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04/18/2024 - 06/02/2024

Thursday, April 18
Thu 4/18 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Cheryl E Leonard presents a set of new instruments fashioned from objects found in nature as well as graphic scores meant for use with the instruments!

Reception with light refreshments starts at 6 followed by a talk/demo at 7 by Leonard.

In “Wilding,” newly-conjured musical instruments of wood, bone, shell, seaweed, and stone are combined with an assortment of graphic scores I have developed over the last two decades. Rooted in first hand explorations of untamed and re-wilded places – from the remote polar regions to right outside my front door in San Francisco – these sculptural instruments and notation experiments are part of my ongoing attempts to untangle how I can best duet with environments and ecosystems, to merge music and wilderness.  More...
Friday, April 19
Fri 4/19 7:00 PM Medicine for Nightmares [3036 24th St SF]
Other Dimensions in Sound; Matias Arizmendi and Mystery School  More...
Fri 4/19 7:30 PM Bing Concert Hall Studio [327 Lasuen Street Stanford, CA 94305]
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Bing Star: The Spatialized Audissey | Concert 1

CCRMA continues its 50th Anniversary Concerts with two new programs of works by students, faculty, staff, and alumni in the Bing Concert Hall Studio.  More...
Fri 4/19 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Two rarely seen progressive ""silent films"" by David Michalak: NOT QUITE RIGHT, 1987 / 10m. - a symbolic dream journey into fear and Face of a Stranger 1977 / 60 min. featuring Billie-Marie in dual roles & influenced by expressionism, silent movies and the serials of the 1920s. The evening starts with short shorts by magician/filmmaker George Méilès with live music by Bruce Ackley  More...
Fri 4/19 8:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Brett Carson's Substandard Quartet  More...
Saturday, April 20
Sat 4/20 12:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Godwaffle Noise Pancakes is back for a 4/20 edition! As always, free gourmet vegan pancakes with entry fee!

Transient // Swinging Chaneliers (LAFMS) // Elaine Carey (L.A.) // Fognozzle // Doom Legs

Free gourmet vegan pancakes with entry fee! Starts at NOON SHARP!!  More...
Sat 4/20 4:30 PM Bing Concert Hall Studio [327 Lasuen Street Stanford, CA 94305]
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CCRMA presents Marco Fusi and Patricia Alessandrini performing "nostalgica utopica futura"  More...
Sat 4/20 7:00 PM #FREEJAZZHOUSEPARTY [patricktalesforejr@gmail.com]
A UNIQUE ART SHOW featuring a performance of Morton Feldman's For Bunita Marcus  More...
Sat 4/20 7:30 PM Bing Concert Hall Studio [327 Lasuen Street Stanford, CA 94305]
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Bing Star: The Spatialized Audissey | Concert 2

CCRMA continues its 50th Anniversary Concerts with two new programs of works by students, faculty, staff, and alumni in the Bing Concert Hall Studio.  More...
Sat 4/20 7:30 PM New Mission Yoga [2415 Mission St. San Francisco]
Join us for the next round of Psychobotanikon, a monthly low dose mushroom concert series designed to help build new neurons with new sounds.  More...
Sat 4/20 8:30 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]
Dreamcrusher [Live]  More...
Sunday, April 21
Sun 4/21 4:00 PM St Alban's Episcopal Church [1501 Washington Avenue Albany, CA 94706]
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“The music offered a wide variety of different technical and rhetorical approaches to composition, and the variations in media design were just as extensive.” from the review by The Rehearsal Studio.

Ting Luo will present a repertoire spanning the classical era with compositions from Schubert and Bach. The performance will also include several pieces from contemporary and new piano music, featuring works by Phillip Glass, Terry Riley, and Ingrid Stölzel. A special highlight will be the inclusion of prepared piano classics by John Cage. Additionally, Ting Luo will showcase selected compositions from the NAC 2023 season, including pieces by Xuesi Xu, Dylan Findley, and Cole Reyes. The New Arts Collaboration proudly offers an innovative program, bringing together multimedia piano works by living composers and artists from diverse fields, resulting in a groundbreaking mixed-medium experience.  More...
Sun 4/21 7:00 PM West Oakland Sound Series [2201 Poplar Street Dresher Ensemble Studio Oakland]
CARL STONE returns to the Bay Area for an intimate performance of solo electronic music. Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music, and has been hailed by the Village Voice as “the king of sampling” and “one of the best composers living in (the USA) today.” He has used computers in live performance since 1986. Stone was born in Los Angeles and now divides hs time between Los Angeles and Japan. He studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney and has composed electro-acoustic music almost exclusively since 1972. He is on the faculty of the Department of Media Engineering at Chukyo University in Japan.

