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07/25/2024 - 09/08/2024

Thursday, July 25
Thu 7/25 8:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [272 Capp St SF]
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Resident is a monthly electronic audiovisual open mic event started in 2017. Resident is casual and cool, and the community you'll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in the Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas.

Now in person at Noisebridge!!
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Resident Electronic Monthly @ Noisebridge
Setup for performers starts at 7 pm, show starts at 8 pm.  More...
Friday, July 26
Fri 7/26 7:00 PM Medicine for Nightmares [3036 24th St SF]
Other Dimensions in Sound; The Living Room  More...
Fri 7/26 8:00 PM Berkeley Finnish Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
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2024 OUTSOUND NEW MUSIC SUMMIT
The Bay Area's Creative Music Festival
Bat Noise | Sharkiface | TanukiSpiderCat
Doors 7:00 | Q&A 7:30 | Music 8:15
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Saturday, July 27
Sat 7/27 7:30 PM #FREEJAZZHOUSEPARTY [patricktalesforejr@gmail.com]
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THE FINAL SUNNYVALE CONCERT featuring #FREEJAZZHOUSEPARTY, sander777, wounded deer, with special guests RemedyRadioPodcast  More...
Sat 7/27 8:00 PM Berkeley Finnish Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
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2024 OUTSOUND NEW MUSIC SUMMIT
The Bay Area's Creative Music Festival
Moe Staiano Ensemble | Normal (Fred Frith & Sudhu Tewari)
Doors 7:00 | Q&A 7:30 | Music 8:15
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Sat 7/27 8:00 PM Dresher Ensemble Studio [2201 Poplar St Oakland]
Brett Carson presents the premiere of a new experimental chamber opera entitled "Tell Me a Bedtime Story, ABRAXAS" on July 27-28, featuring vocalists Melinda Becker and Daniel Cilli as "The Amphibian", along with Friction Quartet and Jordan Glenn; video art by Jayden Becker  More...
Sunday, July 28
Sun 7/28 3:00 PM Dresher Ensemble Studio [2201 Poplar St Oakland]
Brett Carson presents the premiere of a new experimental chamber opera entitled "Tell Me a Bedtime Story, ABRAXAS" on July 27-28, featuring vocalists Melinda Becker and Daniel Cilli as "The Amphibian", along with Friction Quartet and Jordan Glenn; video art by Jayden Becker  More...
Sun 7/28 7:00 PM Berkeley Finnish Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
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2024 OUTSOUND NEW MUSIC SUMMIT
The Bay Area's Creative Music Festival
The Dirty Snacks Ensemble | Pateka | The Lost Shapes
Doors 6:00 | Q&A 6:30 | Music 7:15
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Sun 7/28 8:00 PM Spire Church [825 Athens Ave. Oakland, CA 94607]
- Biatywilk (central valley atmospheric black metal)
- Jacob Felix Heule & Kevin Corcoran duo (amplified percussion and electronics)
- audre (Jorge Bachman & Mic Gendreau experimental drone)  More...
Sun 7/28 8:00 PM Dead End Vintage [3370 19th St San Francisco]
Pocket Universe, Brutal Sound Effects Mini Fest  More...
Monday, July 29
Mon 7/29 8:00 PM Berkeley Finnish Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
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2024 OUTSOUND NEW MUSIC SUMMIT
The Bay Area's Creative Music Festival
Matt Robidoux & Lori Varga - Music For Aluminum Corn | post doom romance
Doors 7:00 | Q&A 7:30 | Music 8:15
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Wednesday, July 31
Wed 7/31 5:30 PM San Francisco Public Library, Main Library's Latino Room (lower level) [100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA 94102]
This program by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble explores music of primarily Californian composers whose music is connected to the earth and to the climate, music which asks us to listen deeply to the natural world. Works include Pauline Oliveros' Tree/Peace, Monica Chew's Ice Calf, Kaija Saariaho's Nocturne for Solo Violin and Peteris Vasks' Landscape with Birds.  More...
Wed 7/31 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Panel discussion – A diverse set of music experts and practicing musicians will be sharing their unique viewpoints on what experimental music is in 2024, what kind of creative approaches they are applying to push the boundaries of the art form, what the future holds for experimental musicians, and more.

Panelists: Julius Dobos, Frank Martin, Karen Stackpole, William Winant, Krys Bobrowski.

Facilitator: Brent Miller.

Performance – Following the discussion, panelists will give an improvisational live performance, collaborating on stage the first time together.  More...
Thursday, August 1
Thu 8/01 7:00 PM Shapeshifters Cinema [567 5th St. Oakland]
The Do-Over Music Series at Shapeshifters Cinema, organized by Lisa Mezzacappa and Jordan Glenn, is a monthly series of sound performances presented by a rotating cast of local luminaries and special guests. The first set features creative - improvised - composed - electronic - acoustic - music. The second set opens up to a live improvised collaboration of sound and visuals using images culled from the Shapeshifters 16mm film collection. The next Do-Over will be performed by the Beth Schenck Quintet and DYMAXION.  More...
Sunday, August 4
Sun 8/04 7:00 PM West Oakland Sound Series [2201 Poplar Street Dresher Ensemble Studio Oakland]
James Fei + Laetitia Sonami
HADLEY MCCARROLL (Saariaho & Thorvaldsdóttir) + TOM DAMBLY + SFSOUND (Cardew & Lewis)  More...
Sun 8/04 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...
Wednesday, August 7
Wed 8/07 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Outsound Presents The Luggage Store New Music Series
Ari Micich - trumpet/projections
Sarah Grace Graves, Eli Berman, and Eda Er - voice and electronics  More...
Thursday, August 8
Thu 8/08 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Mitchell Brown, Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase, The All Electric Smart Grid, Hermis Chalet
Thurs August 8 8pm-11pm Peacock Lounge, 552 Haight, SF
All-ages, $5-$15 no one turned away for lack of funds.
Please rapid-test day of show, keep each other healthy!

