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10/23/2018 - 12/07/2018

Tuesday, October 23
Tue 10/23 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Future Sonic Cities: Artist Panel  More...
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Tue 10/23 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
VICKI RAY
ecStatic – new music for piano and electronics
Vicki Ray, piano  More...
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Tue 10/23 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Moe! Staiano presents his latest large-space composition, "Away Towards the Light," an exploration of tonal interplay and contrasting rhythms for nine electric guitars, bass and drums composed in three movements.

The venerable Vacuum Tree Head will be opening the evening, celebrating the release of two CD EPs, released in a lavish package.

A truly dynamic night of music and sight awaits!  More...
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Wednesday, October 24
Thursday, October 25
Thu 10/25 6:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
Presented in partnership with the Center for New Music, San Francisco born, and Switzerland raised Erika Stucky creates an unparalleled mix of entertainment, avant-garde jazz and pop music, infused with American, Swiss and Dadaist spoken word performances. Out of this emerges a happily subversive work of art. Stucky creates and shares personal performances that synthesize yodeling, scat singing, spoken monologues and jazz into compelling yet uncategorizable music. Performing live at The Laundry, an intimate art house and tech coworking environment, Stucky will be present with accordion, percussion, vocals and live image projection. This is followed by experimental new music composer Chris Brown utilizing compositions for piano, and percussion instruments with interactive electronics and custom built electro-acoustic sonic instruments.  More...
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Thu 10/25 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Closing Reception: Inventions from The Maze and The Machine  More...
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Thu 10/25 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Runcible Spoon Fight
Tom Djll, Clarke Robinson
9:00 pm Vaughn/Pino
John Vaughn - saxophones, Mark Pino - drums  More...
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Friday, October 26
Fri 10/26 7:00 PM Internet Archive [300 Funston Ave San Francisco]
WALL - Hosted by Soundwave

Curated by Tanya Gayer with performances by XUXA SANTAMARIA duo Sofía Córdova and Matt Gonzalez  More...
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Fri 10/26 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Just Visiting (X-Ray Vision): A new experimental chamber opera from composer Brett Carson  More...
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Fri 10/26 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
IMPROVISATION CONCERT – The Schimscheimer Family Trio and duo B.: Lisa Mezzacappa + Jason Levis  More...
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Saturday, October 27
Sat 10/27 11:00 AM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Andre Custodio is hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.  More...
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Sat 10/27 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Miro Sprague at the Maybeck

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.  More...
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Sat 10/27 4:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Just Visiting (X-Ray Vision): A new experimental chamber opera from composer Brett Carson  More...
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Sat 10/27 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Just Visiting (X-Ray Vision): A new experimental chamber opera from composer Brett Carson  More...
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Sat 10/27 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Early Music Meets New: Liaison Ensemble + Helia Music Collective  More...
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Sat 10/27 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Sheldon Brown Group is celebrating the upcoming release of their new CD, Blood of the Air, with this special pre-Halloween concert.

The music of Blood of the Air is by turns passionate and grooving, dark and moody, and playfully reflective. Sheldon Brown Group consists of some of the Bay Area’s most distinctive and accomplished jazz and new music performers.

This show features:

Sheldon Brown - Soprano, Alto, and Tenor Saxophones, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Darren Johnston - Trumpet
Lorin Benedict - Voice
Andrew Joron - Theremin
John Finkbeiner - Guitar
Jonathan Alford - Piano
Dan Zemelman - Piano
Michael Wilcox - Bass
Alan Hall - Drums

Tickets Here  More...
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Sat 10/27 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Sideband’s 2018 Bay Area tour will feature favorite laptop ensemble repertoire pieces alongside world premieres of new works, using voice-on-voice vocoders, video controllers, wireless networking, graphic and text scores, and more. Pieces composed, coded, and performed by Lainie Fefferman, Anne Hege, Daniel Iglesia, Jascha Narveson, and Jeff Snyder.  More...
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Sunday, October 28
Sun 10/28 4:00 PM Chez Hanny [1300 Silver Avenue SF]
Scott Amendola 3-in-1 at Chez Hanny

