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Other Minds Festival 19

February 28, 2014 - March 1, 2014

Other Minds Festival 19 will take place February 28 and March 1 at San Francisco’s SFJazz Center and feature a panoply of electroacoustic performances by Bay Area composers. This year the festival honors pioneering synthesizer guru Don Buchla and pianist Myra Melford.

In addition to the concert program, the fesival will be preceded on February 27 by a gala event in honor of Don Buchla and its founder Jim Newman at Oakland’s Duende, featuring an installation by Buchla & performance by pianist Craig Taborn.

Donald Buchla

Pre-Festival GALA
February 27th, 2014
Restaurant Duende & Bodega

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And in celebration of the Bay Area’s heritage as a pioneering stronghold of arts and culture, OM will present, for the first time ever, an entirely Northern California cast of composers, including Mark Applebaum, John Bischoff, Donald Buchla, Joseph Byrd, Charles Celeste Hutchins, Myra Melford, Roscoe Mitchell, Wendy Reid, and John Schott.

Concert 1
Friday, February 28th, 2014 with panel discussion at 7 & concert at 8

Mark Applebaum
Metaphysics of Notation with projected graphic score
Mousketier Praxis sound sculpture with electronics
John Bischoff
Audio Combine laptop, toy chime, music box, ukulele, and hand drum
Surface Effect laptop and analog circuit
Joseph Byrd
Water Music (1963) percussion and electronic tape
Animals (1961) string quartet, percussion and prepared piano
Donald Buchla
Drop by Drop (2013, U.S. premiere) Buchla synthesizer, piano and film

Performers Mark Applebaum, John Bischoff, Other Minds Ensemble, Alan Zimmerman (percussion), Del Sol String Quartet, Sarah Cahill (piano), Donald Buchla, Nannick Buchla (piano), Silvia Matheus (film)

Concert 2
Saturday, March 1, 2014 with panel discussion at 7 & concert at 8

Charles Celeste Hutchins
Cloud Drawings (2005-2013) laptop, live interactive video
John Schott
Carving, Scraping, Changing (2013, world premiere)
Wendy Reid
Tree Piece #55 “lulu variations” (2008) African grey parrot, blue parrotlet, muted violin, trumpet, stone/bowl of water, Buchla Lighting, and digital recording
Myra Melford
Solo Improvisations (2013) piano solo
Roscoe Mitchell
Nonaah (2013, world premiere) bass saxophone quartet

Performers Charles Celeste Hutchins, John Schott (guitar), Dan Seamus (bass), John Hanes (drums), Wendy Reid (violin), Tom Dambly (trumpet), Myra Melford (piano), Roscoe Mitchell (bass saxophone), J.D. Parran (bass saxophone), Vinny Golia (bass saxophone), Scott Robinson (bass saxophone)

About Other Minds

Founded in 1993, Other Minds is dedicated to the encouragement and propagation of contemporary music in all its forms through concerts, workshops and conferences that bring together artists and audiences of diverse traditions, generations and cultural backgrounds. By fostering cross-cultural exchange and creative dialogue, and by encouraging exploration of areas in new music seldom touched upon by mainstream music institutions, Other Minds is committed to expanding and reshaping the definition of what constitutes “serious music.”



February 28, 2014
March 1, 2014
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