Friend of Other Minds, Terry Riley, received a large feature article in the New York Times, Dec. 19, 2019. The musician and composer is celebrating his 85th birthday — and his influence on a wide [...]
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People are still talking about OM Festival 24, which presented rarely performed and luminous works of Ivan Wyschnegradsky, a pioneer microtonalist composer. Guest artists, the Arditti String Quartet, and a quartet of international new music pianists gave several American premieres. Also presented at the festival was The Pressure, a musical horror tale by Brian Baumbusch. 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 included piano music by Terry Riley, performed by Gloria Cheng and the composer, and Dmitri Shostakovich’s arrangements of his Symphony No. 4 and Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms performed by duo pianists Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies.
Six days of sound poetry flooded the ODC theater this April. The festival included many new works, including seven world premiers, and a night of historic works of sound poetry.
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.
In December of 2017, conductor/pianist Dennis Russell Davies and pianist Maki Namekawa came together for a night of music by Philip Glass at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, CA.
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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 Randall Wong, Andrew Weathers, Liam Herb, Richard Friedman, Charles Amirkhanian, and Mark Abramson.