April 1, 2022
San Francisco Chronicle Datebook
To mark its centennial, S.F. Community Music Center will send out 100 musical seedlings
What could be more inviting than getting a video infusion of new music in your email inbox every morning? Well, what about two?
As part of its ongoing centennial celebrations, San Francisco Community Music Center is about to launch “(Re)Imagine,” a multi-week collaboration with Oakland composer, performer and music teacher Cava Menzies. To match the school’s 100 years as a center for low-cost, accessible music education, Menzies plans to send out 100 short music videos — two or three minutes apiece — featuring her original collaborations with students and faculty of the school, and with musical colleagues from around the world.
The plan is for them to roll out, two at a time, for 50 days, beginning Monday, April 4. (You can sign up to receive the videos on the school’s website.)
The videos, Menzies told The Chronicle during a recent video interview, are “very raw and real” — an attempt to capture the lives of her and her musical partners as they currently are. Some were created remotely on Zoom, using the software that has become ubiquitous during the pandemic shutdown; others feature Menzies and a student in the same room, working through musical material together.
Additional press for (Re)Imagine: 100 New Works From Cava Menzies and Community Music Center:
April 5, 2022
Bay City News
Appeared on SF Gate
Celebrating 100 Years Of SF’s Community Music Center With 100 New Works That Tackle Very 2022 Issues
May 12, 2022
“On the Arts” with David Latulippe
San Francisco Community Music Center: Cava Menzies & Sylvia Sherman