Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Center for New Music
55 Taylor St
San Francisco CA 94102  

The Center for New Music San Francisco, Inc. is a community center for participants of new music in San Francisco. The Center serves the practitioners of creative, non-commercial music by providing the resources they need, including space to work, rehearse, and perform, access to a like-minded community, and access to media resources. Through these services, the Center seeks to support and build the community of new music to encourage its efficiency, growth, integration, and excellence.

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, August 1 2019 7:30 PM
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...

Wednesday, August 7 2019 7:30 PM
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 8 2019 7:30 PM
Ted Moore & Tom Weeks

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

Saturday, August 10 2019 8:00 PM
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...

Sunday, August 11 2019 6:00 PM
Roberto Granados: Bay Area Composers Group Concert

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

Friday, August 16 2019 7:30 PM
Latitudes: Lubelski & Bassett | Krausbauer & Suzuki  More...

Saturday, August 17 2019 8:00 PM
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...

Sunday, August 18 2019 2:00 PM
Jeffrey Mosier & Friends

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

Sunday, November 10 2019 3:00 PM
The program includes, Shinobue solo (traditional or new music), Piano solo (new music by Hyo-Shin Na), Koto solo (new music by Hyo-shin Na), Japanese/Korean folk songs Koto and Shinbone and Koto and Piano duo

The Wooden Fish Ensemble presents concerts of music and musicians from a variety of cultural and national backgrounds working together in a collaborative way. The Ensemble has presented concerts of traditional music from Asia and new music by a diverse group of composers that includes John Cage, Christian Wolff, Frederic Rzewski, Morton Feldman, Hyo-shin Na, Boudewijn Buckinx and Walter Zimmermann. They have given numerous world premieres.  More...

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Rova Saxophone Quartet is now in residence at Center for New Music. The Center, located at 55 Taylor Street, is establishing a hub for the new music community, providing space to work, learn, rehearse and perform.