Sunday, November 23 at 7:30 PM

Photo by Gisela Gamper

Photo by Gisela Gamper

Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Time7:30 pm
Admission: $15 General
                           $10 Students/Seniors

Location: Canessa Gallery
                      708 Montgomery Street
                      San Francisco CA 94111

Join us at Canessa Gallery for the launch of the 17th season of Meridian Music: Composers in Performance. In this special presentation of Meridian Music, the legendary New Music composer Pauline Oliveros will perform Horse Sings From Cloud with Bay Area musicians.


About the artist:
Pauline Oliveros is a New Music pioneer. Her innovative compositions and signature method of incorporating environmental sounds into her performances have influenced countless experimental composers. Through electronic music, ritual, teaching and meditation she has created a remarkably broad and visionary body of work. Oliveros founded the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the early 1960s with composers Morton Subotnick, Ramon Sender, Terry Wiley and Steve Reich, and founded the Deep Listening Institute in 1985. Describing her concept of Deep Listening as “listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what one is doing,” the Institute fosters heightened consciousness of sonic experiences. Oliveros served as the first director of the Mills Center for Contemporary Music and is now the Darius Milhaud Artist-in-Residence at Mills College. A distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, she was awarded the John Cage Award from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts in 2012.

Click here for more information about Pauline Oliveros.


Meridian Music at Canessa Gallery:
The intimate acoustic experience that characterized Meridian Gallery's former performance space continues at Canessa Gallery, another historic building with a rich and storied past. The Canessa Building, built in the late 1800s, is an official San Francisco landmark. Once the home of numerous printing presses, the building was converted into art studio spaces in the 1920s by sculptor Ralph Stackpole and painter Timothy Wulff. For the next 35 years, artists, including Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, William Gerstle, Caroline Martin, and others, worked in what they called the “Ship Building,” so-named because a ship’s hull is incorporated into the structure of the building. Today, Canessa functions as a contemporary art gallery and is home to many creative professionals. 




Meridian's Off-Site Programs

The Meridian Interns Program resumes Monday, October 20, 2014 at the Shelton Theater.

Meridian Music: Composers in Performance resumes Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the Canessa Gallery under the new direction of Bryan Day.


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