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11/18/2017 - 01/02/2018

Saturday, November 18
Sat 11/18 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Album release show for Brett Carson's "Mysterious Descent," a mythodramatic song cycle in twelve movements. Opening is guitarist Jakob Pek.  More...
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Sat 11/18 8:00 PM Atrium Theater @ San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building [401 Van Ness Ave (4th Floor) San Francisco, CA 94121]
The third night of Del Sol Quartet's Whole Sol Festival features the world premiere of Kanto Kechua by the award-winning, multicultural composer Gabriela Lena Frank, whose music reflects and explores her Peruvian heritage. Frank joins Del Sol with her whirlwind piano playing, and the concert will also include her favorite Andean-inspired chamber music.  More...
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Sat 11/18 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Vital Hybrids - Performance Showcase

VITAL HYBRIDS is a performance showcase of collaborative works by local Bay Area and LA based women and queer artists bridging visual arts, movement, sound, and technology, presented by B4BEL4B Gallery. These works, developed over the past 6 months, tackle important national and global issues such as women’s and transgender rights, visibility, and safety; fighting actively against xenophobia, and safety around bodies that are seen as "other" by exploring post-digital and post-gender identity, safely online and offline, anti-harassment, sousveillance, and more.  More...
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Sat 11/18 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Jitterbug Performed By Annea Lockwood, William Winant, Fred Frith  More...
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Sunday, November 19
Sun 11/19 2:00 PM The Nunnery [3016 25th. St SF]
SKATnSKATCH! T.D. Skatchit & Company with Lorin Benedict and Tom Bickley  More...
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Sun 11/19 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 DeCillis/Evangelista duo
Tim DeCillis - drums Karl Evangelista - guitar
8:30 Guitarist James Freeman perform with Yehudit on violin music from
Jassical on Edgetone Records
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Sun 11/19 7:30 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
SILVIA MATHEUS--Tim Perkis--WENDY REID

SILVIA MATHEUS, light and gravity Tim Perkis, improvisations WENDY REID, bird variations  More...
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Sun 11/19 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation 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. Audience & participants encouraged to donate some cash for space rental. Over by 10pm.  More...
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Monday, November 20
Mon 11/20 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Social Stutter + Evangelista/Ewing/Arkin Trio  More...
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Wednesday, November 22
Wed 11/22 7:45 PM The Bindery [1727 Haight St]
Nine, Genital Quartz, Mas Coad, Pregnancy Half-Pact
Wed, Novemeber 22; doors 7:45pm, show 8-11pm
at The Bindery, 1727 Haight St $5 notaflof 21+  More...
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Tuesday, November 28
Tue 11/28 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Séverine Ballon presents an evening of works for solo cello and cello with multichannel electronics. Her work focuses on regular performance of key works of the cello repertoire, as well as numerous collaborations with composers; in addition, her researches as an improviser have helped her to extend the sonic and technical resources of her instrument. She studied the cello at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin and in Lübeck with Joseph Schwab and Troels Svane. During 2004-05, she was an academist at the Ensemble Modern (Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie). She perfected her contemporary cello technique with cellists Siegfried Palm, Pierre Strauch, and Rohan de Saram. During 2005-06, she was solo cellist of the Toulouse Chamber Orchestra, but subsequently decided to concentrate on contemporary music and on the premiere of new works. This concert will feature Jonathan Harvey's 3 Sketches for Solo Cello with 2 D Strings and Chant, plus new compositions by CCRMA’s Fernando Lopez-Lezcano and Eoin Callery.

Ballon particularly enjoys working with contemporary composers and has worked with Helmut Lachenmann, Chaya Czernowin, Rebecca Saunders, and Liza Lim. She has premiered a number of solo works which have been written especially for her by composers such as Rebecca Saunders, Mauro Lanza, and Franck Bedrossian. She has also worked with many of the best known contemporary music ensembles including Klangforum Wien, musikFabrik, Ensemble Intercontemporain, and Ictus. She is a member of the Elision ensemble (Australia), and she is currently a visiting scholar at Stanford’s CCRMA.  More...
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Tue 11/28 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Berkeley Noise: Works by Undergraduate Composers

