Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

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02/24/2017 - 04/10/2017

Friday, February 24
Fri 2/24 12:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Workshop: Project Development

Gather tips from experienced producers and musicians on developing and managing your musical projects. Roundtable discussion will be followed by speed coaching sessions from 1:30 to 2:30 PM.  More...
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Fri 2/24 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Ethan Iverson & Mark Turner duo/Anja Lechner & François Couturier duo  More...
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Fri 2/24 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Nutshell Studies: sfSoundSalonSeries presents David Smooke  More...
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Saturday, February 25
Sat 2/25 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Craig Taborn Quartet/Aaron Parks Trio  More...
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Sat 2/25 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Opus Project Presents Opus 50: Even Wild

A mad dash into a brave new world, featuring composers who reached the half-century mark of composition! With flutist Alan Kingsley, soprano Jill Wagoner, pianist Feona Lee Jones, violinist Kristen Kline, and The Opus Project Piano Trio, String Quartet, and Orchestra. An unprecedented concert series in place and time!  More...
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Sat 2/25 8:00 PM David Brower Center [2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA]
Snapshot - New Opera

Snapshot is your chance to hear excerpts from new operas by both emerging and established Northern California composers in intimate concert settings. After an overwhelming response to our call for scores, eight composers' works were selected for Snapshot's inaugural year.  More...
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Sunday, February 26
Sun 2/26 3:00 PM Bayview Opera House [4705 3rd Street San Francisco]
Snapshot - New Opera

Snapshot is your chance to hear excerpts from new operas by both emerging and established Northern California composers in intimate concert settings. After an overwhelming response to our call for scores, eight composers' works were selected for Snapshot's inaugural year.  More...
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Sun 2/26 4:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Wolfgang Muthspiel, Ambrose Akinmusire, Scott Colley, Gwilym Simcock & Brian Blade/Dave King Trio  More...
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Sun 2/26 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Bernal Hill Players  More...
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Sun 2/26 7:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
Julia Wolfe: Anthracite Fields, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Cappella SF  More...
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Sun 2/26 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm James Washington Quartet
Steven Faivus - alto saxophone, James Washington - piano, Rob Bassinette - bass, Carl Hofmn - drums
8:30pm The Matt Renzi Trio
Matt Renzi- saxophone, oboe, English Horn, Lisa Mezzacappa- bass Jason Levis- drums  More...
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Monday, February 27
Mon 2/27 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Ari Brown & Jakob Pek + Trois Chapeaux  More...
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Thursday, March 2
Thu 3/02 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Arrington de Dionyso - "This Saxophone Kills Fascists Tour"
featuring
Ted Byrnes
Ken Ueno/Matt Ingalls  More...
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Friday, March 3
Fri 3/03 7:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
HARDLY STRICTLY PERSONAL 2017 - A Celebration of Post-Beefheart Art -- 3 nights of free and spirited musical innovation inspired by the Music, Words and Visual work of the ate Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart)

http://nextnow.edgebuzz.tv  More...
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Fri 3/03 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
An evening of audiovisual improvisations and live coding with Shawn Lawson/Ryan Ross Smith, and James Fei/Bill Hsu/Gino Robair  More...
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Saturday, March 4
Sat 3/04 7:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
HARDLY STRICTLY PERSONAL 2017 - A Celebration of Post-Beefheart Art -- 3 nights of free and spirited musical innovation inspired by the Music, Words and Visual work of the ate Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart)

http://nextnow.edgebuzz.tv  More...
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Sat 3/04 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jenny Maybee (piano, vocals) and will present a concert of new music on the theme "Sacred Landscapes" at the Center 4 New Music in San Francisco. Join the band for an exploration of the inner and outer landscapes, for an evening of innovative composition and improvisation.  More...
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Sat 3/04 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Toychestra: 20 Years, featuring Toychestra & Fred Frith, New Zombies, members of Eskimo, Peter Conheim, and Myles Boisen  More...
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Sat 3/04 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany, CA]
New Zombies + Toychestra

