To coincide with the launch of the new Other Minds Archives website on January 26, 2024, Other Minds’s Program Associate Joseph Bohigian sat down with Charles Amirkhanian, Executive and Artistic [...]
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OM Festival 27 brought together composers from around the world for six nights of music, starting with the US premiere of the documentary Subotnick: Portrait of an Electronic Music Pioneer and topped off with the world premiere of Eivind Buene’s Other Minds-commissioned string quartet Chorales. Meanwhile, our series The Nature of Music has presented artists from a variety of disciplines whose work combines environmentalism and the arts and our Latitudes series featured a performance by New York’s Ghost Ensemble. Our Special Events included the American premiere of Norwegian composer Øyvind Torvund’s The Exotica Album by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and a 30th anniversary celebration of Other Minds featuring Marc-André Hamelin’s performance of Charles Ives’s Concord Sonata.
OM 27 brought together composers from around the world for six nights of music, topped off with the world premiere of Eivind Buene’s Other Minds-commissioned string quartet Chorales.
New York’s Ghost Ensemble joined us at St John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco to present new works commissioned for the 2022-23 season by composers Sky Macklay, Ben Richter, and Catherine Lamb.
For Other Minds’s 30th anniversary, pianist Marc-André Hamelin performed Charles Ives’s legendary Piano Sonata No. 2, “Concord, Mass., 1840-1860,” with commentary by composer Kyle Gann, author of Charles Ives’s Concord: Essays after a Sonata.
OM Records continues to release new and exciting works on a regular basis. We’ve made our entire catalog available on Bandcamp as well as on our webstore, so be sure to check back frequently to see what we’re up to. Recent releases include CD releases by Samuel Adams, Anthony Braxton and James Fei, and Cheryl Leonard, an LP by Thollem, Terry Riley, and Nels Cline, and a special DVD release by Carol Law and Charles Amirkhanian.
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Music From Other Minds is a weekly two-hour radio program of new and unusual music by innovative composers and performers around the world. Produced and presented by Other Minds staff members and associates Liam Herb, Mark Abramson, Ed Herrmann, Joseph Bohigian, and Charles Amirkhanian. Air time is 8pm Sunday evenings on KALW 91.7 FM in the San Francisco Bay Area.