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11/12/2018 - 12/27/2018

Monday, November 12
Mon 11/12 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Gerber/Glenn/Greenlief/Shiurba + fluke-mogul/Mezzacappa/Bruckmann  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 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison St Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - Knudsen/Arkin/Wick Trio  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 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Quatuor Tana: Tracés d’ombres  More...
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Tue 11/13 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Tom Weeks' Ero Guro
- Li & AM (Lisa E. Harris and Amy Melissa Reed)
- Headlights (Aurora Josephson/Headboggle)  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 7:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
dorkbotSF: Mark Pauline, Scott Kildall, Naut Humon

Come to Gray Area and spend an evening with people doing strange things with electricity.
All Ages
Cash bar for 21+
$5-$20 sliding scale entry
Schedule:
7:00pm social hour
8:00pm presentations  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 sfSoundRadio [http://sfsound.org/radio.html]
The best kind of gig = the one you don't need to drag yourself out of the house for. Tune in to sfSound Radio to hear the live 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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Fri 11/16 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Scott R. Looney / Joseph Noble / Kjell Nordeson – Duos and Trio  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 8:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
The Crushing Spiral Ensemble

Matt Small - bass and compositions
Steve Adams - saxophones
Sheldon Brown - saxophone and clarinet
Chris Grady - trumpet
Steve Blum - piano
Michael Pinkham - drums  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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Sun 11/18 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Don Cherry's Complete Communion

Henry Hung, trumpet
John Wiitala, bass  More...
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Sun 11/18 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Martin Azevedo & Planarian Collective, with Dennis Aman: Disassembling The Clocks  More...
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Monday, November 19
Mon 11/19 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Clara Yang Piano: Sound of the Past and the Present  More...
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Wednesday, November 21
Wed 11/21 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Music for People Volume 2
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Street Priest- Jacob Felix Heule, Matt Chandler, Doug Katelus

gabby fluke-mogul

Berlin Duo- Suki O'Kane, Edward Schocker

Snake- Nick Barbeln  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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Mon 11/26 9:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out Special presents cutting-edge bands in the worlds of jazz, improvised music, and creative song. Our maiden show features an explosive new set from Oakland art rock/experimental duo Grex, paired with new music from Santa Cruz transplants JUDO NO.

Grex (art rock/experimental): Karl Evangelista-gtr, voice, percussion, Rei Scampavia-keys, voice, percussion

JUDO NO (polyrhythmic rock)  More...
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Mon 11/26 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
GAS Live – Recombinant Festival 2018 Opening Night Performance

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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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Wed 11/28 7:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Herman Kolgen – Recombinant 2018 Artist in Residence

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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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Thu 11/29 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Disks and Grooves: Exploring Rotary Instruments  More...
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Friday, November 30
Fri 11/30 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Enrique Arriaga (Unknown Persons) and Concepción Huerta (Territorios Personales)  More...
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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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Fri 11/30 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Aïsha Devi, Drew McDowall, Hiro Kone + more – Recombinant Festival 2018 Friday Night

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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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Sat 12/01 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
DO-OVER Music Series: duo B. Experimental Band + Tim DeCillis solo
Featuring: Kyle Bruckmann, Polly Moller Springhorn, Matt Ingalls, Josh Marshall, Theo Padouvas, Brendan Lai-Tong, gabby fluke-mogul, Julie Michael, Crystal Pascucci, Nava Dunkelman, John Finkbeiner, Lisa Mezzacappa, Jason Levis.  More...
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Sat 12/01 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Demdike Stare, Antenes, Rrose + more – Saturday Night Recombinant Festival 2018

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Sunday, December 2
Sun 12/02 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Crown of Eternity – Sound Experience  More...
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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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Sun 12/02 7:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Time Machines Live A/V Show – Recombinant Festival Closing Night

