM

Pianist Daniel Colalillo: New Sounds?

NYC Pianist Daniel Colalillo presents "New Sounds?" A contemporary recital with music written within the last 45 years with works by: John Adams, Lowell Liebermann, John Corigliano Joan Tower, Erkki Sven Tüür, George Walker, as well as west coast premieres by: Stephanie Ann Boyd, Haralabos Stafylakis, and James G Lindsay. [More]

Saturday, June 10, 2023 — 7:30 PM

Brent Miller: HARJOalone Rituals

Brent Miller performs as HARJOalone. Solo electric guitar that explores volume, density, and timbre as meditation. [More]

Friday, June 2, 2023 — 6:30 PM

Vishnu R – Strings Beyond Borders

Strings Beyond Borders is a unique, multi-genre musical fiesta, bringing to audiences an immersive and irresistible blend of high energy, soulful Indian, Jazz and Spanish music. Get ready to witness a power-packed performance combining technical brilliance, mellifluous melodies, out-of-the-box improvisation and ultimately a wholesome experience of music at its best! [More]

Thursday, June 1, 2023 — 6:00 PM

Maker Music Festival: Opening Reception

The Maker Music Festival celebrates the makers of innovative, experimental and just plain unusual musical instruments [More]

Saturday, May 20, 2023 — 7:00 PM

r beny and George Hurd

Electronic musicians r beny and George Hurd each perform sets of deeply emotional and personal ambient music, filled with towering walls of harmony, entrancing melody, and immersive visuals. r beny's mastery of modular synths draws inspiration from the ineffable wonder of nature, while Hurd delves into densely layered electro-acoustic sounds. Filled with antique synths and sampled classical instruments, he "twists the synthetic, electronic material like a bundle of lace" (SF Classical Voice) to explore the elusive halls of memory. [More]

Friday, May 12, 2023 — 8:00 PM

Sarah Grace Graves, Ron Heglin and Ric Louchard

Together, Sarah Grace Graves, Ron Heglin and Ric Louchard improvise delicate, emotive chamber music, filled with open spaces and some dense clusters. Sarah produces beautiful and surprising sounds from her extensive explorations of extended vocal techniques, Ron speaks and sings in imagined languages, and Ric plays chromatic structures spaced widely to leave space for the singers. The music is liminal, intimate and generous [More]

Sunday, May 7, 2023 — 4:00 PM

Sarah Grace Graves & Eda Er

This concert marks the birth of the newly launched duo between Sarah Grace Graves and Eda Er, both singers and composers in the composition PhD program at UC Berkeley who each stumbled upon experimental music somewhat unexpectedly: Graves began her artistic path as a choral singer, Er as an actor. In combining Graves’ innocent virtuosity with Er’s disarming honesty, the two hope to build a narrative, aesthetic, and technical habitat for stories only they can tell. [More]

Saturday, May 6, 2023 — 8:00 PM

Gabriel Zucker and Aaron Edgcomb

Gabriel Zucker (piano, synth, voice) and Aaron Edgcomb (drums) present a new project, interspersing Zucker's evocative and complex compositions with improvised soundscapes. [More]

Saturday, April 29, 2023 — 7:30 PM

The Alaya Project

The Alaya Project is the essential bridge between the intricate Carnatic style of Indian classical music and contemporary jazz and funk. The driving hybrid kit grooves of Indian percussionist and drummer, Rohan Krishnamurthy, the soulful Ragas and melodies of Prasant Radhakrishnan on saxophone, and the harmonic bedrock of Colin Hogan embodies the permanence of a changing soundscape. [More]

Saturday, April 22, 2023 — 8:00 PM

POSTPONED Lecture-Recital on Paganini’s 24 Caprices for solo guitar

A brief lecture and performance of the Paganini's 24 Caprices in their classical and electric guitar versions. [More]

Friday, April 21, 2023

Matt Sargent & The Electric Sound Collective

Electric guitarist and composer Matt Sargent (Bard University) present a solo program for electric guitar and electronics, including his own works and music by Eve Beglarian and Robert Carl; students from the Electric Sound Collective perform a short opening set of improvised music for electronic and amplified instruments. [More]

Saturday, April 15, 2023 — 7:30 PM

Patrick Galvin Album Release

Violinist Patrick Galvin will perform pieces from his solo album and afterwords will play an excerpt from a new commissioned work. [More]

Friday, April 7, 2023 — 8:00 PM

Quinteto Latino: “The Spanglish Dances” Premiere

Quinteto Latino is flutist Diane Grubbe, oboist Kyle Bruckmann, clarinetist Leslie Tagorda, bassoonist Shawn Jones and Armando Castellano, founder and French hornist. (Season guest artist Jamael Smith replaces bassoonist Shawn Jones for this performance.) The quintet performs their latest commission, "The Spanglish Dances" by Victor Márquez-Barrios, "Puzzle-Tocas" by Gabriela Ortiz, "multiple winds in the distance" by Orlando Jacinto Garcia, and another QL commission, Felipe Nieto-Sáchica's "C U Z A." [More]

Thursday, April 6, 2023 — 6:00 PM

Tom Djll’s Speed of Silence: Opening Reception

Reception and concert featuring digitally manipulated photographic works, artist interview, and live music. Interviewing Tom Djll: Gino Robair. Live acoustic music performance by Brittle Feebling: Jacob Felix Heule, Kanoko Nishi-Smith, and Tom Djll. [More]

Saturday, April 1, 2023 — 8:00 PM

NACUSA-SF: Not All Who Wander Are Lost

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of NACUSA will present instrumental chamber music of beauty, searching, friendship, and loss written by its members and performed by outstanding Bay Area musicians. [More]

Saturday, March 25, 2023 — 8:00 PM

Alexander Elliott Miller and Giacomo Fiore

Join guitarists Alexander Elliot Miller and Giacomo Fiore for an evening of new and improvised works for electric guitars and synthesizers. [More]

Friday, March 24, 2023 — 8:00 PM

Aine Nakamura & Srayamurtikanti

Singer, performer and artist Aine E. Nakamura and composer and performer Srayamurtikanti, both of whom recently came to the Bay area for the first time, will make their first appearance at the Center for New Music. They will present each of their solo works, and a collaborative work they will premiere upon this occasion. [More]

Saturday, March 11, 2023 — 7:30 PM

POSTPONED: The Decoration of Hard Time: Churchill, Haynes, Steiner

2 sets, 90 minutes total. Californian artist Jim Haynes works with a recombinant crucible of shortwave radio, convulsive motors, electro-magnetic disturbances, and electronics in variable states of disrepair. Corrosion and decay are central themes of his work. Joshua Churchill (guitar, field recordings and effects) and Konrad Steiner (video and live mixing) will collaborate to compose a sound and image mix into a movie for your mind. [More]

