Project Ten Fourteen – Nakano, Liang, Crumb, Varese

Posted by August 29, 2014


Cal Performances and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players Present Project Ten Fourteen – A series of four programs featuring world premieres simultaneously commissioned from ten distinctive composers all challenged to reflect upon and address the human condition, common to us all. Please note all tickets for the four Project TenFourteen concerts are only available through Cal Performances’ website – individual tickets are $32. Subscribe to all 4 for only $96

Sunday, March 29, 2015 – Project TenFourteen: Concert #4 - The final Project Ten Fourteen concert presents the World Premiere of Koji Nakano’s, Time Song V: MandalaLei Liang’s Luminous, with featured guest bassist Mark Dresser; and the third World Premiere commissioned work by George CrumbXylophony, and a special performance of Edgard Varèse’s Ionisation by an all-star percussion ensemble! Cal Performances Hertz Hall, Berkeley – 7:00 pm (pre-concert talk 6-6:30)


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Traveling to Berkeley? Remember on Sundays, BART  riders from San Francisco must take a Pittsburgh-Bay Point train to MacArthur Station in Oakland and switch to a Richmond train (two stops after MacArthur for Downtown Berkeley) or UBER signup(discount for new customers if you use code SFCMP).

Driving? Cal Performances reminds us that parking is often hard to find — plan to arrive 30-40 minutes early (before the pre-concert talk) or better yet, come around 4:00 pm and enjoy a drink or snack at the several nearby cafes and restaurants – including Cal Performances’s own Cafe ZellerbachOther useful Cal Performances Patron Information is at their website.

Program (subject to change)

George Crumb – Xylophony – WP, Comm

Koji Nakano – Time Song V: Mandala – WP, Comm


Edgard Varèse – Ionisation

Lei Liang – Luminous - WP, Comm

All seating through the Cal Performances website.

Under the artistic leadership of internationally acclaimed musician and educator Steven Schick, SFCMP’s season is anchored by Project TenFourteen – four concerts with world premieres from ten distinctive composers all challenged to “reflect upon and address the human condition, common to us all.” The ten composers participating in this project are of extraordinary caliber – George Crumb, Elena Ruehr, Gabriela Ortiz, Ken Ueno, Gabriela Ortiz, Du Yun, Agata Zubel, Koji Nakano, Lei Liang, Laurie San Martin, and Wen-Chung Chou. Collectively, they represent cultures ranging from China, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand, to Mexico, Poland, and several regions of the U.S. and span music styles from lyric to extended techniques to the forefront of electro-acousticism.

The four concerts — in November 2014 and January, February and March 2015 — will take place at Hertz Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. They are presented in collaboration with Cal Performances. A pre-concert talk precedes each performance, and a post-concert reception will allow audience members to engage with the composers and artists.

Read more about Project TenFourteen