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02/11/2016 - 03/27/2016

Thursday, February 11
Thu 2/11 7:30 PM Exploratorium [Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green Street]
Guillermo Galindo’s artistic work sweeps across musical boundaries, flowing from symphonic compositions to performance art installations and beyond.

For Exploratorium's evening music series Resonance, Galindo and his ensemble will perform "Resonant Shadows/ Circular Calls" on instruments made from immigrants’ personal belongings found along the border between Mexico and the United States.  More...
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Thu 2/11 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15pm: Toaster (guitars and drones)
8:45pm: Thea Farhadian (solo violin)
9:30pm: Donald Swearingen (electronics)  More...
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Thu 2/11 9:00 PM Starline Social Club [2236 Martin Luther King Oakland]
New Zombies meets up with the legendary dance party International Freakout A Go-Go in the Starline Ballroom. The band will perform a live set of avant party music between DJ sets of global soul-funk-disco-pop sounds from the inimitable Special Lord B, Bobby Ganush, and Ben Bracken.  More...
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Friday, February 12
Fri 2/12 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Switchboard Presents: Amaranth Quartet and Ogni Suono

Every second Friday of the month, Switchboard Presents a split bill of unique music creators from the Bay Artist and beyond. February’s installment includes an up-and-coming string quartet performing new works followed by the wildly innovative sounds of two vocalizing saxophonists.  More...
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Fri 2/12 7:30 PM First Congregational Church of Berkeley [2345 Channing Way Berkeley, CA 94704]
Talking With Spirituals

Bay Area-based composer Andrew Jamieson takes the African-American spiritual tradition as the starting point for a new set of compositions that are dynamically contemporary, technically virtuosic and faithful all at the same time. Spoken word artists Schmian Evans, YaNi Davis and Demitrius Burnett add powerful poetic visions to this event celebrating Black History Month.  More...
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Saturday, February 13
Sat 2/13 7:30 PM Piedmont Center for the Arts [801 Magnolia Ave, Piedmont, CA 94611]
Music pursues peace by its humanizing effect. When we listen to great music from a great civilization, we can hear the expressive soul of its culture. Put two musical cultures together and we immediately recognize their shared humanity.
In this concert, clarinetist Mara Plotkin teams up with the Circadian String Quartet, composers Noam Lemish and Sahba Aminikia, along with guest performers Anne Rainwater (piano) and Christa Durand (soprano), to explore the musical soul of two cultures: Iran and Israel.  More...
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Sat 2/13 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Fred Frith / Shelley Hirsch Duo

Fred Frith guitar and more - Shelley Hirsch Voice/text Our improvisations are never the same way twice and get better and better all the time.  More...
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Sat 2/13 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Phill Niblock in San Francisco  More...
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Sat 2/13 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
IN MEMORY OF MARK TRAYLE

A tribute to composer and sound artist Mark Trayle, featuring his solo compositions and works for network bands performed by his musical friends, colleagues, and students associated with Mills and Cal Arts: Casey Anderson, John Bischoff, Chris Brown, Scott Cazan, Clay Chaplin, Scot Gresham-Lancaster, Matt Ingalls, David Paha, Tim Perkis, Sara Roberts, Zachary Mariano, and Phil Stone. Pieces include Unstable Trombone, Paper, In My Room, Pins & Splits, and Simple Degradation.  More...
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Sunday, February 14
Sun 2/14 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck & Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
Ches Smith Trio - US tour celebrating the release of THE BELL, on ECM records - Ches Smith: drums, vibraphone; Craig Taborn: piano; Mat Maneri: viola  More...
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Tuesday, February 16
Tue 2/16 7:30 PM CCRMA [The Knoll 660 Lomita Dr. Stanford, CA 94305]
line upon line percussion seeks new ways for percussion instruments to advance contemporary art music by performing newly commissioned works alongside existent masterpieces, for adventurous and curious listeners.

