About New Music Bay Area

New Music Bay Area was founded in 1989, originally named 20th Century Forum, to celebrate the exciting world of new music in the Bay Area. Its mission is to support and extend the legacy of the Bay Area new music community and its proud traditions by fostering new works and projects.

The first concert of 20th Century FORUM/New Music Bay Area was on 12/9/89, billed as “A Saturday Night in the 20th Century”

Since 1996 New Music Bay Area/20th Century Forum has hosted The Garden of Memory walk-through concert every June 21st from 5pm-9pm at The Chapel of the Chimes / 4499 Piedmont Ave. / Oakland, CA..

Board of Directors

New Music Bay Area/20th Century Forum is a non-profit 501(c)3 ID# 94-3142406 which is proud to provide performance opportunities and related services to composers, performers, and presenters of new musical, mixed media, and performance art works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Donations, are, of course, always welcome!

For inquiries, please email newmusicbayarea@gmail.com. We review applications to perform at Garden of Memory in early spring.

Please like our page on Facebook for the latest in concert announcements, reviews, photos, etc – a bulletin board for new music in the Bay Area New Music Bay Area’s Facebook Page

9 thoughts on “About New Music Bay Area

    1. Lucy Mattingly Post author

      Tickets are available in advance from Brown Paper Tickets, and we offer senior, student, and child discounts. The 2018 page is here:

  1. Laura Goderez

    I received an email from Kitka about an upcoming concert on June 21 at Chapel of the Chimes,requiring ticket purchase. In that email there was NO way to purchase tickets for that event. Shira directed me to you. I see NO way to purchase tickets here either. Why advertise an event when there are no tickets for sale for it??? HOW do I get tickets to this event?

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