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08/21/2017 - 10/05/2017

Monday, August 21
Mon 8/21 9:00 AM Exploratorium [Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green St SF]
Total Solar Eclipse Sonification 9:15-12:15 am featuring Kronos Quartet
Live video from a telescope array in Caspar, Wyoming, with a computer sonification.
Kronos Quartet joins the live score at 10:30 am (for 30 minutes.)
live at the Exploratorium, in the Kanbar Forum!

Sonification Starts: 9:15am PDT
Kronos Quartet Live: 10:30am PDT (to 11:00am)
Sonification Ends: 12:15pm PDT

https://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse  More...
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Mon 8/21 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Honor Monaco & Joel Nelson Duo + Joel Nelson & Friends

A revolving group of close collaborators exploring the compositional and improvised music of Joel Nelson. The music, in constant flux, rarely settles into one singular direction as the rotation of musicians (or "players") and new ideas invariably shift.  More...
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Tuesday, August 22
Tue 8/22 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Karl Evangelista's Kaibigan Quartet & Nathan Clevenger Group  More...
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Wednesday, August 23
Wed 8/23 7:45 PM The Bindery [1727 Haight Street]
Henry Kaiser, Neha Spellfish, Drought Spa, Filthmilk

Henry Kaiser
With a mind as wide and grin as cracked as an ice cap, Henry Kaiser doesn't try to be an iconoclast; it's just categories themselves failing to encompass his strange fascinations and unrestrained expression.
http://www.henrykaiserguitar.com

Neha Spellfish (Oakland/Madrid)
With low frequency waves washing up on a beach of dark noise ambience, Neha Spellfish delves into the shared space of interspecies communication and paramnesia, invoking the spectral measure of waking consciousness and noospheric cognition.
https://soundcloud.com/spellfish

Drought Spa
The boundary splitting duo of Alex Cruse and Kevin Ck Lo infuses the inhuman digital with intuition, combining randomized interactions of layers and language until all patterns implode only to reconfigure as breathing rubble.
http://www.blunderbussmag.com/virus-in-paradise/

Filthmilk
For seventeen years, the sideways smile of Filthmilk's Erich Fendler has tilted the earth on which San Francisco live music slips and slides.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnDiWpC6-JU  More...
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Wed 8/23 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Danish pianist Søren Kjaergaard performs solo piano improvisations from an ongoing artistic research project that looks into solo performance as an expressive format for multi-layered and multi-directional improvisation. As a pianist and improviser Søren Kjærgaard is engaged in how one can open a field of possibilities within the natural limitations of the solo format and the core relation: Player – Piano.
Chris Brown opens with a performance of his 2003 improvisational work "Retrospectacles", for piano and interactive electronic signal processing.  More...
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Thursday, August 24
Thu 8/24 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Fistortion
Brian Pedersen-sax, Jay Korber-drums, Greg Gorlen-electronics
8:40 pm New Olduvai Trio (Philadelphia powerhouse freejazz)
Elliott Levin- words/reeds, Tom Rollison- guitar, Mogauwane Mahlole- percussion
9:20 pm Blood Oath - (a noise-metal saxophone-drum duo from Los Angeles)  More...
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Friday, August 25
Fri 8/25 8:00 PM Artists' Television Access [992 Valencia SF]
Dina Maccabee: San Francisco Solo CD Release!  More...
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Saturday, August 26
Sat 8/26 2:00 PM Alley Cat Bookshop [3036 24th St San Francisco, CA 94110]
Del Sol String Quartet

Alley Cat Bookshop Album Release Event (San Francisco) Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Del Sol performs selections from their latest album “Dark Queen Mantra”, featuring music of Terry Riley, with some discussions and album signing.

with composer Luciano Chessa as moderator  More...
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Sat 8/26 7:00 PM Chalaca Annexo [428 Third St. @ Broadway Oakland, CA 94607]
Celebrate the Bay Area’s own rich Latin Jazz heritage with habanero-hot flavors of Afro-Cuban Jazz as Steve McQuarry presents Tribu August 19th from 7-10 pm at Chalaca Annexo located at 428 Third Street (@Broadway) in Oakland.  More...
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Sat 8/26 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Alone/Not Alone #1 – Marian Yang, violin and electronics

“Alone/Not Alone”, a concert series by curator Emma Logan, explores the performer’s role in a sonic world created between acoustic and electronic elements. Part one of the series features the talented Bay Area violinist Marian Yang, performing works for violin and electronics by living women composers.  More...
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Sunday, August 27
Sun 8/27 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Soundsmiths 2017

