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Other Minds 18
featured these composers
and performers:
Aaron Gervais (Canada)
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen (Denmark)
Dohee Lee (South Korea/USA)
Paula Matthusen (USA)
Mattias Petersson (Sweden)
Sunleif Rasmussen (Faroe Islands)
G.S. Sachdev (India/USA)
Craig Taborn (USA)

Gáman (Denmark)
Amy X Neuburg (USA)
Michala Petri (Denmark)
Anna Petrini
William Winant Percussion Group (USA)
Pamela Z (USA)


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Trimpin: The Sound of Invention
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New Release!: A Sweeter Music A Sweeter Music CD

Music by Terry Riley, Meredith Monk,
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Other Minds Festival 19
February 28 & March 1, 2014
SFJazz Center
photo by Mike MelnyckMark Applebaum at OM 19 photo Mike Melnyk

Thanks to all our composers, performers and loyal audience for participating in OM 19. We'll be posting the recordings of the event in May on Subscribe to our e-letter so you know when our recordings, audio and video, are edited, catalogued and launched.

Get a copy of our OM 19 Printed Mailer [pdf] or read the OM 19 Press Release [pdf]

Printed program available here.


New Other Minds 19 Items in the OM Webstore

New World Records has collected the work of proto-minimalist composer Joseph Byrd from 1960-1963. CD includes Animals and Water Music, both performed at OM19 in 2014.

DVD edition of Applebaum's The Metaphysics of Notation featuring selections from 45 performances of the piece, two versions of the scrolling score, stills, & a 20 minute documentary about the piece.