Other Minds 19 Embraces Improvisers, Norcal Composers

From the first season in 1993, composer Charles Amirkhanian, OM's founder and artistic director, has consciously and conspicuously featured African American masters from jazz's experimental edge, such as Muhal Richard Abrams, Leroy Jenkins and Wadada Leo Smith, acknowledging improvisers on an equal footing with 20th century innovators like Conlon Nancarrow, La Monte Young and Lou Harrison.

  • Other Minds 19 embraces improvisers, NorCal composers
    Among the many reasons that Other Minds stands out as the hippest and most adventurous new music festival in the United States is that it blithely ignores old world notions about what constitutes composition. From the first season in 1993, composer Charles ...
    02/26/2014 - 9:28 am | View Link
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