Toychestra: 20 Years, with Fred Frith and Dan Plonsey, & Friends

Peter Conheim, Myles Boisen, BORON (Dan Nelson), Members of ESKIMO (John Shiurba and David Cooper), New Zombies  More...
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Sunday, March 5
Sun 3/05 7:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
HARDLY STRICTLY PERSONAL 2017 - A Celebration of Post-Beefheart Art -- 3 nights of free and spirited musical innovation inspired by the Music, Words and Visual work of the ate Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart)

http://nextnow.edgebuzz.tv  More...
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Sun 3/05 8:30 PM Hemlock Tavern [1131 Polk Street SF]
Arrington de Dionyso of artpunk mainstays Old Time Relijun and Malaikat dan Singa will be performing with his new project: THIS SAXOPHONE KILLS FASCISTS. TSKF is a a contemporary iteration of spiritual free jazz in a politicized context – abstraction in music as a form of protest. He is traveling with a variety of instruments including saxophones, clarinets, Aztec and Indonesian flutes, and the PVC bromiophone that he invented.  More...
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Monday, March 6
Mon 3/06 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Casey Grev: New Works for Saxophone + Media

Saxophonist Casey Grev plays new and recent works for solo saxophone, including electronics and multimedia. Featuring works by Georges Aperghis, Jason Thorpe Buchanan, Ann Cleare, Dai Fujikura, Ravi Kitappa, Alex Mincek, and more.  More...
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Mon 3/06 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: ZE BIB!  More...
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Wednesday, March 8
Wed 3/08 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Andy Kozar – Solo Trumpet + Electronics

Trumpet virtuoso, Andy Kozar, present as program of recent pieces for trumpet and electronics followed by a set of improvisations with a team of local performers including Tania Chen (piano), Ken Ueno (voice), and Matt Ingalls (clarinets).  More...
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Thursday, March 9
Thu 3/09 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Opening Reception for Pacific Resonance

Join Sasha Leitman to celebrate her exhibit "Pacific Resonance," on display in the Window Gallery through April 29. Talk and demonstration will begin at 7 PM.  More...
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Thu 3/09 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm Foreignfire ensemble (voices) with Berlin based drummer Daniel Schröteler
8:40pm Ze-Bib - Shanna Sohdahl - cello/electronics, Robert Lopez - drums
9:20pm Elliot Simpson - acoustic guitar  More...
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Thu 3/09 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Signal Flow is a four-day music festival, held annually in the spring, featuring graduate work in composition, performance and multi-media installation from the distinguished Mills College Music Department. Concerts are held in the historic Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall with installations and multi-media works in various locations throughout the campus. Admission is free and open to the public.  More...
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Thu 3/09 8:00 PM Exploratorium [Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green St SF]
Lisa Mezzacappa presents the newest edition of ORGANELLE, a composition for improvisers inspired by scientific processes.
Part 1: Premiere! Lisa Mezzacappa, bass + Wayne Grim, electronics and sonification of SF Bay tides data
Part 2: Percussion Quartet of Gino Robair, Kjell Nordeson, Jason Levis, Mark Clifford  More...
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Saturday, March 11
Sat 3/11 7:30 PM Episcopal Church of the Incarnation [1750 29th Ave SF]
Vocal recital with soprano Shawnette Sulker and tenor Victor Khodadad. Shawnette Sulker (soprano) Acclaimed for her “heart-breaking poignancy” and “beautifully tuned soprano” by the San Francisco Chronicle and for her “enchanting vocal splendor” by the Leipziger Volkszeitung, soprano Shawnette Sulker is a sought after artist in the United States and abroad. Victor Khodadad (tenor) A classically trained actor and singer, Mr. Khodadad received his MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and a Graduate Professional Diploma in Vocal Performance from The Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT.  More...
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Sat 3/11 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Anne La Berge: Utter

