Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

CALENDAR

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01/18/2020 - 03/03/2020

Saturday, January 18
Sat 1/18 4:00 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch [351 9th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94118]
Free performance: The Rent Romus Trio presents Manala, a Finnish mythopoetic jazz suite.  More...
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Sat 1/18 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Michael Wilcox/Sheldon Brown - jazz club! when lights are low...  More...
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Sat 1/18 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
FEEDBACK: In Response  More...
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Sunday, January 19
Sun 1/19 2:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Requiem for Dalachinsky - Jessica Loos & Friends  More...
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Sun 1/19 4:00 PM Presidio Chapel [FISHER LOOP (BLDG 130) IN THE PRESIDIO San Francisco]
Sunday Concerts at Presidio Chapel presents pianist Janis Mercer and baritone John Smalley performing Second Viennese art songs by Schoenberg, Webern, Berg, Eisler, and Ullmann in a free concert on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 4 pm at the historic Presidio Chapel. Also on the program, pianist Jason Stoll performs music by Chopin, Kapustin, and Gershwin.  More...
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Sun 1/19 5:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Noise Matinee Soiree: Piece Of Paper , Autodidact , Dès Vu  More...
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Sun 1/19 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
D. Riley Nicholson: “Resurrection” Album Release  More...
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Sun 1/19 7:00 PM Scottish Rite Center [1547 Lakeside Dr Oakland, CA 94612]
HAPPENING NOW – IN THE NAME OF LOVE
THE 18TH ANNUAL MUSICAL TRIBUTE HONORING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
“RHYTHM AND BLUES AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT”
with Tony Lindsay, Raz Kennedy, Tammi Brown, Clif Payne, Tiffany Austin  More...
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Sun 1/19 7:00 PM Sunnyvale [patricktalesforejr@gmail.com Sunnyvale]
Ghandhi/Larocca/Milberger (NYC) & Eliot Burk String Quartet w/ Patrick Talesfore, Jr.  More...
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Sun 1/19 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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Tuesday, January 21
Tue 1/21 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - Scott Amendola Quartet  More...
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Wednesday, January 22
Wed 1/22 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Living Earth Show: Hyphen  More...
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Thursday, January 23
Thu 1/23 7:30 PM 945 ArtSpace [945 Clay St., San Francisco, CA 94108]
Asian Improv aRts, Lenora Lee Dance, and API Cultural Center are pleased to present

Vijay Iyer (piano) with Hafez Modirzadeh (saxophone)  More...
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Thu 1/23 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Mika Pontecorvo (Solo)
Performative Atmospheric Architectures - Guitar and Electronics
Diaspora Foci
Jaroba - saxophone/bass clarinet/electronics, Mark Pino - percussion, Mika Pontercorvo - guitar  More...
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Friday, January 24
Fri 1/24 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Quince Ensemble: This a Changin’ World  More...
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Fri 1/24 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Marta Sanchez Quintet  More...
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Fri 1/24 9:00 PM Gray Area [2665 Mission St. SF]
Moritz von Oswald: Akklamation  More...
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Saturday, January 25
Sat 1/25 4:00 PM The Golden Bull [412 14th St Oakland, CA 94612]
**Early Matinee show**

