Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community


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07/26/2016 - 09/09/2016

Tuesday, July 26
Tue 7/26 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Artist Q&A 7:30 pm Concert 8:15 pm
Brett Carson's Mysterious Descent featuring David Katz - voice, percussion, Brett Carson - piano, voice, percussion, compositions Mia Bella D'Augelli - violin, voice, percussion, Nava Dunkelman - percussion, voice
Dan Plonsey: "On His Shoulders Stands No One"featuring Steve Adams, Sheldon Brown, Dan Plonsey - saxophones, Lynn Murdock - keyboards, Masha Albrecht - violin, Steve Lew - bass, Jenya Chernoff, Suki O'Kane - percussion
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Tue 7/26 9:00 PM Crate Oakland [420 14th Street. Oakland, CA]

(Femme fronted triple bass player threat / doom death heavy / Gatas Y Vatas / Death Convention Singers

(Oakland black metal / punk / one of the heaviest in the Bay Area )

(Oakland teleportation /
Performance art / noise / experimental rituals / newest best band bay has to offer)

(Industrial / soul / dance project of Zander Brown / earth dance mafia / beast nest / black spirituals frequent collaborator

(Perpetual touring machine / ambient soundscapes )

Special guest #####

DJ Malo in between acts .
8pm $5-10 ! Show up on timeeeeee
crate  More...
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Wednesday, July 27
Wed 7/27 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Artist Q&A 7:30 pm Concert 8:15 pm
Music exploring the fields of energy in music:
Golia/Mezzacappa/Anderson featuring Vinny Golia, Lisa Mezzacappa, Vijay Anderson
Thomas Carnacki featuring Sheila Bosco, Gregory Hagan, James Kaiser, Cheryl E. Leonard, Gregory Scharpen

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Thursday, July 28
Thu 7/28 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Artist Q&A 7:30 pm Concert 8:15 pm
Living legend, saxophonist, composer, and poet Oliver Lake
performs with renowned Bay Area drummer Donald Robinson
Multi-instrumentalist Brandon Evans meet up with Bay Area violinist Christina Stanley and percussionist Mark Pino for a set of spontaneous creation.

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Friday, July 29
Fri 7/29 7:00 PM Grace Cathedral [1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108]
In our very first partnership with the Grace Cathedral, we present two series of performances expanding the architecture and acoustics of the French Gothic Cathedral. For the first installment, four artists and ensembles reimagine organic architectures of the body as vessels for sound within the Cathedral and city infrastructure. The night begins with Gabriel Gold inhabiting the body of the cathedral with vocal layering and metallic percussion, followed by musician and vocalist Agnes Szelag and dancer Amy Lewis drawing our attention from the physical structure surrounding us to the architecture of the body and the female form. Kadet Kuhne then demonstrates through sound and video performance how our bodies can be vessels that can adapt to the rapidly evolving world around us, and finally, Joe Lasqo and Ensemble reimagine how a future programmed body could reshape the world with living structures.  More...
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Fri 7/29 7:00 PM ISSUES [20 Glen Ave @ Piedmont Ave Oakland]
John Olson of Wolf Eyes reading from his new book "Life is a Rip Off" plus DJ and delicious eats from SUP Street Food.  More...
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Fri 7/29 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Artist Q&A 7:30 pm Concert 8:15 pm
A night of Avant-Pop with two performances by cutting edge melody makers Mark Clifford’s Dirty Snacks Ensemble and Bill Wolter's Inner Ear Brigade whose compositions feature a mix of progressive rock, electronic jazz, and experimental pop.

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Saturday, July 30
Sat 7/30 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Artist Q&A 7:30 pm Concert 8:15 pm
Big City Orchestra presents a unique version of "The Persian Market" by composer British Albert William Ketèlbey in 1920 inspired by Johann Strauss II's Composition "Persischer Marschof"
featuring Das, Ninah Pixie, Andy Cowitt, Polly Moller, Suki O'Kane
IMA featuring Amma Ateria - electro-acoustic surfaces and Nava Dunkelman - percussion

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Sat 7/30 8:00 PM 16th Street Station [16th St. and Wood St. Oakland, CA]
West Edge Opera presents CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN.  More...
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Sat 7/30 8:00 PM Amado's [998 Valencia St. San Francisco]
Melody Parker performs ARCHIPELAGO with a great big band.
It's a rare occasion to hear this music live, with full orchestration.

