The Center for Contemporary Music, in conjunction with the Mills Music Department, presents a series of concerts of new music and allied arts during the academic year. These feature performances and works by guest and resident artists. Many of the performances result directly from collaborative work underway at the Center. With modest assistance from the National Endowment for the Arts and Meet the Composer, guest artists have presented outstanding performances and have participated in the daily life of the Center through visits to classes and seminars and through informal meetings. In addition, graduate students at the Center give highly inventive and well-produced concerts.
Another program, the Songlines Series: Symposia on Sound, Nature, Technology, and Performance, has, since 1991, been a regular forum for the latest ideas in experimental music and art. The series consists of informal evening performances and/or discussions, which are open to the public and led by guest artists. Past guests have included David Tudor, Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Lucier, Maryanne Amacher, Hildegard Westerkamp, James Tenney, Luc Ferrari, and Morton Subotnick to name a few. We also have featured many wonderful musicians and improvisors such as Tetsu Saitoh, Gunda Gottschalk, Jane Rigler, Gianni Gebbia, Anne Laberge, and Georg Graewe.
Center for Contemporary Music (CCM)
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