Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Blow Your Minds 

Wednesday, Feb 20 2013
At the age of 90, Henry Brant won the Pulitzer Prize in Music for "Ice Field," a "spatial narrative" requiring 100 players spread throughout a grand hall. The composition invoked Brant's experience as a 13-year-old kid aboard a ship traveling through a maze of glaciers. The Pulitzer jury, which has been known to withhold their award when they found no major work worthy, called it "a grand vision." Other Minds saw it. They gave Brant the commission. For nearly 20 years, OM has been the West Coast's channel for outsider music. Audio adventurers from around the world explore OM's atypical aesthetic through a weekly radio show and massive online archive, but those here at base camp get to taste the real deal. Other Minds Festival 18 opens with Hindustani classical music master G.S. Sachdev and Gáman, an intrepid Scandinavian folk trio that performs music from the remote Faroe Islands. Other festival highlights include the world premiere of ARA by Korean-American performance artist Dohee Lee utilizing the newly invented Eye Harp; the U.S. premiere of Sinew0od, an audio/visual work by Mattias Petersson which requires a bass recorder stuffed with contact mics; and a collaboration between electroacoustic installation artist Paula Matthusen and our own Pamela Z.
Thu., Feb. 28, 7 p.m.; March 1-2, 7 p.m., 2013

About The Author

Silke Tudor

Related Locations


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"