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10/23/2014 - 12/07/2014

Thursday, October 23
Thu 10/23 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Alcyone Ensemble is excited to be a part of the Thursday night series at the Center for New Music. Their program will showcase 4 dynamic works for two flutes and piano by Ian Clarke, Yuko Uebayashi, Carol Barnett, and Daniel Felsenfeld.  More...
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Thu 10/23 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8:00pm Ricardo D'Orlando
8:40pm Ear Spray
Carlos Jennings - Electronics and Conduction
Ann O'Rourke - Vocals, Videos, Vdeo and Audio Processing, Percussion
Mark Pino - Percussionist
9:20pm Dani Cardevore & Mark E. Miller
Electronics & Drums  More...
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Thu 10/23 8:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Little Nicky's presents: Chuck Johnson + Special Guest Clarinetist Ben Goldberg  More...
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Thu 10/23 8:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Solo sets by clarinetist Ben Goldberg and guitarist Chuck Johnson.  More...
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Friday, October 24
Fri 10/24 7:30 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94720]
This all-star quintet of Bay Area musicians breathes new life into contemporary music for woodwinds and blows audiences away. Not your grandmother’s woodwind quintet, Splinter Reeds adds bass clarinet and saxophone to the mix to create a more robust and dynamic sound. They premiere a new work by composer Marc Mellits, among other music written specifically for the ensemble.
Programmed by Sarah Cahill.  More...
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Fri 10/24 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Rova Sax Quartet (Steve Adams, Bruce Ackley, Jon Raskin, Larry Ochs) returns to CNM distilling and evolving its 3+ hours of music performed at the Garden of Memory in Oakland from June 21, 2014. (This show will be shorter! About 60 to 80 minutes, tbd…) At the Garden of Memory, the band used simple structures created out of its “Radar” music vocabulary to perform extended “structured improvisations” with all kinds of subtly added nuance included in the performances at Chapel of the Chimes. Expect the Unexpected. www.rova.org  More...
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Saturday, October 25
Sat 10/25 2:00 PM ROBOTSPEAk [589 1/2 Haight St, San Francisco, California 94117]
Please join us on Saturday October 25th from 2 ill 6PM for the Northern California/Bay Area Synth meet at ROBOTSPEAk! In addition to checking out the latest synths & modules, there will be killer live electronic music next door from Kurt Kurasaki, Pete Von Tews, James Cigler, Dimmer (Thomas Dimuzio Joseph Hammer ), Amanda Chaudhary, Jorge Bachmann, JD. Northrup, LX Rudis, Carson Day, Paul Appliancide, Candescent, AC LYON and Slope114.  More...
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Sat 10/25 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Irregular Resolutions

This concert presents an eclectic variety of new chamber music, composed variously for strings, strings and electronics, mixed ensemble, and woodwinds. It features two locally renowned string quartets and a number of guest artists.  More...
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Sat 10/25 8:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music & Outsound Presents
The Other World Cycle - visions of the Kalevala land of my grandmothers
A new music odyssey inspired by the ethos of Finnish cultural mythology
featuring The Life's Blood Ensemble:
Ron Heglin•Voice Jason Hoopes•Bass Heikki Koskinen•Recorder, E-trumpet, Kantele Bob Marsh•Voice Bill Noertker•Bass Suki O'Kane•Percussion Timothy Orr•Drums Crystal Pascucci•Cello Mark Pino•Percussion Mika Pontecorvo•Flutes Rent Romus•Saxophones, Kantele, Flutes, Bells Shanna Sordahl•Cello

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Sat 10/25 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Ornetteology

Steve Adams - alto saxophone
Myles Boisen - guitar
John Finkbeiner - guitar
Phillip Greenlief - tenor saxophone
John Hanes - drums
Darren Johnston - trumpet
Lisa Mezzacappa - bass  More...
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Sat 10/25 9:30 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
The Pyramids (Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents)  More...
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Sunday, October 26
Sun 10/26 12:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES

DINOSAURS WITH HORNS! (L.A.)-----+DOG+ (L.A.)----Damion Romero (L.A.)-----Rule 19 (L.A.)-----Coagualtor-----Zachary James Watkins------Dimmer----Chinese Fire Drill  More...
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Sun 10/26 3:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
******Matinee Show******
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music & Outsound Presents
The Other World Cycle - visions of the Kalevala land of my grandmothers
A new music odyssey inspired by the ethos of Finnish cultural mythology
featuring The Life's Blood Ensemble:
Ron Heglin•Voice Heikki Koskinen•Recorder, E-trumpet, Kantele Bob Marsh•Voice Lisa Mezzacappa•Bass Bill Noertker•Bass Suki O'Kane•Percussion Timothy Orr•Drums Crystal Pascucci•Cello Mark Pino•Percussion Mika Pontecorvo•Flutes Rent Romus•Saxophones, Kantele, Flutes, Bells Shanna Sordahl•Cello

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Sun 10/26 3:00 PM Subterranean Arthouse [2179 Bancroft Way Berkeley]
Black Cedar performs works from their upcoming debut album, including German composer Klaus Hinrich Stahmer’s Debussyana, a piece written in 1983 and inspired by some of Claude Debussy’s best orchestral works. This inventive free-flowing cadenza for three instruments will finally be released in a commercial recording on Black Cedar’s debut album in 2015.Giacomo Fiore is an Italian-born guitarist who is comfortable in a wide range of styles, from traditional music to the avant-garde. He will perform recent selections from his latest album “iv: american electric guitars” as well as a few surprises.  More...
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Sun 10/26 5:00 PM ubuRadio [ubuibi.org]
Gino Robair & Jon Raskin Live on ubuRadio

Sunday, October 26, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

The working name of this electronics duo is "The Fab Lab". We will be playing a variety of electronic instruments, including Bugboard devices, Blippoo boxes, Chimera synths, Korg, Moog and others.

Ubuibi Radio  More...
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Sun 10/26 7:30 PM SIMM Series [Outsound Presents @ Musicians Union Hall 116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Fall of Solo
7:30pm Jakob Pek - guitar
8:15pm Andrew Jamieson - piano
9:00pm Robert Lopez - drums  More...
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Sun 10/26 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
As part of a special West Coast tour, Makino Takashi appears in person to present and perform live soundtracks for two recent works: Space Noise, “a duel between the all-dominant immaculate digital and the irregular organic material dissolves in multiple layers of chaos,” and Phantom Nebula, “a changeable ethereal gaseous mass with no definite form” (S8: Mostra de Cinema Periférico). Completing the program is an interstitial visitation from intergalactic travelers Rubber(()Cement!  More...
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Sun 10/26 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck & Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
8 pm Julie Moon - piano, Josh Casey - electronics; 9 pm Aaron Oppenheimer, laptop; Mark Clifford, vibraphone; Eli Wallace, piano  More...
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Monday, October 27
Mon 10/27 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Songlines presents The Hub.

A rare opportunity to hear the band that pioneered laptop ensembles over twenty-five years ago. The Hub will perform a set featuring two new pieces as well as recent works such as "Partial Guidance," "Know-Nothing," "Lou Drift," and "Once."

Ensemble Room, Mills College  More...
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Mon 10/27 9:00 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
The Luna Ensemble

Members of the group include: Rachel Condry (clarinet), Nava Dunkelman (percussion), Christopher Luna (piano/keyboards), Aaron Oppenheim (electronics), Crystal Pascucci (cello), Jakob Pek (electric guitar), Jeanie-Aprille Tang (electronics), and Jennifer Wilsey (percussion).  More...
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Wednesday, October 29
Wed 10/29 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Hermit Thrushes (Philadelphia)

A Magic Whistle (Richmond)

Dylan Shearer(Berkeley)

