Ned Rorem, who was honored as a composer of beguiling music and famous for publishing revealing diaries about his life and loves, died on Friday at his home on the […]
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OM Festival 26 was a ringing success, bringing together an international cast of composers for a series of world and US premieres. Highlights included the American premiere of Dominic Murcott’s The Harmonic Canon, composed for a custom-made half-ton double bell shipped all the way from London, and the world premiere of Lars Petter Hagen’s Coda, commissioned by Other Minds and performed by Kate Stenberg and Sarah Cahill. 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 the American premiere of Norwegian composer Øyvind Torvund’s The Exotica Album by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and a performance of piano four-hands music by Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa with interactive “visualizations” by Cori O’Lan.
OM 26 brought together composers from around the world for three nights of performances, topped off with the American premiere of Dominic Murcott’s The Harmonic Canon for custom-made half-ton double bell.
Øyvind Torvund’s The Exotica Album re-imagines in collage form the Fifties and Sixties popular styles categorizedas ‘exotica’ or ‘lounge,’ together with a wealth of historical reference points, from early electronic composition to cartoon music.
Irish composer and sound artist Karen Power traveled all the way from Cork to present her 14-channel sound installation sounds like the amazon…—a tapestry of field recordings from her trip to the Amazon rainforest in July of 2016.
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 Anthony Braxton and James Fei, Cheryl Leonard, and Christopher Luna-Mega, an LP by Raven Chacon, Tatsuya Nakatani, and Carlos Santistevan, 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 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.