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Terry Riley’s Avant-Garde Sounds Are Still Casting Spells

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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Gershon Kingsley, Master of Electronic Sounds, Dies at 97

Gershon Kingsley, a composer who brought electronic sounds into popular music and wrote the enduring instrumental hit “Pop Corn,” died on Dec. 10 at his home in Manhattan. He was 97. You can read [...]

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World Premiere · Simon Steen-Andersen

Simon Steen-Anderson whose works “approach the human behind the instrument, because then music can be about everything that is most important: communication, being, fragility, and intimacy,” was [...]

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A Profile of Annea Lockwood

We were thrilled to have one of the world’s leading figures in environmental music, Annea Lockwood, with us on November 9, 2017 to discuss her music of the world’s rivers. Ms. Lockwood is the [...]

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Latitudes 14: Joseph Hammer & Kaori Suzuki

Armed with a battery of consumer-grade electronics and an unwholesome passion for sci-fi and AM radio, audio plunderer Joseph Hammer assembles found sound detritus into a palace of labyrinthine [...]

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Latitudes 13: Samara Lubelski & Marcia Bassett | John Krausbauer & Kaori Suzuki

For Latitudes 13, the duo of Marcia Bassett and Samara Lubelski combine violin and e-bowed guitar in a thick tranquilizing compound. Like a viscous syrup, the slow-moving drones ooze [...]

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Latitudes 12 Rob Lowe – IMA – Chris Duncan

On this installment of Latitudes, Other Minds teamed up with the San Francisco Art Book Fair to present vocalist/composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, sound artist Chris Duncan, and the electronics [...]

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Latitudes 11: Andrew Weathers & AMMA ATERIA

Utopic folk dreamer Andrew Weathers visits the Bay Area from his hideaway in rural West Texas with a set of guitar-driven ambient folk works that drift seamlessly between rigor and flexibility to [...]

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OM 24, CONCERTS 2 & 3: Brian Baumbusch- “The Pressure” & Ivan Wyschnegradsky, music for 4 quarter-tone pianos

Single-minded and visionary composers are so often the ones most easily ignored by the changing currents of music taste. Ivan Wyschnegradsky (1893-1979) led a life characterized by exile and [...]

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Latitudes 10: Receptacles & DEGRADIENT

What if Captain Beefheart had cut his teeth listening to The Fall instead of Howlin’ Wolf and Bo Diddley? The result might have sounded like Receptacles—a joyfully shambolic deconstructionist [...]