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February 2012

One Hundred Years of John Cage

February 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm

The 2011-2012 season is FearNoMusic's 20th, and coincides with the 100th birthday of the iconic American composer, artist and music philosopher, John Milton Cage, Jr.. To celebrate, we will present a concert of his works in collaboration with  YU, a new haven for contemporary art at the landmark Yale Union laundry building in the heart…

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April 2012

The People’s Choice

April 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm

$10 – $25

We're celebrating FearNoMusic's audience of the past 20 years with a concert chosen by Portland, for Portland! An online voting system allowed our followers to choose the repertoire for this concert. A program highlight: Terry Riley's In C performed by more than  25 classical, raga, jazz,  pop and uncategorizeable musicians from Portland's vibrant musical landscape!…

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Hearing the Future 2012

April 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm

$5 – $15

Hear the latest works from the startlingly creative minds of the Young Composers Project, the Cages and Rileys of tomorrow, right here, today! Currently sponsored by the Herbert Templeton Foundation, this innovative program gathers young composers (grades 6–12) from around Oregon for workshops over a nine-month period.  During the workshops, the student composers develop their…

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May 2012

FearNoMusic with Zoe Keating

May 4, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Aladdin Theatre,

3017 SE Milwaukie Ave




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FearNoMusic to perform 2 Northwest tour dates with Avant Cellist, Zoë Keating FearNoMusic is thrilled to announce 2 Pacific Northwest dates performing with avant cellist, Zoë Keating. Zoë is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music. Zoë is…

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June 2012

FNM and Classical Revolution PDX present: Eine Brise for 111 Bicyclists in conjunction with Pedalpalooza 2012

June 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Mt. Tabor Park,

SE 60th & Salmon St




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Fear No Music and Classical Revolution PDX present Eine Brise (“a breeze”) by composer-trickster Mauricio Kagel. Scored for 111 bicyclists riding in a tight, controlled formation, and playing bells, whistling, humming and making tongue-clucks, the performance is part of Pedalpalooza 2012. Performers are needed and advance notice of your intent to participate, though not required,…

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February 2013

Penelope – A Song Cycle by Sarah Kirkland Snider

February 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm

$20 – $35

~ “rapturous” — The New York Times ~ ~ “the year’s most affecting creation” — Time Out New York ~ ~ “no matter what perspective you bring to this album, it bears profound rewards” — Pitchfork ~ PENELOPE is a song cycle by composer Sarah Kirkland Snider, with lyrics by playwright Ellen McLaughlin, featuring vocalist…

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April 2013

Hearing the Future 2013

April 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm


The latest works from the startlingly creative minds of the Young Composers Project in its 16th year. Discover the Prokofievs and Costellos of tomorrow, right here, today! Each year aspiring young composers from Oregon and Washington have precisely that opportunity. Under the direction of pianist and conductor Jeff Payne, the Young Composers Project is dedicated…

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September 2013

Roomful of Teeth: New Music for Voices

September 20, 2013 at 7:30 pm

$11 – $35

The vocal octet Roomful of Teeth will make its Portland debut on Friday, September 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Agnes Flanagan Chapel on the campus of Lewis & Clark College. The concert will include excerpts from the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning composition, Partita for Eight Voices, composed by group member Caroline Shaw. At 30, Shaw…

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November 2013

Holcombe Waller: Wayfinders

November 22, 2013 at 7:30 pm

$15 – $40

A new project by Oregonian singer-songwriter and performance artist Holcombe Waller, Wayfinders is a theatrically staged song cycle exploring the simple yet multivalent question: Where are we? Waller has written the music and libretto as a poetic rumination about navigation—from accounts of humankind’s most impressive ancient ocean journeys to mundane, modern errands guided by ubiquitous…

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The Juliet Letters

November 22, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Fear No Music and 4 favorite local singers of diverse and varied backgrounds, Holcombe Waller, Leah Yorkston, Stephen Beaudoin, and Angela Niederloh, will sing this haunting cycle of 20 songs, accompanied by Fear No Music's string quartet. The songs and music (written by Costello and London's Brodsky String Quartet) are based on imagined correspondence between a Veronese academic and Shakespeare’s most famous…

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