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Hot Air Music Festival


Osher Salon
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Free, no reservations or tickets required


Now in its 10th season, the Hot Air Music Festival is a student-organized new music marathon focusing on works written within the last 50 years. Since its 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.


Ian Dicke
Cowboy Rounds
Ian Dicke, piano

Joseph Bourdeau
Imaginary Concerto
Mari Kawamura, piano and electronics

John Jansen
Duo Atmos
     Sequenza 1 for Harmonics Guitar

John Jansen, harmonics guitar

Vera Ivanova
Electrostatic Whale
Ayslin Rice, bass clarinet

Daniel De Togni
Garden of Light
Daniel De Togni, piano

Jacob Ransom
Elegía del Desierto for Voice, Percussion and Electronics
Perception of ideas leads to new ideas/War Drum Jr.

Jake Ransom, percussion
Kaylee Miltersen, voice

Chris Lortie
Jouska for Violin and Electronics
Michiko Theurer, violin

Judah Adashi
My heart comes undone
Timothy Sherren, electric guitar and looper

Massimo Vito Avantaggiato
Atlas of Uncertainty
Massimo Vito Avantaggiato, fixed media

Kaija Saariaho
Natalie Raney, violoncello

Alexander Elliot Miller
To obvlion
Alexander Elliot Miller, guitar

Red Bennett
Infinite Series
Matiss Geenty amd Charity Premawardhana, violin
Caitlin Keen, viola
Yulia Fomicheva,cello