New Music

10:46am

Thu October 17, 2013
Out in the Bay ~ 10/17/13 ~ 7pm

'Hate Speech' - for Piano and Audience Cell Phones

Out in the Bay host Eric Jansen talks with New York pianist, activist and “modern music evangelist” Adam Tendler. His composition "Hate Speech," for piano and audience cell phones, has its West Coast premiere this Saturday. It’s a protest piece dedicated to the memory of Matthew Shepard, with whispered words culled from a Tea Party politician's Facebook page. Adam Tendler performs "Hate Speech" and other pieces Saturday night in Modern Piano Lineages, a concert at San Francisco's Center for New Music with KALW Revolutions Per Minute host Sarah Cahill.

Adam joined Eric live in KALW 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.  And, in an Out in the Bay 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. Modern Piano Lineages, featuring Adam Tendler and Sarah Cahill, starts 8pm, Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., San Francisco. Click here for concert info

Big thanks to Virgin America for changing Adam’s flight to SFO without extra fees so that he could be here for Thursday’s interview.

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12:25pm

Wed October 3, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Frances England

Today we are featuring a song by San Francisco artist Frances England. She never imagined anyone outside of her son’s pre-school would hear the songs she wrote for a fundraiser. But now, through the world wide-ness of the Web, her music is known as far away as Australia and Europe.

She’ll be at the Parkside branch of the San Francisco Public Library on Saturday October 6, as part of this year’s Tricycle Music Festival. Music starts at a kid-friendly time, 3 pm.