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08/27/2016 - 10/11/2016

Saturday, August 27
Sat 8/27 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Soundwave ((7)) Architecture: Re-­structured Futures

For our very first partnership with Gray Area and utilizing their historic theater in the Mission District, musicians and visualists explore virtual and imagined architectures through sound, movement, and visual storytelling to dismantle our notions of both physical and digital space. As San Francisco is currently experiencing rapid transformations of our cityscape, artists Surabhi Saraf, Nonagon, Colin Evoy Sebestyen, and Drought Spa reinterpret how our constructs echo ourselves in our minds and our bodies – the interconnections between the communities and the spaces they inhabit, and transparent realms inbetween.  More...
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Sunday, August 28
Sun 8/28 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
The Complete Music for Solo Piano by Schoenberg
Thomas Schultz, piano

TICKETS http://oldfirstconcerts.org/performances/735/  More...
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Sun 8/28 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Deconstruction Orchestra
featuring
Josh Allen - Conductor/tenor saxophone
John Finkbeiner-guitar, Roger Riedlbauer-guitar
Kurt Ribak-double bass, Scott Walton-double bass
Tim Orr-drums, William Winant-drums
Rent Romus-alto saxophone, Tom Weeks-alto saxophone, Josh Marshall-tenor saxophone, Dave Slusser-tenor saxophone, Sam Flores-tenor saxophone, Larry Ochs- tenor and sopranino saxophones, Dan Plonsey-baritone saxophone, John Vaughn-baritone saxophone, Jason Berry-saxophones
George Moore-trumpet, Jarrett Browne-trumpet, Ari Brown-trumpet, Caesare Drachen-trumpet, Matt Gaspari-flugelhorn, Zachary Mariano-trombone, Ron Heglin-tuba  More...
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Sun 8/28 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
We Insist! Freedom Now!: Free Improvisations for Revolution – Amirtha Kidambi  More...
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Tuesday, August 30
Tue 8/30 8:00 PM Oakland Metro Opera House [522 Second St. Oakland]
Erling Wold's Fabrications and Underworld Opera present

UKSUS
Oakland Metro Opera House

Tuesday 30 August 8pm
Wednesday 31 August 8pm
Saturday 3 September 8pm
Sunday 4 September 2pm

A phantasmagoria of delights, the music jazzy, racous, but bitterly sweet, UKSUS is an autobiography of Daniil Kharms and the OBERIU in the Soviet Union of the 1930s, a narrative told through their stories and brief lives, as the OBERIU - The Association for Real Art - maintained their love of words and nonsensical art to their deaths in Stalin’s Great Purge, Kharms starving to death in a psychiatric hospital in 1942 after his arrest at the hands of the NKVD.  More...
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Wednesday, August 31
Wed 8/31 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For the first installment of the 2016-2017 Composer's in Performance Series we are excited to present a quartet featuring Kristina Dutton, Adria Otte, Kanoko Nishi and Nava Dunkelman *and* Trois Chapeaux (Kevin Corcoron / Tania Chen / Jaroba).  More...
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Wed 8/31 8:00 PM Oakland Metro Opera House [522 Second St. Oakland]
Erling Wold's Fabrications and Underworld Opera present

UKSUS
Oakland Metro Opera House

Tuesday 30 August 8pm
Wednesday 31 August 8pm
Saturday 3 September 8pm
Sunday 4 September 2pm

A phantasmagoria of delights, the music jazzy, racous, but bitterly sweet, UKSUS is an autobiography of Daniil Kharms and the OBERIU in the Soviet Union of the 1930s, a narrative told through their stories and brief lives, as the OBERIU - The Association for Real Art - maintained their love of words and nonsensical art to their deaths in Stalin’s Great Purge, Kharms starving to death in a psychiatric hospital in 1942 after his arrest at the hands of the NKVD.  More...
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Thursday, September 1
Thu 9/01 6:30 PM Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission St. San Francisco]
Soundwave ((7)) Biennial

Multi-media artists create site-specific audio performances for The CJM’s Yud gallery. The night includes two programs: Suzy Poling performs her sound and sculptural piece, "Human Glass Rotation." Shane Myrbeck and Emily Shisko perform "Laid Plans."  More...
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Thu 9/01 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm neem (gabby fluke-mogul and k. kipperman)
9:00 pm Shannon Hayden - cello/electronics  More...
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Friday, September 2
Fri 9/02 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Kyle Adam Blair: Piano Etudes by Bruno Ruviaro

