Contemporary music’s most inspired personalities share insight into their art, their life, and their recent collaboration with the Contemporary Players.

With Tyshawn Sorey. A new work for SFCMP, in memoriam Olly Wilson

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With Tyshawn Sorey. A new work for SFCMP, in memoriam Olly Wilson
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Artistic Director Eric Dudley speaks with Tyshawn Sorey about the upcoming premiere of his SFCMP-commissioned work For Olly Woodrow Wilson, Jr. (In Memoriam).

 

With Caroline Shaw. The Inspiration of ‘Pine Tree’

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With Caroline Shaw. The Inspiration of ‘Pine Tree’
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Artistic Director Eric Dudley speaks with Caroline Shaw about the upcoming premiere of her SFCMP-commissioned work Pine Tree, for vocalist and instrumental quartet.

 

With Sound Artist, Pamela Z. The Discourse is Two-Way.

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With Sound Artist, Pamela Z. The Discourse is Two-Way.
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Artistic Director Eric Dudley speaks with composer, multi-media artist and performer Pamela Z about performances with SFCMP of her own composition ‘Breathing,’ plus the world premiere of a new work by Caroline Shaw.

 

With CNMAT Director Edmund Campion. Sound Encounters: a Collaborative Genesis

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With CNMAT Director Edmund Campion. Sound Encounters: a Collaborative Genesis
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Artistic Director Eric Dudley speaks with composer, educator and director of U.C. Berkeley’s Center for New Music and Audio Technologies about the first concert in a new collaborative series with SFCMP.

 

With Josiah Catalan. Unravel: the Composer’s Perspective

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With Josiah Catalan. Unravel: the Composer’s Perspective
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Artistic Director Eric Dudley speaks with composer and SF Search for Scores winner Josiah Catalan about the composition of unravel, for solo piano.

 

With Allegra Chapman. Unravel: the Performer’s Perspective

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With Allegra Chapman. Unravel: the Performer’s Perspective
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Artistic Director Eric Dudley speaks with pianist Allegra Chapman about what it’s like to prepare and perform Josiah Catalan’s newly-commissioned piece, unravel.

 

With William Winant. Shiver Lung 2: the Performer’s Perspective

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With William Winant. Shiver Lung 2: the Performer’s Perspective
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Artistic Director Eric Dudley speaks with percussionist William Winant about what it’s like to perform Ash Fure’s Shiver Lung 2.

 

With Ash Fure. Shiver Lung 2: the Composer’s Perspective

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With Ash Fure. Shiver Lung 2: the Composer’s Perspective
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Artistic Director Eric Dudley speaks with Ash Fure about Shiver Lung 2, one in a set of works by the composer that exploits sub-audible frequencies played on speaker cones.

 

With Kyle Bruckmann. Yesterday Night: the Performer’s Perspective

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With Kyle Bruckmann. Yesterday Night: the Performer’s Perspective
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Artistic Director Eric Dudley speaks with oboist Kyle Bruckmann about the workshopping and creation of DeVanté Winn’s new piece.

 

With DeVanté Winn. Yesterday Night: the Composer’s Perspective

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With DeVanté Winn. Yesterday Night: the Composer’s Perspective
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Artistic Director Eric Dudley speaks with composer DeVanté Winn about his new work for oboe and electronics.

 

With David Tanenbaum. Onward: the Performer’s Perspective

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With David Tanenbaum. Onward: the Performer’s Perspective
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Artistic Director Eric Dudley speaks with guitarist David Tanenbaum about the creation of Garret Lucero’s new piece.

 

With Garrett Lucero. Onward: the Composer’s Perspective

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With Garrett Lucero. Onward: the Composer’s Perspective
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 Artistic Director Eric Dudley speaks with composer Garrett Lucero about his new work for guitar and electronics.