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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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Thu 12/06 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
War Hippy/Thomas Dimuzio/Names/Gerritt Wittmer
Power Ambience, Experimental Electronics, Noise, introspective experimental electronics, and Power Intellectualism in a controlled setting!  More...
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Friday, December 7
Fri 12/07 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Andy Meyerson: Ritual & Resonance  More...
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Fri 12/07 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Nathan Clevenger's Book of Exits & The Green Mitchell Trio  More...
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Sunday, December 9
Sun 12/09 4:00 PM Saint Mark's Lutheran Church [1111 O'Farrell Street San Francisco, CA 94109 United States]
Celebrate the holidays by decking the halls with new traditions! We offer beloved seasonal music from around the world, from sublime to silly, old to new, and with (optional) audience singing. Works by Grieg, Howells, Tavener, Hassler, Puerling, Willan, Praetorious, Conte, Grau, Poulenc and others and new favorites for the years ahead. Introducing our Composers-in- and Not-in-Residence, Jean Ahn and Robinson McClellan.  More...
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Sun 12/09 7:00 PM Institute of Advanced Uncertainty [296 Ivy Street
 San Francisco]
bitter banquet CD release concert  More...
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Sun 12/09 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Shapeshifters Cinema: duo B. (Lisa Mezzacappa and Jason Levis) vs. viDEO sAVant  More...
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Tuesday, December 11
Tue 12/11 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - Matt Renzi's "Arm-Sized Legging"  More...
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Tue 12/11 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Monopiece (Nathan Corder, Timothy Russell, Matt Robidoux, +1)
- Alex Cohen  More...
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Wednesday, December 12
Wed 12/12 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Damn Skippy Featuring Scott Amendola, Will Bernard, John Schott, Jenny Schieman & Todd Sickafoose  More...
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Thursday, December 13
Thu 12/13 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Damn Skippy Featuring Scott Amendola, Will Bernard, John Schott, Jenny Scheinman & Todd Sickafoose! TWO NIGHTS! Completely different music each night!  More...
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Saturday, December 15
Sat 12/15 8:00 PM Stork Club [2330 Telegraph Avenue Oakland]
New Zombies, an 11-piece avant-jazz ensemble, plays the world music-inspired compositions of Dan Plonsey. Forer Effect opens the show, followed by Jordan Glenn's BEAK.  More...
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Sat 12/15 8:00 PM Saint Mark's Episcopal Church [600 Colorado Avenue Palo Alto]
Celebrate the holidays by decking the halls with new traditions! We offer beloved seasonal music from around the world, from sublime to silly, old to new, and with (optional) audience singing. Works by Grieg, Howells, Taverner, Hassler, Puerling, Willan, Praetorious, Conte, Poulenc and others and new favorites for the years ahead. Introducing our Composers-in- and Not-in-Residence, Jean Ahn and Robinson McClellan.  More...
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Sat 12/15 9:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Eugene Chadbourne  More...
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Sunday, December 16
Sun 12/16 3:00 PM The Women's Building [3543 18th Street #8, San Francisco, CA 94110]
Each year, SFCMP holds several community events that encourage the exploration of contemporary music in a festive, community atmosphere.

We hope you'll join us in December for our in the COMMUNITY get together featuring Cornelius Cardew’s "The Great Learning, Paragraph 7."

In this group performance experience, the audience has the opportunity to add their voices to the musical recitation of an ancient Confucian text. The mood and spirit will be set through a Sonic Meditation by the great Pauline Oliveros.  More...
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Sun 12/16 4:00 PM Saint Paul's Episcopal Church [114 Montecito Avenue Oakland]
Celebrate the holidays by decking the halls with new traditions! We offer beloved seasonal music from around the world, from sublime to silly, old to new, and with (optional) audience singing. Works by Grieg, Howells, Taverner, Hassler, Puerling, Willan, Praetorious, Conte, Poulenc and others and new favorites for the years ahead. Introducing our Composers-in- and Not-in-Residence, Jean Ahn and Robinson McClellan.  More...
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Sun 12/16 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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