Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community


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09/21/2021 - 11/05/2021

Saturday, September 25
Sat 9/25 4:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
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The Lockdown Festival reconvenes. A host of diehards and experimentalists join for an online festival, streamed from Temescal Arts Center. Lockdown Festival VI promotes music of purpose at a time of continued - but hopefully soon-to-be-ending - strife. All proceeds will be directed to causes of conscience.

Program Includes:
4pm Surplus 1980
4:30pm Phillip Greenlief + David Boyce
5pm Amy Reed
5:30pm SO AR (Robert Lopez + Shanna Sordahl)
6pm Mike Gamble (PDX)
6:30pm Grex (Karl Evangelista + Rei Scampavia)
7pm Francis Wong Solo
7:45pm The Jordan Glenn Party (w/Jose F. Solares, David James, Roger Kim, and Safa Shokrai)

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Thursday, September 30
Thu 9/30 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
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A concert featuring works by living composers, instrumentalists and artists from minorities including woman artists and BIPOC artists, followed by an open discussion via Zoom with artist panelists and guests. Pianist Eunmi Ko, Ting Luo and a few other wonderful musicians, including Kathleen Supove(pianist), Vicky Chow(pianist), Nicholas Phillips(pianist), Chia Jui(Erhu), Wioleta Kaminska(multimedia) will be showcasing works at the event, highlighting the theme of new music by minority composers and performers. The event will feature pieces by Emily Koh, Chen Yi, Li Yuan-Qing, Jean Ahn, Reena Esmail and so on. NAC will premiere two pieces from FOOTSTEPS by Jean Ahn, with multimedia works by video artist Jo Ho. Other premiere pieces include Lost in.., sound and music by Ting Luo, visuals by Marco Pinter, and FIELDS OF REPRESSION, piano duo by Ting Luo and Gloria Damijan. This concert will be followed by an open Zoom discussion featuring performers and composers, including Chen Yi and Emily Koh attending the discussion.  More...
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Sunday, October 3
Sun 10/03 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.

Masks required! Vaccinated performers may unmask while performing. Unvaccinated performers must remain masked at all times. Skylights will be open for air circulation.  More...
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Monday, October 4
Mon 10/04 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
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Larry Ochs (saxophones) & Donald Robinson (drums) celebrating the recent release of their second and definitive duo recording, A Civil Right.  More...
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Tuesday, October 12
Tue 10/12 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
Resident is a monthly electronic audiovisual open mic event started in 2017. It is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at The Laundry. 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. Due to restrictions, this show will only be streamed online, do not come to the Laundry  More...
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Wednesday, October 20
Wed 10/20 6:30 PM Sound & Savor [1131 24 street, Oakland]

Sound & Savor returns after a very long covid break with world renowned musicians paired with gourmet vegan cuisine. We are thrilled to have the return of one of our favorite performers, Joelle Leandre in a solo concert! Only 12 seats available for this venue, now.  More...
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