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09/17/2014 - 11/01/2014

Wednesday, September 17
Wed 9/17 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Tim Perkis solo - Steve Adams / shinichi iova-koga / john hanes 3

8 pm
Tim Perkis solo - live electronics

9 pm
Steve Adams - electronics
John Hanes - electronics
Shinichi Iova-Koga - movement  More...
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Wed 9/17 9:00 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Taylor Ho Bynum/James Fei Quartet Plays Braxton  More...
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Wed 9/17 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OAKLAND FREEDOM JAZZ SOCIETY PRESENTS: EARTH BLIND  More...
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Thursday, September 18
Thu 9/18 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8pm Matt Herman - solo live-looped customized guitar
9pm John McCowen - clarinet  More...
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Thu 9/18 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Grex: A Retrospective (part of Robert Lopez Residency at TAC)

An intimate evening with Bay Area art rock/post-jazz trio Grex, featuring the group's first and only full duo set in several years, plus the debut of several new duo and trio pieces. Expect a mix of rarely heard originals (including the three part "Suite: Extinction") and bizarre reworkings of pieces by Tim Smith, Mongezi Feza, and Don Cherry.

Set #1: Duo (Karl Evangelista/Rei Scampavia)
Set #2: Trio (Evangelista/Scampavia + Robert Lopez)  More...
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Thu 9/18 8:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Award-winning choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton will present the premiere of The Luminous Edge, a new evening-length dance theater work that explores themes of transcendence, hope and rebirth.  More...
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Thu 9/18 9:00 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Bruce Ackley Trio and Quartet - The Forest and the Zoo: A Celebration of the Music of Steve Lacy  More...
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Friday, September 19
Fri 9/19 6:45 PM Main Grove at the Bruns Amphitheatre [100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda, CA ‎]
This summer, the Center for New Music partners with Cal Shakes’ The Triangle Lab to present three special concerts at Fridays in the Grove: performances by the Bay Area’s best poets, musicians, comics, and more.

Please note: this performance takes place in the Main Grove at the Bruns Amphitheatre in Orinda.

The third and final show features Pet the Tiger, an improvised acoustic collective for invented instruments with David Samas (composer/inventor/extended technique vocalist), Ian Saxton (programer/percussionist), Peter Bonos (horns/explosives). Pet the Tiger will play Music for Fairies and Elves in anticipation of the evening's performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream -- a work that seeks to enchant the listener with exotic "sounds and sweet airs that give delight, but hurt not".  More...
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Fri 9/19 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Littlefield Concert Hall

DARIUS MILHAUD AND LILI BOULANGER

Performed by Mills faculty musicians Gloria Justen, violin; Gianna Abondolo, cello; Daniel Lockert, piano; Sara Ganz, soprano; Belle Bulwinkle, piano; and Robert Schwartz, piano.  More...
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Fri 9/19 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
As part of his ambitious and expansive Acoustic Bicycle Tour, Connecticut-based composer and cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum passes through the Bay Area (on wheels) for a concert of duets with acclaimed pianist Myra Melford. Bynum is one of the most energetic, prolific and community-minded artists of his generation, working closely as both an instrumentalist and arts organizer with veterans like Anthony Braxton and the late Bill Dixon, and touring the world with his ensembles featuring stellar improvising contemporaries such as Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, and John Hebert. In this first-time duo meeting, Bynum and Melford will perform a mix of improvisations and compositions.  More...
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Fri 9/19 8:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Award-winning choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton will present the premiere of The Luminous Edge, a new evening-length dance theater work that explores themes of transcendence, hope and rebirth.  More...
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Fri 9/19 9:00 PM LeQuiVive [1525 Webster Oakland]
NEW MUSIC at LeQuiVive presents

BOOKER LONG DUO plus One

BENJAMIN FINGER

OMUA  More...
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Saturday, September 20
Sat 9/20 1:00 PM Lytton Plaza [Palo Alto]
Taylor Ho Bynum and Ben Goldberg  More...
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Sat 9/20 7:30 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [50 Oak Street San Francisco, CA]
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music (SFFCM) presents SFMusic Day. Live + Free to be held on September 20th and 21st 2014 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The event will highlight the vibrant and overlapping communities of local artists working in Early Music, Chamber Music, New Music, Jazz, and Creative Music.

