Other Minds Festival 25


Thu Oct 14 2021 at 08:00 pm to Sun Oct 17 2021 at 07:00 pm


Taube Atrium Theater | San Francisco, CA

Other Minds Festival 25

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Other Minds Festival 25: “Moment’s Notice” will bring to the stage twenty-six of the greatest living artists working in the field of improvised music. Across four nights, OM 25 features a rare convergence of pioneering icons of free improvised music side-by-side with the emerging artists whose work is at once a continuance and an expansion of the jazz avant-garde.
Festival artists include MacArthur Genius Award winners Mary Halvorson and Tyshawn Sorey; Guggenheim Fellows Jen Shyu, Wadada Leo Smith, and Zeena Parkins; Doris Duke Performing Artist Award winners William Parker and Myra Melford; NEA Jazz Masters Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell; Berlin Prize Awardee Elliott Sharp; and several additional performers whose music is a vital expression of the traditions of improvisation.
Performances will cross disciplines to include dance, theater, and video including pianist/composer Myra Melford who will partner with Butoh dancer Oguri; William Parker’s dance/theater work, The Sky is Trembling featuring dancer Patricia Nicholson; Wadada Leo Smith’s Reflections and Meditations on Monk in collaboration with live video artist Jesse Gilbert; and Jen Shyu’s luminous Nine Doors, a theatrical work heralded by the New York Times as a “dizzying,” “imaginative ritual” sung in multiple languages and performed by Shyu on a variety of instruments.
Heralded by NPR as a “Who’s Who of the avant-garde” and The Wire as “a forum for forward thinking composers and an opportunity to hear performances of a uniformly challenging and rigorous nature,” San Francisco’s only international festival of avant-garde music returns to celebrate its milestone 25th anniversary!

Concert 1:
Set 1: Myra Melford/Mark Dresser/Oguri
Set 2: Ikue Mori/Zeena Parkins/William Winant
Set 3: Jen Shyu
Concert 2:
Set 1: Darius Jones
Set 2: William Parker/Hamid Drake/Patricia Nicholson
Set 3: Tyshawn Sorey/King Britt
Concert 3:
Set 1: Joëlle Léandre/Lauren Newton
Set 2: Wadada Leo Smith/Jesse Gilbert
Set 3: Roscoe Mitchell/Ambrose Akinmusire /Junius Paul /Vincent Davis
Concert 4:
Set 1: Mary Halvorson/Sylvie Courvoisier
Set 2: Elliott Sharp
Set 3: Anthony Braxton/James Fei
Where is it happening?
Taube Atrium Theater, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102, San Francisco, United States
Host or PublisherOther Minds
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