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SFCMP with SFCM students

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco Conservatory of Music SFCMP with SFCM students

"in the Laboratory | Auto-Tuning Ives"

in the LABORATORY concerts explore large-ensemble contemporary works that push the boundaries of the concert experience. Together we'll explore several points of connectivity along experimentalist paths, laid down by composers all seeking to fuse a variety of music forms and personal experiences into multi-faceted sonic narratives. An epigrammatic song by Charles Ives serves as a jumping-off point for California-based composer Ted Hearne’s ‘The Cage’ Variations–a panoply of musical influence and memory that incorporates the work of numerous others in addition to his own. Works by Ingram Marshall, Molly Joyce, and Mark-Anthony Turnage further the exploration of connectivity where you will hear the direct interaction of live performers with pre-recorded sound materials from places across the globe. Bay Area native Timo Andres’ Some Connecticut Gospel draws another line back to Ives, rounding out the program with a different take on the notion of memory and that which has been left behind us.

In accordance with San Francisco Contemporary Music Player’s mission of encouraging and mentoring the next generation of new music performers, San Francisco Conservatory of Music students join the program as part of SFCMP’s education and professional development series.


4 p.m. -5:15 p.m.
How Music is Made: Open dress rehearsal of ‘The Cage’ Variations with Ted Hearne followed by a composer talk hosted by Eric Dudley

7:30 p.m.

9:00 p.m.

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Mark-Anthony Turnage

Slide Stride (2002) (west coast premiere)

Ted Hearne

Cages 1, 4, 5, 9, 10, 12 from 'The Cage’ Variations (2014) (west coast premiere) By-By Huey (2014)

Molly Joyce

Blue Swell (2012)

Ingram Marshall

Peaceable Kingdom (1989)

Timo Andres

Some Connecticut Gospel (2008) (west coast premiere)


Ted Hearne


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