meridian music: composers in performance
Founded in 1998 by Anne Brodzky, Anthony Williams and Philip Gelb, Meridian Music: Composers in Performance presents a wide range of rare new-music from the vital Bay Area scene and beyond with monthly concerts featuring both established and emerging composer/performers you are not likely to see elsewhere.
Meridian Music offers audiences a unique view into the minds and ears of a diverse community of musicians who are exploring and expanding new idioms of music, ranging from ethno-modernism, computer music and improvisation, to psychoacoustics, sound art and invented instruments.
Musicians participating in the series are encouraged to stretch themselves, to use the stage as an opportunity to test new forms, new modes of composition and new styles of performance.
Concerts are $15 general admission, $10 students/seniors.
All concerts begin at 7:30 PM unless otherwise noted.
Click here to see a calendar of upcoming Meridian Music programming.
Video by Meridian Music Director Bryan Day.
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.