The third annual Window Gallery fundraiser!!!! Celebrate the Bay Area instrument inventing community, with an auction, food and beverage, and special performances.  More...
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Monday, August 28
Mon 8/28 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Sven Edward Olbash, baritone & Kevin Korth, piano: The New Music

Baritone Sven Edward Olbash and pianist Kevin Korth present a recital of songs and arias by Caccini, Monteverdi, and Benjamin Britten as a benefit for Lacuna Arts, a 501(c)3 nonprofit choral music organization in San Francisco  More...
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Mon 8/28 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS: Noiseature + Wen/Kipperman Duo  More...
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Thursday, August 31
Thu 8/31 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15: Skullkrusher (Philip Everett - electronics)
8:45: Collin McKelvey (electronics)
9:30: [ruidobello] (Jorge Bachmann - electronics)  More...
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Sunday, September 3
Sun 9/03 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
LIVE MUSIC! Dolphin Midwives / Institute for Creative Dying / Voicehandler  More...
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Monday, September 4
Mon 9/04 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS: MKAT Ensemble + Jamieson/Peoples Duo - Ancestors Groan  More...
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Wednesday, September 6
Wed 9/06 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Ritual

Programmed by Land and Sea

Local author Cedar Sigo performs a reading among altars, colored lights, and descending tones. Voicehandler (Jacob Felix Heule and Danishta Rivero) play intuitive, incantatory music grounded in the human voice and percussion, but juxtaposed with contemporary, disembodied electronics. And New York–based performance artist Frank Haines brings us his trademark magical musical montage.  More...
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Wed 9/06 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
La Musa, Daniel Meyer & Ze Bib!  More...
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Thursday, September 7
Thu 9/07 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Opening Reception: shiver me timbres

Phil Dadson's sonic objects and instruments from the occupation of Building 961 during summer 2016 while Phil Dadson was a resident at Headlands Centre for the Arts, Sausalito. 6pm doors, 7pm brief talk and demonstration with the artist.  More...
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Thu 9/07 6:45 PM The Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission St SF]
Modern Jewish Minimalists: The William Winant Percussion Group Performs Steve Reich
In conjunction with The 613 by Archie Rand, contemporary classical musicians perform works by twentieth-century Jewish minimalist composers. The concerts take place in the galleries among the painting. The William Winant Percussion Group performs Steve Reich's "Pieces of Wood," "Marimba Phase," and an excerpt of "Drumming."  More...
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Friday, September 8
Fri 9/08 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Jenny Scheinman and Myra Melford
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab  More...
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Fri 9/08 7:00 PM Diesel Bookstore [5433 College Ave Oakland, CA 94618]
Del Sol String Quartet

Del Sol performs selections from their latest album “Dark Queen Mantra”, with some discussions and album signing.

with musicologist Derek Katz as moderator  More...
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Saturday, September 9
Sat 9/09 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
G|O|D|W|A|F|F|L|E||N|O|I|S|E||P|A|N|C|A|K|E|S
September 9---Saturday
Noon until 2pm SHARP!

R K Faulhber---------------Mod Life Crisis-------Ape Parts-------
---Kevin Lo----------Wooly Mari's Guillotine  More...
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Sat 9/09 4:00 PM River Bank [332 Georgia Street, Vallejo CA 94590]
David Dunn, Cheryl E. Leonard, Jen Boyd, Jorge Bachmann and Kevin Corcoran

Re:Sound is part of the 2017 Visions of the Wild Festival. The theme of this year’s festival is Changing Landscapes. Artists will engage with ecological change through sound, multimedia performance, and lecture.  More...
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Sat 9/09 4:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Reception for San Francisco Electronic Music Festival  More...
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Sat 9/09 8:00 PM Brava Theater [2781 24th St San Francisco]
San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Night 2:

JH1.FS3 (Puce Mary / Liebestod) http://idealism.bigcartel.com/product/jh1-fs3-loyalty-lp-pre-order
Kaori Suzuki https://kaorisuzuki.bandcamp.com
Dax Pierson https://soundcloud.com/dax-pierson  More...
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Sat 9/09 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Hastings, Mayock, and Smith: Textural Resonance

