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10/01/2014 - 11/15/2014

Wednesday, October 1
Wed 10/01 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck & Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
8 pm Ross Hammond - guitar
9 pm Eat the Sun: Noah Phillips - guitar; Gretchen Jude - koto; Jason Hoopes - bass
http://edgetonerecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-djerassi-sessions  More...
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Wed 10/01 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OAKLAND FREEDOM JAZZ SOCIETY PRESENTS: Shudder + Tania Chen  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 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Brandon Seabrook (NYC) SOLO + Jason Hoopes Ensemble

Shredding NYC improvising guitarist and banjo player Brandon Seabrook visits the Bay Area for a special solo concert bridging the sonic realms of extreme rock, improvised music and the classical avant-garde. Recognized by the New York Times as "a man apparently hellbent on earning the title of World's Least Rustic Banjo Player," Seabrook aggressively appropriates the four-stringed banjo with blistering punk attitude balanced with art music dexterity and precision. Bay Area bassist and composer Jason Hoopes assembles the first meeting of an electro-acoustic improvising ensemble that will navigate a series of his original "song-scores."  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, between Shattuck & Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
8 pm Amy X Neuburg Improvised Opera, with Donald Swearingen, Moe! Staiano, Amy X Neuburg & Mystery String Player - 9 pm John Shiurba's 5 X 5: John Shiurba, guitar; Scott Rosenberg, tenor & sopranino saxophones; Phillip Greenlief, alto saxophone & clarinet; Scott Walton, contrabass; Gino Robair, percussion  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, between Shattuck & Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
8 pm Molly Holm: Solo improvisations & a new collaborations Julie Moon—piano; Tim Kim—violin & voice; Melecio Magdaluyo—saxophones & flute - 9 pm Molly Holm Trio Larry Dunlap—piano; Jeff Chambers—acoustic bass; Melecio Magdaluyo—saxophones & flute  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, Jorge Bachmann, & TBA

9:00pm Viv Corringham - voice & electronics + Multimedia Consort & Wind Choir (Nancy Beckman - shakuhachi, Tom Bickley: EWI wind synth & contrabass recorder, Nan Busse: didgeridoo & dance, Joe Lasqo - laptop, keyboards, objects, Suki O'Kane - percussion, Jennifer Wilsey - percussion, Bill Thibault: video)  More...
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Thu 10/09 8:00 PM The Ridge [634 15th St. Oakland, CA]
Fred Frith and Nava Dunkelman with Amanda Miller and Peiling Kao.  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 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Switchboard Presents

Redshift Ensemble: Quintet featuring Jeff Anderle (clarinet), Jill Heinke (flute), Andi Springer (violin), Rose Bellini (cello), and Kate Campbell (piano)

Aaron Novik’s Cosimo Lissy (Jordan Glenn, drums; Lisa Mezzacappa, bass; Mark Clifford, vibraphone; Kasey Knudsen, alto sax; and Aaron Novik, clarinets) performing new work by Aaron about parallel universe comic book realities, using Spam lyrics and constantly shifting meters.  More...
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Fri 10/10 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Set Ø, 8:00pm: Metropolitan Butoh (都風舞踏), veteran Bay Area butoh performers Ronnie Baker, Molly Barrons & Martha Matsuda.

"Mission Fu (ミッション譜) is the title of our ongoing exploration of images from the urban landscape, in the Mission District, Oakland, Detroit and other cities where have lived… For the Berkeley Arts Festival, we'll engage with the local landscape to create time-based art; a Berkeley Fu (バークレー譜)."

Set 1, 8:20pm: Henry Kuntz & Envision Ensemble. A rare appearance by a daring pioneer of joyously unbounded, infinitely free jazz.
— Henry Kuntz: sax, violins, gamelan, percussion, ringleader
— Brian Godchaux: violin, viola, mandolin
— John Kuntz: ukulele, guitar, mandolin, percussion
— Esten Lindgren: contrabass, pocket trumpet
Dan Plonsey: saxes

Set 2, 9:15pm: NY-based British vocalist, composer & electronic sound artist Viv Corringham plays Berkeley Arts Festival as part of her NorCal tour, joined by a Transbay multimedia consort of Deep Listening practitioners & neogaku kaiju:
— Viv Corringham: voice, electronics
Joe Lasqo: laptop, keyboards, objects
Jennifer Wilsey: percussion
— Wind choir: Nancy Beckman: shakuhachi & Ron Heglin: tuba / trombone
— Video artist: Bill Thibault

Program may include various types of improv games based on sonic grammars, deviant sample-melting, mnemo-narrative field recordings, and intermedia moiré of words, utterance, sound, motion, memory, image & music.  More...
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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, between Shattuck & Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
8 pm NegativWobblyland Jon Leidecker - electronics; Peter Conheim - electronics - 9 pm Evelyn Davis - piano; Fred Frith - guitar; Phillip Greenlief - saxophones  More...
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Sat 10/11 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Artist-in-Residence/ Sung Kim w/Key West  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 - MONKWORK CD release party! Phillip Greenlief - tenor saxophone; Dan Seamans - bass; Tom Hassett - drums - 9 pm Nathan Clevenger Group: Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone; Cory Wright - tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute; Aaron Novik - bass clarinet, Bb clarinet; Sam Bevan - bass; Jon Arkin - drums; Jordan Glenn - vibraphone, percussion; Nathan Clevenger - guitar, compositions  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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Wed 10/15 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck & Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
8 pm Moe! Staiano, solo percussion - 9 pm Dapplegray
Nava Dunkelman - percussion; Jeannie Aprille Tang - electronics, plexi-glass; Tara Sreekrishnan - piano  More...
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Wed 10/15 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents: A Night w/ Chris Brown and Friends  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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Thu 10/16 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
On THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16th,  The Y2K14 International Live Looping Festival will occur in San Francisco at The Turquoise Yantra Grotto with a special 
show,  "THE EXPERIMENTAL SIDE of the Y2K14 LIVE LOOPING FESTIVAL"  featuring a wonderful collection of 'new' musicians from Slovakia, Italy, France and the United States performing.

