American maverick composer strikes gold at the San Francisco Opera! Unusually fine press coverage from the NY Times and PBS NewsHour for the world premiere of Girls of the Golden West by John Adams and Peter Sellers. The opera premiered on November 21, 2017, with 6 more performances scheduled, through December 10. Follow this link […]
This video clip from Charles Amirkhanian was taken during his meeting with Italian Sound Poet Enzo Minarelli, during a trip to Venice in late September, 2017. Here Enzo gives us an overview of the history of Sound Poetry, from its beginnings with the Italian Futurists and Russian Constructivists of the 1920, it’s connection with the […]
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 remaining CDs here: https://www.otherminds.org/recording/scenes-new-music-seance
The duo piano team of Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa received a rave review in the Washington Post for their performance of Phillip Glass’ Four Movements for Two Pianos, a major work which was composed for the Davies-Namekawa duo. We’ll be welcoming back Dennis and Maki in a benefit concert on Dec. 6 for […]
A huge “congratulations” is in order to Postcommodity! The multi-media art collective was announced as the recipient of an unrestricted $50,000 award from the Ford Foundation for their work to “help advance freedom, justice, and inclusion, and strengthen our democracy.” Here’s the details and a list of the other grant recipients in an article by […]
Annea Lockwood’s work was mentioned recently in a New York Times review of a series of concerts at the Brooklyn venue Issue Project Room, by trumpeter Nate Wooley entitled For/With. Annea is developing a new trumpet piece for Mr. Wooley, so complementary pieces from her body of work were included in these recent concerts. A […]
Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian, met with Italian Sound Poet Enzo Minarelli, during a trip to Venice in late September, 2017. Enzo had recently been added to the program of the upcoming Other Minds Festival 23 – Sound Poetry, and Charles met with him to discuss his work and to talk about his theory of polipoetry which he has been practicing since the 1980s. Here, Enzo gives us a preview of the ideas behind his work, which you will be able to see in person during our Festival next April.
A new piece by Chinese-born composer Kui Dong, who is currently based at Dartmouth College, had it’s premiere during this year’s Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood. Entitled A Night at Tanglewood, the piece “examines resonance and collaboration within the context of the string quartet.” Members of the quartet begin the piece playing music boxes and various-sized glasses filled with water, with only the cellist in her typical position.
Our latest CD release, Composer-Critics of the New York Herald Tribune, was given a nice review recently on the online music blog The Vinyl District. This in spite of the fact that our release was not on vinyl, but was CD only! Regardless, we greatly appreciate the exposure, especially when the prose was so nicely […]
Born in New Zealand in 1939 and living in the US since 1973, Annea Lockwood is known for her explorations of the rich world of natural acoustic sounds and environments, in works ranging from sound art and installations, through text-sound and performance art to concert music. Her music has been performed in many venues and festivals including: the Possibility of Action exhibition at MACBA Barcelona, De Ijsbreker, the Other Minds Festival-San Francisco…