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Bay Area Beats: Sarah Cahill

Sarah Cahill is considered one of the architects and champions of the new music scene in the Bay Area. She founded the annual Garden of Memory concert at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, which is one of the many ways she tries to make contemporary music more accessible to a wider audience. She also does that Sunday nights on her radio show Then and Now on KALW on Sundays at 8pm. Cahill spoke with KALW's Martina Castro and played some songs for her, as she described why she ended up leaving the more formal classical world, for the freedom of the experimental genre.

Click the audio player above to hear Sarah Cahill's story.

This story features the following songs and artists:

"Un barquesur le" by Maurice Ravel; "Piano Study in Mixed Accents" and "The Nine Preludes " by Ruth Crawford-Seeger; "Patterns of plants" by Mamoru Fujieda; and "Glass Houses, Number 5" by Ann Southam.

On Saturday, March 9th, at 8pm, Sarah Cahill pairs two post-minimalist masterpieces, Imaginary Dances by William Duckworth (1943-2012) and selections from Glass Houses by Ann Southam (1937-2010), at the Berkeley Arts Festival at 2133 University Avenue.

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