8:00-David Kollar and Paolo Raineri
8:30-John Connell
9:00-Lucid Brain Integrative Project (Emmanuel Reveneau) 
9:30-Shores of Latency (Emmanuel and Laurie) 
10:00-Laurie Amat 
10:30-Nelly Meunier  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 7:30 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St SF]
Zeek Sheck, Black Spirituals, Space Burn, The Fathers

$5
21+ Wine + Magnolia Beer on offer.

Zeek Sheck
Join us in the incubator and witness the final regeneration of the legendary ZS as they hatch the live show destined for national tour in support of the FINAL Zeek Sheck album, "JOINUS" a 2xLP available now on Resipiscent Records. Music to make the body feel wild. http://zeeksheck.com

Black Spirituals
Celebrating the release of their debut- LP on Sige Records, set in the intimate resonant confines of Second Act. Zachary James Watkins on sines, Marshall Trammell on skins. Tiny room made big... only tell your bestest. http://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/black-spirituals-announce-of-deconstruction-debut-album-on-sige

Space Burn
Serious analog engines, but the upholstry is pure digital. Space Burn are Brian Tester and Steven Santa Maria, well-loved for their work with Triangle, Chen Santa Maria, Love chains, Wave and Particle, and more. http://laserpalace.bandcamp.com/album/space-burn

The Fathers
These two were tinkering in the garage out back, typical Dad stuff, trying to fix everything with twine. If you try to help you're immediately perplexed, drawn into a paralyzing weird dad smell wondering what's in front of you and why it's making sound. Members of Coagulator and Headboggle. http://fortevilfruit.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-fathers-st.html  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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Fri 10/17 9:00 PM LeQuiVive [1525 Webster Oakland]
DunkelpeK and Alex Christie, Kristina Dutton, Teddy Rankin-Parker trio  More...
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Saturday, October 18
Sat 10/18 7:30 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St SF]
FOG RAISER – AN AMAZING NIGHT OF DIVERSE FOG MUSICS

An amazing night of diverse live electronic and electro-acoustic music featuring four different performances that have been commissioned to present their own interpretation of Fog Music. This is a special event to raise funds for the San Francisco Fog Music Festival 2015 that will be held at the Second Act January 28-31, 2015

7:30pm - Carolyn Fok

8:00pm - Aos Crowley

8:30pm - Jack Hertz

9:00pm - Viv Corringham & Transbay Multimedia Consort (Nancy Beckman, Tom Bickley, Nan Busse, Joe Lasqo. Suki O'Kane, Bill Thibault, Jennifer Wilsey)  More...
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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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Sat 10/18 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Theresa Wong and Dean Santomieri will be playing solo pieces and duets  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 3:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Dan Plonsey - Daniel Popsicle  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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Sun 10/19 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck & Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
Sonic Body Series #7 - 8 pm Phillip Greenlief - saxophone; Leyya Tawil - movement 8:45 pm Improvisation Group with: Phoebe Osborn, Sophia Wang, Rosemary Hannon and Christine Bonansea - movement; Tom Djll - trumpet; Jacob Felix Heule - percussion; Kanoko Nishi-Smith - koto; Suki O'Kane - percussion; Kyle Bruckmann - oboe, english horn; Tim Perkis - electronics; Zachary James Watkins - electronics  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
9:20pm Dani Cardevore & Mark E. Miller
Electronics & Drums  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 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

Buy tickets for The Other World Cycle - visions of the Kalevala  More...
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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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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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Sun 10/26 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck & Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
8 pm John Krausbauer - accordion; David Kendall - harmonium
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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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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Sunday, November 2
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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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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Friday, November 7
Fri 11/07 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
Lisa Mezzacappa's Bait & Switch premieres avantNOIR, new music for jazz quartet inspired by the crime fiction of Dashiell Hammett and Paul Auster
Aaron Bennett, tenor saxophone
John Finkbeiner, electric guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass
Jordan Glenn, drums
with special guests! William Winant, percussion + Wobbly, live electronics  More...
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Fri 11/07 8:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Cultural Odyssey & OUTSOUND Presents a special concert by the Pyramids as part of their LAST BAND STANDING 2014-15 TOUR!!

Idris Ackamoor - saxes and percussion
Kenneth Nash – drums, voice, & percussion
Heshima Mark Williams - bass
Sandy Poindexter - violin

IDRIS ACKAMOOR & THE PYRAMIDS completed their 7th tour of Europe in December 2013 mesmerizing audiences throughout the continent. The highlight of the tour was the performance at the leading underground music show The Boiler Room in London where the presenter remarked, “One of the most enthralling performances we’ve ever seen!” The band features.
THE PYRAMIDS was co -founded in the summer of 1972 in Paris by Idris Ackamoor and after performances throughout Holland and a cultural odyssey throughout Africa, the group independently produced three albums "Lalibela" (1973), "King of Kings" (1974), and "Birth Speed Merging" (1976).  More...
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Saturday, November 8
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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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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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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