Sweet Thunder: SFCMP Festival of Electro-Acoustic Music April 24-27, 2014 – Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

Supported in part with major funding from the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University

Steven Schick and Rand Steiger, Co-Curators

Past Events:

Crissy Broadcast –October 26-27 – SFCMP will be the lead professional ensemble for this event, which unites 700 professional and amateur musicians in a site-specific world premiere of a work by Lisa Bielawa at the iconic Crissy Field. Performances at 10:00 am and 4:00 pm on Sat., Oct. 26 and 12:00 pm on Sun., Oct. 27. Free public event

Timber – Thursday, November 14. Elena Langer’s Two Cat Songs (2010) for voice, piano, and cello and Michael Gordon’s 2010 work Timber – a percussive tour de force for six musicians playing amplified and processed lengths of lumber. 8:00 pm at the YBCA Lam Theater. Click here for program notes.

Origins– Friday, February 14, 2014. SFCMP Artistic Director Steven Schick performs a rare San Francisco recital of works by StockhausenFeldmanLachenmannVinko GlobokarJames Tenney, and Xenakis. JCCSF, 8:00 pm. 

Triptych – Tuesday, February 18. Features Aus.Weg, a 2010 work by Georg Freidrich Haas, Luciano Chessa’s 2013 work Set and Setting, for musicians and “youth delivering scents of lavender and jasmine,” and James Dillon’s large-scale 2012 work New York Triptych, for musicians, radio receiver and CD player. 8:00 pm YBCA Forum. Click here for program notes.

Project Anton – Monday, March 24: Project Anton. Anton Webern’s 1934 masterwork Concerto for Nine Instruments is juxtaposed with a world commission of an inter-media work by Polish composer Jaroslaw KapuscinskiPointing Twice, with Korean guest choreographer Young-Doo Jung. Also Brian Ferneyhough’s La Chute D’Icare, and In Memoriam Jon Higgins by Alvin Lucier8:00 pm YBCA, Forum.