http://lineuponlinepercussion.org

http://www.facebook.com/lineuponlinepercussion

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Tue 2/16 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Bad Jazz (Bryan Day, Tania Chen and Ben Salomon) will be releasing their second cassette, 'Tincture' later this month on Friends and Relatives Records. Invented instruments, toys, electronics. Opening the event will be Oakland's Homoglochini (Raub Roy, James Roemer, Julia Mazawa, Dianne Lynn).  More...
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Tue 2/16 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Bad Jazz ‘Tincture’ Release Show

Bad Jazz celebrates the release of their second album 'Tincture' on Oakland's Friends and Relatives Records.  More...
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Tue 2/16 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Ben Goldberg Group plus Ryan Keberle and Catharsis

Ryan Keberle and Catharsis
Ryan Keberle - Trombone, Melodica
Camila Meza - Voice
Mike Rodriguez - Trumpet
Jorge Roeder - Bass
Eric Doob - Drums  More...
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Wednesday, February 17
Wed 2/17 7:45 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
Barbara Golden
http://econtact.ca/12_2/interviews_golden.html

Splendor Generator
http://www.splendorgenerator.com

Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nhGTewShrU

Magnetic Stripper
https://www.youtube.com/v/DxzCOvZJ8mU&rel=1  More...
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Thursday, February 18
Thu 2/18 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Adam Fong if you plan to attend.  More...
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Thu 2/18 7:30 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Free World ~ 3rd Thursdays
with
CONJURE!
con·jure: make (something) appear unexpectedly or seemingly from nowhere as if by magic
India Cooke, violin
Lewis Jordan, saxophone, word
Joe McKinley, contrabass
Kele Nitoto, percussion
Donald Robinson, set drum

Free World ~ creative structures for improvisation, which has led to working with artists from a range of practice: dance, poetry, theater and music, presented in his Music At-Large series. He continues to seek out performers who strive for modes of expression that honor their traditions while speaking to the urgency of the present. If that's in B-flat, fine. If it's in time, that could work too. If it's outside, it must be honest.  More...
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Thu 2/18 7:30 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Composer Hilda Paredes Lecture. Paredes will talk about how she structures her music and about the various influences on her music from European contemporary music to North Indian Music as well as the multi-faceted cultural influences from Mexico and Latin America.  More...
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Thu 2/18 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:10 Christine Richers - cello/electronics
8:30 Leland Vandermeulen - guitar/electronics
9:20 Tristan Norton - guitar  More...
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Friday, February 19
Fri 2/19 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
line upon line percussion

Austin-based percussion trio performs work by Matthew Shlomowitz, Thomas Meadowcroft, Andrew Greenwald, David Coll and Steve Snowden.  More...
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Saturday, February 20
Sat 2/20 3:00 PM Magazine A-168 [Mercado Ct and Railroad Ave Vallejo CA, 94592 (Mare Island Shoreline Preserve)]
Re:Sound Migration 2016
Join us for a weekend of artists presenting audio and visual pieces in conjunction with the San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival. The event celebrates the peak of migratory season for hundreds of species of birds in the Bay Area.
Saturday, February 20 - 3:30 PM
Loren Chasse (Portland, OR)
Suki O'Kane (Oakland)
Andrea Williams (Troy NY)
David Samas (San Francisco)  More...
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Sat 2/20 7:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St. #127, Santa Cruz]
Indexical presents two multimedia performances that blur the lines of performance, language, movement, and composition. On Structure (Natacha Diels and Jessie Marino) presents their latest work "The Portal," a fully staged multimedia performance created, designed, and performed by the duo. Chris Peck is a composer, computer musician, and improviser presenting a new work for projection and sound.  More...
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Sat 2/20 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Amy Reed and Collette McCaslin