Textural Resonance features three artists (John P. Hastings, Ben Mayock, and Andrew C. Smith) utilizing text as the focus of their musical works. The performances explore the anthropocene, semantics, and guestbooks via the deconstruction of language and the operatic tradition.  More...
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Sunday, September 10
Sun 9/10 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
"KOTO PLUS ONE" Hyo-shin Na's Music Shoko Hikage, koto/bass koto, Yuki Yasuda, koto/bass koto & Thomas Schultz, piano  More...
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Sun 9/10 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Ensemble Ari

Jean Ahn’s Archimedes’ Principle plus works by Bartók, Dohnányi, and Schumann.  More...
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Sun 9/10 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm Raskin/Staiano duo
Jon Raskin - saxophones, Moe! Staiano - percussion
8:30 pm Lords of Outland
Philip Everett - drums, percussion, electronic autoharp, Ray Schaeffer - electric basses
Rent Romus - alto, soprano, c-melody saxophones
Unhinged free improvisation to thematic compositional suites inspired by abstract and socio-political poetry, science fiction, horror, and fantasy.  More...
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Sun 9/10 8:00 PM SFEMF [Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street SF]
SFEMF, Night 3:

Suzanne Ciani http://sevwave.com/
Beast Nest https://beastnest.bandcamp.com/
Waxy Tomb http://soundcloud.com/waxy-tomb  More...
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Monday, September 11
Mon 9/11 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS: Jakob Pek Solo + Annie May Willis Solo  More...
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Tuesday, September 12
Tue 9/12 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Sung Kim/Brian Pedersen Duo
Robert Lopez (percussion) w/Deborah Karp and Megan Nicely (dancers)
+TBA  More...
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Wednesday, September 13
Wed 9/13 9:30 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Ornettology Side Two  More...
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Friday, September 15
Fri 9/15 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Timothy Johnson: Solo Piano

Timothy Johnson composes patterned based compositions for piano that are mixes impressionism with minimalism. He will be performing pieces from his last album as well as new unreleased works.  More...
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Fri 9/15 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Darius Milhaud Concert

Music Building Littlefield Concert Hall 202

Mills Music Now presents our annual Darius Milhaud Concert with music for two pianos performed by Kate Campbell (Mills faculty) and Amy Zanrosso. The program includes works by Milhaud, Tailleferre, Stravinsky, Rezewski, and Cage.  More...
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Sunday, September 17
Sun 9/17 8:00 AM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
ROVA Meets Ghost In The House with Kinji Hayashi

ROVA will feature new works.
ROVA is Jon Raskin, Bruce Ackley, Larry Ochs and Steve Adams

Ghost In The House - will feature music from their new CD Second Sight as well as early and new work.Ghost In The House is Kyle Bruckmann – double reeds, David Michalak – lap steel, Karen Stackpole – percussion, gongs, Tom Nunn – inventions, Polly Moller – bass flute, John Ingle – saxophones, Dean Santomieri - voice and guests Cindy Webster - saw and Kinji Hayashi – dance  More...
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Sun 9/17 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Thomas Schultz

Pianist Thomas Schultz performs works by Franz Schubert and Hyo-shin Na.  More...
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Sun 9/17 7:30 PM First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo [72 Kensington Rd San Anselmo, CA 94960]
ECHO Chamber Orchestra presents Motion and Stillness: J.S. Bach: Concerto in E major, Daniel Lewin violin soloist; Erik Satie: Three Gymnopedies; F. J. Haydn: Symphony No. 88 and Maurice Ravel: Fanfare from L’éventail de Jeanne.
Sunday, September 17th at 7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, 94960
Suggested donation $20
Info 415-300-7962 https://www.echorchestra.com/  More...
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Monday, September 18
Mon 9/18 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St San Francisco]
(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Peter Brötzmann / Donald Robinson Duo  More...
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Mon 9/18 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Kyoko Kawamura

An evening of traditional and contemporary works for koto and voice performed by Kyoko Kawamura.  More...
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Mon 9/18 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS: Flavor Profile + Secret Sidewalk  More...
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Thursday, September 21
Thu 9/21 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15pm: Seiyoung Jang - electronics
8:45: Kim Nucci - electronics
9pm: TBD  More...
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Sunday, September 24
Sun 9/24 12:00 PM Herbst Theatre [401 Van Ness Ave SF]
Join us for the 10th anniversary of SF Music Day, the Bay Area’s free homegrown music festival in downtown San Francisco, presented by InterMusic SF. SF Music Day celebrates the diverse and dynamic music of our region, from string quartets to jazz combos, new music pioneers to chamber groups steeped in the sounds of Brazil, India, Argentina, and the Philippines. With repertoire that spans inventive new works and timeless classics, ensembles that range in size from duo to big band, and fresh young talents sharing the stage with seasoned veterans, SF Music Day presents a kaleidoscopic vision of Bay Area music making. Come with open ears, to experience all that our vibrant music community has to offer.  More...
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Sun 9/24 5:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Stranded presents: Grouper / Sarah Davachi

Stranded presents: Grouper / Sarah Davachi

To celebrate Stranded's 5th anniversary, we're excited to present two great artists Grouper and Sarah Davachi at The Lab, San Francisco. Each artist will perform individual sets for early and late shows.

