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Welcome to Other Minds ®, a global New Music community where composers, students, and listeners discover and learn about innovative music by composers from all over the world.

Other Minds is a private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in San Francisco. We thank our many loyal supporters for their commitment to encouraging and propagating new and unusual music.

– Charles Amirkhanian, Executive & Artistic Director

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Hear the early electronic works of pioneering local, Ramon Sender, collected for the first time as a part of our Modern Hits series.

Lou Harrison on radiOM:

Lou and Bill, circa 1998
photo: Charles Amirkhanian

Listen to Lou Harrison and his partner Bill Colvig discuss and demonstrate their original gamelan inspired instruments on this Speaking of Music program recorded February 16, 1989.

If you haven't seen it yet, check out this short documentary on the OM Festival (Also check out our weekly terrestrial radio broadcast and our online archive, below).


Other Minds is on KALW with a series: "Music from Other Minds" - curated & hosted by Dennis Aman, Dan Becker and Richard Friedman every Friday night (Pacific time) at 11pm-12 Midnight. With a minimum of talk, hear the latest releases of contemporary music, sent to us from around the world by composers and record companies widening the continuum of modern music.

Listen live in the San Francisco Bay Area at 91.7 FM or hear the stream from their website. Our playlist is available at the "Music from Other Minds" website. You can also stream many of our 400+ past programs.

Visit our site to hear hundreds of hours of music & interviews from the archives of Other Minds. OM has been preserving recordings from the analog (and digital) eras and making them available for free streaming on radiOM. Listen to the work and words of maverick composers of the past such as Lou Harrison, John Cage, Henry Cowell, and Conlon Nancarrow. Hear performances of present day composers from Other Minds Festivals and events. Checkout the homepage for several highlighted listenings...

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