I’m pleased as punch to announce I am now a curator at the Center for New Music (aka C4NM) in San Francisco.
Founded in 2012 by composer-performers Adam Fong and Brent Miller, the center has quickly become the much-needed hub for the SF new music scene. To be a part of the growth and evolution of this young, vibrant, and already vital institution is an honor.
The C4NM’s loft-like space at 55 Taylor Street, right off the dynamic Market Street corridor, is the perfect lab for live performance exploration. And yes, I still believe the experience of authentic live, new works, remains important in our digital age. It can be organic, visceral. It can speak to poetry, to space, to emotion. It can force you out of the perfect and into the realm of the next breath, making room for the mundane and sometimes even the profound. As curator, I have the opportunity to bring audiences into close contact with living music as well as other art forms as we blur the boundaries between disciplines.
My first project is to engage audiences with new music on a deeper level in a new series called PRISM. The events are part performance, part dialogue. Audiences experience live new music through the lens of performers, composers, and collaborators as they couple their creations with personal stories of history and process. The inaugural PRISM concert, entitled STOLEN, featured London-based pianist and mathematician extraordinaire Elaine Chew.
It’s an age of interdisciplinary exploration, and I’m excited to see where this journey leads.
Here are some links if you want to learn more about the C4NM.