7:30pm BELLA Piano Trio
8:00pm Frank Tusa Trio
8:30pm Telegraph Quartet
9:00pm Del Sol String Quartet
9:30pm Tanya Tomkins and Eric Zivian Duo  More...
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Sat 9/20 7:30 PM FAR LEAVES TEA [2626 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley, CA]
Lisa Sangita Moskow, electric sarod
Guillermo Galindo, Moog guitar and electronics  More...
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Sat 9/20 8:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Award-winning choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton will present the premiere of The Luminous Edge, a new evening-length dance theater work that explores themes of transcendence, hope and rebirth.  More...
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Sunday, September 21
Sun 9/21 11:00 AM Redwood Regional Park [Oakland, California]
Sarah Cahill performs in the glorious Art in Nature Festival in a redwood grove, in an outdoor immersive artistic experience featuring music, dance, sculpture, painting, martial arts, poetry, body painting, circus arts, theater, visual arts, storytelling, arts & crafts, and kids events.  More...
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Sun 9/21 12:00 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [50 Oak Street San Francisco, CA]
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music (SFFCM) presents SFMusic Day. Live + Free to be held on September 20th and 21st 2014 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The event will highlight the vibrant and overlapping communities of local artists working in Early Music, Chamber Music, New Music, Jazz, and Creative Music.  More...
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Sun 9/21 12:00 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Osher Salon [50 Oak Street San Francisco]
The Center for New Music offers a special "Field Report" as part of SFMusic Day, an annual marathon featuring approximately 40 different Bay Area music groups across genres. The set takes place at the SF Conservatory of Music, offering a pop-up showcase of highlights from the Center's first 1.5 years as the new music hub of SF. The Field Report program features Rova Saxophone Quartet, Dohee Lee, Karl Evangelista's Taglish, Bob Marsh, Mobius Trio, Common Ground with Luis Escareño and Anne Rainwater, a performance + installation by Chris Kallmyer, and a special video presentation.  More...
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Sun 9/21 2:00 PM First Congregational Church of SF [1300 Polk St., SF, CA]
Nanette McGuinness, soprano,and Dale Tsang, piano, (Jewish Music & Poetry Project) perform works from their upcoming Hungarian tour: it's the next best thing to going to Hungary with them! New works by David Garner and Elena Ruehr to texts by Jewish women poets, 20th century works by Hungarian Holocaust composers Sandor Vandor and Gyorgy Justus, and favorites by Weill, Gershwin et al. Part of proceeds to benefit FCCSF. Tickets  More...
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Sun 9/21 3:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Award-winning choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton will present the premiere of The Luminous Edge, a new evening-length dance theater work that explores themes of transcendence, hope and rebirth.  More...
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Sun 9/21 4:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Bruce Ackley Trio and Quartet - The Forest and the Zoo: A Celebration of the Music of Steve Lacy

To complete a cycle of tributes to the late soprano sax specialist and innovator, Bruce Ackley will present a pair of two set concerts, one each in Oakland and San Francisco  More...
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Sun 9/21 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck & Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
8 pm Maryclare Brzytwa - flute; Crystal Pascucci - cello 9 pm Wild Hen: Rachel Condry, clarinet; Crystal Pascucci, cello; Mark Clifford, vibes; Britt Ciampa, drums; special guest: Lorin Benedict, voice  More...
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Sun 9/21 8:00 PM Freight & Salvage [2020 Addison St. Berkeley]
The UCLA Charles Mingus Ensemble performs interpretations of Mingus' classic compositions and new works bridging jazz, classical, and world music.  More...
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Monday, September 22
Mon 9/22 5:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players presents an exclusive Bay Area screening of the award-winning documentary film I Live 4 Art, exploring the angst, thrills, purpose and methods of the creative process, with filmmakers and composer Mark Applebaum. Free popcorn!  More...
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Mon 9/22 8:00 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Aram Shelton’s Sound Quartet (with Mark Clifford, Safa Shokrai, Britt Ciampa) plus the Ben Goldberg / Sheldon Brown / Vijay Anderson Trio  More...
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Tuesday, September 23
Tue 9/23 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Hear in Now

Mazz Swift: violin
Tomeka Reid: cello
Silvia Bolognesi: doublebass

Hear in Now is an international string trio that performs original compositions and “texture-oriented free improvisations that evoke a classical kind of lyricism.” Each member is a stalwart practitioner in the scene in which she resides and all are excited to share their music with new audiences!  More...
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Tue 9/23 8:00 PM Life Changing Ministry [1629 8th St, Oakland, CA]
Ryan Page, Bob Marsh, Arkin/Tomayko/Clifford/Marshall, Twomakosharks