Canadensis (Eugene, OR)
Fyrhtu
Souls and Cities  More...
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Sat 1/25 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ensemble 4 These Times: Blooming Flowers  More...
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Sat 1/25 7:30 PM Saint Mary's College Chapel [Chapel: Main, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94575]
Ensemble Ari collaborates with SF Opera Soprano, Rhoslyn Jones (www.rhoslynjones.com), featuring 2 World Premieres by women composers. Along with song literature by Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn, American composer Amy Beach's Piano Trio will be performed by Ensemble Ari.  More...
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Sunday, January 26
Sun 1/26 4:00 PM Covenant Presbyterian Church [Covenant Presbyterian Church 670 E.Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, 94306]
Ensemble Ari collaborates with SF Opera Soprano, Rhoslyn Jones (www.rhoslynjones.com), featuring 2 World Premieres by women composers. Along with song literature by Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn, American composer Amy Beach's Piano Trio will be performed by Ensemble Ari.  More...
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Sun 1/26 4:00 PM Chez Hanny [1300 Silver Avenue SF]
Marta Sanchez Quintet  More...
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Monday, January 27
Mon 1/27 8:30 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out II  More...
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Thursday, January 30
Thu 1/30 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Raskin-Brown-Tarasov-Hoopes Quartet  More...
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Thu 1/30 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Mit Darm
Edward Schocker - glass/shō; Suki O'Kane - electronics
Hanes/Adams is the improvising electronic duo of drummer John Hanes and reed player Steve Adams  More...
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Friday, January 31
Fri 1/31 9:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble  More...
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Saturday, February 1
Sat 2/01 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir: Portraits  More...
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Sat 2/01 8:00 PM Space 124 at Project Artaud [401 Alabama Street San Francisco, CA 94110]
Dirt and Copper presents new works in collaboration with Laura Steenberge, joined by artist Rebeca Bollinger, and performing amidst Dana Hemenway’s work in progress, The Color of Horizons.

The performance sparks sonic and visual action between players as they navigate among Hemenway’s installation. New works by Laura Steenberge, Matt Robidoux, Julie Herndon, and Tony Gennaro are interwoven with Bollinger and Hemenway’s live visuals, activating space and shadows.  More...
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Sat 2/01 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Du Yun, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, guest at the Mills College Music Department. A program of her music performed by, Kyle Bruckmann, Jennifer Ellis, Steed Cowart, others.  More...
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Sat 2/01 8:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Do-Over Music Series #14: duo B. Experimental Band plays Anthony Braxton
with guest director, Chris Jonas

As part of a world-wide series of Braxton75 events, the duo B. Experimental Band celebrates the music, life and enduring influence of visionary composer, bandleader, multi-instrumentalist and musical thinker Anthony Braxton in an all-Braxton program led by Santa Fe saxophonist, community organizer and Braxton collaborator Chris Jonas.

Polly Moller Springhorn, flutes
Matt Ingalls, clarinets
Rachel Condry, clarinets
Cory Wright, woodwinds
Bruce Ackley, woodwinds
Randy McKean, woodwinds
Dan Plonsey, woodwinds
Tom Weeks, alto saxophone
Kasey Knudsen, alto saxophone
Michael Zelner, alto saxophone and Bb clarinet
Daniel Goldberg, tenor saxophone
Steve Adams, alto saxophone/electronics
Erika Oba, flute/keyboard
Ian Carey, trumpet
Ron Heglin, trombone/euphonium
gabby fluke-mogul, violin
Kevin CK Lo, violin
Juan Hernandez, guitar
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Brett Carson, keyboard
Kjell Nordeson, vibraphone
Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass
Andrew Harlan, acoustic bass
Safa Shokrai, acoustic bass
Dillon Vado, percussion
Suki O'Kane, percussion
Jordan Glenn, drums
Jason Levis, drums  More...
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Saturday, February 8
Sat 2/08 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
G|O|D|W|A|F|F|L|E||N|O|I|S|E||P|A|N|C|A|K|E|S

NOON UNTIL 2PM SHARP!!!
vegan pancakes served.  More...
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Sat 2/08 6:00 PM Sherman Street Studios [16 Sherman Street, S.F.]
The Art of Skatch - a gallery show opening presented by T.D. Skatchit, celebrating the 10 year Anniversary of Skatch featuring Tom Nunn's Skatchboxes, Skatchwheels and Skatchart with live performances by T.D. Skatchit, Christina Braun and Bruce Ackley.  More...
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Sat 2/08 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Areon Flutes and Siroko Duo: Current Winds  More...
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Sunday, February 9
Sun 2/09 2:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [1773 Broadway Oakland]
Ratskin Records Pop Up Day party At Vamp Records  More...
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Sun 2/09 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Wooden Fish Ensemble  More...
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Sun 2/09 7:00 PM Swedish American Hall [2174 Market Street San Francisco]
(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

CUP

Ft. Nels Cline & Yuka C. Honda

Tickets Here  More...
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Sun 2/09 7:00 PM 180 Capp [180 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94110]
A Night of Computer Music with RM Francis and Shatter Pattern.

