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Hot Air Music Festival


Sol Joseph Recital Hall
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Free, no reservations or tickets required


Now in it's 10th season, the Hot Air Music Festival is a student-organized new music marathon focusing on works written within the last 50 years. Since it's founding in 2009, Hot Air has presented over 87 hours of music, featured musicians from all over the world, including China, Australia, Germany and across the US, and showcased many local, Bay Area artists including Friction Quartet, ZOFO, Ignition Duo, Amaranth Quartet, SopraDuo, Wild Rumpus, Areon Flutes, Guerrilla Composer's Guild, Mobius Trio, New Keys, and The Living Earth Show. 

To celebrate 10 years of Hot Air, our program will be featuring eight of our former Festival Directors, including our three original founders, and will be headlined with a Steve Reich-themed set with Electric Counterpoint, performed by guitarist David Tanenbaum, and one of the most monumental works of the 20th century, Music for 18 Musicians.


Danny Clay
Turntable Drawing for Electric Guitar and Turntables
Giacomo Fiore, guitar

Enrique Crespo
Improvisation No. 1 for Solo Trombone
Nikki Hillis, trombone

Dante Luna
Four Temperaments for Vibraphone|
Dante Luna, vibraphone

Selections from the "American Music" Tour
Nicole Lizée
Selections from Family Sing-A-Long & Game Night
Raven Chacon
Dennis Aman
Selections from "24 Preludes and Fugues"
The Living Earth Show
Travis Andrews, guitar
Andy Meyerson, percussion

Dusan Bogdanovich
Mysterious Habitats
Carrie Smith, guitar
Ann Moss, soprano

Garry Eister
Rest In Peace, Bruce Jones
Carrie Smith, guitar
Ann Moss, soprano

Rongrong Chen
Blue Camellia for Mezzo-Soprano and Cello
Dajeong Son, mezzo-soprano
Chiyuan Ma, cello

Toru Takemitsu
Rain Tree Sketch I, II
Monica Chew, piano

Gérard Grisey
Vortex Temporum
After Everything Ensemble
Jessie Nucho, flute
Marian Yang, violin
Julie Michael, viola
Evan Kahn, cello
Kate Campbell, piano
Sophie Huet, clarinet
Matthew Cmiel, conductor