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Welcome to Other Minds ®, a global New Music community where composers, students, and listeners discover and learn about innovative music by composers from all over the world.

Other Minds is a private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in San Francisco. We thank our many loyal supporters for their commitment to encouraging and propagating new and unusual music.

—Charles Amirkhanian, Executive & Artistic Director

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Visit our site to hear 100s of hours of music & interviews with Maverick composers. Listen to Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno, Lou Harrison, John Cage, Anthony Braxton, Conlon Nancarrow, Aaron Copland, Edgar Varese and many others.

Other Minds 18
featured these composers
and performers:
Aaron Gervais (Canada)
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen (Denmark)
Dohee Lee (South Korea/USA)
Paula Matthusen (USA)
Mattias Petersson (Sweden)
Sunleif Rasmussen (Faroe Islands)
G.S. Sachdev (India/USA)
Craig Taborn (USA)

Gáman (Denmark)
Amy X Neuburg (USA)
Michala Petri (Denmark)
Anna Petrini
William Winant Percussion Group (USA)

Pamela Z (USA)


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Rudhyar book
Dane Rudhyar
His Music, Thought and Life
Special price $59
(Discounted from $80)
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0ther Minds is on KALW with a series - "Music from Other Minds" - curated and hosted by Richard Friedman every Friday night (Pacific time) at 11pm. You can listen live in the San Francisco Bay Area at 91.7 FM or hear the stream from their website. Playlist and more information is available at the Music from Other Minds website.


Trimpin DVD
Now available from our
webstore: Peter Esmonde's film
Trimpin: The Sound of Invention
on DVD — order it now

SEPTEMBER 15, 2013

American composer Henry Brant died Saturday, April 26,2008, at his home in Santa Barbara, California. He was 94. There are links here to Henry Brant and his music.

Brant's Pulitzer Prize winning Ice Field, commissioned by Other Minds and premiered at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, December 2001.

A video of Henry Brant with SF Symphony's Michael Tilson Thomas can be viewed here.

Brant at organ
Henry Brant at the organ,
Davies Symphony Hall, December 2001.

Henry Brant In Memoriam
(composer David A. Jaffe)


Links to Henry Brant on

Henry Brant at KPFA, 1971
Henry Brant on "Speaking of Music." 1984
"Meteor Farm" by Henry Brant, 1982
"Homeless People" by Henry Brant,
Other Minds 4, 1997


Check out our new Webstore
Much greater ease in shopping for CDs, books, and other items.

New release!
Scenes from a New Music Séance
Available early October
Official public release date is
October 31, 2012

Scenes from a Seance

Ruggles cover

The Complete Music of Carl Ruggles
Michael Tilson Thomas and the
Buffalo Philharmonic (2 CDs)

order it here

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Conlon Nancarrow's
Studies for Player Piano
the original 1750 Arch Recordings,
a four CD set.
Get it today.

Writings on Nacarrow from
Soundings Press are now
available online. Click here.

Amelia Cuni

Dhrupad vocalist Amelia Cuni
recorded John Cage's 18 Microtonal Ragas for the Other Minds label. You can order the CD of this extraordinary work here.

Special discount ($12)


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Calling All Electric Guitarists!
Join up to perform A Secret Rose
OM 18
G100 Applications Open! Apply here.
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A Secret Rose by Rhys Chatham
November 17, 2013
Calefax Reed Quartet
Other Minds presents the West
Coast premiere of Rhys Chatham's
A Secret Rose for 100 electric
guitars, drums and bass at the
historic Craneway Pavilion in
Richmond, CA.

Other Minds Festival 19
February 28 & March 1, 2014
at the SFJazz Center
Featuring Roscoe Mitchell, Myra
Melford, Mark Applebaum, John
Bischoff, Charles Celeste Hutchins, Joseph Byrd, John Schott, Wendy
Reid and Don Buchla.