Jordan Glenn, MUSIC FOR OTHER THINGS
Drummer, percussionist, composer, improvisor and constant collaborator Jordan Glenn presents sketches for a new ensemble of clarinet, cello, guitar and vibraphone. Will these compositional seeds find their way to future contexts like dance or theater? Will Jordan remember how to play the vibraphone? Let's find out.
Jordan Glenn - vibes/perc/composition
Cory Wright - clarinets/bari sax
Ben Davis - cello
MATT WROBEL - guitar  More...
Sun 4/21 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Outsound Presents ~ Jim Ryan Memorial Concert ~
Ron Heglin, Scott R Looney, Rent Romus, Karl Evangelista, Darren Johnston, Eric Marshall, Timothy Orr  More...
Monday, April 22
Mon 4/22 7:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Amateur Music Network presents Sarah Cahill’s Backstage Pass with Theresa Wong  More...
Tuesday, April 23
Tue 4/23 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
COMPOSER MEETUP

Present what you’ve been working on, ask for feedback, hear what others are up to, discuss relevant new music topics, and spend time with colleagues and good company!  More...
Wednesday, April 24
Wed 4/24 8:00 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
On Wednesday, April 24 at 8:00pm, Tom's Place presents

Improvised duos by Fred Frith and Phillip Greenlief.

Fred Frith (guitar) and Phillip Greenlief (saxophone) were just here last November. And they're coming back for a rematch on April 24. This may be the last chance to hear these two for a while. Don't miss it.  More...
Thursday, April 25
Thu 4/25 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Nathan Clevenger Trio, featuring Jordan Glenn & Cory Wright, celebrates the release of their new album, 'Unsettled by the Ocean.' For tonight's performance, the trio is joined by Phillip Greenlief & Marié Abe.  More...
Friday, April 26
Fri 4/26 7:00 PM Medicine for Nightmares [3036 24th St SF]
Other Dimensions in Sound; Rent Romus curates  More...
Fri 4/26 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Violinist and Composer Concetta Abbate presents a program of music for solo violin and voice to showcase her new music and arts organization Sound & Memory. After completing her Death Doula certification in 2021 Concetta saw a need to incorporate music into contemporary rituals for both grief and death, as tradition evolves over time. She will present a program of original compositions and arrangements which highlight the healing nature of music around loss, and filling the void or empty space with warmth and regeneration. Sound & Memory provides music memorial offerings at sliding scale rates and accepts tax deductible donations through its fiscal sponsor the Groupmuse Foundation.  More...
Fri 4/26 8:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Mike Gamble Trio with Lisa Mezzacappa

Description
From Portland!
Mike Gamble Trio

Mike Gamble, guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Machado Mijiga, drums  More...
Saturday, April 27
Sat 4/27 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Please join us for the last installment of The Opus Project in the 2023-2024 season, Opus 4!

We have an exciting program, featuring composers Marie Herrington, Mark Alburger, Ravel, Gounod (in a world-premiere arrangement by Jonny Incipido), Hindemith, Nadia Boulanger, Sarasate, and Copland!

Playing and singing on this concert we have newcomers Paul Dab on piano, Emily Tate Daniel as a soprano, Caleb Alexander as a tenor, Charles McGregor as a baritone, Sarah Biagini on violin, and Stephen Zielinski on clarinet. Returning Opus Project favorites will be singers Megan Cullen and Maya Goell.  More...
Sat 4/27 7:30 PM CSU East Bay (Music Recital Hall) [CSU East Bay Hayward Campus Music Building, E Loop Rd Hayward, CA 94542]
Galan Trio’s “Kinesis,” a survey on the music of contemporary American composers in an original,
multifaceted concert program. The project draws from a collaboration between Galan Trio and professors
of composition from selected US Universities, and from the notion of “Kinesis.” Kinesis is an undirected
movement of a cell, organism, or part, in response to an external stimulus. In Greek, Kinesis means
movement, motion. Motion is a fundamental characteristic of all living beings; motion is what all musicians
worldwide have desired during the last couple of years; motion alludes to continuity and it’s a promise for
the future of “Kinesis” itself.  More...
Sunday, April 28
Sun 4/28 7:00 PM West Oakland Sound Series [2201 Poplar Street Dresher Ensemble Studio Oakland]
John Bischoff performs a set of solo electronic music.