San Diego-based pianist Kyle Adam Blair premieres Brazilian composer Bruno Ruviaro's Pós-Tudos, a collection of piano etudes based on copying, borrowing, and stealing.  More...
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Saturday, September 3
Sat 9/03 7:30 PM The Peralta Station [3007 Peralta Street]
LABOR DAY WEEKEND SHOW: Kyle Bruckmann's Degradient // Kjell Nordeson (solo) // I SHOULD HAVE CUT THE EYES DIFFERENT  More...
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Sat 9/03 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Songs for Human Wind:

Susan Rawcliffe (LA), clay flutes
w/ Kevin Corcoran, percussion
+ Cornelius Boots, shakuhachi  More...
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Sat 9/03 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Soundwave ((7)): Augmented Environments

Celebrate the final night and closing party of the Soundwave ((7)) Biennial with artists David Stout and Andrew Blanton will create a sonic dialogue with the built environments around us on a biological, citywide, and global scale. Using invented technologies, generative art and immersive audio-reactive visuals, these artists demonstrate how we can both embody and translate these changes through sound and strong evolving audiovisual narratives, transforming both audiences and the historic theater itself.  More...
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Sat 9/03 8:00 PM Oakland Metro Opera House [522 Second St. Oakland]
Erling Wold's Fabrications and Underworld Opera present

UKSUS
Oakland Metro Opera House

Tuesday 30 August 8pm
Wednesday 31 August 8pm
Saturday 3 September 8pm
Sunday 4 September 2pm

A phantasmagoria of delights, the music jazzy, racous, but bitterly sweet, UKSUS is an autobiography of Daniil Kharms and the OBERIU in the Soviet Union of the 1930s, a narrative told through their stories and brief lives, as the OBERIU - The Association for Real Art - maintained their love of words and nonsensical art to their deaths in Stalin’s Great Purge, Kharms starving to death in a psychiatric hospital in 1942 after his arrest at the hands of the NKVD.  More...
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Sunday, September 4
Sun 9/04 2:00 PM Oakland Metro Opera House [522 Second St. Oakland]
Erling Wold's Fabrications and Underworld Opera present

UKSUS
Oakland Metro Opera House

Tuesday 30 August 8pm
Wednesday 31 August 8pm
Saturday 3 September 8pm
Sunday 4 September 2pm

A phantasmagoria of delights, the music jazzy, racous, but bitterly sweet, UKSUS is an autobiography of Daniil Kharms and the OBERIU in the Soviet Union of the 1930s, a narrative told through their stories and brief lives, as the OBERIU - The Association for Real Art - maintained their love of words and nonsensical art to their deaths in Stalin’s Great Purge, Kharms starving to death in a psychiatric hospital in 1942 after his arrest at the hands of the NKVD.  More...
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Sun 9/04 5:00 PM Actual Cafe [6334 San Pablo Avenue Oakland]
John Schott, Dan Seamans, and John Hanes. Original compositions, radical improvisations. Feel More Music.  More...
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Tuesday, September 6
Tue 9/06 8:00 PM El Rio [3158 Mission St SF]
Diatessaron, Grex, Reconnaissance Fly @ El Rio

A diverse and exciting evening headlined by Canadian prog rock superstars Diatessaron, featuring Oakland art rock astronauts Grex and the eclectic, Canterbury rock-inflected Reconnaissance Fly.

Grex: Karl Evangelista: gtr/voice, Rei Scampavia: keys/voice, Robert Lopez: drums

Reconnaissance Fly: Brett Carson: keys, Rich Lesnik: reeds, Polly Moller: voice, flute, Larry The O: drums, percussion, Tim Walters: bass, electronics  More...
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Wednesday, September 7
Wed 9/07 7:00 PM The David Brower Center [2150 Allston Way Berkeley]
The Nature of Music: Raven Chacon

In this closing event for the Common Ground juried exhibition, new music organization Other Minds and the Brower Center present Raven Chacon, a composer of chamber music, a performer of experimental noise music, and an installation artist. Originally from the Navajo Nation and based in Albuquerque, NM, Chacon's work explores sounds of acoustic handmade instruments overdriven through electric systems and the direct and indirect audio feedback responses from their interactions.  More...
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Thursday, September 8
Thu 9/08 7:00 PM Exploratorium [Kanbar Forum, Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green St, San Francisco, California 94111]
The 17th Annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival•Night 1• Conrad Schnitzler Cassette CONcert performed by Gen Ken Montgomery•IMA

Advance Tickets available through the Exploratorium, or free with an SFEMF festival pass
SFEMF Festival Pass: http://sfemf17.brownpapertickets.com/  More...
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Thu 9/08 8:00 PM CounterPulse [80 Turk St. San Francisco]
Dohee Lee: ARA Ritual I: Waterways