Sunday, March 5, 2023 — 3:00 PM

Chris Brown – Ben Davis – Marshall Trammell CD Release Show

"Tremble Trove" CD Release Show and "Eleven Postures" Film Premiere This show celebrates the release of "Tremble Trove", a double-CD album of free improvised music on ArtifactRecordings featuring Chris Brown, piano&electronics; Ben Davis, cello; and Marshall Trammell, drums. The show opens with the Bay Area premiere showing of "Eleven Postures", directed by Matt Volla, a performance film documenting Marshall Trammell's solo percussion vernacular as a composition practice for visual score interpretation. [More]

Saturday, March 4, 2023 — 8:00 PM

Roxanne Nesbitt & Ben Brown play Symbiotic Instruments

Symbiotic Instruments are a collection resonant objects made by Roxanne Nesbitt and played by an ever-evolving group of musicians. The ceramic instruments are used both as percussion instruments and as preparations in the piano and on the drums. This version of the ensemble features Roxanne Nesbitt on piano and ceramics, and Ben Brown on ceramics and drums. [More]

Friday, March 3, 2023 — 6:00 PM

Shape Studies: Gallery Opening

Shape Studies features suspended sculptural ceramic bells with a stunning sound. Made by Vancouver, Canada based interdisciplinary artist Roxanne Nesbitt, these pieces are crafted from porcelain and bone china clay. Nesbitt creates pieces that bloom with gradual physical transformations. These processes result in musical scales with incremental changes in timbre and pitch. Shape, colour, and texture are employed to extract full, robust sounds from seemingly delicate materials. Nesbitt uses a combination of ancient mathematical concepts and freehand intuition to craft these works, which have been described as “resonant magic” and “other worldly.” Viewers are able to play the pieces with the mallets provided in the gallery. [More]

Friday, February 24, 2023 — 8:00 PM

Liz Ruvalcaba

Mexican vocalist/looper Lizeth Ruvalcaba returns to the Bay Area for a solo concert of electronically-augmented voice. Ruvalcaba is a singer and multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Her main instrument is her voice; with it, she makes atmospheric and ethereal music that is deeply rooted in Mexican tradition. [More]

Saturday, February 18, 2023 — 7:30 PM

Oort Smog & Zachary James Watkins

Oort Smog (Patrick Shiroishi & Mark Kimbrell) are celebrating the release of their second album, Every Motherfucker is Your Brother, with a tour of the west coast. Zachary James Watkins, an incredible sound creator, will be opening the show. [More]

Saturday, February 11, 2023 — 8:00 PM

NACUSAsf Presents “Music As Winter Fades”

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of NACUSA will present instrumental, vocal, and electroacoustic chamber music written by its members and performed by outstanding Bay Area’s musicians. [More]

Saturday, February 4, 2023 — 8:00 PM

The Opus Project presents Opus 96 “Way Out There”

Megan Cullen and The Opus Project Ensemble perform the 96th works of composers throughout the years! [More]

Thursday, February 2, 2023 — 6:00 PM

Queering the Instrumentarium

The performing arts have a deep and significant footing in queerness and while performing arts spaces are not inherently queer, they are essentially other than ordinary and quite often fabulous. Music is a queer art, it has no gender, and arouses feelings beyond gender and relationship boundaries. Music is the drag our feelings wear when they come out for tips and instruments are the queer body of music.  While the instruments of the orchestra feel dominated by old white male money and conservative values, at the experimental fringe where we imagine new possibilities there is ample room for a rainbow of expression.  The window gallery for invented instruments sits at the heart of the SF Transgender Cultural District. To speak from and to the community, we have commissioned 3 queer artists to explore the concept of “queering the instrumentarium.” [More]

Sunday, January 22, 2023 — 8:00 PM

Trevor Dunn Phillip Greenlief CD Release Party plus Sally Gates

Trevor Dunn and Phillip Greenlief celebrate the release Twenty Seven on Riverworm Records. Sally Gates opens the show with the premiere of Thought and Terraform for solo guitar [More]

Saturday, January 21, 2023 — 4:30 PM

Ros Dunlop – A Sense of Place

Australian bass-clarinetist, Ros Dunlop, presents a program of audio-visual works by contemporary Aussie composers Margery Smith/Penelope Lee; Hollis Taylor; Felicity Wilcox; and Martin Wesley-Smith. These pieces explore the connections between sound, place, time and identity. [More]

Friday, December 9, 2022 — 7:30 PM

Surround Sound Salon Series 9: SoundPool Electroacoustic Improv

The Surround Sound Salon Series (SSSS) is a monthly show at CNM where composers present their music through an 8-channel surround system, generously provided by Meyer Sound. SSSS#9 Sound Pool is a live improvised performance by four composer/performers sharing a dynamically shifting 8-channel sound system. The creative musicians are: Zachary James Watikins, electonics, Ava Koohbor, electronics; Ben Davis, cello, and Chris Brown, virtual piano & electronic mix. The performance is continuous and lasts exactly one hour, 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]

Saturday, December 3, 2022 — 7:45 PM

POSTPONED: Recalling the Dream ~ Ghost in the House and Friends

The Ghost in the House ensemble unites for a spirited musical and visual celebration paying tribute to former band mates Richard Waters, Tom Nunn and Kinji Hayashi including a performance of “A Dream” by Edgar Allan Poe. [More]

Sunday, November 20, 2022 — 5:00 PM

Ava Koohbor & Jose Solares Jimenez / Electric Sound Collective

Ava Koohbor and Jose Solares Jimenez present improvisations for modular synth and saxophone; the Electric Sound Collective brings a set of collaborative student works for electronic ensemble. [More]

Saturday, November 19, 2022 — 8:00 PM

Ross Hoyt / Ed Lloyd / Zae Tinaza / Zachary Morris

Ross Hoyt (guitar/piano), Ed Lloyd (Contra Bass), Zae Tinaza (Saxaphone), Zachary Morris (Drums) come together to perform an hour of improvisational avant-jazz. [More]

Saturday, November 12, 2022 — 8:00 PM

Cracking The Surface – Looney/Michalak/Dimuzio

Tonight we revisit the musical magic created at Fantasy Studios right before its' closure, playing in tribute to our dear friend and collaborator Tom Nunn. Scott Looney - Piano, Hyperpiano DSP, David Michalak – various instruments of Skatch, Thomas Dimuzio - Buchla modular synth [More]

Sunday, November 6, 2022 — 4:00 PM

Surround Sound Salon Series #8: Rivero, Corder and Leonard

Danishta Rivero, Nathan Corder, and Cheryl Leonard present their new electronic music in 8-channel surround sound. Rivero premieres a live piece for voice and electronics; Corder presents three pieces that focus on translational procedures, transduction, and process-based composition; Leonard presents an 8-channel version of her piece Meltwater (2013) that was recently release by OM records based on her field recordings in Antarctica. [More]

Friday, November 4, 2022 — 8:00 PM

Gordan Tudor and Mislav Režić

Gordan Tudor (soprano saxophone) and Mislav Režić (classical & electric guitar) present a concert marking the 30th Anniversary of International Recognition of the Republic of Croatia [More]

Thursday, November 3, 2022 — 6:00 PM

Opening Reception: Patterns of Convergence

This exhibit displays a variety of hand-built autonomous instruments created for various installations and performances over the past ten years. [More]