Amy and Collette are are two women with very integrated approaches to music, especially improvisation. Their duo corresponds to a logic of magical thinking that is formed by deeper subconscious stirrings. Together, their percussive and subtle sounds wind in and out of synergy, sometimes clashing, sometimes relating in sublime synchronicity.  More...
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Sat 2/20 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Mills Music Now: Hilda Paredes. A concert of music by Mexican composer Hilda Paredes. Paredes is at Mills College for the week prior to this concert as the 2015-2016 Jean Macduff Vaux Composer-in-Residence.  More...
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Sat 2/20 9:00 PM Salt Lick [411 2nd. St. Oakland]
BAUS ~//~ Surplus 1980 ~//~ ESSES  More...
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Sunday, February 21
Sun 2/21 3:00 PM Re:Sound Migration A-168 [Mercado Ct and Railroad Ave Vallejo CA 94592]
Re:Sound Migration 2016
Join us for a weekend of artists presenting audio and visual pieces in conjunction with the San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival. The event celebrates the peak of migratory season for hundreds of species of birds in the Bay Area.

Re:Sound explores the relationship between forgotten spaces, sound abstraction and the natural environment. The series takes place on the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve, a 215-acre park that formerly served as one of the first Naval Ammunition Depots. The event is held in a concrete munitions storage magazine measuring 55'x100' with ceilings over 15'. The architecture of the building traps sound resulting in a prolonged reverberation.  More...
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Sun 2/21 7:30 PM Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation improv workshop). The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or just come to listen. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names.  More...
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Monday, February 22
Mon 2/22 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) [2155 Center Street Berkeley, CA 94720]
An evening of composer-performers including Evan Ziporyn, influential clarinetist and cofounder of the Bang on a Can All-Stars. Though based on the East Coast, Cal alumnus Ziporyn maintains his ties to Berkeley; his opera A House in Bali premiered at Cal Performances in 2009. Local groundbreaking singer and composer Amy X Neuburg, who has “scoped out her own territory in the gulf between pop and classical” (Village Voice), returns to BAMPFA as well. And the delightfully inventive Luciano Chessa performs his irreverent and abstract sonic experiments in our new building for the first time.  More...
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Tuesday, February 23
Tue 2/23 8:00 PM PianoFight [144 Taylor St SF]
ELECTRIC SHADOW THEATER: FILM TRUTH + SURREAL SOUND BY FUSHIGI KENKYŪKAI (不思議研究会)

◉ Films by Jean Cocteau, Fernand Léger, and Maya Deren ◉ with music by Jorge Bachmann, Beth Custer, Bryan Day, Thomas Dimuzio, Tom Djll, Joe Lasqo, David Michalak, & Suki O'Kane



Fushigi Kenkyūkai (不思議研究会) means "Paranormal Research Society". The truth is out there… beyond normal reality.
The program uses two surrealist film classics and a cubo-futurist mechanical "ballet" to find it.



◉ Line-up: Jorge Bachmann (electronics) — Beth Custer (bass & other clarinets, vocals) — Bryan Day (invented instruments)
 — Thomas Dimuzio (electronics) — Tom Djll (surrealist prepared trumpet) — Joe Lasqo (laptop/MSP | piano | objects) — David Michalak (skatchbox | lap steel guitar | film curator) — Suki O'Kane (percussion)


◉ Part 1: Cubist Culottes & Surrealist Shorts (33 min)
— Fernand Léger: Ballet mécanique
— Maya Deren (Майя Дерен): Meshes Of The Afternoon

◉ Part 2: Mind-altering Main Feature (55 min)
— Jean Cocteau: Blood Of A Poet (Le sang d'un poète)

Advance tickets available at a discount:: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/electric-shadow-theater-film-truth-surreal-sound-by-fushigi-kenkyukai-tickets-20923623120  More...
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Wednesday, February 24
Wed 2/24 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Carla Harryman's "Gardener of Stars, an Opera" featuring Jon Raskin (electronics, concertina, voice)& Carla Harryman (voice)
and excerpts from Harryman's "Occupying Theodore W Adorno's 'Music and New Music'", feat. Harrayman and Gino Robair (prepared piano)  More...
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Wed 2/24 8:00 PM Comstock Saloon [155 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA]
Trio with Vijay Anderson, Ben Goldberg and Ken Filiano  More...
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Thursday, February 25
Thu 2/25 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Arrington de Dionyso - voice/bass clarinet/invented winds
China Star - soprano saxophone/invented winds
+ Guests John McCowan - clarinets, Christina Stanley - violin, Rent Romus - saxophones/flutes