Pet the Tiger (San Francisco)  More...
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Thursday, October 30
Thu 10/30 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Guerrilla Composers Guild presents Teleformation: the symbiosis of early and new musical styles and ideas. Local composers (Nick Benavides, Danny Clay, Joseph Colombo, Sam Withrow) are collaborating with dynamic Bay Area performers Vijay Chalasani (viola), Crystal Pascucci (cello), and Chris Whitley (violin), to produce a show that intertwines the forms of the vintage masters with the styles of rising local talent.  More...
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Thu 10/30 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The Guerrilla Composers Guild presents Teleformation: the symbiosis of early and new musical styles and ideas. The composers are collaborating with dynamic Bay Area performers to produce a show that intertwines the forms of the vintage masters with the styles of rising local talent. The pieces range from solo viola to string trio, and audience members will be treated to the perfect pairing of early and new in an intimate and relaxed setting.  More...
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Thu 10/30 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8pm VR Quartet Duo
John Vaughn- soprano/alto/tenor saxophones/electronics, Rent Romus - soprano/alto/c-melody saxophones/electronics
9pm Transient: Molina/Ackamoor
David Molina: classical and electric guitar, cello, autoharp, burmese harp, ukeline, bells, hand drum, flutes, spring machine, music boxes, Waterphone, and electronics.

Idris Ackamoor: Alto sax, Invented Cymbal tree and Chinese gongs. Invented Battery of instruments played simultaneously featuring a medium calypso box and a bass calypso box from Jamaica, a Russian hand painted zither, and a Mbira from Zimbabwe. Various percussions featuring Jamaican conch shell, sleigh bells, semsemia Egyptian harp, South African pan flute, nose flutes, musical spoons, train whistle, didgeridoo, New Orleans “musical washboard”, and harmonica. Invented “Ope” (a bamboo instrument with saxophone mouthpiece), various self – made bamboo flutes. Various small African balaphones and Cajon drum box.  More...
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Thu 10/30 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
An evening of improvised duos, with Fred Frith (guitar), Jason Hoopes (upright bass), and Annie Lewandowski (piano and electronics).  More...
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Thu 10/30 9:00 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Django Mack  More...
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Friday, October 31
Fri 10/31 9:30 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Eric Revis Quartet

Eric Revis - bass; Bill McHenry - tenor sax; Darius Jones - alto sax; Ted Poor - drums  More...
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Saturday, November 1
Sat 11/01 2:00 PM Asian Art Museum [200 Larkin Street San Francisco]
Del Sol String Quartet: ARTIST SESSIONS @ ASIAN ART MUSEUM  More...
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Sat 11/01 2:00 PM Asian Art Museum [200 Larkin Street San Francisco]
Del Sol String Quartet

“The Artist Sessions @Asian Art Museum”  More...
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Sat 11/01 4:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Renowned clarinetist Ben Goldberg introduces audiences to his seminal project Orphic Machine, a ten movement song-cycle based on the poetical writings of Allen Grossman.  More...
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Sat 11/01 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
IN CELEBRATION OF ROBERT ASHLEY (1930-2014)

A concert honoring the life and work of Robert Ashley, composer, performer, teacher, and Mills faculty (1969-1981). Works include: The Wolfman, in memoriam … CRAZY HORSE (symphony), She Was A Visitor, String Quartet Describing the Motions of Large Real Bodies, others. Pre-concert slide, audio, and video presentations.  More...
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Sat 11/01 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
The Guerrilla Composers Guild presents Teleformation: the symbiosis of early and new musical styles and ideas. Local composers (Nick Benavides, Danny Clay, Joseph Colombo, Sam Withrow) are collaborating with dynamic Bay Area performers Vijay Chalasani (viola), Crystal Pascucci (cello), and Chris Whitley (violin), to produce a show that intertwines the forms of the vintage masters with the styles of rising local talent.  More...
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Sunday, November 2
Sun 11/02 5:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
Caracol Carnívoro (Free Jazz from L.A/Mexico)

