The COMMON SENSE COMPOSERS' COLLECTIVE Presents
Bay Area New Music Marathon
Sunday, December 7, 1997
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
at The ODC Performance Gallery
3153 Seventeenth St. San Francisco, CA
All Day Pass $15.00
The Common Sense Composers' Collective presents OPUS415 No.3,
the 3rd Annual Bay Area New Music Marathon. OPUS415 No.3 will
feature over 25 Bay Area composers, including special guest Terry
Riley, Charles Amirkhanian, Brenda Hutchinson, Miya Masaoka, Paul
Dresher, and Maggi Payne in a diverse mix of works that bridge
the gap between the streets and the university.
The marathon's 10 hours of music will range from unconstrained
improvisation to elaborately notated scores, and represents both
emerging and established artists. This year's Marathon will have
a special emphasis on "Music & Image" and will feature our house-band,
Nik Phelps and the Sprocket Ensemble, accompanying several animated
shorts throughout the day. Come hear such dynamic performers as
Terry Riley, Sarah Cahill, Randy Porter, Pamela Z, Amy X Neuburg,
The Stanford String Quartet, Music Now, American Baroque, and
Twisted Tutu (from NYC) performing on instruments ranging from
solo koto to multiple computers.
The casual environment of the ODC Performance Gallery makes it
possible for listeners to interact with performers and composers.
The price of $15, ($10 for students & seniors), allows audience
members to come and go as they please or stay all day. Refreshments
will be on sale throughout the afternoon and evening. For reservations
and inquiries call Common Sense: 415/285-8680.
Previous OPUS415 Marathons received the following praise:
"Common Sense managed to pull together a festival comparable to
New York's 'Bang on a Can' Marathon, and managed to do it gracefully...The
Marathon was a success from virtually every standpoint."
-Leigh Vanhandel, 20th Century Music
"I came away from the concert marveling at the logistics of the
event... The programming was excellent, the stylistic range impressive."
-David Meckler, Paris New Music Review
Common Sense is a SF/NYC based collective of seven emerging composers.
Now in our fifth year, the main objective of the group has been
to explore alternative ways of conceiving and completing new works.
The fruits of our first project were released by CRI on their
Emergency Music Series in January, 1997. With our first marathon:
OPUS415, we extended our philosophy of collaboration and bridge-building
to the creation of an event that showcased the diverse voices
of Bay Area Composers. Common Sense was able to bring listeners
and composers from different schools and backgrounds together
in a casual yet intense environment of music making.
We present OPUS415 No.3 with the continued hope of fostering new
ideas, generating new connections, and building new bridges.
For more information please contact Dan Becker at 415/285-8680.