"Old Time Relijun's front-man channels true folk sounds thru bass clarinet, snare drum, shruti box, and multiphonic voice. Arrington de Dionyso's grand textural experiments are inspired by Indian classical music, Tuvan throat-singing, and free jazz."
- Free Music Archive  More...
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Friday, February 26
Fri 2/26 6:00 PM Presidio Officer's Club [50 Moraga Avenue San Francisco, CA]
Hafez Modirzadeh Love and Respect Septet  More...
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Fri 2/26 7:30 PM Point Richmond Jazz [201 Martina St., Point Richmond, CA 94801]
Jazz Quintet FIVEPlay will be joined by the Point Richmond Jazz String Quartet in an evening of arrangements and improvisational music. FivePlay leader Tony Corman has written arrangements for his group + String Quartet that include improvised sections for all players including strings  More...
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Fri 2/26 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Black Cedar
New Music for a New Sound

Kris Palmer, flute; Nancy Kim, cello; Steve Lin, guitar

Klaus Hinrich Stahmer Debussyana (1983)
Chinary Ung Luminous Spirals (1997)
Durwynne Hsieh Miscellaneous Music (2015) commissioned by Black Cedar
Garrett Shatzer Of Emblems (2014) commissioned by Black Cedar
Nathan Kolosko Hungarian Trio (2012)  More...
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Fri 2/26 8:00 PM The Salt Lick [411 2nd St, Oakland, CA 94607]
ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO plus guests.

Arrington de Dionyso and China Star each perform solo.
Followed by Arrington de Dionyso improvisations with guests Matt Ingalls, Nava Dunkelman and Jakob Pek.


"Old Time Relijun's front-man channels true folk sounds thru bass clarinet, snare drum, shruti box, and multiphonic voice. Arrington de Dionyso's grand textural experiments are inspired by Indian classical music, Tuvan throat-singing, and free jazz."
- Free Music Archive  More...
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Sunday, February 28
Sun 2/28 2:00 PM The Nunnery [3016 25th. St SF]
Cheryl E. Leonard - natural-object instruments and Bruce Ackley - improvised soprano saxophone at the Nunnery.  More...
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Sun 2/28 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 PM duoB
Lisa Mezzacappa - bass, Jason Levis - drums
8:30 PM Golia/Johnson/Hammond
Vinny Golia - woodwinds, Max Johnson - bass, Ross Hammond - guitar

A night of world travelers merge at the SIMM Series for fun wild improvisational surprises!  More...
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Monday, February 29
Mon 2/29 7:30 PM Mills College Chapel [5000 Macarthur Blvd Oakland CA]
Lucky Cloud Series 004 featuring Fred Frith, Rachel Austin, Theresa Wong  More...
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Mon 2/29 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For the February installment of the Meridian Composers in Performance series we are excited to present Lithuania's Arma Agharta. Opening for the night will be Collision Stories.  More...
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Tuesday, March 1
Tue 3/01 5:00 PM CCRMA [CCRMA The Knoll 660 Lomita Dr. Stanford, CA 94305]
John Bischoff will present a prepared slideshow outlining his musical history and approach to electronic music, followed by a discussion of recent pieces, both solo and for computer network band. At the conclusion of his talk, he will perform a set of solo works that incorporate a custom analog circuit of his own design.  More...
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Tue 3/01 7:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz, CA 95060]
String Noise (Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris, violins) plays original works and arrangements of punk covers by Eric Lyon to include Bad Brains, Violent Femmes, Deerhoof, Radiohead, Black Flag, and the Germs from the album "The Book of Strange Positions" released on Northern Spy Records and a NEW version of Stockhausen Tierkreis for two violins. Also on the program: Giancinto Scelsi, Bernhard Lang, Andrew C. Smith, John King.  More...
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Wednesday, March 2
Wed 3/02 7:45 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
Arma Agharta
Sound-performance artist and curator based in Lithuania.
http://arma.lt