Mitchell Brown
The hypercephalic Mitchell Brown focuses his inky eye some time on the material world, the rest of the time a weather system roils within his mantle leaking into our world as waveforms.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcSh6mcsSbk

Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase
Chris Cooper's lovingly withering critique of fear's own coping mechanism: logic. He myofascializes weak forces with amplifying waves, directing gravity through his own hands onto heaps of pie cutters, spinning tops, stiff brushes, long strings, and power amplifiers gently emboldening all who, alas, must one day perish.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zJMowXteNE

The All Electric Smart Grid
A custom Algebraic Synthesizer plays the mathematician known as Joyo (The Noriegas).
https://on.soundcloud.com/vsC9LodMhguPZGHZA

Hermis Chalet
R.E.Smith brings a lantern of darkness, casting inward reflections to uncover the eerie shine of mind inside your own "Peacock Lounge."
https://hermischalet.com/#listen  More...
Friday, August 9
Fri 8/09 7:00 PM 2727 California St. [2727 California St. Berkeley CA]
Insane Angel (tape machine/stand-up); Sarah Grace Graves & Eda Er (voice and electronics); Schlemm’s Canal (guitar, keyboard, drums)  More...
Saturday, August 10
Sat 8/10 4:30 PM Cutting Ball Theatre- SF Fringe [277 Taylor St. SF]
Happened Change, structured improv by food, wine & song, Oakland, CA. by Nan Busse, Tobey Kaplan, Heikki Koskinen, Cindy Webster, plays with changes fueled by words, harmony and heart. Stripped down like an old onion —layer by layer — in the end, at the core, what is left? What do you hold in your hands as you peer through the onion tears? Imagine a friend. Up the stairway, you walk into the house. Your mind is as empty as air filled with poems, movement and haunting music Breathe! SAT AUG 10 4:30 PM, SUN AUG 11 1:30 PM, FRI AUG 23 8:30 PM Happened Change TICKETS $10: https://happened.eventbrite.com  More...
Sunday, August 11
Sun 8/11 1:30 PM Cutting Ball Theatre- SF Fringe [277 Taylor St SF]
Happened Change, structured improv by food, wine & song, Oakland, CA. by Nan Busse, Tobey Kaplan, Heikki Koskinen, Cindy Webster, plays with changes fueled by words, harmony and heart. Stripped down like an old onion —layer by layer — in the end, at the core, what is left? What do you hold in your hands as you peer through the onion tears? Imagine a friend. Up the stairway, you walk into the house. Your mind is as empty as air filled with poems, movement and haunting music Breathe! SAT AUG 10 4:30 PM, SUN AUG 11 1:30 PM, FRI AUG 23 8:30 PM Happened Change TICKETS $10: https://happened.eventbrite.com  More...
Sun 8/11 7:00 PM West Oakland Sound Series [2201 Poplar Street Dresher Ensemble Studio Oakland]
SARAH GRACE GRAVES and Eda Er perform an audio-visual set of voice and electronics that investigates storytelling as technology and voice that extends beyond the body.

The adventurous trio of Aaron Bennett (saxes), Scott R. Looney (piano, prepared piano, electronics), and MATT MONTGOMERY (bass) reassembles for another round of wide ranging sonic exploration covering classic territory from similar trios of Paul Bley as well as more esoteric corners of free jazz, skronk, and standards. The lack of percussion allows more of a chamber music aesthetic to hold sway here, where each player has equal weight to contribute to the aural landscape.  More...
Monday, August 12
Mon 8/12 8:00 PM Beauty Supply Arts [Oakland]
- Droneroom (WA)
- Voicehandler (Danishta Rivero & Jacob Felix Heule)
- Matias E.A. & Cy Thompson & David Boyce trio  More...
Saturday, August 17
Sat 8/17 12:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
G|O|D|W|A|F|F|L|E||N|O|I|S|E||P|A|N|C|A|K|E|S
David Slusser
Elf Ass (Ettrick + Tralphaz)
Lori Varga
Dyemark
Spoooky Booogie  More...
Saturday, August 24
Sat 8/24 1:00 PM Yerba Buena Gardens Festival [760 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103]
Ambrose Akinmusire free concert and the West Coast premiere of his new work, Honey From A Winter’s Stone, on Saturday, August 24 from 1:00pm-2:30pm at Yerba Buena Gardens in downtown San Francisco.  More...
Sunday, September 1
Sun 9/01 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...