Scott Amendola (drums), Raffi Garabedian (sax), Zachary Ostroff (bass)  More...
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Sun 10/28 5:00 PM Piedmont Center for the Arts [801 Magnolia Ave Piedmont, CA 94611]
Del Sol String Quartet - Berkeley Symphony Chamber Series (Berkeley, CA)  More...
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Sun 10/28 7:00 PM Institute Of advanced Uncertainty [296 Ivy Street San Francisco]
Pink Sea Thrift - LP release listening party

vinyl release of “Pink Sea Thrift” on fo’c’sle records, an album by Ellen Fullman, David Gamper and special guest Stuart Dempster  More...
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Sun 10/28 7:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Michael Coleman's Resort Music Suite + Andrew Conklin: Song Collector  More...
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Sun 10/28 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Mari Kawamura plays Bordeau, Vine, Hsieh, and Couperin  More...
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Monday, October 29
Mon 10/29 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
SIDEBAND is an electroacoustic ensemble, comprised of composer-performers dedicated to exploring the potential of the laptop orchestra. Sideband’s Songlines performance will feature existing repertoire from their first album, the Sideband Chronicles, alongside premieres of new works using nontraditional controllers, wireless networking, graphic and text scores, video, and more.  More...
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Thursday, November 1
Thu 11/01 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Sideband presents a concert of electracoustic works for laptop ensemble. Sideband performers: Lainie Feffermen, Anne Hege, Daniel Iglesia, Jascha Narveson, Jeff Snyder, Curtis Ullerich (guest).

This event is part of the Artful Design Manifestival.  More...
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Thu 11/01 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Kyle Motl - double bass
9:00 pm Brown/Soo-yeon
Chris Brown - electronics, Soo-yeon Lyuh - haegeum  More...
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Friday, November 2
Fri 11/02 12:30 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
TALK FEATURING COMPOSER/PERFORMER/IMPROVISER TYSHAWN SOREY  More...
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Fri 11/02 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Myra Melford'S SNOWY EGRET, Shows at 7:00pm & 8:30pm
A pianist, composer, educator and bandleader who has built and documented a succession of celebrated ensembles, Myra Melford has set her most ambitious projects on the all-star quintet known as Snowy Egret. Featuring some of jazz’s most distinctive and melodically inventive improvisers, the group premiered her enthralling 2013 multimedia production inspired by Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano alternative history of the Americas Language of Dreams at YBCA, and followed up with an eponymous debut album on Enja named by many jazz critics as one of 2015’s best releases.  More...
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Fri 11/02 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
Bassist, composer and bandleader Lisa Mezzacappa premieres a new suite of music for jazz sextet, inspired by Italo Calvino’s Cosmicomics stories on the origins of the universe, and the invisible forces at work in the cosmos.
Mezzacappa is joined by her ensemble, the Lisa Mezzacappa Six, which features:
tenor saxophonist Aaron Bennett,
guitarist John Finkbeiner,
vibraphonist Mark Clifford,
electronic musician, Tim Perkis, and
drummer Jordan Glenn.  More...
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Fri 11/02 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
OboeTronics II, with Glenda Bates and Brandon Labadie  More...
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Saturday, November 3
Sat 11/03 11:00 AM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Andre Custodio is hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.  More...
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Sat 11/03 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Myra Melford's Snowy Egret, Shows at 7:00pm & 8:30pm
A pianist, composer, educator and bandleader who has built and documented a succession of celebrated ensembles, Myra Melford has set her most ambitious projects on the all-star quintet known as Snowy Egret. Featuring some of jazz’s most distinctive and melodically inventive improvisers, the group premiered her enthralling 2013 multimedia production inspired by Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano alternative history of the Americas Language of Dreams at YBCA, and followed up with an eponymous debut album on Enja named by many jazz critics as one of 2015’s best releases.  More...
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Sat 11/03 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Bassist, composer and bandleader Lisa Mezzacappa premieres a new suite of music for jazz sextet, inspired by Italo Calvino’s Cosmicomics stories on the origins of the universe, and the invisible forces at work in the cosmos.
Lisa Mezzacappa Six features:
Aaron Bennett, tenor sax
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Mark Clifford, vibraphone
Tim Perkis, electronics
Jordan Glenn, drums  More...
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Sat 11/03 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
TO….OBLIVION

TO....OBLIVION presents two California guitarists, San Francisco's Giacomo Fiore and Los Angeles' Alexander Elliott Miller in a program of music for electric guitar.  More...
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Sat 11/03 9:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia Street San Francisco]
Old Time Relijun

