This groupmuse happened on Saturday, January 30, at 7:30 PM.

Sat, January 30, 2016, 7:30 PM

South of Market, San Francisco

A groupmuse is a live classical music house party-concert.

It's casual, friendly, and intimate. Anyone can host one, and anyone can come.

110 spots total
at this groupmuse

$10+

Minimum payment
to musicians
Drinks
Bring your
own drinks
Identification
All guests
must be 21

Host

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Daisy Stanton
5th-time host

You will not forget this evening of epic music in a large and beautiful community space in San Francisco.

Some stories:
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#1
It's 1946. Dmitriy Shostakovich has just had his Symphony no. 9 censured by Soviet authorities. He has written a new string quartet, the haunting and challenging No. 3. For its premiere, most likely so that he would not be accused of "formalism" or "elitism," Shostakovich renames the movements in the manner of a war story:

  1. Blithe ignorance of the future cataclysm
  2. Rumblings of unrest and anticipation
  3. Forces of war unleashed
  4. In memory of the dead
  5. The eternal question: Why? And for what?

.........

#2
It's 1980. In twenty years, NASA will commission you to take sounds of space and weave them into music. This sounds will come from plasma wave receivers flown on a variety of Milky Way spacecraft over a period of 40 years. That is yet to come: for now, you are writing Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector. It is an improvisational piece, inspired by a whimsical idea: each day, a dream collector collects the dreams of all the planet's sleepers, and redistributes them again next day. You write the composition for the Kronos Quartet, your new collaborators. It is in Dorian mode, in fourteen-beat modules (because seven!). They players choose the modules they are inspired to play.

.........

"For only now have I learnt to write quartets; and this you will notice, I fancy, when you receive them." -- Ludwig van Beethoven.


Music

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String Quartet

Terry Riley, "Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector"
Beethoven Quartet No. 1
Shostakovich Quartet No. 3


Attendees

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Collin Jackson

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Squirrell Sciuridae

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Ruby Murray

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Kevin D

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Kearstin

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Melanie Goetz

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Shir Yehoshua

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Elizabeth Raible

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Jay Pottharst

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Gregory Hazel

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JK

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Heather Rivers

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Yan Liu

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Anna Landa

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Rafa Rodriguez

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Elisa Chiu

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Sasha Targ

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Stephan Gabler

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Enric teller

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David Braginsky

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Josh Daniel

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Noah Swartz

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Amanda Shockit

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Marina Masterpiece

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Heather Browning

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Vera Dikoun

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Drew Wolpert

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Farhana Basrawala

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Alejandro gomez

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Nicole Aptekar

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Pamela Ocampo

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Samuel Brewczynski

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François Allain

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Jesse Avshalomov

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Keiko shimizu

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Eugenia Kuyda

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Christina Tran

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Jen Gines

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Peter Eckersley

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Mike Murphy

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Jaime Cochran

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Kimberly Han

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Arkadiy

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Mike Raysor

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Martin Taylor

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Vishi

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Greeshma Yellareddy

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Adrian Silver

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Kate mcgee

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Steve young

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Ben Firshman

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Matt Storus

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Anna Sorkina

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Kyle Schmolze

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Melissa Ann Fleming

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Rosamond Dunn

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Trevor Murphy

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John Blessing

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Sophie Diehl

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Naomi most

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Ekaterina Kuznetsova

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Philip Dudchuk

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Max Bates

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Mingjing Huang

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Juliusz Gonera

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Walter Gray

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Joyti

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Ayelet Bitton

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Nancy Zhang

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Jared Scheib

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Altay Guvench

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Grace Kim

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Marni


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Daisy Stanton, about 2 years ago

Hi folks -- good news! We increased our capacity for this event, so if you were on the waiting list before, you are now warmly invited in.



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Daisy Stanton, about 2 years ago

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

If you know you can't make it, please make sure to cancel your RSVP.

Thanks!



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Daisy Stanton, uploaded about 2 years ago:

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Enric teller, about 2 years ago

Thanks for the wonderful performance!



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Juliusz Gonera, about 2 years ago

Great performance, thank you!



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Trevor Murphy, about 2 years ago

This was wonderful chamber music! The environment - intimate but not claustrophobic. The performers - passionate, engaging, talented. And the audience - fun and friendly. Couldn't ask for more.



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Anna Sorkina, uploaded about 2 years ago:

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Anna Sorkina, about 2 years ago

What an AMAZING first Groupmuse experience! Thank you !!!