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Welcome to Other Minds ®, a global New Music community where composers, students, and listeners discover and learn about innovative music by composers from all over the world.

Other Minds is a private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in San Francisco. We thank our many loyal supporters for their commitment to encouraging and propagating new and unusual music.

– Charles Amirkhanian, Executive & Artistic Director

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The Other Minds Movie Is Here!

This short film celebrates OM's 20th year and gives us a glimpse into the history and founding of the organization as well as providing some interviews with OM 20 artists (all past OM Festival alumni).

Produced by Bay Package Productions, with generous sponsorship by the Antonia and Vladimer Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund.

New in the webstore: Robert Hughes' work for solo trombone doubling garden hose, and percussion. CD also features other works for flute, cello, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, piri (Korean oboe), and piano.

OM Modern Hits: Sheila Booth
In anticipation of the upcoming releases from our digital series Modern Hits, we will be highlighting early works by the featured composers. Second up is Sheila Booth. Listen to this 4 part program, Sound Painting with Sheila Booth, on

Modern Hits (an anagram for Other Minds) is a series of digital-only releases by under-recognized electronic music composers from the Bay Area.


OM 21 2016

Visit our site to hear hundreds of hours of music & interviews from the archives of Other Minds. OM has been preserving recordings from the analog (and digital) eras and making them available for free streaming on radiOM. Listen to the work and words of maverick composers of the past such as Lou Harrison, John Cage, Henry Cowell, and Conlon Nancarrow. Hear performances of present day composers from Other Minds Festivals and events. Checkout the homepage for several highlighted listenings...



Other Minds is on KALW with a series:
"Music from Other Minds" - curated & hosted by Dennis Aman, Dan Becker and Richard Friedman every Friday night (Pacific time) at 11pm-12 Midnight. With a minimum of talk, hear the latest releases of contemporary music, sent to us from around the world by composers and record companies widening the continuum of modern music.

Listen live in the San Francisco Bay Area at 91.7 FM or hear the stream from their website. Our playlist is available at the "Music from Other Minds" website. You can also stream many of our 400+ past programs.


OM live

OM Live is a series of digital downloads featuring world premiere recordings of the best live performances from Other Minds Festivals. The Other Minds Live series is distributed by Naxos and is available for purchase on our webstore, iTunes and Amazon, and can be heard streaming on Pandora and Spotify.

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