Sunday, October 30, 2022 — 4:30 PM

Thomas Schultz, piano

Works for solo piano by Bach/Busoni, Rzewski, Ustvolskaya and Na [More]

Friday, October 28, 2022 — 7:00 PM

The Harmonic Series Gamelan: Closing Reception

Closing reception for “the Harmonic Series Gamalan” with Pet the Tiger Instrument Inventors collective playing wip “Sounds and Sweet Airs”- songs and incidental music for the Tempest [More]

Saturday, October 22, 2022 — 8:00 PM

Nathan Clevenger Trio + Kasey Knudsen & Crystal Pascucci

Composer Nathan Clevenger's Trio, featuring Jordan Glenn & Cory Wright, performs a set of expansive compositions that exist in the intersection of contemporary composition and free improvisation. For the second set, the trio will be joined by Kasey Knudsen and Crystal Pascucci, for a set of premieres. [More]

Saturday, October 15, 2022 — 8:00 PM

Jeonghyeon Joo’s “The Art of Bowing” featuring Ben Sabey

Haegeum performer and composer Jeonghyeon Joo presents her ongoing project "The Art of Bowing" together with new works for haegeum solo and haegeum with electronics by Ben Sabey. Joo and Ben will also present a duo improvisation. [More]

Thursday, October 13, 2022 — 8:00 PM

Noise by Noise West 2022

NOISE by NOISEWEST 2022: In the fall of 1998, Thomas Dimuzio and Scot Jenerik embarked on a stellar southwest and west coast tour. Opening the doors in many towns to sounds never before experienced. One enthusiastic admirer said “It’s not that I hadn’t heard that before, it’s that I didn’t know it even existed”. A lot has changed since then. Though Dimuzio and Jenerik have performed together on numerous occasions all over the world, they are getting back to their roots of their first tour together on the Left Coast, in 24 years. [More]

Sunday, October 9, 2022 — 7:00 PM

Surround Sound Salon Series #7

SSSS is a monthly, informal show at CNM in which 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. This concert features music by John Bischoff from his just-released album "Surface" on Artifact recordings; "The Secret Opera" by David Michalak ; and three microtonal pieces by Chris Brown, from his recent performance of graphic scores by the artist David Ireland. [More]

Saturday, October 8, 2022 — 8:00 PM

Remembering Tom Nunn

Performances and memories shared in recognition of Nunn’s immense contributions to free improvisation and instrument inventing.  [More]

Saturday, October 1, 2022 — 6:00 PM

10 YEARS OF NEW MUSIC | C4NM BDAY BASH | 10/1 6-9PM

We’re celebrating 10 years of new music @C4NM! Celebrate with us as we toast our first decade serving the SF new music community and beyond! [More]

Saturday, September 24, 2022 — 8:00 PM

The Opus Project presents Opus 95

The 95th compositions by various composers from the Baroque to Present -- with a couple of other pieces thrown in, because we like them! [More]

Friday, September 9, 2022 — 8:00 PM

Allegro Energico—A Lecture/Recital Tour by Angel Blanco

Guitarist Angel Blanco shall present some music/information regarding legendary Mexican composers Augusto Novaro and Julian Carrillo (creator of the "13th Sound" system) as well as some of his music where Blanco uses alternative guitar techniques such as the virtuosic "plectrodedo" from Venezuela. [More]

Friday, September 2, 2022 — 6:00 PM

Closing Reception: Sounding Structures by Lisa Coons

Doors and Reception, 6pm Artist Talk and Demonstration, 7pm Join us for the (free!) closing reception for Lisa Coons's exhibition at C4NM’s Window Gallery. David Samas will moderate an artist discussion. [More]

Sunday, August 28, 2022 — 7:00 PM

Latitudes: Charles Hutchins | James Fei | John Bischoff

Charles Celeste Hutchins joins us from London to perform his mangled algorave mashups. James Fei and John Bischoff perform in duo on laptop and analog circuitry. Their seething, only-slightly-predictable complex of sounds driven by individual action, machine interjection, and event patterning culled from the instantaneous flow of data. [More]

Saturday, August 27, 2022 — 8:00 PM

turntable drawing no. 16 album release party

Join Giacomo Fiore, Danny Clay, and Jon Fischer to celebrate the release of *turntable drawing no. 16;* the evening will include a live performance of the piece, an exhibit of homemade records, and a turntable petting zoo. [More]

Friday, July 22, 2022 — 7:30 PM

Harjo: Nocturnus w/ guest Adam Fong

The long-awaited celebration of the release of Harjo's album Nocturnus: Dreaming. Featuring new works for electric guitar trio by Brent Miller. Opening set by special guest Adam Fong. [More]

Saturday, July 16, 2022 — 7:30 PM

Rose Hegele & Sarah Cahill

Soprano Rose Hegele and Pianist Sarah Cahill present a double bill of contemporary solo piano and solo vocal music. Rose Hegele performs “I Awake & I Am”: a concert of works for solo voice and voice and electronics. Sarah Cahill performs music that she's commissioned over the years, including Ursula Mamlok's 2000 Notes, Regina Harris Baiocchi's Piano Poems, Maggi Payne's Holding Pattern, and Mary Watkins' Summer Days, along with works by Lois V Vierk and Aida Shirazi. [More]

Saturday, July 9, 2022 — 8:00 PM

POSTPONED The Opus Project presents Opus 95

The 95th compositions by various composers from the Baroque to Present -- with a couple of other pieces thrown in, because we like them! [More]

Saturday, July 2, 2022 — 8:00 PM

Lisa Coons – sounding structures

A new work by Lisa Coons to coincide with her Window Gallery exhibit performed by Adam Fong and Brent Miller with electronics by the composer. Also on this concert is Sinbadd by Matt Vandegriff and Milton by Brent Miller. [More]

Sunday, June 26, 2022 — 8:00 PM

Marta Sanchez Quintet

"Described by The New York Times as one of the most memorable groups in jazz, the quintet of Marta Sanchez will present the music of their last CD: SAAM (Spanish American Art Museum), released on Whirlwind Recordings. “SAAM (Spanish American Art Museum),” is both musically complex and emotionally direct, managing to convey the raw, implacable pain of loss. -Giovanni Russonello for The New York Times. “It's early in the year to be talking about the best jazz albums of 2022, but right now this is on the shortlist.” -Lucid Casual-" [More]

Sunday, June 12, 2022 — 4:00 PM

Surround Sound Salon Series #6

Music by Ted Allen with dance on video by Barbara Mahler; also music by Andy Evans, and 'Lux Perpetua' by Xopher Davidson. SSSS is a monthly, informal show at CNM in which 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]

Friday, June 10, 2022 — 8:00 PM

Andrew Barnes Jamieson Improvisation #777

Andrew Barnes Jamieson's 777th daily keyboard improvisation will at Center for New Music! He will improvise as a soloist, as well as with Zach Hazen and Roger Kim, together actively challenging musical conventions highlighted through the re-use of the recognizable. [More]

