In our How Music is Made series, composers reveal their motivation behind the notes and together we discover the inspiration and narrative behind each piece. We invite you to join us for music demonstrations, followed by a discussion about the work with the composer, followed by the full concert that evening.

All talks are free and open to the public.
Facilitated by SFCMP Artistic Director, Eric Dudley
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Tobin Chodos

Tobin Chodos

SAT, Oct 20, 2018, How Music is Made with Tobin Chodos
Taube Atrium Theater, San Francisco

4:00pm-5:15pm How Music is Made Program: Open dress rehearsal of “New Work” by Tobin Chodos followed by a composer talk hosted by Eric Dudley
7:30pm Concert
Part of SFCMP Performances on STAGE Series. Carter and Beyond: Invention and Inspiration
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Ted Hearne

Ted Hearne

FRI, Jan 18, 2019 How Music is Made with Ted Hearne
at SF Conservatory of Music 50 San Francisco
4:00pm-5:15pm How Music is Made Program: Open dress rehearsal of “Cage Variations”  by Ted Hearne followed by a composer talk hosted by Eric Dudley
7:30pm Concert
Part of SFCMP Performances in the LABORATORY Series. Auto-Tuning Ives
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Sidney Corbett

Sidney Corbett

FRI, May 10, 2019 How Music is Made with Sidney Corbett
at SFJAZZ, San Francisco
6:30pm – 7:20pm How Music is Made program: Composer talk and music demonstrations of “New Work” by Sidney Corbett
8:00pm Concert
Part of SFCMP Performances at the CROSSROADS Series. Guerrilla Sounds: Julius Eastman’s Legacy
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Myra Melford

Myra Melford

SAT, MAY 11, 2019 How Music is Made with Myra Melford
at SFJAZZ, San Francisco
6:30pm – 7:20pm How Music is Made program: Composer talk and music demonstrations of “New Work” by Myra Melford
8:00pm Concert
Part of SFCMP Performances at the CROSSROADS Series. Guerrilla Sounds: Julius Eastman’s Legacy
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Enjoy these past segments of How Music is Made.

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Guest composer Ted Hearne, 2019

Guest composers Vivian Fung, and Ryan Brown, 2018

Guest composer Nicole Mitchell, 2017

Guest composers Natacha Diels and Jimmy Lopez, 2017

Guest composer Peter Evans, 2017

Guest composers Kate Soper and Richard Festinger, 2017

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