The “New Music Gathering” — Over one hundred new music composers, performers, and supporters got together at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Center for New Music for three days of mixed conference and performance. Many topics. Many performers. People standing up and saying “My name is ___, and I am a composer.” Really inspirational.
I’ll be posting links to performance recordings as they become available. (I try to write articles only about upcoming events, but in this case I didn’t know what to expect and it was so great that I have to just post this article to anchor the upcoming info.) Surprise guest Friday night in the audience was Terry Riley.
Also upcoming on March 6-8 in San Francisco is the 20th OtherMinds festival of new music. This year, for its twentieth, a review including many composers-performers from the first 20 years, so I guess it’s a look at the old new, which is still new.