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Friday Nights at the de Young: Contemporary Solos & Duets | Golden Gate Park

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Friday, November 10, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All activities and admission to the permanent galleries on Friday nights are free and open to the public, but if you want to visit the museum's Special Exhibits, regular admission charges still apply.

de Young Museum | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA



Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Courtesy of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces.

The event has a new theme every time, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, and more. Plus, the observation tower is open until 8 pm.

There’s also Free Museum Admission during Friday Nights at the de Young which includes access to the permanent collection galleries (Please note that access to any special exhibitions require a separate paid ticket)

Please note that Friday Nights at the de Young in the past has been weekly during the Spring and Summer, but that things may change in 2018.

Courtesy of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Come and welcome internationally renowned musicians from the legendary Mills Center for Contemporary Music (CCM), recently celebrating its 50th anniversary, for a rare evening of sound installations and especially performances in various locations throughout the building. Maggi Payne will provide electroacoustic ambient “atmospheres” throughout the evening to accompany the views from the Hamon Observation Tower, conspiring with the weather and changes in light.

 John Bischoff creates an environment in the Piazzoni Murals Room that plays in real-time with repetition and interval–short musical sequences from a few seconds in the past are reconstituted in the present moment and intersected by performer actions, resulting in sudden pitch deflections, volume shifts, and on/off gating effects across musical streams. Chris Brown and William Winant perform Brown’s The Thorn (“Be the thorn” –Patti Smith) on percussion and “gazamba” (electroacoustic prepared piano), improvising within pulsing microtonal modes and rhythms generated live by SuperCollider computer codes. James Fei and Fred Frith will combine analog synthesis and electric guitar in a responsive improvisation.


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Cost: FREE*
*All activities and admission to the permanent galleries on Friday nights are free and open to the public, but if you want to visit the museum's Special Exhibits, regular admission charges still apply.

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