RM Francis will preceed a performance, with a talk which will discuss the technical and conceptual underpinnings of his practice, covering waveset synthesis; liminal personhood and the minimum perceptual threshold for the attribution of agency; and generative semantic dysfunction in humor as a model for composition.

Shatter Pattern. Interloping with your perception of reality and being!  More...
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Monday, February 10
Mon 2/10 9:30 PM Herbst Theatre [401 Van Ness Ave SF]
Earplay: Sky Dances  More...
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Tuesday, February 11
Tue 2/11 8:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Cory Wright's Fellow Hominids with John Finkbeiner and John Schott on guitars, Jordan Glenn
- PGLRG - Phillip Greenlief birthday celebration
- The Holly Martins

NEW EARLY START TIME! Doors at 8:00 / Music at 8:30.  More...
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Thursday, February 13
Thu 2/13 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Tania Caroline Chen, Gino Robair, Tom Djll perform free improvisations on piano and electronics with live interactive video generations by William Thibault.  More...
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Friday, February 14
Fri 2/14 8:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz]
Indexical presents a triple bill of electroacoustic performances at Radius Gallery featuring modular analog synths and sampling, bass clarinet and feedback, and a wall of noise from a 10-stringed acoustic guitar. Featuring electronic musician Michelle Lou (Santa Cruz), clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich (NYC), and guitarist Daniel Meyer (LA).  More...
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Saturday, February 15
Sat 2/15 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street, Berkeley]
Tender Buttons (Tania Chen, piano; Gino Robair, electronics and percussion; Tom Djll, electronics and trumpet) conclude their 2020 Bay Area tourette with an appearance at beloved local soirée hangout Tom's Place, with opening electronic set by Tim Perkis and Madalyn Merkey.  More...
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Sunday, February 16
Sun 2/16 5:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
The AB West 8+1 ensemble performs the music of one of the most revered figures in contemporary music, Anthony Braxton. Directed by longtime Braxton collaborator Chris Jonas, the ensemble features members of key Bay Area new music ensembles Del Sol String Quartet and Goggle Sax Quartet (with Dan Plonsey, Cory Wright, Chris Jonas, and Randy McKean), and double-bassist Lisa Mezzacappa. This event is part of Braxton75, a two-year initiative of the Tri-Centric Foundation celebrating the composer’s seventy-fifth birthday.  More...
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Sun 2/16 7:00 PM The Armory Club [1799 Mission St 94103 San Francisco, CA, US]
By popular demand, Phuturo and Franck Martin are bringing you the third edition of the awesome FM+1 Mystery Event, a mix of Modular Synthesizer Electronic Music and Shibari. With the participation of normalien, Jack Hammer XL  More...
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Sun 2/16 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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Friday, February 21
Fri 2/21 8:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz]
Indexical presents ecstatic improvisation and high-volume microtonal drones by the duo of John Krausbauer & Kaori Suzuki (Oakland) on violins, voices, bells, and strobe lights; tape loops and hypnotic live-drawing by The Swinging Chandeliers (LA) Joseph Hammer of the Los Angeles Free Music Society with artist/hypnotist Sayo Mitsuishi; and microtonal lap steel guitar by Henry Birdsey (Vermont) of drone duo Tongue Depressor. Expect a night of trance-inducing sounds from a variety of strings instruments and electronics.  More...
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Friday, February 28
Fri 2/28 8:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz]
Hung Tzu Ni + Ashley Bellouin & Ben Bracken + Daniel Allas  More...
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