Anne La Berge’s solo concert Utter features richly moving interactive works that weave together performer, audience and digital technology. From her new collaborative work Utter to the Byzantine-inspired Oneiricon from Yannis Kyriakides, La Berge combines virtuosity, innovation and raw emotion in a way rarely seen on today’s stages.  More...
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Sunday, March 12
Sun 3/12 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
CARDEW CHOIR : the great learning (paragraph two)

The Cornelius Cardew Choir performs the rarely heard choral and drum work, The Great Learning, Paragraph 2 by Cornelius Cardew. This durational work (approx. 1 hour in length) sets text by Confucius in an English translation. Spatially separated groups of singers provide a very slow, long-tone melody while a drummer with each group of singers moves through a series of 26 rhythm patterns. The result is a mesmerizing ocean of sound.  More...
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Tuesday, March 14
Tue 3/14 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Jordan Glenn solo with percussion choir
+TBA  More...
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Thursday, March 16
Thu 3/16 8:00 AM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Skull Krusher
Philip Everett - electronics/acoustics
9pm: PureFinder
Mark Pino - percussion, Andrew J Palmer - electronics  More...
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Thu 3/16 8:00 PM The Night Light [311 Broadway Oakland, CA]
Triple Bill!
EFFT (Sarah Elena Palmer - Noah Phillips)
Two Aerials (Crystal Pascucci - Mark Clifford - Jordan Glenn)
Lisa Mezzacappa: avantNOIR - CD release! (Aaron Bennett - John Finkbeiner - William Winant - Tim Perkis - Jordan Glenn - Lisa Mezzacappa)  More...
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Friday, March 17
Fri 3/17 6:00 PM Presidio Officer's Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Bassist Lisa Mezzacappa celebrates the release of her CD avantNOIR, a suite of music inspired by noir crime fiction, as part of the Presidio Sessions presented by the SF Friends of Chamber Music. With Aaron Bennett, tenor sax, John Finkbeiner, electric guitar, Tim Perkis, electronics, William Winant, vibraphone and Foley, and Jordan Glenn, drums.  More...
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Fri 3/17 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th Street San Francisco]
‘Fraid o’ Freyja  More...
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Fri 3/17 7:30 PM Noe Valley Ministry [1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA]
Join us on March 17 and 18 for Bard Music West’s inaugural festival, The World of György Ligeti, and explore the eclectic music and influences of the brilliant Hungarian composer whose revolutionary works became famous through the films of Stanley Kubrick. Encounter Transylvanian folk music, absurdist theater, monumental choral works, a world premiere, and some of Ligeti’s most stunning compositions.  More...
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Saturday, March 18
Sat 3/18 3:00 PM Noe Valley Ministry [1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA]
Join us on March 17 and 18 for Bard Music West’s inaugural festival, The World of György Ligeti, and explore the eclectic music and influences of the brilliant Hungarian composer whose revolutionary works became famous through the films of Stanley Kubrick. Encounter Transylvanian folk music, absurdist theater, monumental choral works, a world premiere, and some of Ligeti’s most stunning compositions.  More...
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Sat 3/18 4:00 PM Noe Valley Ministry [1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco CA]
Join us on March 17 and 18 for Bard Music West’s inaugural festival, The World of György Ligeti, and explore the eclectic music and influences of the brilliant Hungarian composer whose revolutionary works became famous through the films of Stanley Kubrick. Encounter Transylvanian folk music, absurdist theater, monumental choral works, a world premiere, and some of Ligeti’s most stunning compositions.  More...
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Sat 3/18 8:00 PM Noe Valley Ministry [1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA]
Join us on March 17 and 18 for Bard Music West’s inaugural festival, The World of György Ligeti, and explore the eclectic music and influences of the brilliant Hungarian composer whose revolutionary works became famous through the films of Stanley Kubrick. Encounter Transylvanian folk music, absurdist theater, monumental choral works, a world premiere, and some of Ligeti’s most stunning compositions  More...
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Sunday, March 19
Sun 3/19 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Audience & participants encouraged to donate some cash for space rental. Over by 10pm.  More...
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Monday, March 20
Mon 3/20 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
Earplay Season 32: Wind  More...
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Wednesday, March 22
Wed 3/22 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
An evening of ad hoc improv, featuring Andrea Centazzo (perc), Kyle Bruckmann (oboe), Thomas Dimuzio (elec), Lisa Mezzacappa (bass), Ron Heglin (low brass, voice)
Presented in collaboration with the Italian Culture Institute of San Francisco  More...
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Thursday, March 23
Thu 3/23 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm Ron Heglin- voice, and Lorin Benedict- voice
9:00pm Andrea Centazzo - electroacoustic percussion with Matt Davignon - electronic percussion  More...
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Friday, March 24
Fri 3/24 6:00 PM Presidio Officer's Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Stenberg | Cahill Duo

