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12/20/2014 - 02/03/2015

Saturday, December 20
Sat 12/20 7:00 PM 11 Wharf Road [Bolinas]
The Long Breath: Thingamajigs Performance Group convenes with singer-songwriter-scholar Gelsey Bell and Dyemark (Oakland) in an evening of experimental performance and meditations on alternate tunings, durational forms, and new work.  More...
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Sat 12/20 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Ben Bennett, Bad Jazz, Thomas Carnacki and Pet The Tiger at Turquoise Yantra Grotto.  More...
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Sunday, December 21
Sun 12/21 11:00 AM Berkeley Art Museum [2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley]
Let’s Go! A Farewell Revel

December 21, 2014; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

A Full Day of Free Events at BAM/PFA

Come celebrate BAM/PFA's final day of public programs in its 2626 Bancroft Way location before the institution moves to a brand new home in downtown Berkeley in early 2016!

• Dance Battles by the Brilliant TURFinc
• Vibrant Vocals from All-Women Ensemble Kitka
• Performance by Groundbreaking Artist Dohee Lee
• Inspired Sound Art by Chris Kallmyer
• Art-Making for Kids of All Ages with Veronica Graham
• Ligeti’s Poème Symphonique for 100 Metronomes, led by Sarah Cahill  More...
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Sun 12/21 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Two solos

Set One: Ben Bennett – invented and revisioned instruments

Set Two: The Visitor – Bob Marsh – wearable sound  More...
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Friday, December 26
Fri 12/26 7:30 PM Point Richmond Jazz [Point Richmond United Methodist Church, 201 Martina St., Point Richmond 94801]
Brothers Matt Eakle, flute and Kit Eakle, violin join forces to celebrate BOXING DAY, Dec. 26, at 7:30 to FUNkify your Holiday Season!  More...
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Monday, December 29
Mon 12/29 7:30 PM Southern Exposure [3030 20th St. San Francisco, CA 94110]
The California drought comes to an end as we dance it out and perform long-trusted drought-ending rituals, including an ancient Roman stone dragging ceremony, the tossing of water from a high place by a village elder and a gathering of twins.
This event is part of Sets, three two-week projects of process-based, video and performance work by Bay Area artists Christy Chan, Chris Kallmyer and Olivia Mole.  More...
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Sunday, January 4
Sun 1/04 8:00 PM TAC: Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
RTD3 is the meat in an improv sandwich. The bread will be randomly drawn from a hat. Bring your instrument, put your name in the hat, and a few trios will be selected to play before and after.

RTD3 is Ron Heglin, Tom Nunn, and Doug Carroll.
Names guaranteed to be in the hat are Jacob Felix Heule, and Danishta Rivero.  More...
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Thursday, January 8
Thu 1/08 7:30 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Collision Stories(Bryan Day, Jorge Bachmann, Michael Gendreau, Mason Jones), Shani Aviram, Tom Djll + Gino Robair + Tania Chen at Berkeeley Arts Festival  More...
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Thu 1/08 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8pm Marshall/Allen/Spirit
9pm Ross Hammond/Max Johnson  More...
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Friday, January 9
Fri 1/09 9:30 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Max Johnson Trio West:

Darren Johnston - Trumpet
Max Johnson - Bass
Jordan Glenn - Drums  More...
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Saturday, January 10
Sat 1/10 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
godwaffle noise pancakes  More...
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Sunday, January 11
Sun 1/11 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck & Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
8 pm Bleeding Vector: Lorin Benedict - voice; Eric Vogler - guitar This (more than) decade-old duo of guitar and voice will feature a melange of well-worn standards and original compositions. 9 pm Phillip Greenlief - tenor saxophone; Max Johnson (NYC) - bass; Jordan Glenn - drums Music in the moment; don't miss it, come hear the present tense before it becomes the past.  More...
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Thursday, January 15
Thu 1/15 9:30 AM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [50 Oat Street San Francisco, CA 94102]
January 15–17, 2015 launches the first New Music Gathering, an annual coming-together of people focusing on topics of current music made in the classical music tradition. Combining concerts, discussions, and presentations about new music and its creators and activists, New Music Gathering brings top contemporary musicians, artists, administrators, and musicologists together to meet, talk, and foster relationships in the new music community. The 2015 debut is headlined by International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) cofounder and flutist Claire Chase; pianist, writer, and producer Sarah Cahill; the Grammy Award–winning Kronos Quartet; internationally renowned pipa virtuoso Wu Man; and the boundary-breaking ensemble The Living Earth Show. This year’s event, hosted by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (50 Oak Street) and Center for New Music (55 Taylor Street), will focus on “Artist-Led Ensembles” with over fifty presenters and performing acts over the course of three days.  More...
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Thu 1/15 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8pm Dave DeFilippo
9pm Ryan/Pino Duo
Jim Ryan - saxophones, kalimba, flutes, electronics
Mark Pino - drums, percussion, pedals, voice

