Other Minds Festival 26

Presented by Other Minds

Other Minds Festival 26: October 13-15, 2022

Other Minds Festival 26 brings together a cast of composers from locations both near and far for three nights of new music at San Francisco’s historic Great Star Theater in Chinatown, October 13-15, 2022. Panel discussions begin at 7:00pm and concerts at 8:00pm. Tickets are $55 general admission, $35 student, $135 general festival pass, $85 student festival pass.

Evening one will kick off with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Raven Chacon taking the stage with legendary Bay Area experimentalist Guillermo Galindo, an electroacoustic violin performance by Japanese-American violinist and composer Mari Kimura, and a performance of music for voice and cello by the Bay Area’s own Theresa Wong.

Friday night we welcome to the stage three of our international participants, bassist and improviser Joëlle Léandre who will perform alongside vocalist Lauren Newton, and Swedish composer, instrument builder, and sound artist Hanna Hartman. The performance will conclude with the American premiere of Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian’s Rachet Attach It for 10 percussionists accompanied by altered recordings of player piano rolls recorded by the composer and performed by Rex Lawson.

Our final night will continue with the world premiere of a newly commissioned work for the duo of Kate Stenberg and Sarah Cahill by Norwegian composer Lars Petter Hagen and a piece for moving marimbas by Kui Dong. We’ll celebrate the conclusion of our festival with a US premiere of UK composer Dominic Murcott’s masterwork The Harmonic Canon, which will be performed by the Seattle-based arx duo on a half-ton bell designed specifically for the work.

City: San Francisco
Price Range:
$35 to $135

Program Items

Raven Chacon and Guillermo Galindo
Theresa Wong Fluency of Trees
Mari Kimura Rossby Waving
Hanna Hartman CRUSH, SOLO
Joëlle Léandre & Lauren Newton
Charles Amirkhanian Ratchet Attach It
Dominic Murcott The Harmonic Canon
Kui Dong Scattered Ladder
Lars Petter Hagen World Premiere


Theresa Wong Cello/Voice
Mari Kimura Violin
Hanna Hartman Electronics
Joëlle Léandre Bass
Lauren Newton Voice
arx duo Percussion
Sarah Cahill Piano
Kate Stenberg Violin

Great Star Theater

Great Star Theater

636 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
United States