DunkelpeK

Booker Long Duo  More...
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Sun 11/02 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Sacramento’s modern chamber ensemble Citywater is excited to be making their C4NM debut! Currently Ensemble-in-Residence at CSU-Sacramento, Citywater has been hailed as “a top-flight interpreter of contemporary classical music” (Sacramento Bee) and is in their 7th year of performance. This concert will feature a series of world premieres for sextet, including works by Garrett Shatzer and Nick Deyoe.  More...
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Monday, November 3
Mon 11/03 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Shudder: Phillip Greenlief, Kyle Bruckman, Lance Grabmiller
Mills College Ensemble Room  More...
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Mon 11/03 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music:

Set #1: Tonal Masher (Aram Shelton, electroacoustic improvisation)
Set #2: Swimming in Bengal (Jed Brewer/Tony Passarell/Dave Mihaly, pan-ethnic jazz from Sacramento)
Set #3: Ben Goldberg's Brainchild (Cast of Thousands, improvised big band music)  More...
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Wednesday, November 5
Wed 11/05 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents: Evangelista | Hui | Obando | Pumpelly  More...
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Thursday, November 6
Thu 11/06 5:30 PM Richmond Art Center [2540 Barrett Avenue Richmond,CA]
Del Sol String Quartet

Musical Reflections on Diebenkorn  More...
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Thu 11/06 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8pm Tania Chen, Tom Djll, Gino Robair
9pm More...
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Fri 11/07 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Tim Hodgkinson, clarinets, guitar; Ken Ueno, vocals; Matthew Goodheart, piano & metal percussion; David Wessel, electronics  More...
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Saturday, November 8
Sat 11/08 7:51 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Nate Wooley and Carol Robinson premiere new works by Eliane Radigue and Denis Doufour

As part of a nationwide tour that offers a rare opportunity to hear new French works played by the cutting edge performers they were made for, clarinetist Carol Robinson and trumpeter Nate Wooley will give American and world premiere performances of new works by iconoclastic French composers Eliane Radigue and Denis Dufour.  More...
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Sat 11/08 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
IMPROVISATION: TIM HODGKINSON AND DAN LES ARBRES  More...
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Sat 11/08 9:00 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Dependent Origination - Audacious Love Tour

Alex Cline - percussion
Peter Kuhn - clarinets, saxophone
Dave Sewelson - baritone and sopranino sax
Scott Walton - bass
Dan Clucas - flute, cornet, misc  More...
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Sunday, November 9
Sun 11/09 7:30 PM SIMM Series [Outsound Presents @ Musicians Union Hall 116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Custer-Dimuzio-Lasqo
Beth Custer - clarinet, vocals / Thomas Dimuzio - synthesizer sifu / Joe Lasqo - neogaku laptop, piano
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - alto sax, flute / Joshua Marshall - tenor sax / Bill Noertker - bass / Dax Compise - drums  More...
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Sun 11/09 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
New York City based contemporary music quartet loadbang will perform a program titled ‘LUNGPOWERED’ at The Center for New Music that will feature music for the ensemble by composers including Charles Wuorinen, Evan Johnson, Alex MIncek, David Lang and others. Loadbang has been called ‘cultivated’ by The New Yorker, 'inventive' by the New York Times, ‘exhilarating’ by the Baltimore Sun and 'a formidable new music force' by TimeOutNY.  More...
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Wednesday, November 12
Wed 11/12 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Friendly Galaxies - An Evening of Celebrating Sun Ra at 100

— Set 1: Reconnaissance Fly (Amanda Chaudhary: keyboard/electronics; Rich Lesnik: reeds; Polly Moller: voice, flutes, guitar; Larry the O: drums, and Tim Walters: bass/electronics) perform a mixture of Sun Ra tunes & originals

— Set 2: Techno-griots Electropoetic Coffee (poet NSAA + guitarist Ross Hammond) continue and extend Sun Ra's tradition of Afro-Futurist poetry+music madness

