SFCMP was founded by Jean-Louis LeRoux, Marcella DeCray and Charles Boone in March 1971 and incorporated as a nonprofit in 1974. Founders Charles Boone, Jean-Louis LeRoux and Marcella DeCray built an ensemble and organization dedicated to music that pushes boundaries, redefines expectations, innovates and comments on the world in which we live. From a series of ‘bring your own pillow’ concerts where audience members sat on the floor, to the presentation of decades worth of concerts in key venues throughout the Bay Area and beyond, the same motivation has driven the work of the ensemble from its earliest efforts to the present day: to advance the cause for new music, to build new audiences, and to provide living composers with those crucial first opportunities in the early lives of their works.