Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

CALENDAR

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02/16/2019 - 04/02/2019

Saturday, February 16
Sat 2/16 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Sharkiface and Danishta Rivero perform at CCRMA  More...
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Sat 2/16 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Improvised electric guitar solos and duos by Alvaro Domene & Henry Kaiser.  More...
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Sat 2/16 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
An evening of works by one of the legendary pioneers of live electronic music. Guest composer David Behrman performs with Zeena Parkins (harp), William Winant (percussion), and the Mills Contemporary Performance Ensemble.  More...
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Sunday, February 17
Sun 2/17 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. It's free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.  More...
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Monday, February 18
Mon 2/18 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Rob Ewing's Long Tone Sally (a new all-trombone experimental mega band) plus Steve Blum (solo synth).  More...
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Tuesday, February 19
Tue 2/19 1:00 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94613]
Jennifer Lacey - Lecture - Ear-lids vs. Mirror Neurons - Lacey presents an artist talk through the lens of Music and Dance as disciplines that need to learn to speak to one another.  More...
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Tue 2/19 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Ken Field (sopranino sax, flute) with Erick Glick Reiman (prepared piano) and Karen Stackpole (gongs)  More...
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Wednesday, February 20
Wed 2/20 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Mr. Hungry & The Gnawing Sensations
https://soundcloud.com/mrhungry

Kim Nucci
https://kimnucci.com

Andy Puls
http://videopaws.com/ | http://www.melodyoracle.com/

Julia Mazawa
https://soundcloud.com/juliamazawa  More...
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Wed 2/20 9:30 PM The Dildo Factory [Oakland]
Las Sucias/Dunkelman, fluke-mogul, Nishi-Smith/TONED/TDOWYK  More...
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Thursday, February 21
Thu 2/21 7:00 PM Caliornia College of the Arts San Francisco [California College of the Arts 1111 8th Street, San Francisco]
Sonic Event: Sarah Hennies, Kadet Kuhne, and Carla Lucero. With Bob Ostertag as Panel Moderator. Sonic Event explores the embodied materiality of sound and the spectrum of sexual difference(s) in the work of three contemporary artists crafting the divergent velocities of sonic experience.  More...
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Thu 2/21 7:30 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [SF Conservatory Recital Hall 50 Oak St. SF]
In SFCMP’s Master Class series you will observe some of the most talented Bay Area pre-professional music students as they learn from our renowned ensemble members in front of a live audience. Students will perform contemporary classical pieces that were selected by them. The students perform the music while being mentored in the master techniques, skills, and style of contemporary music. This new music and percussion master class is led by SFCMP oboist, Kyle Bruckmann.  More...
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Thu 2/21 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
David Behrman: Interactive Situations

David Behrman’s program will include revivals of two pieces from the early days of electronic/computer music as well as one or two recent ones. These are pieces in which the electronics provide situations to be explored rather than fixed compositions with specific instructions to performers. The concert will follow a week of collaborative work with Mills students during Behrman’s residency there, and will feature participation by two of the Mills grad students.  More...
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Thu 2/21 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Andrew Jamieson - piano
8:50 pm Matt Ingalls - clarinet
9:25 pm Shordahl/Reed/Nucci
Shanna Sordahl - cello/electronics Amy Reed - guitar/voice, Kim Nucci - saxophones/electronics
"Improvising trio blending the acoustic and electronic, minute and resounding sounds, with mindful listening at the core."  More...
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Thu 2/21 8:30 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Bill Orcutt, Surplus 1980, Preening  More...
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Friday, February 22
Fri 2/22 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
IN ANY OTHER CONTEXT: CHRIS LORTIE, Julie Herndon & FRIENDS  More...
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Fri 2/22 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Lucrecia Dalt & Aaron Dilloway

The name Lucrecia Dalt may recall her past five albums (her last, Ou, on Care Of Editions), or her previous collaborations with Laurel Halo, or Julia Holter. Her sixth album, and first venture on RVNG Intl, Anticlines, is a volume of bodily and geological substrates within poetic theory and sound. It explores the boundaries and limitations of human consciousness.