Mark Allen-Piccolo plays LEFT FROM HERE, which releases on July 22.

Meredith Axelrod opens the show.  More...
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Sat 7/30 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Christina Braun & Dean Santomieri, present "The Crane in the Scroll", and other butoh dance / music /spoken word collaborations.  More...
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Sat 7/30 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Aloha New Music Lovers,

Phil Dadson is in town from New Zealand and we at the Grotto are celebrating with another wild night of invented instrument music with local golden boy Dan Gottwald. Your ears wont believe your eyes! Also, at the bottom of this email is information on Phil’s open house at Headlands Center for the Arts on July 17. Enjoy!

Inventors’ Quarrum:

Phil Dadson (New Zealand) and Friends
Dan Gottwald; the Analegous Ensemble  More...
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Sat 7/30 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Opus Project presents Opus 43: Symphonic Ecstasy

A multimedia event with beloved old and brand new compositions, performed by sopranists Jill Wagoner and Anne Hepburn Smith, pianist Hussein Al-Naswari, and The Opus Project Wind Quintet and Orchestra, conducted by Mark Alburger.  More...
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Sunday, July 31
Sun 7/31 6:00 PM The Tenderloin Museum [398 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA]
AudioBus is an immersive, uniquely San Franciscan performance experience. As a mobile venue, AudioBus will take audiences on a journey in the city where audiences can hear a live score on an open-top double-decker bus with installed headphones sonically customized for this experience.  More...
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Sun 7/31 7:00 PM Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
BOHBBYLOLO // Carmen Rothwell Solo // Chris Icasiano Solo  More...
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Sun 7/31 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck and Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
8 pm Francis Wong - tenor saxophone; Karl Evangelista - guitar; Jordan Glenn - drums 9 pm social stutter: Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone; elizabeth schenck - alto saxophone, compositions; Phillip Greenlief - tenor saxophone; Cory Wright - tenor saxophone  More...
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Thursday, August 4
Thu 8/04 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Tom Weeks Ero Guro Ensemble
Mike Srouji – Electric Bass, Robert Thompson Pruett – Drums
Harry Gibbons – Drums, Tom Weeks – Alto Saxophone
9pm L.J. Altvater - performing Intrusion: manipulated field recordings  More...
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Thu 8/04 8:30 PM Hemlock Tavern [1131 Polk Street SF]
weird-o noise-o avant-jazz-improv-rock triple bill!

duo B.
Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass
Jason Levis, drums

Phillip Greenlief, alto sax
John Shiurba, guitar
Tom Scandura, drums

Host Family
Karl Evangelista, guitar
Nathan Clevenger, guitar
Jason Hoopes, bass
Jordan Glenn, drums  More...
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Friday, August 5
Fri 8/05 7:00 PM Grace Cathedral [1100 California St, San Francisco, CA]
Presented in collaboration with The Ghiberti Foundation at Grace Cathedral.  More...
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Saturday, August 6
Sat 8/06 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]

Jogjakarta’s Senyawa embodies the aural elements of traditional Indonesian music whilst exploring the framework of experimental music practice, pushing the boundaries of both traditions. Their music strikes a perfect balance between their avant-garde influences and cultural heritage to create truly contemporary Indonesian new music.  More...
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Tuesday, August 9
Tue 8/09 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Voices & Such: sfSoundSalonSeries presents Lorin Benedict, Kattt Atchley, Ron Heglin, and Julie Barwick