Concert to celebrate Arvid Tomayko's trip to the bay with Hannah Thompson. Solo electronics by Ryan Page; Bob only knows by Bob Marsh; improvisations by Jon Arkin (ds), Mark Clifford (vibes), Arvid Tomayko (TOOB) and Josh Marshall (saxophones); finale by Tomayko and Thompson.  More...
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Wednesday, September 24
Wed 9/24 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Hear in Now, the international improvising trio of Chicago cellist Tomeka Reid, New York violinist Mazz Swift and Italian bassist Sylvia Bolognesi, makes its Bay Area debut in a shared bill with Grass Valley reeds player Randy McKean’s inventive chamber jazz ensemble Bristle.  More...
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Wed 9/24 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
IMAGES - The music of Sun Ra (Sets at 8 and 9 pm) Dan Clucas - trumpet; Clifford Childers - trombone; David Boyce - tenor saxophone, effects; Phillip Greenlief - alto saxophone; Karl Evangelista - guitar; Dominique Leone - keyboard, piano; Jordan Glenn - drums  More...
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Wed 9/24 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Birgit Ulher (trumpet, radios, speaker, objects) and Tim Perkis(computer, electronics) practice a brand of atmospheric improvisation sometimes referred to as "minimal"... But Birgit objects to this characterization of it: I understand that people discuss my music as a form of reductionism or minimalism, but for me it’s also kind of strange because things happen all the time. It is a multiplicity of sounds. Perhaps the salient feature is that there is a sense of entering an environment which is held loosely, left to evolve at an organic pace -- or  perhaps a stepping-back from the busywork of 'self-expression' that is the focus of much jazz-inflected improv music. There is the sense that the players may be as interested and surprised by what emerges as anyone else in the room, and that they too are responding to it more than forcing it to be something in particular.  Insect sounds (not literally), the sounds of air and wind (not literally), the movement of water on rocks (not literally).  More...
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Thursday, September 25
Thu 9/25 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Duo Revirado present works for violin and guitar in a program that comprises new, folk, and classical music.  More...
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Thu 9/25 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8:00pm Conan the Barbiturate
André Custodio - percussion & electronics
Josh Martin - bass/pedalboard
Returns to battle once again!
with guests: Bill Mowery: Drums and decay
Rent Romus: Horns
9:00pm Holly Caust (Alee Karim: Guitar & The Norman Conquest: Electronics)  More...
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Thu 9/25 9:00 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Orchestra Nostalgico Plays the Film Music of Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Bernard Hermann, and more!  More...
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Friday, September 26
Fri 9/26 7:30 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94720]
Master percussionist William Winant and his cohorts return to L@TE with a program of pioneering percussion music. Don’t miss this chance to hear Steve Reich’s groundbreaking, thunderous work Drumming (Parts One and Two), along with other works by Reich, Lou Harrison, Johanna Beyer, and James Tenney, in the reverberant volume of BAM/PFA.
Programmed by Sarah Cahill.  More...
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Fri 9/26 9:00 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Orchestra Nostalgico Plays the Film Music of Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Bernard Hermann, and more!  More...
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Fri 9/26 9:45 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Jazz Guitar Improvisations w/ Nahum Zdybel Trio + Ross Hammond with Steve Adams  More...
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Saturday, September 27
Sat 9/27 7:49 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
sfSoundSalonSeries: German trumpet improviser, Birgit Ulher, performs solo and group improvisations with Grosse Abfahrt — a San Francisco freely-improvising music continuum/community whose name means “great departure”. From out this departure of de-parts comes a salute to epic failure, a disaster in full-dress uniform, gold epaulets dangling off the corpse of Western culture.  More...
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Sat 9/27 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
BRUTAL SOUND EFFECTS FESTIVAL #78

