Other Minds Programming Collection


Descriptive Summary

Title: Other Minds Programming Collection
Dates: 1993-
Collection Number: Consult Repository
Creator/Collector: Other Minds
Extent: Approximately 1,150 audiovisual items
Repository: Other Minds Archive
Abstract: The Other Minds collection includes over seventeen years of music programming produced by the San Francisco based new music organization Other Minds. Concerts, artist panels, and composer symposia, have been documented since 1993 in audio and visual formats.
Language of Material: English


A digital portion of the collection is publicly accessible. Access restricted to physical collection maintained at te organization's office and offsite storage.

Preferred Citation

Other Minds Programming Collection. Other Minds Archive

Biography/Administrative History

Other Minds, Inc., is dedicated to the encouragement and propagation of contemporary music in all its forms through multiple outlets including a yearly festival, an artist residency program, a record label, preservation project, and a radio program on KALW, San Francisco.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Other Minds Music Festival brings to San Francisco annually a group of eight to twelve distinguished, non-conforming composers whose work has contributed to the redefinition of classical music, jazz, and various hybrid forms. The first event, held in November 1993, featured a world premiere of a collaboration piece by Conlon Nancarrow and Trimpin, performances by Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Robert Ashley, Foday Musa Suso, Julia Wolfe and many others. In subsequent years we've had presentations from Sam Rivers, Laurie Anderson, Lou Harrison, Terry Riley, Pauline Oliveros, Frederic Rzewski, Henry Brant, Luc Ferrari, Hamza el Din, James Tenney, Ellen Fullman, Evelyn Glennie, Ned Rorem, Tigran Mansurian, Fred Frith, Michael Nyman, Daniel Bernard Roumain, and numerous others. Accessible materials can be browsed online at radiOM.org (http://www.radiom.org)

Indexing Terms

Music festivals
Lectures, contributions, presentations
San Francisco, Calif.
20th century classical
21st century classical
Chamber music
Electronic music
World music
Orchestral music
New music
Microtonal music
Performance art
Modern art
Mechanical music
Unconventional instruments