The Bay Area's premier piano duet, ZOFO plays excerpts from Echoes of Gamelan. This new program explores the influence of Balinese gamelan music on western composers, as well as how our music perception changes depending on the context.
"Pemungkah and Tabuh Telu," from Balinese Ceremonial Music (transcribed by Colin McPhee for two pianos, arranged for one piano by ZOFO);
"Beta Cygni" - George Crumb; "Prisms for Gene Davis," excerpts 1, 2, 4, & 5 - Brian Baumbusch;
"In the Kraton" - Leopold Godowsky; "Speech Delay" - Ni Nyoman Srayamurtikanti (transcribed by Brian Baumbusch)  More...
Sun 4/28 7:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
San Francisco Lost Signal Concert

Join us into the heart of San Francisco's vibrant music scene with an electrifying night of Noise Rock and experimental electronic music. The San Francisco Lost Signal Concert is proud to present a lineup of artists who redefine the boundaries of sound and performance.  More...
Monday, April 29
Mon 4/29 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
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Galan Trio: Kinesis

CCRMA presents Galan Trio performing works for piano, violin, cello, and electronics.  More...
Wednesday, May 1
Wed 5/01 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
THIS S#^T IS UGLY is a trio sound bath of fire and ice in rainbow colors - the kind of music that leaves light stains on the soles of your feet. Tt will also be one of the final performances from soon-to-be-no-longer bay area saxophonist Phillip Greenlief with still waking in san francisco electronic wizards Thomas Dimuzio and Wobbly (Jon Leidecker). Electro-acoustic improvisation, sure, but not the well mannered stuff that could pass for Audi commercials. this is America, after all, where water is soon to be an endangered species.  More...
Thursday, May 2
Thu 5/02 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Galan Trio Concert  More...
Friday, May 3
Fri 5/03 8:00 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Damon Smith (cb), Thea Farhadian (vln) and Karen Stackpole (gongs)  More...
Fri 5/03 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Setting + Chuck Johnson / Cole Pulice  More...
Saturday, May 4
Sat 5/04 7:30 PM The MilkBar [241 South 1st Street, Unit A. Richmond]
vegan butcher, baby listening party
online and at the milk bar

listen live to the Bandcamp Listening Party of Vegan Butcher, Baby

Tickets  More...
Sat 5/04 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
NYC jazz guitarist Paul Kogut presents selections from his ongoing project of reimagining classic Grateful Dead tunes through new harmonic lenses. He will be joined by violinst & composer Niko Omar Durr performing music by Saariaho and Corigliano.  More...
Sat 5/04 8:00 PM Mission Santa Clara de Asís [500 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95053]
This spring, the Peninsula Women’s Chorus will join forces with the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus in an exciting collaboration! Together, we will perform Giacomo Puccini’s stunning Messa di Gloria, a masterpiece often regarded as his farewell to sacred music. In our solo set, the Peninsula Women’s Chorus will present the world premiere of “Night into Dawn,” the newly commissioned work written by Theresa Wong, PWC’s Composer-in-Residence and dedicated to the community of Lahaina. The program further includes a tango-inspired “Noche de Lluvia” by Canadian composer Sid Robinovich, Alice Parker’s beautiful arrangement of “How Can I Keep from Singing,” and a delightful a cappella arrangement of Mozart’s Overture to the Magic Flute.

Join us for an unforgettable musical event as we share the harmonious fruits of our collaborations!  More...
Sunday, May 5
Sun 5/05 4:00 PM Mission Dolores Basilica [3321 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94114]
This spring, the Peninsula Women’s Chorus will join forces with the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus in an exciting collaboration! Together, we will perform Giacomo Puccini’s stunning Messa di Gloria, a masterpiece often regarded as his farewell to sacred music. In our solo set, the Peninsula Women’s Chorus will present the world premiere of “Night into Dawn,” the newly commissioned work written by Theresa Wong, PWC’s Composer-in-Residence and dedicated to the community of Lahaina. The program further includes a tango-inspired “Noche de Lluvia” by Canadian composer Sid Robinovich, Alice Parker’s beautiful arrangement of “How Can I Keep from Singing,” and a delightful a cappella arrangement of Mozart’s Overture to the Magic Flute.

