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, April 28 2018 6:30 PM
Sing If You Believe: A Spring Recital

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

Sunday, April 29 2018 8:00 PM
permutations042918: Hypercolor

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

Wednesday, May 2 2018 8:00 PM
Jane Spencer Mills soprano, Ian Scarfe, piano; Jessie Nucho, flute: Of Cats, the Moon and Rain

Contemporary Classical solo voice with piano, flute and cello  More...

Thursday, May 3 2018 8:00 PM
UC Berkeley Composers with Myra Melford: Solo Collective

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

Saturday, May 5 2018 7:30 PM
Steven Lugerner’s SLUGish Ensemble

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

Sunday, May 6 2018 8:00 PM
Vinkeloe/ Looney/ Mezzacappa/ Robinson

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

Biggi Vinkeloe – alto Sax, flute
Scott R. Looney – piano , prepared piano
Lisa Mezzacappa – bass
Donald Robinson – drums

These four stalwarts of the improv world have played in various groupings with each other, but never quite in this combination before. Come and experience the synergy of a first time gathering of these amazing and creative musicians!  More...

Saturday, May 12 2018 3:00 PM
Brooklyn Art Song Society: New Voices

Brooklyn Art Song Society members soprano Charlotte Mundy and pianist Miori Sugiyama present highlights from BASS's New Voices series, include premiere works by UC-Davis graduate students alongside works by Messiaen and Saariaho.  More...

Friday, May 18 2018 7:00 PM
Kurt Rohde’s Farewell Tour – PART 1

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

Saturday, May 19 2018 6:00 PM
Michael Bang: “In T” and Other Keyboard Pieces

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