After a mysterious decade-long hiatus, Olympia, Washington’s OLD TIME RELIJUN return to the highway for a series of very special “23rd anniversary concerts” along the West Coast of the United States, with more dates in the works for 2019. They are reuniting in the classic “Catharsis in Crisis” lineup featuring bandleader Arrington de Dionyso with Aaron Hartman (upright bass), Germaine Baca (drums) and Benjamin Hartman (saxophone and percussion).  More...
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Sunday, November 4
Sun 11/04 6:00 PM SFJAZZ Center Joe Henderson Lab [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Ian Carey Quintet+1: Fire In My Head (The Anxiety Suite)--premiere. With Kasey Knudsen, alto saxophone; Sheldon Brown, bass clarinet; Adam Shulman, piano; Jon Arkin, drums; Fred Randolph, bass, and Ian Carey trumpet. Shows at 6pm & 7:30pm.  More...
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Sun 11/04 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
I Will Learn To

In this inspired new music program, artists Jordan Curcuruto (percussion), Chelsea Villanueva (clarinet), Phoebe Wu (piano), and Jocelyn Zelasko (voice) explore empowerment within relationships. Each musical work completes the phrase: "I will learn to…" (e.g., laugh, love, grieve, empower, forgive).  More...
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Sun 11/04 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Snickers
Howard Ryan - viola, vox, electronics, radio and scanner feeds
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie Quintet performs Tricycle, part 3: Leonora
Annelise Zamula - saxes, flute/Amber Lamprecht - oboe, flute/Joshua Marshall - tenor sax/Bill Noertker - contrabass/Dave Mihaly - drums  More...
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Sun 11/04 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Reasons For Moving (4tet)  More...
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Wednesday, November 7
Wed 11/07 7:00 PM Berkeley Piano Club [2724 Haste St Berkeley]
Sculpting Air: Medieval & Modern Vocal Improv I

Vajra Voices director, Karen Clark and composer/cellist/vocalist Theresa Wong present a workshop around the 12th century mystic Hildegard von Bingen; and, the Taoist Immortal, Sun Bu’er. Karen Clark will teach a chant by Hildegard von Bingen; and, Theresa Wong will lead the workshop in a vocal improvisation, sculpting sound around a poem of Sun Bu’er.

Suggested Donation: $35 per workshop; $60 for both.
Vajra Voices is an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society. Your donations are tax deductible.  More...
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Wed 11/07 7:45 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Black Givre
https://blackgivre.bandcamp.com

Kee Avil
https://keeavil.bandcamp.com/

So-Ar (Shanna Sordahl & Robert Lopez)
https://soundcloud.com/so_ar

Zestie Bumwhig (Seymour Glass & Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase)
https://glisteningexamples.bandcamp.com/album/bidden
https://brentlewiisensemble.bandcamp.com/  More...
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Thursday, November 8
Thu 11/08 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Opening Reception: Don Buchla, Instruments for Electronic Expression  More...
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Thu 11/08 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Jamie Green - violin, alto saxophone, tar (drum) and electronics
8:45 pm Pauline Lay - violin, electronics
9:15 pm Gerber/Bikko
Matylda Gerber - tenor saxophone
Mikko Biffle - guitar  More...
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Friday, November 9
Fri 11/09 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
enhakē beyond Messiaen: 21st century works for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano  More...
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Saturday, November 10
Sat 11/10 10:00 AM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Crossroads: Sonification Art and Science  More...
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Sat 11/10 11:00 AM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Andre Custodio is hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.  More...
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Sat 11/10 7:30 PM Berkeley Piano Club [2724 Haste St Berkeley]
Sculpting Air: Medieval & Modern Vocal Improv II

Vajra Voices director, Karen Clark and composer/cellist/vocalist Theresa Wong present a workshop around the 12th century mystic Hildegard von Bingen; and, the Taoist Immortal, Sun Bu’er. Karen Clark will teach a chant by Hildegard von Bingen; and, Theresa Wong will lead the workshop in a vocal improvisation, sculpting sound around a poem of Sun Bu’er.

