SFCMP’s distinctive How Music is Made series is back! Prior to SFCMP’s live concerts, Artistic Director Eric Dudley invites some of contemporary music’s most inspired personalities to share their insight into both their personal compositional process and the music of our time.

Join us for these informative How Music is Made events our 51st season:

Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 7:00 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Guest Conductor Brad Hogarth in Conversation with composer Fred Frith

Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 2:00 PM
ODC Theater
3153 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Artistic Director Eric Dudley in Conversation with Amadeus Regucera and David Chisholm

Videos of the How Music is Made events – along with the associated concerts – will be available online to SFCMP Members and those patrons choosing the “video concert” option a few days after each event.


available for viewing at SFCMP YouTube channel


Online Premiere Fri, Nov 6, 2020 7PM Pacific
Ted Hearne, “The Cage Variations” featuring Ted Hearne, composer, guest performer. Hosts, Hrabba Atladottir and Artistic Director Eric Dudley

Online Premiere Fri, Oct 16, 2020 7PM Pacific
Julius Eastman, “Gay Guerilla” featuring Kate Campbell and Allegra Chapman, soloists. Hosts Allegra Chapman, Kate Campbell, and Artistic Director Eric Dudley

Released Fri, Sept 18, 2020 7PM Pacific
Myra Melford, “Homogeneous Infiltration”  featuring Myra Melford as improvising soloist. Hosts, Amadeus Regucera and Kyle Bruckmann

Released Fri, Apr 24, 2020, 7PM Pacific
John Cage, “Concert for Piano and Orchestra” featuring dancer, Antoine Hunter
Hosts, Eric Dudley and Kate Campbell

Released  Fri, Apr 17, 2020, 7PM Pacific
Morton Feldman, “For Samuel Beckett.” Host, Amadeus Regucera

Beautiful. Deep thanks from Bogotá, Colombia. April 2020
Thank you for the very interesting project! – Vlad, Moscow  April 2020


Enjoy these past segments of How Music is Made

Guest composers:

Myra Melford, 2019
Sidney Corbett, 2019
Ted Hearne, 2019
Vivian Fung, 2018
Ryan Brown, 2018
Carolyn Chen, 2018
Nicole Mitchell, 2017
Natacha Diels, 2017
Jimmy Lopez, 2017
Peter Evans, 2017
Kate Soper, 2017
Richard Festinger, 2017

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