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, […]
Other Minds is in the News! Philip Campbell, Senior Music Critic of the Bay Area Reporter, outlines the experience of being at last week’s concert and outlines the rest of the Other Minds 25th anniversary season. Read the complete article here.
Grammy Award winning pianist Gloria Cheng teams up with the father of minimalism, Terry Riley, for a recital of Riley’s music. Gloria Cheng has a decades long relationship with Terry Riley’s music. In 1995 she gave the west coast premiere of his masterpiece, The Heaven Ladder, Book VII, and made the world premiere recording shortly […]
The Other Minds Modern Hits release Gallivants and Garnishes was featured by bandcamp in a recent post on the history of the San Francisco Tape Music Center. You can read the complete article here. Ramón Sender, a founder of both the San Francisco Tape Music Center and the Morningstar Commune, is a legendary figure around […]
Kyle Gann (left) speaks with his longtime friend Robert Carl (right) about his work Hyperchromatica for Fanfare Magazines. In the interview, Kyle talks about his influences, his use of new tuning systems, and lists some of his favorite movements from the work. You can read the entire interview on Kyle Gann’s website here and purchase […]
Leah Garchik wrote about tonight’s Music From Other Minds program in today’s Chronicle. The program features music by the THAI ELEPHANT ORCHESTRA at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (a retirement home for senior pachyderms) in Lampang, Northern Thailand. You can catch it tonight at 11pm on 91.7 KALW San Francisco or listen to it on Monday here. Host: […]
The September issue of the San Francisco AFM Local 6 Newsletter honors the music career of Robert Hughes. “Bob Hughes is a bassoonist, composer, conductor, and scholar. Over the years he performed in all the Civic Center orchestras (particularly the opera and ballet),was a tenured player in the Oakland Symphony/East Bay Symphony for nearly 40 […]