Collision Stories
Jorge Bachmann, Bryan Day, Mason Jones, Michael Gendreau
http://collisionstories.com

Tender Buttons
Tania Chen, Gino Robair, Tom Djll
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMnAQmYV3kU

BLEIE
https://soundcloud.com/bleie

more details soon...  More...
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Thursday, March 3
Thu 3/03 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Jeffrey Alexander Trio
Jeffrey Alexander - various instruments & electronics, Arjun Boehner Mangelwurzel - violin, Aaron Levin - drums
9pm Marshall/Allen/Spirit feat. Max Johnson
Max Johnston - bass, Joshua Allen - tenor saxophone, Spirit - drums, Joshua Marshall - tenor saxophone  More...
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Saturday, March 5
Sat 3/05 4:00 PM St. John's Presbyterian Church [2727 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705]
An evening of new works, presented by baritone Thomas Buckner, with premieres, including Bun Ching Lam’s “Canzoniere CXXVI” for voice, flute, and therobo (based on Renaissance poet Francesco Petrarca’s most famous poem to Laura) and an epic new work from “Blue” Gene Tyranny, “Solving Scriabin’s Chord (Love, Consider, Imagine)” , for voice and piano. Also on the program is an untitled work for solo theorbo by Kyle Hovatter performed by Adam Cockerham, and Wadada Leo Smith’s “Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience, 1849, Six Ideas” for voice, piano, cello, alto flute, viola, percussion and pre-recorded sounds by Louis Lopez, conducted by Wadada Leo Smith.  More...
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Sunday, March 6
Sun 3/06 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Herndon/Katz Duo
Julie Herndon - piano, harmonium, harmonica
David Katz - vocals
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - alto sax, flute
Theo Padouvas - trumpet
Bill Noertker - contrabass
Jason Levis - drums  More...
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Thursday, March 10
Thu 3/10 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Darren Johnston/Rent Romus Duo
9pm Nathan Clevenger's Elective Infinities
Sarah Zaharako-violin
Aram Shelton-alto sax, clarinet
Eric Perney-bass
Britt Ciampa-drums, percussion
Nathan Clevenger-compositions, guitar  More...
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Friday, March 11
Fri 3/11 7:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St. #127 Santa Cruz, CA 95060]
Joseph Davancens (contrabass), Weston Olencki (trombone), and Andrew C. Smith (electronics, Fender Rhodes) perform Catherine Lamb’s monumental work matter/moving, alongside contemplative music by Craig Shepard, Larry Polansky, and Joseph Davancens.  More...
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Sunday, March 13
Sun 3/13 7:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Muted Cinema: A Maya Deren Tribute

An influential figure of avant-garde independent experimental cinema, Maya Deren (1917, Kiev, Ukraine - 1961, New York, US) explored identities, desires, and movements through a radical spatialization of the filmic language. Forming linear motions through non-linear spaces, Deren orchestrated with her evocative splices of celluloid to articulate the polarity of sameness and difference.  More...
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Sunday, March 20
Sun 3/20 7:30 PM Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation improv workshop). The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or just come to listen. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names.  More...
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Wednesday, March 23
Wed 3/23 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) [2155 Center Street Berkeley, CA 94720]
An exploration of the human voice with virtuoso singers. The internationally acclaimed Pamela Z performs, working her magic with live electronic processing and sampled sound. In addition, bass vocalist Richard Mix joins us, reprising his performance of unaccompanied works by renowned composer Julian Eastman that thrilled L@TE audiences four years ago. Also filling our space with music is the Cornelius Cardew Choir, a local “Deep Listening” collective that pushes the boundaries of vocal performance practice.  More...
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