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Program for next week’s Festival

The printed programs for our upcoming Festival 23 – Sound Poetry: The Wages of Syntax – just arrived from our printer. We took a different direction with the design this year, featuring some stunning art from some of the multi-talented characters in the Futurist and Dadaist movements of the early 20th Century. We made four […]

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In Memoriam, Olly Woodrow Wilson

NEW YORK TIMES, March 23, 2018         Other Minds offers condolences to the friends and family of Olly Wilson, pioneering African-American electronic music and orchestral composer. A long-time professor of composition at U.C. Berkeley, Olly was a guest composer at Other Minds Festival 3 in 1996. His infectious smile and dignified, reassuring […]

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Nancy Karp + Dancers On Beauty

Choreographer Nancy Karp has just shared a video edit of her site-specific piece “On Beauty,” which was performed at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley California last month. Other Minds has an office in the building, so we had a great vantage point from which to view the work. Also, our Executive and Artistic […]

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A Radio Milestone

“Music from Other Minds” Marks its 500th Broadcast. Other Minds, the Bay Area non-profit celebrating its 25th year of support for composers of pathbreaking music, marks a milestone this week with its 500th radio program on San Francisco’s KALW-FM. Founding host Richard Friedman will pop all available corks with blockbuster works for large ensembles by Edgar Varèse (photo above), […]

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Co-Founding Father

Jim Newman (pictured above with his wife Jane Ivory) – film and television producer, contemporary art curator, gallerist, musician, and co-founder of OTHER MINDS – was profiled recently in the San Francisco Chronicle by Art Critic, Charles Desmarais. A lifetime of bringing bold creations to light “Newman a proponent of avant-garde art, new music for 7 […]

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Philip Glass Rehearsal

Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa at the rehearsal for their concert of music by Philip Glass, accompanied by the Other Minds Ensemble. This video was recorded on December 6, 2017, the day before the show. For more information about this concert, or for tickets, follow this link to the page for this event on […]

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