Center for New Music http://kalw.org en 'Hate Speech' - for Piano and Audience Cell Phones http://kalw.org/post/hate-speech-piano-and-audience-cell-phones <p><span id="yui_3_13_0_rc_1_1_1382027246963_14142" style="font-size: 14pt;"><em>Out in the Bay</em> </span><span style="font-size: 14pt;">host Eric Jansen talks with New York pianist, activist and </span><span id="yui_3_13_0_rc_1_1_1382027246963_14139" style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> </span><span id="yui_3_13_0_rc_1_1_1382027246963_14138" style="font-size: 14pt;">“modern music evangelist”</span> Adam Tendler. </span><span id="yui_3_13_0_rc_1_1_1382027246963_14136" style="font-size: 14pt;">His composition "Hate Speech," for piano and audience cell phones, has its West Coast premiere this Saturday. It’s a protest piece </span><span id="yui_3_13_0_rc_1_1_1382027246963_14134" style="font-size: 14pt;">dedicated to the memory of <a href="http://www.matthewshepard.org/">Matthew Shepard</a>, with whispered words culled from a Tea Party politician's Facebook page. </span><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="http://adamtendler.com">Adam Tendler</a> performs "Hate Speech" and other pieces Saturday night in <a href="http://centerfornewmusic.com/calendar/sarah-cahilladam-tendler-modern-piano-lineages/"><em>Modern Piano Lineages</em></a>, a concert at San Francisco's <a href="http://centerfornewmusic.com">Center for New Music</a> with KALW <span style="font-style: italic;">Revolutions Per Minute</span> host</span> <span id="yui_3_13_0_rc_1_1_1382027246963_14022" style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="http://sarahcahill.com/">Sarah Cahill</a>. </span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Adam joined Eric live in <span style="font-style: italic;">KALW</span> studios to talk about "Hate Speech," modern music, and his memoir about coming out during his "88x50" piano recital tour of every state in the U.S.A.&nbsp; And, in an <em>Out in the Bay</em> exclusive, he played live in our studio on a cheap Casio electronic keyboard to demonstrate the intricacies of a rarely-performed Philip Glass composition,"Two Pages," he'll play Saturday. </span><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><em><a href="http://centerfornewmusic.com/calendar/sarah-cahilladam-tendler-modern-piano-lineages/">Modern Piano Lineages,</a></em> </span><span style="font-size: 14pt;">featuring <a href="http://adamtendler.com">Adam Tendler</a> and <a href="http://sarahcahill.com">Sarah Cahill</a>, starts 8pm, Saturday, Oct. 19, at the <a href="http://centerfornewmusic.com">Center for New Music</a>, 55 Taylor St., San Francisco. <a href="http://centerfornewmusic.com/calendar/sarah-cahilladam-tendler-modern-piano-lineages/">Click here for concert info</a>.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 14pt;"> </span></p><p>Big thanks to<a href="http://www.virginamerica.com/"> Virgin America</a> for changing Adam’s flight to SFO without extra fees so that he could be here for Thursday’s interview. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:46:29 +0000 Eric Jansen 34587 at http://kalw.org 'Hate Speech' - for Piano and Audience Cell Phones Today's Local Music: ZOFU Duet http://kalw.org/post/todays-local-music-zofu-duet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The music we are featuring today is by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.zofoduet.com/calendar/">ZOFU Duet</a>. That’s four hands playing one piano. ZOFU received two Grammy nominations this year for their first album, titled “Mind Meld.” You can see them perform on Sunday June 9, at <a href="http://centerfornewmusic.com">The Center for New Music</a> on Taylor Street in San Francisco. It's a 2pm performance.</p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:16:40 +0000 Steven Short 28345 at http://kalw.org Today's Local Music: ZOFU Duet Today’s Local Music: Ken Ueno http://kalw.org/post/today-s-local-music-ken-ueno <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today we're featuring </span><a href="http://www.kenueno.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Ken Ueno,</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a composer and vocalist, currently on the faculty at </span>UC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Berkeley. He specializes in what is known as “extended techniques,” such as overtones and </span>Tuvan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> throat-singing. Next Tuesday, April </span>16th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, he joins two other Bay Area musicians who use “extended techniques” as part of the “SF Sound Salon Series.” This takes place at the </span><a href="http://centerfornewmusic.com/calendar/sfsoundsalonseries-the-high-and-low-tinnitus-insect-volume-knobs-paul-hoskin-and-friends/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Center for New Music</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Taylor Street in San Francisco. And please note: the performance begins at 7:</span>49pm<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:23:36 +0000 Steven Short 25649 at http://kalw.org Today’s Local Music: Ken Ueno