sfSoundSeries

Our 2004 summer season offers a variety of musical experiences - muscular amplification and transcendent quiet, trance-inducing pattern and overwhelming density, relentless energy and turn-on-a-dime collage - all presented with incisive focus and stellar musicianship. Landmark works by Steve Reich, Iannis Xenakis, Louis Andriessen, Michael Finnissy, and Morton Feldman appear alongside new voices from the Bay Area and around the world.

sfSoundGroup: July 20 | August 7 | August 28 | September 25

Tuesday, July 20, 2004, 8:25 pm bonus sfSoundGroup concert!
The Oakland Box Theater
1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
admission $7

A showcase of works-in-progress, compositions, and improvisations by members of the sfSoundGroup.

Saturday, August 7, 2004, 8 pm
Community Music Center San Francisco
544 Capp Street (between 20th and 21st in the Mission)
admission $10

An evening of classic minimalist and process compositions: Steve Reich's Pendulum Music reveals the musical complexity behind a simple system of swinging microphones. Alvin Lucier's Still and Moving Lines of Silence in Families of Hyperbolas maps the topography of the concert hall with mobile patterns of pure waves. And Louis' Andriessen's Hoketus brings a gritty Dutch edge to pulsing minimalist rhythm.

Saturday, August 28, 2004, 8 pm
Community Music Center San Francisco
544 Capp Street (between 20th and 21st in the Mission)
admission $10

The second in our series of paired solo recitals. Australian flautist and "new complexity" specialist Kathleen Gallagher presents virtuosic works from the contemporary flute repertoire, including rarely-heard music by Chris Dench, James Dillon, and Michael Finnissy, and upcoming composers Christopher Jones and Dominik Karski. Local improviser and composer Kyle Bruckmann will explore a live re-working of materials and approaches from his new record gasps & fissures, grotesquely magnifying and manipulating the sounds of his oboe and English horn "to sculpt music of claustrophobic intimacy and impossible physicality."

Saturday, September 25, 2004, 8 pm
Community Music Center San Francisco
544 Capp Street (between 20th and 21st in the Mission)
admission $10

A variety of approaches to contemporary music: Iannis Xenakis' Epei (for english horn, clarinet, trumpet, 2 trombones and double bass) uses precise notation to create a dense, raucous music. Freedom and organization collide in Christopher Burns' Maxwell's Demon, with a conductor providing tightly scripted time-lengths to a group of improvising musicians. Meanwhile, Morton Feldman's "Three Voices" is reworked into a new realization for 6 instruments. Plus a newly composed work by Matt Ingalls.

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