Presenting concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2000, sfSound is dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary and experimental music. Surveying American traditions of “new music” and the European avant-garde, sfSound emphasizes the continuum between notated composition and free improvisation, exploring the intersection of traditional concert music with theatrical and conceptual works, performance art, and live electronic music. sfSound is unique as a collective of composer/performers that performs its own compositions, commissions new work, performs avant-garde repertory and develops highly creative “radical transcriptions” of modern masterpieces. Their programming extends beyond the core ensemble, incorporating additional performers as scores require, hosting special guest artists compatible with their aesthetic mission, and running a streaming internet radio station. This ambitious breadth resulted in a 2008 ASCAP/CMA Award for Adventurous Programming.