An evening showcasing voices, plus one pianist. In the first set, vocalists Lorin Benedict and Ron Heglin will improvise a few pieces together, and then pianist/composer Julie Barwick and Lorin will play a movement from the Shostakovich Cello Sonata (reworked for voice). The long-standing vocal duo of Ron Heglin and Kattt Atchley will present improvisations in the second set.  More...
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Tue 8/09 9:00 PM The Uptown [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland , 94612]
Active Music Series returns to the Uptown! DunkelPek + TBA  More...
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Thursday, August 11
Thu 8/11 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 PM Clarke Robinson - synthesizer
9:00 PM Andrew Jamieson's Trouble Ensemble
Sharmi Basu - electronics, Mia Bella D'Augelli - violin, Andrew Jamieson - keyboard, Roger Kim - guitar
Tim DeCillis - drums, Joshua Marshall - tenor saxophone Rent Romus - alto saxophone  More...
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Friday, August 12
Fri 8/12 5:00 PM De Young Museum [50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA]
Soundwave presents Auricular Arrangements as part of the popular Friday Night series at the de Young Museum  More...
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Sunday, August 14
Sun 8/14 7:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Join us as Shakuhachi master, Cornelius Boots, joins RDL+ for an evening of exploration in the sounds of bamboo. In the first set Cornelius will be presenting his solo material for Shakuhachi and Taimu flutes. In the second set, Cornelius will join RDL+ for an adventure deep into the sonic universe with improvised sojourns to the unknown as well as original compositions by RDL+ that strive to showcase the full range of this ancient Zen instrument.  More...
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Sun 8/14 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Benedict/Levis Duo
Lorin Benedict - voice/Jason Levis - drums & percussion
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - tenor sax, flute/Brett Carson - piano/Bill Noertker - contrabass/Jason Levis - drums  More...
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Tuesday, August 16
Tue 8/16 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Splinter Reeds’ Season Kick-Off Party

Splinter Reeds is beyond psyched to be exiting toddlerhood - with our first touring engagements, more residencies, and FOUR new commissions (so far) on the horizon for 2016-17. We want to party, as it were. With you.  More...
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Wednesday, August 17
Wed 8/17 7:45 PM Second Act [1727 Haight]
Jim Haynes, Bonus Beast, Dax Pierson, The Creatrix  More...
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Thursday, August 18
Thu 8/18 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
The Jazz Loft + film screening w/ solo Jason Moran performance

In an evening devoted to the life and work of jazz enthusiast and photographer W. Eugene Smith, pianist Jason Moran will perform, followed by a screening of the documentary film about Smith, The Jazz Loft, and a discussion with the producer.  More...
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Thu 8/18 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Larry Ochs, the stellar composer and saxophonist, and a leader in the Bay Area improvised music scene for over thirty years, returns to BAMPFA with a new ensemble. Late last year, Ochs recorded The Fictive Five (Tzadik), an album of structured improvisations mostly inspired by the work of film-makers like Wim Wenders and Kelly Reichardt. He reprises some of that music tonight with an all-star lineup of local musicians. Tom Djll (trumpet, electronics, Scott Walton (bass) Safa Shokrai (bass) and Kjell Nordeson (percussion).

Styles from jazz, classical, and folk to funk, Balkan music, and blues inform "Gambits", a Bay Area music collective consisting of Steve Adams on baritone saxophone, Alisa Rose on violin, Theo Padouvas on cornet, and Vijay Anderson on drums. Gambits will be performing original music based on John Cassavetes's independent film masterpiece Love Streams (screening August 14), touching on its themes of isolation, alienation, freedom, and madness, paying homage to the filmmaker’s risk-taking vision and subtle humor.  More...
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Thu 8/18 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Jason Lee - lofi-street "Glenn Branca" with small treated guitars and modular synth
9PM Marana Jocund
Will Redmond - electric guitar, Rob Pumpelly - drums
Megan McKearney - visuals  More...
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Sunday, August 21
Sun 8/21 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Thomas Joseph Schultz – Schoenberg, Na, and Rzewski

Music by Hyo-shin Na and Frederic Rzewski and the complete works for solo piano of Arnold Schoenberg.  More...
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Thursday, August 25
Thu 8/25 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Skullkrusher
9pm Genre Peak  More...
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Sunday, August 28
Sun 8/28 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Joshua Allen's Deconstruction Orchestra
A powerhouse large ensemble  More...
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