The student-run Berkeley New Music Ensemble, Berkeley Noise, will be collaborating with the UC Berkeley Undergraduate Composer's Club in premiering 5 new works from student composers: Ann Deng, Niko Vlahakis, Bobby Ge, Jonathan Sudano, and Trevor Van de Velde.  More...
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Wednesday, November 29
Wed 11/29 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Soundwave ((8)) Biennial Fundraiser

Join us for this special fundraiser party to kick off Soundwave ((8)), a festival of contemporary works produced in partnership with established institutions and alternative venues in the San Francisco Bay Area. Featuring cutting edge, often technologically influenced works by artists responding to the theme of "infrastructure" Soundwave ((8)) will include collaborations with organizations like the Contemporary Jewish Museum, California Academy of Sciences, The Lab, the San Francisco Zen Center, Dolby Laboratories, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, SPUR, and others.  More...
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Thursday, November 30
Thu 11/30 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Suki O'Kane (very large percussion) and Tim Perkis (very tiny electronics)
9:00 pm Katt Atchley Duets, featuring Kenneth Atchley, Susan Gervitz, Phillip Greenlief and Claudia La Rocco
text, voice, reeds, electronics  More...
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Thu 11/30 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
GLENN/HOOPES RESIDENCY NIGHT ONE: COLLABORATIONS WITH EVELYN DAVIS & JULIE MOON  More...
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Friday, December 1
Fri 12/01 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Laurel Halo Live  More...
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Fri 12/01 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Jordan Glenn/Jason Hoopes Residency Night Two: Collaborations with Kyle Bruckmann & Theresa Wong  More...
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Saturday, December 2
Sat 12/02 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
sfSound returns to c4nm with a program of contemporary chamber music by NOMI EPSTEIN, VINKO GLOBOKAR, and KLAUS HUBER (November 30, 1924 – October 2, 2017); short works written for sfSound by bay area composers HYO-SHIN NA and ERIK ULMAN; a world premiere by bay area composer SARAH STILES; and improvisations by SFSOUNDGROUP.  More...
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Sat 12/02 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Danielle de Picciotto (Crime & The City Solution) & Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten)  More...
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Sat 12/02 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Jordan Glenn/Jason Hoopes Residency Night Three: Collaborations with Nava Dunkelman & Amma Ateria (Jeanie-Aprille Tang)  More...
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Sunday, December 3
Sun 12/03 7:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Jordan Glenn/Jason Hoopes Residency Night Four (early show): Collaborations with Bruce Ackley & Danishta Rivero Castro  More...
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Sun 12/03 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Long Tone Choir
Nancy Beckman/Tom Bickley/Rae Diamond/Tony Domenick/Joe Kuta/Suki O'Kane/Eric Theise
8:30pm Obstreperous Doves
Annelise Zamula, Joshua Marshall - woodwinds/Scott Walton, Bill Noertker - basses/Bethany Schwarz, Daniel Pearce - percussions  More...
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Sun 12/03 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Radian

Vienna is the home of Radian, Martin Brandlmayr (drums, electronics), John Norman (bass), and Martin Siewert (guitars, electronics), who have been influenced by and shaped the city’s vivid scene of electronica in the early 2000s. The title of their most recent album, On Dark Silent Off, is a nod to Ad Reinhardt, whose art and theory has been influential on the trio. The juxtaposition of extremes (on/off) is present in Radian’s work: the contrast between light and darkness; and in musical terms, sound and silence and brightness/darkness of timbre.  More...
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Monday, December 4
Mon 12/04 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Gabby Fluke-Mogul & Matt Robidoux Duo + High Shelf Esteem  More...
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Wednesday, December 6
Wed 12/06 7:30 PM St. John's Presbyterian Church [2727 College Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705]
When conductor/pianist Dennis Russell Davies directed our Lou Harrison concert in February he said, “You know I’m retiring from my regular [conducting] gig in Linz, and now I’d like to do a benefit for Other Minds.” He and his partner Maki Namekawa, both of whom work closely with Philip Glass, are flying back from Austria to perform a special concert of Glass’ music for two pianos in a very intimate setting for our fans. The event will take place 7:30pm, Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, in honor of Glass’ eightieth birthday. It will feature the suites from Jean Cocteau’s Les Enfants Terribles and La Belle et la Bête for two pianos and wind octet in its American premiere. In addition, a major work composed for the Davies-Namekawa duo–which Dennis fondly calls “a real barnburner!”–Four Movements for Two Pianos, will complete the program.  More...
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Thursday, December 7
Thu 12/07 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm sauti kelele
Jordan Boyd - drums, Robert Kirby - guitar/synth, Cameron Thomas - percussion, Gorge Casa - reeds/effects
9pm Murray/Whalen
Kevin Murray - drums, Michael Whalen - vibes  More...
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Friday, December 8
Fri 12/08 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Matthew Shipp Trio, Joe Henderson Lab, Shows at 7:00pm & 8:30pm
Taking the measure of Matthew Shipp’s influence on 21st century jazz requires a multidimensional model. One of the most intrepid pianists and musical thinkers on the scene, he’s an exceptionally dynamic improviser, commanding bandleader, insistently inventive composer, and essential conduit for new sounds as artistic director of Thirsty Ear’s acclaimed Blue Series imprint.  More...
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Fri 12/08 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Deepchord & Fluxion with bvdub