Leticia Castanada
Xo Xinh
Daniel Blomquist
Tara Sreekrishnan
R.Duck & D. Lynner
Ruidobello
Jack hertz
Dumptruck
Forbidden Colors  More...
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Sat 9/27 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
SUNG KIM + Crystal Pascucci  More...
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Sat 9/27 10:00 PM Arts International [963A Pacific Ave San Francisco]
Broken Shadows Family Band with La Peche  More...
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Sunday, September 28
Sun 9/28 2:00 PM The Nunnery [3016 25th. St SF]
Phillip Greenlief - solo plus The Everett/Allen Duo at the Nunnery - delicate, destructive, bawdy, and always compelling  More...
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Sun 9/28 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 Mike Sopko & Hamir Atwal duo
"an amazing document of eclectic improvisation. . . " - Frank Alkyer
8:30 Life's Blood Ensemble
Clifford Brown III - trumpet, Jason Hoopes - double bass, Rent Romus - saxophones
Scott Walton - double bass, Timothy Orr - drums  More...
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Sun 9/28 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck & Oxford - walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
8 pm The Social Stutter Quartet: Elizabeth Schenck & Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone; Phillip Greenlief & Cory Wright - tenor saxophone performs new works for saxophone quartet by Elizabeth Schenck 9 pm Ultralash - The Hollywood Launderette - Karry Walker (Ultralash) and Myles Boisen (Club Foot Orchestra) revisit the days of Tin Pan Alley and Hawaiian kitsch as The Hollywood Laundrette.  More...
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Monday, September 29
Mon 9/29 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
German improvising trumpeter Birgit Uhler and a cast of local improvisers in a night of improvised music, Company-style. Sponsored by Goethe Institute   More...
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Tuesday, September 30
Tue 9/30 8:00 PM Artists' Television Access [992 Valencia SF]
Tim Perkis with Birgit Ulher (germany tpt/electronics) and Bill Hsu (graphics)  More...
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Thursday, October 2
Thu 10/02 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
This reception will feature a brief performance at 7 PM by Tom Nunn, followed by an interview hosted by instrument builder and window gallery curator Bart Hopkin. Visitors will be welcomed to an up close look at Nunn's work, which will be on display in C4NM's window gallery throughout September and October.  More...
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Thu 10/02 7:30 PM Forte House [1498 24th Avenue San Francisco,CA 94122]
Del Sol String Quartet
SCULTHORPE CD RELEASE CELEBRATION

While we are saddened by the recent passing of the great composer Peter Sculthorpe, we are honored to be able to celebrate his life through our album release of Sculthorpe’s Quartets with Didjeridu (with Stephen Kent, dijderidu) on the Sono Luminus label.  More...
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Thu 10/02 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
Synthesizer Madness: 3 sets of synthesizer music
8:15 pm: Lx Rudis (http://www.paxrecordings.com/Artists/LX_Rudis.html)
8:45 pm: Madalyn Merkey (https://soundcloud.com/cyndi)
9:30pm: Doug Lynner (http://neatnetnoise.com/)  More...
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Thu 10/02 8:30 PM Hemlock Tavern [1131 Polk Street SF]
safeword + Perfect Loss + The Porno Riots  More...
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Saturday, October 4
Sat 10/04 5:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Internationally acclaimed saxophonist and sound experimentalist Matana Roberts shares stories about her work, known for forging new conceptual approaches around narrative, history, and political expression within improvisatory structures. Matana returns in February with the New Frequencies Fest: Jazz@YBCA to present her highly acclaimed projHect Coin Coin, described as a blend of the elements of avant-garde improvisation with rock and dub. Coin Coin is an ongoing, multi-part work, begun in 2011, that traces her family's African-American heritage back over several generations through music and text.  More...
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Sat 10/04 6:00 PM Eureka ferryboat [Hyde Street Pier Entrance San Francisco]
Vessels for Improvisation: Rova Saxophone Quartet + inkBoat

Live music and dance improvisation aboard the historic ferryboat Eureka at Hyde Street Pier

Featuring dancers Dana Iova-Koga, Shinichi Iova-Koga and Dohee Lee  More...
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Sat 10/04 8:00 PM The Garage [715 Bryant San Francisco]
APAture Performing Arts Showcase

Kearny Street Workshop's APAture festival returns this fall! Amanda Chaudhary will be presenting a solo electronic and body movement performance. The evening includes featured artist Natalia Duong.  More...
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Sunday, October 5
Sun 10/05 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
The Deconstruction Orchestra
A power house big band of immense proportions!
Josh Allen - conductor/composer/tenor saxophone
Jason Hoopes bass. Kurt Ribak bass. Mark Miller drums. Timothy Orr drums. Roger Reidlbaur guitar. John Finkbeiner guitar. Nick Obando alto. Rent Romus alto. Rory Snyder alto. Steve Adams tenor. Sam Flores tenor. Joshua Marshall tenor. John Vaughn bari. David Slusser bari. Matt Streich trombone. Matt Gaspari fluglehorn. George Moore trumpet. Collette McCaslin cornet. Jeff Hobbs trumpet.  More...
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Sun 10/05 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
8 pm Amy X Neuburg solo
9 pm John Shiurba's 5 X 5  More...
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Tuesday, October 7
Tue 10/07 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Two duos:
Dan Clucas (trumpet) and Tom Djll (piano)
Oa (Matt Davignon and Hugh Behm-Steinberg)  More...
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Wednesday, October 8
Wed 10/08 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Vocalist/Composer Molly Holm - solo improvisations  More...
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Wed 10/08 8:00 PM CCRMA [CCRMA is housed in The Knoll, 660 Lomita Dr., Stanford, CA 94305. Maps, public transportation, etc.: https://ccrma.stanford.edu/about/directions]
Set 1, 8pm: Tom Duff & his Wire Machine