Suggested Donation: $35 per workshop; $60 for both.
Vajra Voices is an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society. Your donations are tax deductible.  More...
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Sunday, November 11
Sun 11/11 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
HUSH Series – The Long Tone Choir: autumn  More...
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Sun 11/11 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Tana String Quartet  More...
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Tuesday, November 13
Tue 11/13 1:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Imperfect Interactions: a lecture/workshop on improvisation-based intermedia collaboration between dancers, musicians, and technologists.
Led by Scott Rubin, with special guests TBA  More...
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Tue 11/13 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
IMA | Noise music of Japanese poetry

IMA is the sound project of Nava Dunkelman x Amma Ateria, marching forth with fearless percussion, stark electronics, and filmic poetic vocals.  More...
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Tue 11/13 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
Resident is a monthly Open Mic event started by Jeremy Black and friends in 2017. Set in a casual atmosphere in an awesome location, The Laundry, it is the perfect event if you are a beginner or even experimented musician/performer and want to reach out to the San Francisco Community.  More...
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Tue 11/13 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Tom Weeks' Euro Guro
Headlights
Amy Reed  More...
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Wednesday, November 14
Wed 11/14 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
SoSontag Shogun (NYC/Montreal) with Maggi Payne  More...
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Wed 11/14 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Invisible Bird

A guitar, trumpet, and drum trio collectively led by three engaging and unique artists from the Bay Area and Colorado; Scott Amendola, Shane Endsley, and Dave Devine. Invisible Bird was formed in 2017 and is releasing it's debut album, Flutter to Fuzz, in the Spring of 2018. The group broadly employs the use of electronics to branch out from the raw acoustic trio sound. Trumpet and guitar take turns covering bass lines and all three players create swirling digital textures with a hefty collection of boutique stomp boxes. The three distinct compositional voices in the group craft original music that transport the listener from rootsy back beats to anthemic indie rock to acoustic modern jazz trio to ambient electronica. Invisible Bird also reinvents classic repertoire from artists like Nick Drake an Joni Mitchell and toys with new hits from artists like Bruno Mars and Rihanna. The debut album features cameos from special guests Sam Amidon and Orenda Fink (Azure Ray). Look for the group to be on the road starting in June of 2018!  More...
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Wed 11/14 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Voicehandler CD release, Andrew Bernstein (Baltimore), IMA

Voicehandler's new self-released CD light from another light is a collection of improvised pieces representative of their live sets from the past couple years. The instrumentation differs from their previous album with Rivero making extensive use of modular electronics, and Heule expanding to a full drum kit.

The performance is loose and exploratory, at various times energetic and meditative. Rivero’s voice embraces noise, with the lines blurred between electronic processing and extended vocal techniques. Heule’s drumming maintains its typical ear for timbre within the context of driving percussive intensity.  More...
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Thursday, November 15
Thu 11/15 6:00 PM Internet Stream [https://soundcloud.com/radiodinner]
The best kind of gig = the one you don't need to drag yourself out of the house for. Tune in to quite possibly sfSound Radio to hear the tablecore improvisation of the duo Usufruct (Polly Moller Springhorn, Tim Walters) and the Noodles (Michael Zelner, Suki O'Kane).  More...
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Thu 11/15 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
On the next edition of Latitudes—an album release show on the occasion of Bill Orcutt and Chris Corsano’s new record “Brace Up.” Join Other Minds’ Blaine Todd at the C4NM as he presents two singular voices in the world of experimental guitar music. Bill Orcutt performs his convulsive blues on four-string electric, while composer and former Black Spirituals guitarist, Zachary James Watkins sketches an aural map of the C4NM through walls of feedback. 7:00pm doors, 7:30pm concert  More...
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Thu 11/15 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Booker Stardum - solo drums
9:00 pm Sontag Shogun’s Braided Sound
Ian Temple (Sontag Shogun) - piano
Jesse Perlstein (Sontag Shogun) - processed field recordings, voice
Jeremy Young - sine & square waves, amplified surfaces & objects
Danishta Rivero - voice
Amma Ateria - electronics
Andrej Hronco - lapsteel
Briana Marela - synth, voice
Andrew Bernstein (Horse Lords) - saxophone
Booker Stardrum - drums  More...
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Friday, November 16
Fri 11/16 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
LIVE MUSIC! Laetitia Sonami&Wobbly / Chris Brown / Efectos Humanos  More...
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Fri 11/16 7:30 PM Herbst Theatre [401 Van Ness Ave SF]
Brooklyn Rider

