Connections Across the Region: Next Gen Networks Collaboration – Afternoon Working Session


Connections Across the Region: Next Gen Networks Collaboration Meeting

Conference Room – 2:50pm  (Closed Working Session)

Meeting Lead:  Adam Fong, Ex. Director, Center for New Music; Director of National Initiatives, SF/BA EAP, Emerging Leaders Network Council, American for the Arts

A working group of network leaders convenes to support and influence planning of regional gatherings. Engaging with broader networks offers an important opportunity for learning and development. This group is tasked with bringing forward the needs of their respective networks. Knowledge cultivated in this session will support stronger inter-network connections, and help inform future programming of both EAP and other hosts and facilitators of convenings, such as Center for Cultural Innovation and Americans for the Arts.

Lead Bio

EAPLeadership2014-15_AdamAdam Fong has worked as a composer, performer, and producer of new music since completing his MFA in Music Composition at California Institute of the Arts, where he studied with James Tenney and Wadada Leo Smith. As Associate Director of Other Minds (2006–2012), Fong produced six editions of the annual Other Minds Festival, dubbed the “premier new music festival on the West Coast” (Los Angeles Times), and many special projects including the CD reissues of Conlon Nancarrow’s Studies for Player Piano and The Complete Music of Carl Ruggles, tribute concerts to Ruth Crawford Seeger, Henry Cowell, and Dane Rudhyar, a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Fluxus, and the American Premiere of 18 Microtonal Ragas based on “Solo for Voice 58″ by John Cage. Fong’s own compositions have been performed internationally in Auckland, London, Berlin, Tübingen and Darmstadt, at many US universities, and throughout California, by performers including the two-piano team Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa. In 2008, he co-founded Emerging Arts Professionals/San Francisco Bay Area, a network dedicated to the development and growth of next generation arts and culture workers; he was Chair of Business Development in 2010-11 and Director from 2011-14. Adam also holds a master’s degree from Stanford University (English). He has lectured on experimental music and received international publication of his scholarly and creative work, and serves on advisory boards, panels, and committees at the local and national level.
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