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Other Minds Festival 24, Concert 2: Brian Baumbusch’s The Pressure (World Premiere)

Date, location, and tickets

Thursday, October 18, 2018
at 8:00 PM

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


Event Information

For OM 24, OM has commissioned California-based composer and instrument builder Brian Baumbusch to write a new evening-length work for instruments and tunings of his own devising. The work, entitled The Pressure, features more than 25 players including the composer’s own Lightbulb Ensemble, a flexible group of 20 percussionists, along with the San Francisco-based Friction String Quartet, a keyboardist, and four singers/narrators. The music will explore the sound-palates of Baumbusch’s mixed ensemble, ranging from the shimmering tones of his homemade metallophone instruments to the rich chroma of the strings.

The Pressure will be a 90-minute multimedia work based on themes of early German expressionist film centered on the occult/uncanny as explored through an original storyline written by the composer’s brother Paul Baumbusch, and feature an onstage performance set to projected illustrations created by Federico Yankelevich from Madrid, Spain.


Participants: Other Minds