This will be one of the last shows for Jim Ryan as a local performer who will be moving to the East Coast in February  More...
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Friday, January 16
Fri 1/16 10:00 AM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [50 Oak Street San Francisco, CA 94102]
January 15–17, 2015 launches the first New Music Gathering, an annual coming-together of people focusing on topics of current music made in the classical music tradition. Combining concerts, discussions, and presentations about new music and its creators and activists, New Music Gathering brings top contemporary musicians, artists, administrators, and musicologists together to meet, talk, and foster relationships in the new music community. The 2015 debut is headlined by International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) cofounder and flutist Claire Chase; pianist, writer, and producer Sarah Cahill; the Grammy Award–winning Kronos Quartet; internationally renowned pipa virtuoso Wu Man; and the boundary-breaking ensemble The Living Earth Show. This year’s event, hosted by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (50 Oak Street) and Center for New Music (55 Taylor Street), will focus on “Artist-Led Ensembles” with over fifty presenters and performing acts over the course of three days. Advance Tickets: $60 full conference pass, $30 day pass.  More...
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Fri 1/16 7:00 PM Berkeley Arts & NewNow Performances [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
NextNow Performances Presents - HARDLY STRICTLY PERSONAL - A Celebration of Post-Beefheart Art - 25 projects/ 86 Artists in Experimental and New music come together to play a benefit for Earth Juatice and The Coalition On Homelessness. A 'Party of Very Special things to do' - 25 views very diverse views on to the life words paintings music of the late Don Van Vliet (AKA Captain Beefheart)...  More...
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Saturday, January 17
Sat 1/17 10:00 AM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [50 Oak Street San Francisco, CA 94102]
January 15–17, 2015 launches the first New Music Gathering, an annual coming-together of people focusing on topics of current music made in the classical music tradition. Combining concerts, discussions, and presentations about new music and its creators and activists, New Music Gathering brings top contemporary musicians, artists, administrators, and musicologists together to meet, talk, and foster relationships in the new music community. The 2015 debut is headlined by International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) cofounder and flutist Claire Chase; pianist, writer, and producer Sarah Cahill; the Grammy Award–winning Kronos Quartet; internationally renowned pipa virtuoso Wu Man; and the boundary-breaking ensemble The Living Earth Show. This year’s event, hosted by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (50 Oak Street) and Center for New Music (55 Taylor Street), will focus on “Artist-Led Ensembles” with over fifty presenters and performing acts over the course of three days. Advance Tickets: $60 full conference pass, $30 day pass.  More...
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Thursday, January 29
Thu 1/29 12:00 PM Southern Exposure [3030 20th St. San Francisco, CA 94110]
Sound artist Chris Kallmyer and the Los Angeles Department of Weather Modification establish an office space and Northern Bureau headquarters at Southern Exposure. With five live programs and a gallery installation, the LADWM continue their sonic explorations into our experience of weather and the cultural history of weather modification practices. Kallmyer and other musicians from the LADWM use immersive sound, ritual and radical environmental experiments to end the California drought and create weather.
This installation is part of Sets, three two-week projects of process-based, video and performance work by Bay Area artists Christy Chan, Chris Kallmyer and Olivia Mole.  More...
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Thu 1/29 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Myra Melford (piano) and Ben Goldberg (clarinet)  More...
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Thu 1/29 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8pm dRachEmUsiK
The solo project of award winning electronic musician, sound designer and producer Charles Shriner.
9pm Alphastare (Jeff Klukowski) vs Infinite Plastic Internal (Mark Pino)  More...
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Saturday, January 31
Sat 1/31 2:00 PM Southern Exposure [3030 20th St. San Francisco, CA 94110]
Fog Meditation
Join Kallmyer and guests for an afternoon performance of fog-inspired music, with distant horns, slow moving sound and white-out conditions, taking us back to a pre-global warming San Francisco summer.
This event is part of Sets, three two-week projects of process-based, video and performance work by Bay Area artists Christy Chan, Chris Kallmyer and Olivia Mole.  More...
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