Early show: Doors at 5pm / Music at 5:30
Late show: Doors at 8:30 / Music at 9pm

Tickets: https://www.strandedrecords.com/tickets
There will be a limited amount of $12 tickets available for members of The Lab, but they must be reserved in advance. Please email thelabsf@thelab.org to have your name added to either show's member list.  More...
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Sun 9/24 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Stranded presents: Grouper / Sarah Davachi

Stranded presents: Grouper / Sarah Davachi

To celebrate Stranded's 5th anniversary, we're excited to present two great artists Grouper and Sarah Davachi at The Lab, San Francisco. Each artist will perform individual sets for early and late shows.

Early show: Doors at 5pm / Music at 5:30
Late show: Doors at 8:30 / Music at 9pm

Tickets: https://www.strandedrecords.com/tickets
There will be a limited amount of $12 tickets available for members of The Lab, but they must be reserved in advance. Please email thelabsf@thelab.org to have your name added to either show's member list.  More...
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Monday, September 25
Mon 9/25 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Join us for the next installment of Oakland Freedom Jazz Society! Our weekly Monday night live music series!  More...
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Thursday, September 28
Thu 9/28 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Sahba
9:00 pm PC Muñoz -electronics/drumset/poetry
Karl Evangelista - guitar  More...
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Friday, September 29
Fri 9/29 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS Friday Special! Sahba Sizdahkhani/ Chuck Johnson/ DunkelpeK

On September 29th we will host a special showcase at Studio Grand for touring composer/instrumentalist, Sahba Sizdahkhani, with support from Oakland based Chuck Johnson and Dunkelpek.  More...
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Saturday, September 30
Sat 9/30 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Custer/James/Amendola/Glasgow: Film Scores Without Films

Featuring:
Beth Custer – clarinets
David James – guitar
Scott Amendola – drums
Jordan Glasgow – keyboards  More...
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Sat 9/30 8:00 PM First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo [72 Kensington Rd San Anselmo, CA 94960]
MARIN BAROQUE PRESENTS Agave Baroque: Bach/All in the Family, Saturday, Sept 30, 8 pm, at First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo.  More...
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Sat 9/30 8:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Oakland-based keyboardist-composer Steve McQuarry brings his Mandala Orchestra and Nonet to perform “A Tribute to Gil Evans” at SF JAZZ Center's Miner Auditorium on September 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at http://bit.ly/smp-gilevans-09-30-17-sfjazz.  More...
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Sat 9/30 8:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
NextNow presents - Computer Music : Architectonic Perspectives : an evening of new directions in computer music - Sean Hamilton percussion/computer, John Bischoff -computer/electronics, Mika Pontecorvo/Mark Pino - guitar,percussion, generative architecture..  More...
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Sunday, October 1
Sun 10/01 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Pola Baytelman

Works by Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, Mendelssohn, Milhaud, Schoenfield, and Albéniz.  More...
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Sun 10/01 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm The Lost Shapes
Jason Levis - drums/Kasey Knudsen - alto sax/Darren Johnston - trumpet/Safa Shokrai - bass/Mark Clifford - vibes
8:30pm NoOi
Mark Oi - electric guitar, compositions/Bill Noertker - electric bass, compositions  More...
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Tuesday, October 3
Tue 10/03 8:00 PM Berkeley City Club [2315 Durant Ave Berkeley, CA 94704]
Del Sol String Quartet: This high-energy quartet of master musicians, two-time Chamber Music America award winner for Adventurous Programming, returns to BCP in a joint celebration of both of our 25th anniversaries and of Lou Harrison’s centenary with classic and fresh works.  More...
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Thursday, October 5
Thu 10/05 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Orchestra Di Pazzi

Programmed by Sarah Cahill

Orchestra Di Pazzi is a large improvising orchestra created by Scott Amendola to explore various combinations of musicians on a large scale, creating new musical textures for each unique performance.  More...
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