In a rare appearance, Bay Area master Tom Duff will install and perform/operate Wire Machine, which takes Alvin Lucier's seminal composition/installation Music on a Long Thin Wire and runs with it.

Tom will use his expanded version of Lucier's kit to perform his piece Lucier, Golomb, Gray, exploring the effects of useful information encoding schemes on a vibrating electromechanical system and its listeners.

You won't know what hit you, but your chakras will be thoroughly cleansed (losslessly, and without spurious outputs). Listen if you dare…

Set 2: NY-based British vocalist, composer and electronic sound artist Viv Corringham opens her Northern California tour at CCRMA, joined by a Transbay multimedia consort of Deep Listening practitioners and neogaku kaiju:

— Viv Corringham: voice, spoken word, electronics
— Joe Lasqo: laptop, piano, objects
— Jon Myers: percussion

Wind choir:
Nancy Beckman: shakuhachi
Tom Bickley: EWI wind synth & contrabass recorder
— Nan Busse: didgeridoo & dance

Video artist: Bill Thibault.

Program may include various types of improv games based on sonic grammars, deviant sample-melting, refracted field recording, and intermedia-moiré of words, utterance, sound, memory, images & music.  More...
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Thursday, October 9
Thu 10/09 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8:00pm Bryan Day
9:00pm Viv Corringham - voice
Jennifer Wilsey: percussion, Tom Bickley: woodwinds, laptop, Nancy Beckman: shakuhachi
Joe Lasqo - laptop, Suki O'Kane - percussion  More...
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Thu 10/09 8:00 PM The Ridge [634 15th Street Oakland]
Fred Frith with Nava Dunkelman

second instalment of this duo, Fred playing home-made instruments, Nava a diverse percussion set-up.  More...
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Thu 10/09 9:00 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Darren Johnston's Broken Shadows Family Band  More...
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Friday, October 10
Fri 10/10 9:30 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Sheldon Brown Ensemble performing Blood of the Air  More...
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Saturday, October 11
Sat 10/11 3:00 PM AFTERNOON / Musicians Union Hall [116 9th Street, San Francisco, California 94103]
AFTERNOON / the concert series: David Leikam/zBug featuring Sheila Bosco, Fred Malouf, Timothy Orr, Rent Romus, and others ... industrial jazz.  More...
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Sat 10/11 5:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A/B Duo brings more "bouncy, strange, interesting, and fun" music to the Center for New Music. This time, the flute and percussion duo will premiere new works for contrabass flute and percussion by Andrea La Rose and Ned McGowan.  More...
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Sat 10/11 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Brutal Sound Effects Festival #79

Bran..POS-----Kanoko Nishi-Smith ----Raven Chacon (NM)-----Ebony Cubbie Hole (L.A.)------Dominic Cramp-----Beast Nest-----Rust Worship-----Failure Cock----Bloop-Quack-----Messiahcide  More...
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Sat 10/11 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
8 pm
NegativeWobblyland

Jon Leidecker - electronics
Peter Conheim - electronics

9 pm
Evelyn Davis - piano
Fred Frith - guitar
Phillip Greenlief - saxophones  More...
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Sunday, October 12
Sun 10/12 4:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Jenny Q Chai, piano/keyboard sampler/live electronics  More...
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Sun 10/12 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
8 pm
The Lost Trio

9 pm
Nathan Clevenger Group  More...
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Sun 10/12 8:00 PM Freight & Salvage [2020 Addison St. Berkeley]
OU, Amy Denio, Trance Mission Trio  More...
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Wednesday, October 15
Wed 10/15 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Composer and laptop performer Neil Rolnick will play some of his recent solo work, as well as a new piece for piano and computer, featuring New York piano Diva Kathleen Supové.  More...
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Thursday, October 16
Thu 10/16 4:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Join us for our monthly ConVerge.

4-8 PM, Grand Lobby: Featuring ADDLEDS, a performance by Christine Bonansea and collaborators, which explores and manifests the tension in space through body and sound material, creating spatial interaction and sonic abstraction in between the different bodies.


