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 22, 2015 — sfsound & splinter reeds !!cd releases!!
jan 8-10, 2016 - san francisco tape music festival 2016
jan 27, 2016 - john krausbauer

:: view previous 2015 concerts here ::

 Sunday November 22 2015 
sfSoundSalonSeries :: center for new music :: 55 taylor :: san francisco :: $20/$15 [INCLUDES BOTH CDS] :: 7:33p

Splinter Reeds / sfSound Dual CD Release Party (!)

More than a decade and barely two years into their respective wars on sonic apathy, sfSound and Splinter Reeds are simultaneously releasing debut CDs. With distinct but complementary takes on contemporary composition and performance, their combined repertoire bridges post-minimalism, improvisation, indie-whatever, and flat-out fugly fun. The evening will feature select repertoire from the CDs, likely collaborations, and certain hi-jinks.


Splinter Reeds is the Bay Area’s first reed quintet, composed of five intrepid musicians whose reeds vibrate primarily to the sounds of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Individually, Splinter’s members stay active as both soloists and as part of various chamber and large ensembles across the nation. As fierce advocates of new music throughout their careers, Splinter’s members are proud to have spearheaded many notable commissions and world premiere performances. Splinter members have performed with ensembles such as the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Alarm Will Sound, International Contemporary Ensemble, San Francisco Symphony, Ensemble Dal Niente, Cleveland Orchestra, sfSound, Harvard Group for New Music and ECO Ensemble among many others. As educators, members of the ensemble hold teaching positions at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Over the past decade, sfSound has emerged as one of the most uncompromising and innovative contemporary music organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. They are unique as an ensemble of multi-faceted performer/composers dedicated to producing their own collective and collaborative works in the context of the international avant-garde. Programs feature their own compositions, improvisations, new commissions, electronic music, and standard New Music repertoire with an international scope and a distinctly West Coast spin — honoring, and striving to continue, the Bay Area’s critical historical role in the development of the American Experimental tradition.

:: 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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