Aaron Dilloway is an experimental musician born in 1976. He is an improvisor and composer originally from Brighton, Michigan who works with the manipulation of 8-Track tape loops in combination with voice, tape delays and various organic and electronic sound sources. A founding member of the industrial noise group Wolf Eyes, Dilloway now resides in Oberlin, OH where he runs Hanson Records and Mailorder.  More...
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Fri 2/22 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Music for People: Voicehandler, Mossossoppo, Colossal Yes & Mitch Stahlmann  More...
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Saturday, February 23
Sat 2/23 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Munich, Germany, based husband and wife duo join forces with Bay area organist, Tom Flesher comprise the San Francisco-Munich Trio in a program for bassoon, cello, organ, and piano.  More...
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Sunday, February 24
Sun 2/24 2:00 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [50 Oak St. SF]
Pamela Z will perform a new work composed for voice and electronics with chamber orchestra as part of the San Francisco Conservatory’s Beethoven Interpolations Event at San Francisco Conservatory of Music in San Francisco, CA USA  More...
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Sun 2/24 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Jenny will be presenting new piano and vocal compositions inspired by her recent Creative Residency at Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, where she focused on composing for visual media and exploring the intersection between nature and creativity.  More...
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Monday, February 25
Mon 2/25 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Kanoko Nishi-Smith/Wobbly [Duo] + Smomid  More...
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Tuesday, February 26
Tue 2/26 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - Ian Carey Quintet+1 Plays "Fire In My Head" & More  More...
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Thursday, February 28
Thu 2/28 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Pex/Hodel
Jakob Pek - guitar, Lee Hodel - acoustic bass
Far out explorations exploring just intonation, deep listening, sound as music as art, and noise
8:50 pm Sandy Ewen - prepared guitar
9:25 pm Millevoi/Orcutt duo
Nick Millevoi - guitar, Bill Orcutt - guitar
First time improv with guitarists Nick Millevoi and Bill Orcutt  More...
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Thu 2/28 8:00 PM Freight & Salvage [2020 Addison St. Berkeley]
Bill Frisell Trio featuring Tony Scherr & Kenny Wollesen with Special Guest Sam Amidon  More...
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Friday, March 1
Fri 3/01 10:00 AM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA Open House

Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) will hold its annual free open house on Friday, March 1, 2019, from 10am to 5pm. CCRMA students, faculty, and staff will present their research in a wide variety of formats.  More...
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Fri 3/01 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Kurt Rohde’s Farewell Tour—Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 continues with PART 2, featuring new works for viola and electronics.  More...
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Fri 3/01 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
DO-OVER Music Series #3: The Jordan Glenn Party with a solo set by guitarist Joel Nelson

A music composition/improvisation lab co-curated by Jordan Glenn and Lisa Mezzacappa
Every First Saturday (EXCEPT THIS ONE) at Temescal Art Center, Oakland  More...
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Fri 3/01 8:00 PM Wind River [421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz]
Portato Portato is an Oakland/Santa Cruz based quartet that performs original works and select compositions from the 20th and 21st centuries. They are committed to presenting experimental and underrepresented music, as well as highlighting the processes of the composer-performer relationship in new music creation. The ensemble’s 2018 program features works by living composers, including premieres of new music by David Dunn, Julie Herndon, Laura Steenberge, and Declan Seifkas.  More...
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Saturday, March 2
Sat 3/02 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Lisa Mezzacappa Six
Two Shows, 7:00pm & 8:30pm, SFJAZZ Center's Joe Henderson Lab
The bassist and composer’s freewheeling sextet plays original material inspired by Italian fantasy author Italo Calvino’s whimsical short story collection Cosmicomics.  More...
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Sat 3/02 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Angela Kraft Cross, San Francisco Bay Area organist, pianist and composer, graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music in 1980 with bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Organ Performance. She then earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at Loma Linda University, where she subsequently completed her residency in ophthalmology.  More...
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Sat 3/02 8:00 PM Hertz Hall [UC Berkeley campus near corner of College and Bancroft Berkeley]
ECO ENSEMBLE  More...
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Sunday, March 3
Sun 3/03 4:00 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [50 Oak St. SF]
San Francisco Girls Chorus presents Modern Masters  More...
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Sun 3/03 7:00 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Trio 180, the faculty piano trio-in-residence at the University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music, is dedicated to its roles as performer, proponent of new music, and educator. In addition to giving concerts and master classes throughout the United States, the trio has been featured on concert series in Mexico and Canada. This talented ensemble includes celebrated concert violinist Ann Miller, renowned cellist Vicky Wang, and award-winning pianist Sonia Leong.  More...
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Friday, March 8
Fri 3/08 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Latitudes: Ashley Bellouin and Gabriel Mindel Saloman  More...
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Saturday, March 9
Sat 3/09 8:00 PM St. Mark's Lutheran Church [1111 O’Farrell Street San Francisco]
Let’s go! We’re heading out into nature both tamed and wild with music of flowers, fields and forests, of birds and bees, of gentle garden creatures and lurking monsters! Featuring Britten, Schumann, Delius, Mechem, Stanford, Hensel, Crabtree, Nelhybel, Ligeti, Van Brink, and the winner of our New Voices Project.  More...
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Sat 3/09 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Looney/ Mezzacapa/ Nordeson Trio  More...
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Sat 3/09 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Pianist Jenny Q Chai in Sonorous Brushes
A Multi-Sensory Concert Featuring Works by Debussy, Durieux, Ravel, Messiaen, and a California Premiere by Jarosław Kapuściński using Antescofo Software  More...
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Sunday, March 10
Sun 3/10 4:00 PM St. Mark's Episcopal Church [600 Colorado Avenue Palo Alto]
Let’s go! We’re heading out into nature both tamed and wild with music of flowers, fields and forests, of birds and bees, of gentle garden creatures and lurking monsters! Featuring Britten, Schumann, Delius, Mechem, Stanford, Hensel, Crabtree, Nelhybel, Ligeti, Van Brink, and the winner of our New Voices Project.  More...
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Sun 3/10 5:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Zwischenspiel  More...
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Sun 3/10 8:00 PM Wind River [421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz]
Composer/bassist James Ilgenfritz (NYC) leads an evening of solo and duo works, with a program stradding the worlds of composition and free improvisation, including an improvising duo with Bay Area oboist Kyle Bruckmann. His program includes his own work, fellow New Yorkers Lucie Vitkova and Miya Masaoka, Anthony Donofrio, and Watsonville-based composer Jeffrey Treviño.  More...
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Sun 3/10 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Shapeshifters Cinema - Sung Kim

