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Center for New Music

San Francisco , CA         

The Center for New Music San Francisco, Inc. is a community center for participants of new music in San Francisco. The Center serves the practitioners of creative, non-commercial music by providing the resources they need, including space to work, rehearse, and perform, access to a like-minded community, and access to media resources. Through these services, the Center seeks to support and build the community of new music to encourage its efficiency, growth, integration, and excellence.


Our Role

The Center intends to act as a steward for our community, including but not limited to composers, performers, producers, presenters, teachers, students, listeners, scholars, advocates, engineers, curators, collaborators, critics, and organizers. By valuing diversity and inclusion, fair treatment of members, fair payment of participating artists, and advocacy for the growth and integration of our community, the Center will provide a platform for communication, collaboration, outreach, program development, incubation of new artists, engagement of new listeners, and increased activity for the business of new music.


Our History

Center for New Music San Francisco, Inc. was founded in 2012. While we’re pursuing our status as a California non-profit organization, we are fiscally sponsored by Rova:Arts.

The Center was conceived in 2011 by composer-performers Adam Fong and Brent Miller. Through their experience as both artists and administrators in the Bay Area new music scene, and resulting from a thorough community needs assessment, they designed a plan to provide a flexible space for new music: during the day the Center functions as an administrative and research hub, a space to work, meet, learn, and rehearse; in the evenings it hosts workshops and affordably-priced concerts of innovative music.

In October of 2012, The Center for New Music San Francisco signed a lease on the ground level retail space at 55 Taylor Street. Located one-half block from a bustling and rapidly changing Market Street corridor, this site is comprised of 4,400 square feet, with a main gallery space that can accommodate performing ensembles solo to quintet, and room for up to 100 audience members.

C4NM Members Micro-Mix #1

Here is a compilation of recent tracks from our enormously eclectic and talented members here at the Center. This month includes composers and performers alike, ranging from chamber pop to synthesized electronics and everything in between. Featuring ZOFO, Prince de Dame, Mobius Trio, Nick Benavides, Jerry Gerber and Anne Rainwater.

The compilation is available for streaming on soundcloud. Click on the individual tracks for more information about each of these artists.

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