Performance works inspired by ARA, the goddess of tears–her tears fall to create waterways, drift up to become stars–each one memorializing a journey and a story. Each night will integrate stories of migration with movement, music and multimedia art to form collaborative community rituals.  More...
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Thu 9/08 8:30 PM Ashkenaz [1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley CA 94702]
New Zombies + Next Music: An evening of avant Afrobeat and reggae

Advance tickets: http://ashkenaz090816.eventbrite.com/  More...
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Friday, September 9
Fri 9/09 8:00 PM Brava Theater [2781 24th St, San Francisco, California 94110]
Night 2 SFEMF 2016: Maja S.K. Ratkje, Moor Mother, Irene Moon

Advance Tickets: http://sfemf17tix.brownpapertickets.com/  More...
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Fri 9/09 8:00 PM CounterPulse [80 Turk St. San Francisco]
Dohee Lee: ARA Ritual I: Waterways

Performance works inspired by ARA, the goddess of tears–her tears fall to create waterways, drift up to become stars–each one memorializing a journey and a story. Each night will integrate stories of migration with movement, music and multimedia art to form collaborative community rituals.  More...
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Fri 9/09 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
ROBERT TAUB, PIANIST - Music by Brahms, Scriabin, Schoenberg, and Babbitt. Pre-concert lecture at 7:00pm, concert at 8:00pm.  More...
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Saturday, September 10
Sat 9/10 8:00 PM Brava Theater [2781 24th St, San Francisco, California 94110]
Night 3 SFEMF 2016: Arcane Device, Thea Farhadian, Alessandro Bosetti

Advance Tickets: http://sfemf17tix.brownpapertickets.com/  More...
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Sat 9/10 8:00 PM CounterPulse [80 Turk St. San Francisco]
Dohee Lee: ARA Ritual I: Waterways

Performance works inspired by ARA, the goddess of tears–her tears fall to create waterways, drift up to become stars–each one memorializing a journey and a story. Each night will integrate stories of migration with movement, music and multimedia art to form collaborative community rituals.  More...
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Sunday, September 11
Sun 9/11 12:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Lisa Mezzacappa, composer of Organelle, gives an introduction to the use of graphic scores in contemporary improvisation, then leads an open rehearsal with her ensemble. Organelle premieres at Full: Scientific on Friday, September 16.

Event included with gallery admission.  More...
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Sun 9/11 3:00 PM CounterPulse [80 Turk St. San Francisco]
Dohee Lee: ARA Ritual I: Waterways

Performance works inspired by ARA, the goddess of tears–her tears fall to create waterways, drift up to become stars–each one memorializing a journey and a story. Each night will integrate stories of migration with movement, music and multimedia art to form collaborative community rituals.  More...
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Sun 9/11 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Edgetone 25th Anniversary Showcase Series
**Performances celebrating twenty five years of independent music from Edgetone Recoords**
7:30pm Andrew Jamieson
solo piano set from his album Heard the Voice
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - tenor sax, flute/Amber Lamprecht – oboe, flute/Theo Padouvas - cornet/Bill Noertker – contrabass/Jason Levis - drums  More...
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Sun 9/11 8:00 PM Brava Theater [2781 24th St, San Francisco, California 94110]
Night 4 SFEMF 2016: clipping., Tujurikkuja, Madalyn Merkey

Advance Tickets: http://sfemf17tix.brownpapertickets.com/  More...
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Tuesday, September 13
Tue 9/13 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents Danny Clay with Oakland Active Orchestra, Andrew Weathers Ensemble, & TBA  More...
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Thursday, September 15
Thu 9/15 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Oa (Matt Davignon & Hugh Behm-Steinberg - voice sampling)
9pm Daniel Blomquist (electronics) & Aria Rostami  More...
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Friday, September 16
Fri 9/16 8:00 PM NOHSpace [2840 Mariposa St. SF]
Drowning Man - Featuring Shinichi Iova-Koga & Edward Schocker, CoPresented by Theatre of Yugen  More...
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Saturday, September 17
Sat 9/17 8:00 PM NOHSpace [2840 Mariposa St. SF]
Drowning Man - Featuring Shinichi Iova-Koga & Edward Schocker, CoPresented by Theatre of Yugen  More...
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Sat 9/17 8:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
In celebration of his 70th Birthday Bay Area musicians come together for an Outsound Presents special incarnation of Grand master multi-reedist and composer Vinny Golia's Large Ensemble.
"Golia is an unconventional autodidact who works in a grand style, with broad, messy strokes, mixing take-no-prisoners improv with rigorous composition. He takes obvious delight in the range of sounds at his command in the Large Ensemble, from tuba to piccolo-a sort of Mingus meets Stravinsky..." DOWNBEAT