7-9 PM, Youth Arts Lounge: Simultaneously, author Dan Taulapapa McMullin will be reading excerpts from his poetry collection, Coconut Milk in our Youth Arts Lounge. The first collection by Samoan writer and painter Dan Taulapapa McMullin, the poems evoke both intimate conversations and provocative monologues that allow him to explore the complexities of being a queer Samoan in the United States.  More...
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Thu 10/16 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
~~SoundSpeak~~
8:00pm Jakob Pek, poetry, guitar
9:00pm CJ Borosque poetry, electronics  More...
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Friday, October 17
Fri 10/17 7:30 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94720]
Longtime friends and musical collaborators Andy Cabic (Vetiver) and Devendra Banhart grab a couple of guitars and turn our atrium gallery into an intimate performance space. These two singer-songwriters formed the vanguard of an experimental and folk-influenced aesthetic that emerged in the Bay Area around the turn of the millennium. They will perform both individually and together, in a casual mix of older and newer material from their deep catalogs.
Programmed by Andy Cabic.  More...
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Fri 10/17 8:00 PM Berkeley Hillside Club [2286 Cedar St. Berkeley, CA 94709]
Beth Custer's Clarinet Thing  More...
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Saturday, October 18
Sat 10/18 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Littlefield Concert Hall

JOHN DRISCOLL
(David Tudor Composer-in-Residence)
Electronic composer/sound artist John Driscoll’s work involves rotating robotic loudspeakers, compositions for unique architectural spaces, and sound installations.  More...
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Sat 10/18 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
Klaxon Mutant Jazz All Stars  More...
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Sunday, October 19
Sun 10/19 2:00 PM The Nunnery [3016 25th. St SF]
Viv Corringham & Crew - NY-based British vocalist, composer and sound artist Viv Corringham, joined by a Transbay consort of Deep Listening practitioners and neogaku kaiju.

Ron Heglin & Katt Atchley - a vocal mix of melody, harmony, perfectly and closely tuned pitches.  More...
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Sun 10/19 7:30 PM SIMM Series [Outsound Presents @ Musicians Union Hall 116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Room 47
gabby fluke-mogul - violin / John McCowen - clarinet / Adam Hirsch - reeds
8:30pm Talking Frog
Karen Stackpole - gongs, percussion / Bill Noertker - contrabass  More...
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Monday, October 20
Mon 10/20 7:30 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Mills College Ensemble Room
ANNIE LEWANDOWSKI & TIM FEENEY
Finding a shared interest in works of abandonment and stasis, Tim Feeney (percussion) and Annie Lewandowski (piano/electronics) improvise to the short videos of artist Michael Ashkin.  More...
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Wednesday, October 22
Wed 10/22 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck & Oxford walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
8 pm Ape Like Impact: Britt Ciampa, drums; Jake Leckie, bass; Ryan Pate, guitar https://soundcloud.com/ape-like-impact 9 pm Host Family: Karl Evangelista & Nathan Clevenger - guitar; Jason Hoopes - electric bass; Jordan Glenn - drums  More...
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Thursday, October 23
Thu 10/23 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8pm Ricardo D'Orlando
9pm Ear Spray
Carlos Jennings – electronics Ann O’Rourke – vocals, effects/mixer
Mark Pino – percussionist  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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Saturday, October 25
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 Suite of new music inspired by the ethos of Finnish cultural mythology
featuring The Life's Blood Ensemble:
Ron Heglin•Voice Jason Hoopes•Bass Markus Hunt•Bass Heikki Koskinen•Recorder, E-trumpet, Kantele Bob Marsh•Voice Suki O'Kane•Percussion Timothy Orr•Drums Mark Pino•Percussion Mika Pontecorvo•Flutes Rent Romus•Saxophones, Kantele, Flutes, Bells Shanna Sordahl•Cello Scott Walton•Bass

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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 Suite of new music inspired by the ethos of Finnish cultural mythology
featuring The Life's Blood Ensemble:
Ron Heglin•Voice Markus Hunt•Bass Heikki Koskinen•Recorder, E-trumpet, Kantele Bob Marsh•Voice Suki O'Kane•Percussion Timothy Orr•Drums Mark Pino•Percussion Mika Pontecorvo•Flutes Rent Romus•Saxophones, Kantele, Flutes, Bells Shanna Sordahl•Cello Scott Walton•Bass

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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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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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Thursday, October 30
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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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 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 MEMORIAM ROBERT ASHLEY  More...
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