Iconoclastic Brooklyn Rider—which NPR credited with “recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble” performs a program called Healing Modes that combines Beethoven’s great String Quartet No. 15, Op. 132 with other new works written in response to it.  More...
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Saturday, November 17
Sat 11/17 11:00 AM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Andre Custodio is hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.  More...
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Sat 11/17 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Mills Performing Group plays music by Monk, Ashley, Feldman, Payne, Reid, and Cowart.  More...
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Sat 11/17 8:30 PM Other Cinema at ATA Gallery [992 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA]
Thomas Dimuzio and Lori Varga/Hans Grusel's Krankenkabinet  More...
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Sunday, November 18
Sun 11/18 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
A night with ruth weiss
Born in Germany in 1928 and escaping fascist occupation from Austria in 1939, founder of jazz beat poetry, ruth weiss began experimenting with jazz and poetry in Chicago in 1948. Later she lead the series at The Cellar in San Francisco in 1956 that would propel her contemporaries Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady and others to world wide recognition. In 1996 writer Barbara Knight helped to propel ruth onto the world stage with her book "Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution"
Now at 90 years her unique invention is going strong throughout the world today. weiss spells her name in lowercase as such as a symbolic protest against "law and order," since in her birthplace of Germany all nouns are spelled capitalized.
She will perform a quartet set with Hal Davis - log, Doug O'Connor - double bass, Rent Romus - saxophones/flutes and a duo set with Doug Lynner - Mystery Serge Synth  More...
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Sun 11/18 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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Saturday, November 24
Sat 11/24 11:00 AM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Andre Custodio is hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.  More...
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Monday, November 26
Mon 11/26 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
The World According to Sound, Live!

You will hear bridges and ants and the gurgle of mud pots. The sounds will transport you inside another person’s head and back in time a hundred years to the streets of Berlin. There will be a musical performance by a washing machine, a sonorous tennis match, and a disturbing howl Marco Polo heard centuries ago while crossing the Gobi Desert. There's absolutely nothing to see. It will be a spectacle entirely for the ears.  More...
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Wednesday, November 28
Wed 11/28 7:00 PM Mills College Art Museum [Danforth Lecture Hall (across from Museum) 5000 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94613]
Mills College Art Museum: Art 21 Screening
Bay Area Art in the 21st Century with Creative Growth  More...
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Thursday, November 29
Thu 11/29 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Laurie Anderson’s Songs For Women with Tammy Hall
The first part of the Laurie Anderson series was inspired by the composer Tammy Hall’s beautiful piece “For Miss Jones”. Anderson thought it would be interesting to do a collection of pieces written for women and make it into a celebration that crosses back and forth from jazz to stories to electronics.  More...
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Thu 11/29 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Antonic/Fischer
Thomas Antonic - text, recitation
Michael Fischer - ad-hoc soundscaping
A morphological text- and soundscape, richly allusive, drawn, sculpture-like, filmic, cross-linking, floating. Whirring visions form a coup of poetic escalation.

9:00 pm Nishi-Smith/Robertson
Kanoko Nishi-Smith - koto
Owen Stewart Robertson -guitar  More...
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Friday, November 30
Fri 11/30 7:30 PM Grace Cathedral [1100 California Street San Francisco, CA 94108]
Laurie Anderson’s Lou Reed Drones with Stewart Hurwood
Lou Reed’s powerful drone piece features the hypnotic overtones and harmonics of guitar feedback. As part of it, Anderson will be joined in a viola duet by Eyvind Kang.  More...
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Saturday, December 1
Sat 12/01 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Laurie Anderson’s Songs For Men with Scott Amendola
“I realized I’ve also written a lot of things for and about men and I asked the amazing Scott Amendola to join me in an evening of improv. Some of the greatest experts on women are men and of course vice versa so I’m hoping for some lively mash ups.”  More...
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Sunday, December 2
Sun 12/02 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Laurie Anderson’s Scenes From My Radio Play with Fred Frith
Scenes from My Radio Play is themes and variations on the characters and situations in the play. Guitarist Fred Frith will join Anderson in invoking hypnosis, memory, old juke joints, canoe trips and love.  More...
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Wednesday, December 5
Wed 12/05 7:30 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Gloria Cheng & Terry Riley
The Heaven Ladder & other works for piano by Terry Riley  More...
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Thursday, December 6
Thu 12/06 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
BEAM SPLITTER is a duo for amplified voice, trombone and occasional analog electronics.  More...
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