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

may 10, 2016 - departure
may 14, 2016 - composers from the john adams young composers program
may 20, 2016 - sfsound @ ucsc
july 8-10, 2016 - sfSoundFestival
oct 14, 2016 - pascal niggenkemper
dec 4, 2016 - michael thieke & biliana voutchkova

:: view previous 2016 concerts here ::




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



Departure


Departure (Nina Guo, soprano, and Eddie Kass, double bass) specializes in contemporary classical music with a focus on works that use extended technique and theater. Thier repertoire currently includes works by Kurtág, Lerdahl, and Furrer, as well as works written for us by emerging young composers.

sfSound plays an opening set of new works.








 Saturday May 14 2016 
crowden music center :: 1475 rose :: berkeley :: FREE :: 7pm



John Adams Young Composer Program


sfSound performs works by
Kuzey Sozat
Nick Main
James Reager
Joshua Potolo
Lucy Nelligan
Henry Abrahamsson
Lauren Bare
Theo Haber
Sophia Hampton
Christopher Yuan
Penina Biddle-Gottesman









 Friday May 20 2016 
ucsc music center recital hall :: FREE :: 7:30p



sfSound Residency Concert #2


sfSound performs works by UCSC Composers and others









 July 8 9 and 10 2016 
sfSoundFestival :: gray area grand theater :: 2665 mission :: san francisco :: $15 [$10 underemployed] :: $40 fest pass



sfSoundFestival


[ NOTATIONS | ORIENTATIONS ]
experimental and contemporary music 1938 to the present


Program (Subject to Change)
Johanna Beyer - Music of Spheres (1938)
Pierre Boulez - Tape Étude 1 (1951)
Pierre Boulez - Anthèmes 2 (1997)
Pierre Boulez - Domaines (1968/9)
Morton Feldman - Marginal Intersection (1951)
Morton Feldman - Out of "Last Pieces" (1959)
Earle Brown - December 1952 (1952)
Earle Brown - Available Forms I (1961)
John Cage - Cartridge Music (1960)
Pauline Oliveros - Sound Patterns (1961)
Pauline Oliveros - The Inner/Outer Sound Matrix (for sfSound) (2007)
Steve Reich - Reed Phase (1966)
Iannis Xenakis - Charisma (1971)
Krzysztof Penderecki - Actions for Free Jazz Orchestra (1971)
Salvatore Sciarrino - Esplorazione del bianco II (1986)
James Tenney - Critical Band (1988/2000)
Phill Niblock - Disseminate (1998)
Greg Saunier - Secret Mobilization (2010)
Kyle Bruckmann - Following Orders (2014)
Matt Ingalls - Study for Hilbert (2016)
sfSoundGroup - Improvisations (2016)










:: 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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:: sponsors
A variety of foundations and individuals make the sfSoundSeries possible; please assist us with your tax-deductible contribution.
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:: contact
Email or write us for more information about sfSoundGroup and the sfSoundSeries and to join our email announcement list.
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