PERFORMING ARTISTS:
Aaron Levin, Amanda Chaudhary, Amy Reed, Andrew Joron, Beth Schenck, Bill Wolter, Bryan Day, Bruce Ackley, Cheryl Leonard, Collette McCaslin, Dan Plonsey, David Slusser, Donald Robinson, Frances Rodriguez, Gabby Fluke-Mogul, Gregory Scharpen, Heikki Koskinen, Henry Kaiser, Henry Kuntz, Jake Rodriguez, Jaroba, Jason Levis, John Vaughn, Jon Raskin, Jordon Glenn, Josh Allen, Joshua Marshall, Kelley Kipperman, Mark Pino, Matt Small, Moe! Staiano, Myles Boisen, Nathan Clevenger, Peter Whitehead, Philip Everett, Phillip Greenlief, Rachel Condry, Rent Romus, Robin Walsh, Ron Heglin, Ross Hammond, Shanna Sordahl, Steve Horowitz, Steve Adams, Tara Flandreau, Tim DeCillis, Tom Weeks, Tom Bickely, Vijay Anderson
MORE TBA!  More...
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Sunday, September 18
Sun 9/18 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation improv workshop)  More...
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Tuesday, September 20
Tue 9/20 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Georg Graewe: solo piano and a duo with Jon Raskin

Pianist, composer & improviser Georg Graewe will perform solo for the first set and than be joined by Jon Raskin on saxophones for the second set. His fourth solo album "Stills and Stories" has been released on the Random Acoustics label.  More...
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Wednesday, September 21
Wed 9/21 8:00 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
Matt Ingalls, Alien Planet, Kevin Ck Lo, Lucy Antler
---details coming soon--  More...
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Thursday, September 22
Thu 9/22 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Christopher Whitley - violin/electronics
9pm: Travis Johns (electronics) and Alex Cantona (cello)  More...
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Friday, September 23
Fri 9/23 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
MUSIC BY DARIUS MILHAUD, RAVEL, BOULANGER, SATIE, AND ENESCU  More...
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Fri 9/23 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Vessel (Live A/V), Egyptrixx (Live A/V)

Join us for an evening of experimental electronic music and live visuals with two genre-defying artists: Vessel and Egyptrixx. Minimalist, rich, danceable, austere, Gray Area is proud to bring together two of our favorite artists for challenging and exhilarating audio-visual meditation.  More...
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Saturday, September 24
Sat 9/24 7:30 PM Episcopal Church of the Incarnation [1750 29th Avenue San Francisco]
Sarah Cahill and violinist Kate Stenberg perform Mozart's Sonata No. 13 in B-flat major, K. 333, Brahms' Sonata No. 2 in A major, op. 100, and Cowell's Sonata for Violin and Piano.  More...
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Sunday, September 25
Sun 9/25 12:00 PM War Memorial Veterans Building (Herbst Theatre) [401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA]
Join us for the ninth annual SFMusic Day, a free daylong festival (noon to 8pm) celebrating the diverse and dynamic music being made in the Bay Area right now. Come for the music you already know you love— from Baroque ensembles to string quartets to jazz combos—and stay to sample all that our vibrant music community has to offer. With fresh young voices sharing the stage with established local heroes, and timeless repertoire presented alongside inventive new works, SFMusic Day encourages listeners to open up their ears, explore and enjoy.
Visit http://www.sffcm.org/concerts/sfmusic-day/ensembles/ for full list of groups performing.  More...
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Thursday, September 29
Thu 9/29 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
NorCal Noise Fest San Francisco
AUME (featuring Scot Jenerik & Aleph from F-Space/Chrome)
CHER VON (experimental vocalist from Kentucky)
MIA ZABELKA (violinist from Vienna,AUSTRAI!!)
PHOG MASHEEEN (wacky noise from Orange County)
plus a special appearance by
TATSUYA NAKATANI / Phillip Greenlief DUO  More...
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Friday, October 7
Fri 10/07 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
Life's Blood Ensemble perfoms music from their newest release "Rising Colossus" as well as debut compositions
Rent Romus – alto saxophone, Timothy Orr – drums, Max Judelson – double bass, Safa Shokrai – double bass
Joshua Marshall – tenor saxophone, Mark Clifford – vibes, Heikki Koskinen – e-trumpet

"...sinewy grooves...A Love Supreme's stratosphere..." - Tom Hull  More...
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Sunday, October 9
Sun 10/09 4:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
IMPROVISATION: KRIS DAVIS AND CRAIG TABORN  More...
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Tuesday, October 11
Tue 10/11 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents: Aram Shelton, Chris Duncan, & TBA  More...
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