Friday, June 3, 2022 — 8:00 PM

Citta di Vitti

Phillip Greenlief: "Several years ago (2007, if i am not mistaken), I wrote nearly 40 fragments while watching Michelangelo Antonioni's trilogy: L'AVVENTURA, LA NOTTE, L'ECLISSE, featuring the great Italian actor Monica Vitti. The music was inspired by the films in a big way, and in particular i was interested in the way Antonioni uses setting as a character, or how the environments might reflect or influence the narrative. Once I developed the fragments into compositions, I contacted Lisa and Jason ... for many years they had worked as DUO B, and so it was irresistible to chose a bass and drum unit that had already established a deep report and a creative approach to composition. A few years went by, and Jason moved to Berlin. a few more years went by and he returned to the bay area, and now (2022) we have once again set out to make this music come alive. The compositions are as wildly divergent as Antonioni's themes, settings, and moods. the connective tissue is Vitti herself, and again, the way environment influences action. the trilogy explores the difficulty of maintaining lasting relationships, and - I hope - this ephemeral quality is embedded into the music." [More]

Friday, May 20, 2022 — 8:00 PM

Ensemble in Process: Light of Strings

Ensemble in Process makes its Northern California debut with a second performance from our successful concert at Spectrum NYC on the 14th of September, 2019. Light of Strings is a special concert that will take the audience on an intimate journey of faith, spirituality, catharsis, grief, redemption, and light. Brian Mark (piano) and Allyson Clare (violin) will perform a combination of solo and duet works for piano and violin, viola. Light of Strings will include works by Ryan Brown, Meredith Monk, Anuj Bhutani, Erik Satie, Missy Mazzoli, Michael Gordon, Ted Hearne, and Brian Mark, including guest performers James Jaffe (cello), Charith Premawardhana (viola), and Center for New Music's curator Jennifer Ellis (harp). [More]

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 — 7:00 PM

Composer Meetup

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! The composer meetup is open to anyone. Bring a score or recording to share, or just be ready to chat about new music. If sharing music, you can bring completed works, works-in-progress, or any variation in-between. Feel free to BYO refreshments or snacks. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Brent Miller if you would like to attend and/or present. [More]

Sunday, May 15, 2022 — 4:30 PM

Sam Reider feat. Del Sol Quartet

Accordionist, pianist, and composer Sam Reider will perform original music for his culminating recital for San Francisco State University's Masters in Composition. Sam will perform works for solo piano and premier a new work for accordion and string quartet. [More]

Saturday, May 14, 2022 — 6:30 PM

Window Gallery Reception: Orchestra Obscura

An exhibit by students from the College of San Mateo Electronic Music Program, under the direction of Krys Bobrowski [More]

Sunday, May 8, 2022 — 4:30 PM

Surround Sound Salon Series #5: Genovese, Nucci, Gluck & Dahlbom

SSSS is a series of informal shows at CNM in which 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. SSSS#5 features music by the following Bay Area composers: Sam Genovese, Will Gluck, Kim Nucci, and Kristian Dahlbom. [More]

Sunday, May 1, 2022 — 7:00 PM

Departure Duo: Sharp Tongues

Departure Duo (Nina Guo and Edward Kass) returns to C4NM to perform an energetic and colorful program of recent commissions showcasing the wide range of sonic possibilities for soprano and double bass. Featuring music by Sarah Gibson, Mikhail Johnson, Emily Koh, and Emily Praetorius, this program takes the listener through a world of emojis, past the witty judgements of Death and Dorothy Parker, to a landscape of shifting, sliding tones and sounds. There's something for every kind of musical listener! [More]

Saturday, April 30, 2022 — 5:00 PM

Non Tactus

Joel St. Julien and Robert Nance present Oscillatory!: a cross-fading concert collaboration. Utilizing the Center for New Music’s state of the art Meyer Sound system, the artists will engage in a concert-length dialogue; alternating pieces one at a time until culminating in a mutual sharing of the sonic expanse. [More]

Friday, April 29, 2022 — 7:59 AM

Night of Solos, Duos and a Quartet of Creative Music

Gabby Fluke-Mogul, Jean Carla Rodea, Gerald Cleaver, Moe Staiano, & Las Sucias present an evening of solo, duo, and quartet performances! [More]

Saturday, April 23, 2022 — 8:00 PM

The Opus Project presents Opus 94

The Opus Project presents Opus 94 - a selection of 94th opuses from across the classical canon [More]

Thursday, April 14, 2022 — 6:00 PM

Virtual Reception: Grist from the Mills

Join us for a pre-recorded discussion about the works currently in the Window Gallery! Our curators are joined by faculty members from Mills College as they reflect on works they've created throughout their careers. [More]

Saturday, April 9, 2022 — 8:00 PM

NACUSAsf: In Just—Spring

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of NACUSA will present instrumental and vocal chamber music written by its members and performed by outstanding Bay Area’s musicians. The concert will be presented to a live audience at the Center for New Music in San Francisco on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 8:00pm. [More]

Friday, April 8, 2022 — 7:30 PM

Stolen Time: Debut Concert

Celebrating their very first concert together as an ensemble, Stolen Time presents a program paying tribute to its name – the radical, revolutionary act of reclamation that is artistic creation in modern life. Works include Missy Mazzoli’s Still Life with Avalanche, Christopher Cerrone’s Double Happiness, Coral Douglas’ line, ray, point (world premiere), and a reimagining of Miles Davis’ seminal recording In a Silent Way by Stolen Time founder Bryan Lin. [More]

Sunday, April 3, 2022 — 7:30 PM

Inward Expanse – Aaron Larget-Caplan, Guitar

Guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan returns to C4NM in a solo concert titled ‘Inward Expanse’. ‘Inward Expanse’ explores one’s position in daily life from a mystical, scientific, and cerebral perspectives with music for guitar and electronics, and acoustic night solos. Featuring music for guitar and electronics with new compositions by Lainie Fefferman (NYC), Tom Flaherty (Pomona College), and Lou Bunk (NH), a lyrical work by John Cage, and compositions from Aaron’s acclaimed new music endeavor the ‘New Lullaby Project’ with new works by Brian Schrober (NYC), Laurie Spiegel (NYC), Anthony Green (RI/UK), Štěpán Rak (Czech Republic), Ken Ueno (UC Berkeley), and New Lullaby Project world premiere #69 by Antonio Celso Ribeiro (Brazil). Rescheduled and adjusted from 2020. [More]

Saturday, March 26, 2022 — 7:30 PM

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the death of Anton Webern

Commemorative concert of the 75th anniversary of the death of Anton Webern [More]

Friday, March 25, 2022 — 8:00 PM

Never Ending Artist: Agustín Castilla-Ávila and Isabella Heigl

“Never Ending Artist” is an improvisation performance by Isabella Heigl (Painting) and Agustín Castilla-Ávila (Electric Guitars) inspired by the songwriting and philosophy of Bob Dylan, and proposing a interdisciplinary approach to artistic practice. The performance consists of an improvised painting and music springing from the themes, quotations, and insights of Bob Dylan. The goal of the project is to present not just a multidisciplinary work but also to explore the trans-disciplinary possibilities between painting and music, resulting in a theoretical classification based on these performances. [More]