Gray Area is thrilled to host the world premiere of "Transformations", a new collaborative improv project from these two internationally renowned dub techno producers. The idea came out of improvisational jam sessions between the two artists.  More...
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Saturday, December 9
Sat 12/09 5:00 PM Mission Dolores Park [Mission Dolores Park. Meet on Dolores Street at the Dolores Park tennis courts by the corner of 18th St.]
Join us for a family-friendly, free holiday event linked to “Unsilent Night” celebrations around the world. The original composition by Phil Kline, written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December, takes the form of a street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Each participant plays one of four tracks of music downloaded to a smart phone, or anything that amplifies music, together comprising “Unsilent Night.” As the SFCMP public ensemble, we will walk a carefully chosen route in and around San Francisco’s Dolores Park area, creating a unique mobile sound sculpture.  More...
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Sat 12/09 8:00 PM House Concert [@]
Bass player Mark Dresser performs a rare house solo concert of recent and new works in Berkeley at the home of Harry Bernstein. Mr. Dresser will perform 2 sets, with cheese and wine served during the intermission. For more information, contact: harry@fullplatemedia.com  More...
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Tuesday, December 12
Tue 12/12 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Adria Otte
+TBA  More...
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Thursday, December 14
Thu 12/14 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
On Thursday, December 14 at 7:30pm, Tom's Place presents

Spirit (percussion)
with Bruce Ackley (sax)
and with William Winant (percussion)

Tom's Place
3111 Deakin Street, Berkeley CA
Directions: http://4-33.com/directions.html
Information: http://4-33.com/toms-place/index.html

Admission: donation. All proceeds go directly to the musicians.
Doors open at 7:00. Wheelchair accessible.  More...
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Thu 12/14 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Damn Skippy: John Schott, Will Bernard, Scott Amendola, w/ Zach Ostroff  More...
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Thu 12/14 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Matt Robidoux - guitar
with Gabby Fluke-Mogul - violin
9pm: Tyler J. Borden (from San Diego) - Cello  More...
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Friday, December 15
Fri 12/15 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Wadada Leo Smith: CREATE

A festival dedicated to the music of Wadada Leo Smith. It is a source for premiering new and existing works, and the celebration of information through seminars, video and film presentation. This is to instill information that will address the historical and inspirational sources of the new works.  More...
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Saturday, December 16
Sat 12/16 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Clarinet Thing: Ellington & Others

Clarinet Thing will be performing suites by members and arrangements of works by Ellington, Monk, Herbie Nichols, Carla Bley, Jimmy Giuffre, and others.

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.  More...
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Sat 12/16 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Wadada Leo Smith: CREATE

A festival dedicated to the music of Wadada Leo Smith. It is a source for premiering new and existing works, and the celebration of information through seminars, video and film presentation. This is to instill information that will address the historical and inspirational sources of the new works.  More...
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Sunday, December 17
Sun 12/17 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation 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. Audience & participants encouraged to donate some cash for space rental. Over by 10pm.  More...
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Thursday, December 21
Thu 12/21 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Sheldon Brown/Ben Goldberg Quartet, featuring Michael Vatcher  More...
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Thu 12/21 8:30 PM Starline Social Club [2236 Martin Luther King Oakland]
Fred Frith Trio w/ IMA & Watkins/ Peacock  More...
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Friday, December 22
Fri 12/22 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Antidote Tour - Daedelus, Mono/Poly, Free The Robots

https://grayarea.org/event/antidote-tourdaedelus-monopol-free-the-robots/  More...
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