sfSoundSeries/sfSoundSalonSeries is a concert series in the san francisco bay area featuring contemporary and experimental music. our programs reach from the latest music of the european avant-garde to the grittiest sounds of the west coast improv-underground, encompassing recent trends in instrumental technique, conceptual art, music theater, and electronic sound.

we also present the sfSoundSalonSeries at the center for new music in san francisco!
upcoming concerts

nov 9, 2016 - fausto bongelli
nov 15, 2016 - sfsound & martha & monica
dec 4, 2016 - michael thieke & biliana voutchkova

:: view previous 2016 concerts here ::

 Wednesday November 9 2016 
sfSoundSalonSeries :: center for new music :: 55 taylor :: san francisco :: $15 [$10 underemployed/members] :: 8:00p


The Italian pianist FAUSTO BONGELLI has performed at major festivals in Germany, Austria, Spain, France Hungary and Croatia and has given more than 200 world and Italian premières of works by composers including Earle Brown, Luis de Pablo, James Dillon, Julio Estrada, Morton Feldman, Lou Harrison, Conlon Nancarrow, Frederic Rzewski and Salvatore Sciarrino. He has made several recordings for New Albion, Col legno, RCA, Wergo, Ricordi-Stradivarius and RAI-Trade.

This concert is made possible with support from the Italian Cultural Institute.

 Tuesday November 15 2016 
sfSoundSalonSeries :: center for new music :: 55 taylor :: san francisco :: $15 [$10 underemployed/members] :: 8:03p


sfSound plays it closer to the vest for a change, presenting themselves and subtle variants thereof. The cello/piano duet MARTHA & MONICA performs compositions by MONICA SCOTT and MATT INGALLS; sfSoundGroup with special guests violist JULIE MICHAEL and conductor JOHN KENNEDY perform a delightful bouquet of small ensemble works by SALVATORE SCIARRINO, DAVID ROSENBOOM, and HEATHER FRASCH.

Salvatore Sciarrino - Centauro marino (1984)
per clarinetto, violino, viola, violoncello e pianoforte

Salvatore Sciarrino - Tre Notturni Brillanti (1974-75)
Julie Michael, viola solista

David Rosenboom - Pocket Pieces (1966)
clarinet, alto saxophone, viola, and prepared piano

Heather Frasch - to disassemble & reconstruct (2010)
for english horn, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, viola, and cello

Monica Scott - more than nine minutes (2016)
for martha & monica

Matt Ingalls - Duo, Op. 2, No. 2, v. 2 (2013/16)
for martha & monica

Monica Scott, cello
Julie Michael, viola
Hadley McCarroll, piano
John Kennedy, conductor
Benjamin Kreith, violin
John Ingle, alto and bari saxophones
Matt Ingalls, clarinet and bass clarinet
Kyle Bruckmann, english horn

:: musicians
The concerts showcase some of the Bay Area's finest musicians, bringing together talented and accomplished improvisers, composers, and performers committed to the full range of contemporary musicmaking. :: more ::

:: history
sfSound has been producing concerts since 1999.
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:: radio
Many recordings of past concerts, as well as featured works on upcoming concerts can be heard on sfSoundRadio.
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A variety of foundations and individuals make the sfSoundSeries possible; please assist us with your tax-deductible contribution.
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