Saturday, March 19, 2022 — 7:30 PM

Ninth Planet | Expedition #5: Spirals and Echoes

Join Ninth Planet at the Center for New Music as we journey through sonic shape and texture in “Expedition #5: Spirals and Echoes,” a program showcasing Suzanne and Lee Ettelson Award-winning works by Selim Göncü and Jack Frerer. Also featuring works by Jee Seo and Daijana Wallace. [More]

Sunday, March 13, 2022 — 7:00 PM

Round Robin: Ken Ueno, James Fei and Viola Yip

This concert features the round robin performances between Ken Ueno, James Fei and Viola Yip on megaphone, analog and digital electronics. [More]

Saturday, March 12, 2022 — 7:30 PM

Nic Gerpe, Pianist – The Makrokosmos 50 Project

2022 marks the 50th Anniversary of the composition of George Crumb's "Makrokosmos Volume 1" for Solo Amplified Piano. To celebrate this monumental masterwork, I've commissioned twelve composers from across the country to each write a response to one movement of Crumb's original. On this program, I will perform both Makrokosmos Volume 1, and the newly composed cycle. [More]

Sunday, February 27, 2022 — 7:30 PM

Tim Berne & Gregg Belisle-Chi, With Gordon Grdina

Tim Berne and Gregg Belisle-Chi touring their intact release Mars with Gordon Grdina opening with a set of Berne compositions from his Oddly Enough (AttaBoyGirl Records) solo album. [More]

Thursday, February 24, 2022 — 7:00 PM

Virtual Reception: somewhere else by Aaron Soloway

Join us for a virtual reception celebrating Aaron Soloway's exhibit "somewhere else" at the Window Gallery. [More]

Sunday, February 20, 2022 — 4:00 PM

Surround Sound Salon Series (SSSS) #4

Music by John Bischoff, All Vessels (Sally Decker and Brendan Glasson) and Chris Brown, realized by The Hub. This concert celebrates the CD release of John Bischoff’s Bitplicity on ArtifactRecordings, with copies for sale at the show. SSSS is a monthly, informal show at CNM in which 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]

Saturday, February 12, 2022 — 8:00 PM

NACUSAsf: A Whirl of Sound

NACUSAsf will present music for voice, winds, guitar, and piano written by members of the Bay Area Chapter of NACUSA and performed by some of the Bay Area’s outstanding musicians. The performance will be live-streamed from the Center for New Music on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 8:00pm. [More]

Friday, February 11, 2022 — 8:00 PM

Duo Improvisations: Davis Greenlief Honda Schenck

An Evening of Duo Improvisations featuring Evelyn Davis, Phillip Greenlief, Motoko Honda, and Elizabeth Schenck. [More]

Sunday, February 6, 2022 — 4:00 PM

Symbiotics Quartet: Brown-Davis-Rivero-Trammell

A quartet of internationally renowned improvisor/composers plays together in concert for the first time. The players are Chris Brown, piano and electronics; Ben Davis, cello; Danishta Rivero; and Marshall Trammell, drums. The musicians will employ a simple algorithm to play one all of the possible combinations of solos, duos, trios, and a quartet. In their group improvisations the focus is always on continuous listening and interdependence of the music created spontaneously by every player. [More]

Saturday, January 29, 2022 — 7:30 PM

E4TT | Below the Surface: Music by Women Composers

E4TT continues its popular series of music by women composers with “Below the Surface: Music by Women Composers.” The highlight of the program will be the World Premiere of a COVID-delayed commissioned song cycle, “Below the Surface,” by Canadian-born, Scotland-based Call for Scores composer, Emily Doolittle (b. 1972) for soprano and piano, to texts by Bay Area poets Rachel Richardson (b. 1979) and Rella Lossy (1934-1996), along with nine other works by women composers. [More]

Sunday, December 19, 2021 — 4:00 PM

Surround Sound Salon Series (SSSS) #3 – Recalling Fields

This monthly series began in January 2020, was pre-empted after its first two shows by Covid-19, and reawakens this month with the first of two previously curated programs. The program includes sound Installations based on field recordings by Maggi Payne and Chris Brown originally created for the Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza, and pieces by Michelle Moeller, and T.D. Skatchit (David Michalak and Tom Nunn) & Company. The musicians will mix their pieces 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]

Saturday, December 18, 2021 — 7:30 PM

New Music for Voice

Eight Bay Area composers join forces to present an extravaganza of new music for solo voice. A showcase of the Bay Area composition scene performed by an outstanding array of singers and players. [More]

Thursday, December 16, 2021 — 6:00 PM

Window Gallery | Aeolian Day: Celebrate the Sound of the Wind Reception

Join us for a discussion of Bay Area instrument inventors’ collaborations with a force of nature for Aeolian Day! [More]

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 — 7:30 PM

Sl(e)ight Ensemble | Of California Ecology

Bay Area-based trio, Sl(e)ight Ensemble, performs new works inspired by nature in California, including works by ensemble members, Julie Herndon, and Kian Ravaei. [More]

Sunday, December 12, 2021 — 7:30 PM

Pamela Z ECHOLOCATION Record Release Concert

Pamela Z RECORD RELEASE Concert ECHOLOCATION (vinyl reissue) and A SECRET CODE (CD) On Sunday, December 12, 2021, at 7:30pm, Pamela Z will give a live, in-person concert of solo works for voice & electronics including titles from both ECHOLOCATION and A SECRET CODE. The concert will be limited capacity, and will require mask-wearing and proof of vaccination. [More]

Sunday, December 5, 2021 — 7:00 PM

Anne Hege and Julie Herndon: Embodied Instruments

Anne Hege and Julie Herndon team up for a night of new sounds with original and familiar instruments. Showcasing excerpts from their latest projects including an album for The Tape Machine (an analog, live-looping instrument), The Furies (an opera for laptop orchestra and live vocalists), Shadow Prism (a light-responsive geodesic sphere), and works for extended piano, the concert will explore how instruments and bodies are essential to how we engage with live music performance. [More]

Saturday, November 20, 2021 — 7:00 PM

Fred Frith/Moe Staiano Duo

Fred Frith is a songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist (bass, keyboards, violin) and improviser performing mostly on various permutations of the electric and acoustic guitar. Moe Staiano is a musician and composer of new music works and angular rock music. He will play (or smash into pieces) just about anything he can get his hands on, and somehow make a compelling musical statement out of it. [More]

Saturday, November 13, 2021 — 7:30 PM

E4TT | Piano Recital with Tin Yi Chelsea Wong

E4TT presents a recital with guest pianist Tin Yi Chelsea Wong in an Old World/New World musical conversation between three 20th century composers from the Old World (Ligeti, Dutilleux, Bacewicz) and four 21st century composers from the New World (Jonathan Bailey Holland, Gabriela Lena Frank, Zosha Di Castri, Viet Cuong). [More]

