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Other Minds works year-round to bring the best composers and performers of non-commercial music to the attention of the world. Support from people like you is essential to this valuable work.

EXPLORE OUR PAST EVENTS

People are still talking about OM Festival 22, which presented some of Lou Harrison’s most loved work, and a few rarely heard gems. Over 800 people attended the May 20, 2017 concert at San Francisco’s beautiful Mission Dolores Basilica. Meanwhile, our series The Nature of Music has presented artists from a variety of disciplines whose work combines environmentalism and the arts. Our Special Events run the gamut from intimate presentations of a composer’s work to bucket-list exotic blow-outs.

OM 22 Yumi Hwang-Williams violin

Other Minds Festival 22: Lou Harrison & Isang Yun

Hundreds of people filled the Mission Dolores Basilica in San Francisco to hear some of Harrison’s best work. Works by Korean-born composer Isang Yun were also featured.
Marielle Jakobsons singing Nature of Music

The Nature of Music: Marielle V Jakobsons

Marielle V. Jakobsons is a composer and intermedia artist based in Oakland, CA. Her compositions use a custom-built Macro-Cymatic Instrument to blend fluid visuals with her electronic dreamscapes.
Rhys Chatham with group

Rhys Chatham’s A Secret Rose

Rhys Chatham re-invents the “wall of sound” in the same way Chuck Close reinvented the portrait painting – by building a massive piece from many small parts. Here’s the evidence.

OTHER MINDS RECORDS

This year we focused our efforts on bringing to light gems from some classic new music composers from the mid-20th Century. Our two latest releases are actually re-releases, one from the 1950s and the other from the 1970s. Click on the images to find out more.

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John Cage 18 Microtonal ragas cover art
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Marc Blitzstein Album cover
Studies for Player Piano Cover Art
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Kui Dong Hands Like Waves Unfold Cover art

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Since January 2005, a program of new and unusual music by innovative composers and performers around the world, produced for KALW 91.7 FM San Francisco by Other Minds and presented by Dennis Aman, Joseph Colombo, and Richard Friedman.

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The New York Times says that Ruth Crawford burned the score of her amazingly radical Violin Sonata. They neglect to report that Other Minds Records beat the odds and released it! Get one of the [...]

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