Check out Joshua Kosman’s write up on Other Minds Executive Director Charles Amirkhanian ahead of his 75th birthday bash and album release party for his New World Records 2 CD set Loudspeakers. “Whatever the venue, these are pieces that repay careful attention, for both the creator — who worked patiently and painstakingly to give his […]
Lou Fancher wrote about the past, present, and future of Other Minds in her recent article for the San Francisco Classical Voice. Also in the article, interviews of Other Minds 25 participant Jen Shyu, longtime Other Minds supporter Bob Hughes, our Associate Director Blaine Todd, and Other Minds Executive Director and Co-founder, Charles Amirkhanian. You […]
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. […]