Friday, November 12, 2021 — 8:00 PM

Winds of Light – featuring The Avenue Winds

NACUSAsf will present music for wind quintet written by members of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter and performed by one of the Bay Area’s outstanding ensembles: The Avenue Winds. The program will be followed by a Zoom session with the composers—all viewers are invited to join. [More]

Sunday, November 7, 2021 — 4:00 PM

Full Circle: New Sonorities on Ancient Instruments

Full Circle is a free improvisation project between Anita Chandavarkar on bansuri (Indian bamboo flute) and Gabby Wen on guqin (Chinese seven-string zither). With a common interest in cross-cultural musical conversations and a passion for ancient wisdom, the duo explores the unique synergy of this specific instrumental combination, beyond the expectations of its inherent sonic qualities, in both traditional and contemporary contexts. [More]

Saturday, November 6, 2021 — 7:30 PM

Del Sol String Quartet | Composer Incubator

Co-Hosted by the Venice Biennale, the Del Sol Quartet performs three brand new string quartets written during the first ever Del Sol Composer Incubator. Featuring composers Adeliia Faizullina, Marguerite Brown, and deVon Russell Gray. [More]

Friday, November 5, 2021 — 7:00 PM

Bjll Dingalls (Djll/Hsu/Ingalls) w. Heule/Rivero/Nishi-Smith

An evening of electroacoustic improvisation with Bjll Dingalls (Tom Djll/Bill Hsu/Matt Ingalls), and Jacob Heule/Danishta Rivero group. [More]

Friday, October 29, 2021 — 7:30 PM

Soundvoice

This informal concert features original music by Soundvoice music and technology workshop participants. Through the month of October, each participating artist composed and workshopped a new piece using studio and field recording techniques, processing and digital instrument design. [More]

Monday, October 18, 2021 — 6:00 PM

Virtual Reception: Animal Magnetism by Dogbotic Labs | Window Gallery

Join us for a discussion of this menagerie of instruments, compositions, and other audio experiments that explore the myriad musical uses of magnetic tape in the 21st century. [More]

Sunday, October 17, 2021 — 7:00 PM

Christina Braun & Tom Nunn | “Finding a Way”

Christina Braun performs five dances to the music of Tom Nunn. Underlying the dances and music is the idea of finding a way through different life struggles, finding a way to solution, resolution, reconciliation, and self-actualization. [More]

Monday, October 4, 2021 — 7:00 PM

Larry Ochs – Don Robinson Duo

Celebrating the recent release of their second and definitive duo recording, A Civil Right, Larry Ochs (saxophones) and Don Robinson (drums) hope for a live audience by the end of June, but will be happy to perform for you all no matter the situation. The Duo will perform pieces from the new CD, released on ESP-Disk' - the legendary free jazz label where Albert Ayler debuted in 1962. Alot has changed since 1962, but alot and perhaps "too much" remains virtually the same. So our "free jazz" music, while influenced by many musical discoveries and sociological developments that have become part of the firmament over the past 60 years, still celebrates and revels in the spirit of sixties free jazz. [More]

Saturday, October 2, 2021 — 7:30 PM

Composing in the time of the Pandemic – The Second Concert

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

Thursday, September 30, 2021 — 7:00 PM

NAC Concert | New Music by Minority Composers and Performers

NAC Benefit Concert and Open Discussion: New Music by Minority Composers and Performers Pianist Eunmi Ko, Ting Luo and a few other wonderful musicians, including Kathleen Supove(pianist), Vicky Chow(pianist), Chia Jui(Erhu), Wioleta Kaminska(multimedia) will be showcasing their works at the event, highlighting the theme of new music by minority composers and performers. The event will feature pieces by Emily Koh, Chen Yi, Li Yuan-Qing, Jean Ahn, Reena Esmail and so on. NAC will premiere two pieces from FOOTSTEPS by Jean Ahn, with multimedia works by video artist Jo Ho, and the piece Lost in.., sound and music by Ting Luo, visuals by Marco Pinter, will be featured as one of the premieres in the evening. [More]

Thursday, September 23, 2021 — 7:00 PM

Quartet: Ochs – Johnston – Merkey – Perkis

Darren Johnston and his beautiful trumpet sound will be spending some time in the Bay Area in late summer 2021. Thus we are all afforded a rare chance to hear the reconvening of this stellar quartet featuring 2 sonorous electronics masters: Madalyn Merkey and Tim Perkis. If the 2019 and 2020 quartet shows are any indication of how high this music can take both the listeners and the musicians, please check put this live session on the C4NM broadcasting website. [More]

Saturday, September 11, 2021 — 8:00 PM

The Chromelodia Project Premiere of “Occhio”

The Chromelodia Project, a trio blending just intonation, improvisation, and interactive computer music, premieres Chris Brown’s concert-length song cycle “Occhio” set to poetry by Erika Dagnino. by The trio includes Brown on piano and computer, Theresa Wong, cello and voice, and Kyle Bruckmann, oboe and electronics. The group’s name refers to Harry Partch’s Chromelodeon, a keyboard he used to support the musicians playing in his 43-tone tuning. The concert is made possible through the Musical Grant Program, which is administered by InterMusic SF, and supported by the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, and San Francisco Grants for the Arts. [More]

Sunday, August 22, 2021 — 7:30 PM

Splinter Reeds: Back In the Room

The 5 stalwart friends comprising Splinter Reeds are about to co-inhabit the same room for the first time since Feb. 2020, and we'd love for you to join us. Our program features works by Paula Matthusen, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, Chris Pitsiokos, and Laura Cetilia which emphasize the interactions of bodies in spaces and sounds in space. [More]

Saturday, August 14, 2021 — 8:00 PM

BEYOND BORDERS: BIRDS – IMPROVISATIONS – ENVIRONMENTS

A concert of birds and musicians from Berlin, Sweden, Barcelona, Nova Scotia, Brazil and the United States, coming together and apart, creating and performing Covid-inspired works via zoom, video and social distancing. [More]

Friday, July 23, 2021 — 7:30 PM

Jared Redmond | Pianist & Composer

Pianist-composer Jared Redmond returns to the Center for New Music, performing a program of contemporary works for piano including music by Beat Furrer, Wolfgang Rihm, Kaija Saariaho, Elliott Carter, and the US premiere of Sebastian Claren's "Sex" (1996). [More]

Thursday, July 22, 2021 — 6:00 PM

Reception: Sound Pieces by Norman Tuck | Window Gallery

Join us for a free reception to celebrate the closing of window gallery exhibit Sound Pieces by Norman Tuck. [More]

Thursday, July 15, 2021 — 6:30 PM

MAP SCORES by Phillip Greenlief | Virtual Window Gallery

Phillip Greenlief discussed his work with Window Gallery guest Jon Raskin. [More]

Saturday, July 10, 2021 — 7:00 PM

Feedback: Self vs. Other

Flutist Jessie Nucho and composer Brett Austin Eastman present the second of their three-part series exploring the nature of feedback in our lives. This program examines how we relate to ourselves and to others as well the feedback systems present in those relationships. Featuring a world premiere by Brett Austin Eastman and solo flute works by Evan Williams, Jen Wang, Chelsea Loew, and Phoebe Bognár. [More]