Join us for an unforgettable musical event as we share the harmonious fruits of our collaborations!  More...
Sun 5/05 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. Donations for the venue rental are encouraged.  More...
Thursday, May 9
Thu 5/09 7:30 PM The Sound Room [3022 Broadway Oakland, CA]
The SticklerPhonics CD Release

Scott Amendola, drums featuring tenor saxophonist Raffi Garabedian and trombonist Danny Lubin-Laden.  More...
Thu 5/09 8:00 PM Hertz Hall [UC Berkeley campus near corner of College and Bancroft Berkeley]
The UC Berkeley Eco Ensemble  More...
Thu 5/09 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Claire Rousay + Maria BC  More...
Friday, May 10
Fri 5/10 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
FUJI||||||||||TA + Normal  More...
Saturday, May 11
Sat 5/11 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Fire at the Plantation House (FatPH) celebrates the release of their debut album “Southampton Insurrection”. An afternoon of memorable melodies and mosh-inducing riffs!  More...
Sunday, May 12
Sun 5/12 5:00 PM Glen Park Station Bar [2816 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA]
The new "FutureJazz Live at the Cadillac Hotel" album is now available on the Edgetone Records label! The duo of electric guitarist Peter McKibben and electronic percussionist E. Doctor Smith return to the Glen Park Station Bar, the site of the very 1st FutureJazz performance.  More...
Thursday, May 16
Thu 5/16 4:00 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
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CCRMA Open House Concert

The first day of our Open House ends with a concerts featuring works by current CCRMAlites.  More...
Thu 5/16 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
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CCRMA presents Caroline Davis playing saxophone and electronics.  More...
Friday, May 17
Fri 5/17 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
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John Chowning & Friends

The second day of our Open House ends with a special 50th Anniversary concert curated by John Chowning.  More...
Fri 5/17 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Anna Friz + Gretchen Jude Ensemble  More...
Saturday, May 18
Sat 5/18 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Carlos Giffoni / Alex Pelly + Sholeh Asgary + RM Francis  More...
Monday, May 20
Mon 5/20 7:30 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Earplay – New Conversations  More...
Thursday, May 23
Thu 5/23 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
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Fernando Lopez-Lezcano: Phase Changes

CCRMA's own Fernando Lopez-Lezcano returns to the Stage for a live performance with his modular synthesizers and other bleeps-and-blops-making devices.  More...
Friday, May 24
Monday, May 27
Mon 5/27 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
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Guillermo Galindo: Nexo Organico/Organic Nexus

Guillermo Galindo presents a live score to a black and white post-apocalyptic animation film that shows a nuanced dialogue between classical taxonomic systems rooted in European codices and contemporary biogenetic sciences and corporations. The latter, often linked to extractivism and genetic modification for commodification, face tension within this artistic exploration. The piece reflects a post-human symbiotic mutant world inhabited with entities that are part fish part animal, part human and part plant.  More...
Friday, May 31
Fri 5/31 8:00 PM Dresher Ensemble Studio [2201 Poplar St Oakland]
Grex presents Auntie + Tebs

Karl Evangelista (guitar, voice), Rei Scampavia (keys, voice), Robert Lopez
with Special Guests Bobby Bradford and Francis Wong

Oakland experimental duo Grex presents "Auntie + Tebs," a brand new musical work that celebrates the sound of change - and the cost of making noise. "Auntie + Tebs" blends cutting-edge sounds drawn from the realms of jazz, rap, and electronic music with visuals and spoken word, underlining the relationship between Bay Area activism and hard-fought battles in countries like the Philippines and South Africa.

EVENT WEBSITE / TICKETS  More...
Saturday, June 1
Sat 6/01 8:00 PM Dresher Ensemble Studio [2201 Poplar St Oakland]
Grex presents Auntie + Tebs

Karl Evangelista (guitar, voice), Rei Scampavia (keys, voice), Robert Lopez
with Special Guests Bobby Bradford and Zoh Amba

Oakland experimental duo Grex presents "Auntie + Tebs," a brand new musical work that celebrates the sound of change - and the cost of making noise. "Auntie + Tebs" blends cutting-edge sounds drawn from the realms of jazz, rap, and electronic music with visuals and spoken word, underlining the relationship between Bay Area activism and hard-fought battles in countries like the Philippines and South Africa.

EVENT WEBSITE / TICKETS  More...
Sunday, June 2
Sun 6/02 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Blaise Bryski plays Mark Winges  More...
Sun 6/02 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. Donations for the venue rental are encouraged.  More...