A live, improvised soundtrack will be performed by Theo Padouvas (trumpet), Shanna Sordahl (invented instruments and cello), Brian Pedersen (reeds), and Sung Kim (invented instruments).  More...
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Tuesday, March 12
Tue 3/12 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
James Ilgenfritz (composer, bassist and improviser) and Friends  More...
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Wednesday, March 13
Wed 3/13 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Drummer Jeff Marrs with Adam Shulman, piano, and Giulio Xavier Cetto, bass, join together to play standards and some music from the debut CD Marrs Attacks.  More...
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Thursday, March 14
Thu 3/14 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Thomas Buckner: Songs Without Words

Songs Without Words, for voice (no text) and electronics presents work written for, and dedicated to Thomas Buckner by some of the most pioneering composers in experimental music: Alvin Lucier, Robert Ashley, Annea Lockwood, and Phill Niblock.  More...
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Thu 3/14 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Franck Martin - modular synth
9:00 pm Murder Sewage
Naomi Harrison-Clay (sax), Joel Nelson (Guitar), Maia Ziaee (synth), and Rowan Mathews (vocals)  More...
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Friday, March 15
Fri 3/15 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
3 Leafs / Joel St. Julien / Rod Barriga  More...
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Fri 3/15 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
David Tanenbaum and Friends  More...
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Sunday, March 17
Sun 3/17 4:00 PM St. Paul's Episcopal Church [114 Montecito Avenue Oakland]
Let’s go! We’re heading out into nature both tamed and wild with music of flowers, fields and forests, of birds and bees, of gentle garden creatures and lurking monsters! Featuring Britten, Schumann, Delius, Mechem, Stanford, Hensel, Crabtree, Nelhybel, Ligeti, Van Brink, and the winner of our New Voices Project.  More...
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Sun 3/17 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. It's free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.  More...
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Monday, March 18
Mon 3/18 10:30 AM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
David Dunn

David Dunn is a composer and sound artist.  More...
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Sunday, March 24
Sun 3/24 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Clare Longendyke: From San Francisco With Love  More...
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Sun 3/24 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Crystal Quartez / Clamber  More...
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Wednesday, March 27
Wed 3/27 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Amnon Wolman: Barrier, Stop for inspection

"Barrier, Stop for inspection" was commissioned for the 2018 Warsaw Autumn Festival, and employs sounds, texts and images. The text, about the activity of remembering, was written in June 2018, and was translated to Polish by Halina Cieplińska. It appears both in English and in Polish orally and visually in fixed times during the piece. Most other materials, musical and visual, are performed and controlled during the live performance.  More...
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Thursday, March 28
Thu 3/28 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Bard Music West Plays! 1.0: Games and Revolutions  More...
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Friday, March 29
Fri 3/29 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Parker at Ivy Room  More...
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