Saturday, June 26, 2021 — 7:30 PM

Creation & Change: New Music from Bay Area Composers

Join us online for a journey from Ancient Rome to the Arctic and back, with an hour of new vocal and chamber music exploring stories of creation and change. Bay Area composers Davide Verotta, Kristofer Twadell, Lukáš Janata, Monica Chew and Shawne Workman present pieces for flute and piano, guitar, string quartet, and mixed voices with Persian daf. Online reception to follow. [More]

Thursday, June 24, 2021 — 6:30 PM
Sunday, June 20, 2021 — 6:00 PM

Rova On The Air #3 | Set 2

Rova Sax Quartet's first live performances since the Plague struck will be broadcast On The Airwaves by C4NM. "Set 1" on Friday JUNE 18 at 7PM. SET 2 on Sunday June 20 at 6 PM. Each show is a unique set of pieces, including premieres composed by quartet members and other pieces that will release on ESP-Disk this coming September. [More]

Saturday, June 19, 2021 — 8:00 PM

SOLO BUT NOT ALONE — New Works By NACUSAsf Composers

The Bay Area Chapter of NACUSA will present a concert of solo works written by its composer members. Admission to the concert is free but donations to NACUSAsf are encouraged. The concert will be followed by a Zoom session with the composers. [More]

Friday, June 18, 2021 — 7:00 PM

Rova On The Air #3 | Set 1

Rova Sax Quartet's first live performances since the Plague struck will be broadcast On The Airwaves by C4NM. "Set 1" on Friday JUNE 18 at 7PM. SET 2 on Sunday June 20 at 6 PM. Each show is a unique set of pieces, including premieres composed by quartet members and other pieces that will release on ESP-Disk this coming September. [More]

Saturday, June 12, 2021 — 7:30 PM

Emigres & Exiles: Series Finale

Series Finale of E4TT's exploration of music by composers who fled to Hollywood in the 1930s /40s, often credited for creating today's movie sound, well as Polish and Russia composers who stayed in Europe in the face of persecution. [More]

Saturday, May 22, 2021 — 4:30 PM

Jane Rigler + Tessa Brinckman: Women in Parallel Empires

Women in Parallel Empires (2021) - World Premiere Flutists Jane Rigler and Tessa Brinckman present the world premiere of their 22-minute acousmatic video, a "space opera," in posthumous collaboration with Cécile Chaminade's Sérénade aux étoiles (Serenade to the stars, 1911). Women in Parallel Empires explores how we might reclaim flute compositions by women composers dismissed from the Western canon, by re-assembling them within contemporary contexts, and addressing (and/or subverting) the concept of Empire, genius, and extraction in Western “art” music. A short pre-concert discussion, between Jane and Tessa about their collaboration, starts at 4:00 PM (Pacific time). [More]

Friday, May 21, 2021 — 7:30 PM

Circadian String Quartet presents: ‘Vita Oscura’

What happens when global events turn our lives upside down? When everything we thought we knew comes into question? [More]

Saturday, April 17, 2021 — 7:30 PM

The Cassandra Project: Women’s Prophetic Voices | E4TT

Ensemble for These Times continues its 2020/21 home season with a timely program about women’s prophetic voices, “The Cassandra Project,”* a program of works inspired by the famed priestess in Greek mythology who was cursed to utter true prophecies that were never believed. E4TT’s annual commissions program, the concert will feature four World Premieres by composers Hannah Lash ("Wild Sage" for piano trio), Jessica Rudman ("Cassandra, or Don't Girls Love Horses?" for soprano, cello, and piano to a new libretto by Kendra Preston Leonard, with projected visuals), Valerie Liu ("The Cassandra Effect" for cello and piano), and E4TT co-founder David Garner ("Die gefluesterte Zukunft" ("The Whispered Future"), a music video by videographer Benoit LaCasse for soprano and piano trio) plus "Moerae" ("The Fates") for piano trio by Armenian-American Mary Kouyoumadjian. Pre-concert composer talk at 6:30 p.m. [More]

Saturday, April 10, 2021 — 8:00 PM

Moments in Spring, featuring new works by NACUSAsf composers

The Bay Area Chapter of NACUSA will present a concert of works written by its members and performed by a variety of artists. The program includes works for keyboard, voice, chamber groups, and modern dance. [More]

Thursday, April 8, 2021 — 5:00 PM
Event banner image for Doga Cavdir show at the C4NM Window Gallery
Thursday, March 18, 2021 — 6:30 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2021 — 7:00 PM

THE ELECTRONIC LOVER – Episode 2 Release & Listening Party

The Center for New Music and the Paul Dresher Ensemble co-host an online Zoom event with the cast and creators of The Electronic Lover, a new podcast opera by Bay Area composer Lisa Mezzacappa and New York writer Beth Lisick, on Saturday, February 27 at 7pm PST. The free event celebrates the release of the opera’s second episode on March 1. [More]

Thursday, February 25, 2021 — 6:30 PM

Synths in Place | curated by Kirk Pearson

In March 2020, two weeks after the COVID-19 lockdown, Berkeley-based audio laboratory Dogbotic teamed up with Oakland nonprofit Thingamajigs to produce “Synth In Place,” a socially-distant beginner’s workshop on the joys of DIY electronics. Designed with absolute beginners in mind, the nine-week curriculum teaches participants the art of creative electrical engineering, the cultural significance of electronic audio, and how to blend DIY music with students’ pre-existing creative practices. After building a variety of theremins, talkboxes, stepped tone generators, sequencers, and vactrols, students have the opportunity to design, engineer, and fabricate an instrument entirely of their own creation—several of which you’ll see in front of you. [More]

Saturday, February 13, 2021 — 7:30 PM

Phillip Greenlief solo — Evelyn Davis solo

Phillip Greenlief celebrates the release of his newest solo saxophone recording POLYPHONETIC FOR SUN RA TED BRINKLEY AND DAVID BOYCE with a rare solo concert, including a solo set from pianist Evelyn Davis. [More]

Friday, February 12, 2021 — 8:00 PM

A February Musical Collage | NACUSA San Francisco

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of NACUSA presents a streaming concert of new chamber works performed by composers and friends. The program includes seven works for solo and duo combinations of voice and/or instruments. [More]

Saturday, January 30, 2021 — 7:00 PM

Rhapsody: Music by Women Composers | E4TT

E4TT continues our series (sold-out last season!) of music by women composers with works by ten of today's fabulous women composers, joined by guest violinist Ilana Blumberg. Featuring music by Jesse Montgomery, Missy Mazzoli, Tania Leon, Anna Clyne, Vivan Fung, Claudia Montero, Marti Epstein, Caroline Shaw, Jennifer Higdon. 7:00 p.m.: Virtual pre-concert composer talk with Elinor Armer and an intro video from Jesse Montgomery. On YouTube Live: https://youtu.be/QZM_-chVc_Y [More]

