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:
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...

Sunday, January 19 2020 6:00 PM
D. Riley Nicholson: “Resurrection” Album Release

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...

Wednesday, January 22 2020 7:30 PM
The Living Earth Show: Hyphen

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...

Thursday, January 23 2020 8:00 PM
Steuart Liebig & Garth Powell plus Larry Ochs

An evening of transcendent improvised music featuring both mastery and mystery provided by 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.  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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Photo Albums (click to view photos):
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.