— Set 3: UBU RA BIG BAND, assembled from the luminous gas remnants of the Beanbenders supernova & other far corners of the universe, travels through the sonic space of Sun Ra's repertoire, w video by Warren Stringer. Line-up: Steve Adams, Aaron Bennett, Myles Boisen, Phillip Greenlief, John Hanes, Joe Lasqo, Lisa Mezzacappa, Dan Plonsey, Jon Raskin, David Slusser. Space songtresses: Barbara Golden & Kattt Atchley. Astro-Terspichorean dancers: Evangel King & Nan Busse  More...
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Wed 11/12 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Tania Chen (piano) works by Lawrence Crane, Chris Newman and Tania Chen
Andrew Raffo Dewar (reeds) with Tom Djll (tpt), Tom Nunn (perc) and Tim Perkis (elec)  More...
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Thursday, November 13
Thu 11/13 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8:00pm The Ruminations
9:00pm Eat the Sun
"The Djerassi Sessions" album release performance
Jason Hoopes, Gretchen Jude, Noah Phillips  More...
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Friday, November 14
Fri 11/14 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Switchboard Presents

SOLO CELLO + ELECTRONICS featuring three different treatments of the same instrumentation:

Teddy Rankin-Parker: world premiere by Aaron Gervais for cello and electronics

Crystal Pascucci - original improvised music for solo cello and electronics

Shawn Alpay - songs for solo cello, electronics, and voice  More...
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Fri 11/14 8:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Dohee Lee - "MAGO" WORLD PREMIERE
November 14 & 15, 8 PM  More...
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Saturday, November 15
Sat 11/15 8:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Dohee Lee - "MAGO" WORLD PREMIERE
November 14 & 15, 8 PM  More...
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Monday, November 17
Mon 11/17 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Ken Ueno

Mills College Ensemble Room  More...
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Thursday, November 20
Thu 11/20 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
SF Music Thursdays: Join award-winning soprano Nanette McGuinness and van-Cliburn competitor pianist Dale Tsang (the Jewish Music & Poetry Project) premiere commissioned works by Laura Schwendinger (Kay Ryan Songs), Kurt Erickson and David Garner, plus songs by James Primosch, Elena Ruehr, and Dallapiccola.  More...
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Thu 11/20 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8pm Adam Adhiyatma - guitar
9pm Odeya Nini - Vougheauxyice (Voice)

Compositions and improvisations for solo voice, investigating extended vocal techniques integrated with movement and field recordings. Vougheauxyice (Voice) explores the arc from silence to noise and from tender texture to the grandeur of melody.  More...
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Friday, November 21
Fri 11/21 7:30 PM Berkeley Art Museum [2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley]
Pauline Oliveros, with Thingamajigs Performance Group
Gallery B
Masterful improvisation and sonic meditation from avant-garde pioneer Pauline Oliveros.  More...
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Sunday, November 23
Sun 11/23 2:00 PM The Nunnery [3016 25th. St SF]
The Jon Raskin Variety Show plus T.D. meets T.D. with Tom Djll. Jon Raskin performs on saxophone, various small synths, concertina and jaw harps. Tom Djlls hackMIDI meets the skatchbox.  More...
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Friday, December 5
Fri 12/05 8:00 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
The Beth Custer Ensemble  More...
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Fri 12/05 8:00 PM Zellerbach Playhouse [UC Berkeley]
Paul Dresher Electro-Acoustic Band and Amy X Neuburg
They Will Have Been So Beautiful: Songs and Images of Now  More...
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Fri 12/05 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Set One. Kaiborg - the dynamic duo from so called SoCal of Jeff Kaiser (LA) – trumpet plusplus and David Borgo (San Diego) – saxophones

Set Two. Music for Hard Times – Paul Winstanley – extended electric bass and Tom Nunn – invented instruments.  More...
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Saturday, December 6
Sat 12/06 8:00 PM Zellerbach Playhouse [UC Berkeley]
Paul Dresher Electro-Acoustic Band and Amy X Neuburg
They Will Have Been So Beautiful: Songs and Images of Now  More...
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