Kate Stenberg, violin • Sarah Cahill, piano  More...
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Fri 3/24 9:00 PM Stork Club [2330 Telegraph Avenue Oakland]
Tri-Cornered Tent Show is joined by 3 other great bands for a night of eclectic and soul bending sounds.
9 pm door / 9:30pm show. $5.00 / 21+  More...
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Fri 3/24 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Ainsley Wagoner + Jordan Presnick, Danny Clay + Jon Fischer, Jim Haynes  More...
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Saturday, March 25
Sat 3/25 3:30 PM Schroeders [240 Front St San Francisco]
Sound and Wine with San Francisco Contemporary Music Players  More...
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Sat 3/25 7:30 PM Episcopal Church of the Incarnation [1750 29th Ave SF]
A chamber music concert with violinist Patrick Galvin. Patrick Galvin is a man of many musical trades. As a violinist, he performs classical recitals both solo and in chamber settings. He is also a member of the folk band Hoxton Mob which performs regularly throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Recently, he has begun scoring radio stories for live performance. When he is not performing, Patrick teaches violin at a private school and out of his home in San Francisco. He also writes reviews for the online journal The Classical Voice.  More...
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Sat 3/25 8:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
Road to Aacheron
an original oratorio of darkness and mystery by Rent Romus
"No one dreamed they could possibly exist! One person stands at the precipice of our destruction!"

featuring film by Michael Mersereau with
Life's Blood Ensemble & Cardew Choir
Aria performances by
Tom Bickley, Bob Marsh, Polly Moller, Mantra Plonsey, Kattt Atchley

Advance Tickets available at Eventbrite  More...
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Sunday, March 26
Sun 3/26 8:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
Road to Aacheron
an original oratorio of darkness and mystery by Rent Romus
"No one dreamed they could possibly exist! One person stands at the precipice of our destruction!"

featuring film by Michael Mersereau with
Life's Blood Ensemble & Cardew Choir
Aria performances by
Tom Bickley, Bob Marsh, Polly Moller, Mantra Plonsey, Kattt Atchley

Advance Tickets available at Eventbrite  More...
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Sun 3/26 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Arnold Dreyblatt

Arnold Dreyblatt (b. New York City, 1953) is a composer, performer and visual artist.  More...
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Thursday, March 30
Thu 3/30 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Punjabi Tea House
9pm Alex Jenkins Trio  More...
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Sunday, April 2
Sun 4/02 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
E4TT with guest cellist, Anne Lerner-Wright and guest violinist Dawn Harms, present The Guernica Project. Featured is a new call-and-response commission by composer Jeffrey Hoover entitled "Guernica" along with 2016 Call for Scores winners Mario Carro, Mercedes Zavala and Hoover. Also on the program is "Death with Interruptions," by Grammy- nominated composer Derek Bermel and "Guernica," by composer Frederic Sharaf, with images provided by the Museo de la Paz de Guernica.  More...
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Thursday, April 6
Thu 4/06 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15pm: TM Duplantis - 8 bit noise
8:45pm: Scy1e (Raub Roy - electronics)
9:30pm: Waxy Tomb (electronics)  More...
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