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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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OTHER MINDS 21: "...RAPT DELIGHT..." – Joshua Kosman, SF Chronicle

OM 21 composers
photo: Tom Steenland

OUR THANKS to the performers and composers of Other Minds 21 for a brilliant festival concluding March 6th.
Please join our email list (above) to be informed of the launch of the audio and video recordings of the full event at SFJAZZ.




Polar Soundscapes: Cheryl Leonard

Cheryl Leonard
photo: Oona Stern

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016, 7:30PM
David Brower Center, Berkeley

co-presented by the David Brower Center
as part of the Vanishing Ice Exhibition. Leonard, joined by Phillip Greenlief, performs on icicles and penguin bones. Learn more about this event on KQED FM's "Our Creative Nature".


THE NATURE OF MUSIC: A new series of concerts in collaboration with Other Minds and the David Brower Center.


Some Other Fields: Teddy Rankin-Parker

Swedenborgian Church photo: Laurie Passey

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016, 8:00PM
Swedenborgian Church of San Francisco

New works for solo cello performed by Teddy Rankin-Parker. Music by Jim O'Rourke, Glenn Kotche, Gene Coleman, Michael Beharie and others.

Rankin-Parker specializes in New Music, Improvisation, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration. Learn more about his work at NewMusic USA.

BUY ADVANCE TICKETS (very limited seating)

If you haven't seen it yet, check out this short documentary on the OM Festival (Also check out our weekly terrestrial radio broadcast and our online archive, below).    


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.

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...



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