Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Wed, Feb 19 2020 6:30 PM

San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch
351 9th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118

ECM (Editions of Contemporary Music) is a German record company founded in 1969 by Manfred Eicher. Through a singular vision of atmospheric and spacious international music that started with jazz but later moved beyond, and with distinctive packaging design, ECM is now widely recognized as a major force in shaping all contemporary music, and with a presence extending into the sphere of arthouse cinema. This class will serve as a primer, covering ECM’s history and artists with audio-visual samples (Jan Garbarek, Keith Jarrett, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Steve Reich, András Schiff, and many others), while also offering something for the seasoned ECM fan, including resources, overlooked gems, and tips on using the library’s Hoopla streaming service, where you can digitally borrow hundreds of full albums from the ECM label.

Image: Wadada Leo Smith - Divine Love, album cover from Wikipedia

Cost: Free
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