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 swath of culture — a bit early in Brooklyn. You can read it here.
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 the extensive New York Times Obituary (Dec. 15, 2019) here.
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 a featured composer at Other Minds Festival 17, March 1, 2012. World Premiere · Simon Steen-Andersen · TRIO Donaueschinger Musiktage Friday, October 18 with the SWR Symphony Orchestra, […]
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 subject of an extensive artist’s profile in the New York Times, November 8, 2019. You can read it here.
It’s been two years since we produced a concert here in Berkeley to celebrate Philip Glass’s birthday, featuring his frequent collaborators Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa. Today there’s a nice article today in the New York Times about Philip Glass, examining the perspective of this seminal minimalist as his composing career reaches the 50-year […]
The great singer and harmonica blues legend Little Walter is discussed just 18 months after his death in Chicago at age 37 and presented by Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz. Louisiana-born Marion Walter Jacobs (1930-1968) came to be known as the Charlie Parker or Jimi Hendrix of his instrument, the harmonica. He revolutionized its use […]
Local new music music fan Allan J. Cronin has published a review of the final concert of Other Minds Festival 24 in his blog, “New Music Buff.” The concert of piano music by the late Russian composer Ivan Wyschnegradsky was held on Sunday,June 16 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. […]
Check out Leah Garchik’s SF Chronicle write up about Brian Baumbusch’s new “horroratorio” The Pressure. The Pressure is a tale of gothic horror told in music, harking back to world of German expressionist silent film–a story straight from the Twilight Zone. A snake oil peddler comes to town – a town suffering from painful barometric pressure […]
Duo pianists Maki Namakawa and Dennis Russell Davies present an evening of works for two pianos by Shostakovich and Stravinsky. Maki Namekawa and conductor Dennis Russell Davies (backstage husband and wife) have been performing as a piano duo since 2003. In addition to regular appearances at the Piano Festival Ruhr in Germany, Ars Electronica Linz, […]