Sunday, January 10, 2021 — 12:00 PM

Colibri Duo Live Performs Prokofiev and Hovatter

The Colibri Duo (Monika Gruber and Michele Walther) perform works by Sergei Prokofiev and Kyle Hovatter with artwork by Josh Dorman to benefit the San Francisco Union for Musicians in Need. [More]

Thursday, December 17, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Mauro Ffortissimo: Magnolia Symphony – at C4NM Virtual Window Gallery

Join Mauro Ffortissimo for a discussion with Jon Raskin and tour of his studio online on YouTube Live. Simply log on at 7:30pm on 12/17. [More]

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 — 7:30 PM

Fred Frith & Sudhu Tewari: Prototypes II – at C4NM Virtual Window Gallery

Join Fred Frith and Sudhu Tewari in an online discussion and demonstration of their new work. [More]

Saturday, November 28, 2020 — 8:00 PM

Composing in the Time of the Pandemic

Four Bay Area composers join forces to present new string quartets written for remotely located players. A showcase of the enduring Bay Area composition scene performed by the acclaimed Friction String Quartet [More]

Saturday, November 21, 2020 — 8:00 PM

The Ives Collective: New Music for Strings & Piano

Three members of the Ives Collective will perform duo and trio works for strings and piano written by members of the Bay Area Chapter of NACUSA. The performers will be Susan Freier, violin/viola, Stephen J. Harrison, cello, and Lori Lack, piano. [More]

Sunday, November 15, 2020 — 8:00 PM

Christina Braun and Tom Nunn perform “What are the Chances”

"Christina Braun dances and Tom Nunn plays music on invented instruments. This current collaborative improvisation is influenced by the ideas of chance and chaos." [More]

Friday, November 13, 2020 — 8:00 PM

Meerenai Shim: Solo Flute Recital

Former C4NM curator and flutist Meerenai Shim is delighted to return to the Center to premiere works by Andrea Reinkemeyer and Meerenai Shim. Also on the program are other unaccompanied works for one performer by Alice Jones, Janice Misurell-Mitchell, and Adolphus C. Hailstork. [More]

headshots of Janis Mercer and William Sorenson, pianists
Saturday, November 7, 2020 — 8:00 PM

Janis Mercer and William Sorenson, piano. Music by Anton Webern, Roger Sessions, Igor Stravinsky, and west coast living composers

Janis Mercer plays selections from her new CD commemorating the 75th anniversary of the death of Anton Webern. Featured is The Kinderstück Project, a collection of short works for piano by local student and professional composers using Webern’s Kinderstück row. Composers include Brian Belet, Pablo Furman, Donivan Johnson, and Martha Stoddard among others. William Sorenson performs Roger Sessions’ rarely heard Piano Sonata No. 1 and Stravinsky’s Piano Rag Music. [More]

Thursday, October 29, 2020 — 7:30 PM

POSTPONED – Tonal Access III: The Array Fields of Bill Wesley

Join Jonathan Glasier in conversation with Bill Wesley's Tonal Access III, Bill's Array Fields on Facebook Live. [More]

Sunday, October 25, 2020 — 4:00 PM

“PianoBar” – Chris Brown, piano, computer & the Buchla PianoBar

Chris Brown performs two of his compositions for piano & interactive computer using the Buchla PianoBar keyboard interface. The show opens with a premiere performance of “Shuffle Bagatelles” (2020) in which twelve short compositions performed in random order are live sampled and transformed by the computer based stochastically on analysis data derived from the performance. Following a short intermission with video by Johanna Poethig, the concert concludes with “Obelisk” (2016), integrating a written score with improvisation between the pianist and interactive computer. [More]

Saturday, October 17, 2020 — 7:30 PM

POSTPONED — New Music with the Friction String Quartet Part 2

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

Saturday, October 10, 2020 — 7:00 PM

Cornelius Boots: 10 Years of Mukyoku: New Bass Shakuhachi Music

Tonight we celebrate the 10-years-ago release of Mukyoku 無曲: New Music for Taimu Shakuhachi. Taimu are the wide-bore, bass variants of the vertical bamboo flute of ancient Zen Buddhism, shakuhachi 尺八. The complete Mukyoku repertoire features 27 compositions (Japanese calligraphic scores and recordings) and instructional materials for these big flutes and serve as part of the foundation for Black Earth Shakuhachi School, Boots’ thriving global nano-community of bamboo-breathing practitioners. [More]

Cheryl Leonard's calligraphy framed by information about the event
Thursday, September 24, 2020 — 7:30 PM

C4NM Window Gallery: Lexicographies by Cheryl E. Leonard

Join us as guest interviewer Jon Raskin discusses Lexicographies with Cheryl Leonard. [More]

Jesse Barrett, singer, with Joseph Collins Wicht, the composer at the piano.
Sunday, September 20, 2020 — 5:00 PM

Recital: Selections from “Trinity,” a song cycle

A recital of songs for voice and piano from "Trinity," a song cycle by Joseph Collins Wicht, featuring Jesse Barrett (tenor), Samuel Brondfield (tenor), and Terrence McLaughlin (bass). [More]

Friday, September 4, 2020 — 8:00 PM

Catalyst: Natalie Raney, cello + Helia Music Collective

Cellist, Natalie Raney & Helia Music Collective present a vivid program of new and established works written by women for solo cello, each piece drawing inspiration from spring and nature. The program will feature newly-commissioned works by Elizabeth A. Baker, Julie Barwick, Emma Logan, and Belinda Reynolds. Included on the program is Kaija Saariaho’s striking work, Près, which draws inspiration from the sea, vividly illustrating the calm and the storm. This concert is a ticketed (pre-sale only), live-streamed event. Tickets will be available until 45 minutes before showtime. 30 minutes before showtime, ticket buyers will be sent a private link to view the concert. [More]

Andrew Barnes Jamieson at the piano
Sunday, August 30, 2020 — 5:30 PM

Andrew Barnes Jamieson, solo piano

After nearly 6 months of daily improvisations, pianist/arranger Andrew Barnes Jamieson will perform a set that ties together the various sound worlds he has explored during an unprecedented moment in our world. He will create and interpret solo piano pieces that bring separate elements into dialogue: familiar melodies (sometimes several at once, in different keys and tempi), unusual harmonies, rhythms from jazz and classical traditions, composition, and improvisation. [More]

Friday, August 14, 2020 — 7:00 PM

The Electronic Lover – Podcast Launch and Listening Party

C4NM hosts a Zoom launch event with the cast and creators of The Electronic Lover, a new podcast opera by Bay Area composer Lisa Mezzacappa and Brooklyn writer Beth Lisick. [More]

Monday, August 10, 2020 — 6:30 PM

C4NM Window Gallery: The Innate by Alan Tower and Hans Houkes

Join instrument inventors Alan Tower, Hans Houkes, and C4NM curator Bart Hopkin at a live online event featuring artist talks, demonstrations, and performances. Tower and Houkes innovative instruments "The Innate" are three-chambered flutes intentionally designed in a way that allows all levels of musicians, from novice to expert, to be able to have rich musical experiences both playing and listening. [More]

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

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]

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

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

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]